House Staunton

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House Staunton of Rook's Rest
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Coat of arms Two black wings upon a white fess on checkered black and grey
(Chequy sable and cendrée, on a fess argent two wings of the first)
Seat Rook's Rest
Region the Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of Dragonstone

House Staunton of Rook's Rest is a noble house from Rook's Rest in the Crownlands. Neither their arms nor their motto have appeared in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with two black wings upon a white fess on checkered black and grey.[1]


The Stauntons supported the blacks and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne during the Dance of the Dragons. Lord Staunton was killed by the greens during the Battle of Rook's Rest, and his head was taken to King's Landing.[2]

Ser Joffrey Staunton served in the Kingsguard during the reign of Aegon III Targaryen.[3]

Septon Sefton was the brother of Ser Simon Staunton, the third husband of Lady Rohanne Webber. Sefton served at the Great Sept of Baelor and at Coldmoat.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The maester of the Dun Fort tells Brienne of Tarth that smallfolk believe the Defiance of Duskendale could have been avoided if Lord Denys Darklyn had married a Staunton or a Stokeworth instead of Serala of Myr.[5]

House Staunton at the end of the third century

The known Stauntons during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

  • no member has appeared yet.

Historical Members

References and Notes

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: the area of King's Landing
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Sworn Sword.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.

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