William Ferny
Ferny SR
Vital statistics
Birth Third Age
Age Unknown
Fate Fails to kill Thorin Oakenshield due to the sight of Gandalf and left the Prancing Pony with the Squint
Physical attributes
Hair color Bald
Eye color Brown, missing right eye
Gender Male
Weapon None
Race Human
Actor Dallas Barnett

William Ferny, also known as Bill Ferny the Elder, was a Man of Bree who worked as an assassin, mercenary, and bandit, alongside his partner in crime, the Squint. He was also married to Freda Ferny.


In TA 2940, Ferny was hired by Azog, along with the Squint to assassinate Thórin Oakenshield for a bounty to put out on his head. While the assassins travelled through the Greenway, they encountered the Wizard Gandalf (whom they gave their cloth the Orc gave them) and had mistaken him to be a vagabond.

Squint and Ferny leaving

Ferny and the Squint leaving the Prancing Pony.

Ferny and the Squint tracked down the Dwarf in the inn of the Prancing Pony in Bree and kept their eyes on him across each corner of the room and prepared to confront Thorin, but were unable to kill him due to the sight of the Wizard. When it was apparent that he was not going to leave, Ferny and his cohort thought of it better and later left the inn without incident at the time when Gandalf warned Thorin that someone was planning to murder him.

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