Marigold Cotton2
Marigold Cotton
Biographical Information
Other namesMarigold Gamgee, Mary
AffiliationShire Company, Free Alliance
Date of birth2983 3A
Date of death96 4A
Physical Description
Height4 feet
Hair colorDark
Eye colorBrown
Skin colorFair
FamilyGamgee family
ParentageGaffer Gamgee and Bell Goodchild
SiblingsHamson, Halfred, Daisy Gamgee I, May, and Sam
SpouseTolman Cotton
Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Marigold Cotton, born Marigold Gamgee, was the youngest child of Hamfast Gamgee and Bell Goodchild. She had five siblings named Samwise, Halfred, Daisy, and May.


Battle of BywaterEdit

Marigold had dark hair that resembled her ancestors the Fallohides, an early group of Hobbits. While growing up, Marigold was friendly with Rosie Cotton. At the age of seven, Marigold was imprisoned with many children by the Ruffians, and they were forced to do laboring at a young age, serving in food for the Ruffians. They were later freed when Gandalf arrived and defeated Bill Ruffin during the Battle of Bywater. Years after the battle that happened in Bywater, Marigold went on to marry Thomas Cotton, the eldest son of Farmer Cotton, in the year 3000 3A. A year later, Marigold and her husband attended Bilbo's 111th birthday and danced happily beside Frodo and Fosco during the celebration. When she learned that her brother had left the Shire with Frodo, Pippin, and Merry, she started to grow worried along with many hobbits.

War of the RingEdit

During the War of the Ring, Marigold was already eighteen at the time when Sauron was preparing to unleash war. When she received word from Will Whitfoot that Sam, Frodo, Pippin, and Merry were in Rivendell and set themselves on a journey to destroy the One Ring, Marigold was surprised and immediately joined the Shire Company. Some hobbits believed that she wasn't a skilled fighter, but it turns out to be false.

Marigold proved her skills when she charged against a couple of orcs that were retreating from the battle in the fields of Pelennor. She volunteered in helping the wounded and bringing them to Minas Tirith to be healed. She and her husband were very happy to see Merry and Pippin alive, but were concerned that Frodo and Sam were not with them. When Gandalf the White revealed that the two hobbits were in Mordor, Marigold was very worried, but she held hope and courage that they were still alive. She soon travelled to the Black Gate with the armies of the Free Alliance and prepare for their final strike against Sauron. She was shocked to learn when the Mouth of Sauron revealed Frodo's Mithril vest, believing that both her brother and Frodo were dead, but it turns out to be false. She took part in the Battle of Morannon against the forces of Mordor.

Fourth AgeEdit

After surviving the battle, Marigold and her siblings attended the coronation where Aragorn was made the High King of Gondor and Arnor during the start of the Fourth Age. After returning to the Shire, Marigold and her husband later accompanied Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Lord Elrond of Rivendell, Lady Galadriel, Lord Celeborn, Círdan, and Gríma Wormtongue to sail west to the Undying Lands. She was visited her brother Sam in 63 4A while she and her family were enjoying their time in Valinor.