|Died||In 281–283 AC|
Sumner Crakehall was the Lord of Crakehall and the head of House Crakehall during the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen.
Ser Jaime Lannister squired for Sumner for four years; Merrett Frey was also sent to Crakehall as a page and made a squire by Lord Crakehall.
During the campaign against the outlaws of the Kingswood Brotherhood, Sumner had to ransom Merrett back after he was captured by Wenda the White Fawn. After receiving a hard blow to the head from a mace in the next battle, Merrett was no longer able to fight. Unwilling to grant knighthood to Merrett, Sumner kindly sent Merrett back to the Twins. Jaime stopped Big Belly Ben from killing the Lord of Crakehall in battle.
Sumner's fate is unknown. Lord Roland Crakehall led the house during the Sack of King's Landing.
'Keep friends at your back and foes where you can see them,' Sumner Crakehall had once counseled him. Or had that been Father?—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
Sumner is described on several occasions as being an old man by Jaime Lannister when he squired for him in the late 270s AC. The current Lord of Crakehall, Lord Roland Crakehall, was likely his son and succeeded him after his death around the time of Robert's Rebellion.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- ↑ See the Sumner Crakehall calculation
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.