Lord of Rosby
Lord Jon Rosby was named Warden of the Sands by King Aegon I Targaryen during the First Dornish War, but Jon was killed in the Defenestration of Sunspear. When word of Jon's death reached the Hellholt, Lord Harlen Tyrell set off towards Sunspear to punish Lord Rosby's murderers. However, somewhere east of the Hellholt amidst the red sands, Tyrell and his entire army disappeared. No man of them was ever seen again.
During the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen, Lord Rosby was one of the few lords to remain loyal to Maegor near the end of his reign. He along Lord Jordan Towers were the last to see the king alive before Maegor's death on the Iron Throne. After the king was found dead, Lord Rosby committed suicide by drinking a cup of hemlock. His young son received forgiveness from King Jaehaerys I Targaryen at Dragonstone.
During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Lord Rosby swore to defend the succession rights of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. In 129 AC, during the Dance of the Dragons in which Rhaenyra's brother Aegon II Targaryen challenged her rule by claiming Viserys's throne for himself, Lord Rosby was arrested by Aegon II's supporters. When given the choice between swearing his allegiance to Aegon II or dying, Lord Rosby pledged his support to Aegon II. When Ser Criston Cole marched from King's Landing to attack Duskendale and ultimately Rook's Rest, he passed by Rosby and Stokeworth to command both lords to prove their loyalty by joining his attack. When King's Landing fell to Queen Rhaenyra during 130 AC, Lord Rosby attempted to switch his allegiance again. Queen Rhaenyra refused him, however, and ordered his tongue removed, after which he was executed. Following Lord Rosby's death, Prince Daemon Targaryen suggested marrying Rosby's young daughter to Hugh Hammer, to grant Hammer the Rosby lands. Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Hand of the Queen, argued instead in favor of Rosby's younger son. According to Lord Corlys, disinheriting the younger son in favor of the older daughter would call into question the rights of multiple other lords, who had elder sisters whose claims might suddenly be seen as superior. Unwilling to lose the support of such lords, according to Grand Maester Munkun, Rhaenyra eventually named Rosby's son as the new Lord of Rosby.
When Rhaenyra later fled the capital following the riots, she sought refuge at Rosby but the elder sister of the new Lord of Rosby, whose claim had been put aside, barred her the gates of the castle at her approach.
A Clash of Kings
Gyles Rosby is a wealthy lord frequently seen at the court of King's Landing, always coughing. He conspires with Queen Regent Cersei Lannister to take Prince Tommen Baratheon out of the city and keep him safe at Rosby disguised as a page. Ser Jacelyn Bywater lays a trap along the Rosby road, and Lord Gyles is captured, along with Tommen and his guard.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Lord Gyles dies at King's Landing from his cough. He has no immediate heir, and though Grand Maester Pycelle raises that his ward has a claim, Cersei dismisses the ward as having no blood relation.
A Dance with Dragons
Known Lords of Rosby
- Lord Jon Rosby, Warden of the Sands and Castellan of Sunspear.
- Lord Rosby, one of King Maegor I Targaryen's last supporters. He commited suicide by drinking a cup of hemlock in 48 AC.
- Lord Rosby, his son and successor.
- Lord Rosby, who died of the Shivers in 59 AC.
- Lord Rosby, originally a Blacks, then switched side to the Greens to avoid execution. He was later excecuted by Rhaenyra Targaryen in 130 AC who considered him a faithless friend.
- Lord Rosby, his son and successor.
- Lord Gyles Rosby, the Lord of Rosby at the start of the series.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
- Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne Against the Dragons.
- Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny and Pain.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.