House Rosby

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House Rosby of Rosby
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Coat of arms three red chevronels on ermine
Seat Rosby
Lord Gyles Rosby
Region the Crownlands
Title Lord of Rosby
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Rosby of Rosby rules at this small town to the north of King's Landing, yet near.[1] The Rosbys are not known for their robustness, tending to be sickly persons.[2]

Their blazon consists into three red chevronels on ermine.[3][4] Their motto is not mentioned in the books.

The Rosby House at the end of the third century

The known Rosbys during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

  • Lord Gyles Rosby, Lord of Rosby. A sickly old man who coughs frequently.

With unknown familiar relationship with the main branch, other Rosbys include:

References in the books

Dunk & Egg

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Gyles Rosby is frequently seen in the court of King's Landing, always coughing.
  • Bethany Rosby was the seventh wife of Lord Walder Frey.
  • Rosby lies close to the north of King's Landing.
  • Gyles Rosby conspired with Cersei Lannister to take Tommen out of the city and keep him safe at Rosby disguised as a page.
  • Tyrion Lannister considered Gyles Rosby "too sickly to run and too craven to fight".
  • Lord Gyles was captured by Tyrion, along with Tommen and his guard. He was released shortly afterwards.
  • Lord Gyles was among the gathered nobility to welcome the Dornish party, headed by Prince Oberyn Martell, to King's Landing.
  • Lord Gyles testified at Tyrion's trial stating that he had seen the Imp filling Joffrey I's wedding chalice.
  • Lord Gyles was named Master of Coin (under the title of lord treasurer) by Queen Cersei.
  • The shortest way to Duskendale from King's Landing is through Rosby.
  • Lord Gyles promised Queen Cersei that he would have a statue made of the deceased Lord Tywin Lannister to be placed by the Lion Gate in King's Landing.
  • Lord Gyles attended the wedding of Tommen I and Margaery Tyrell.
  • The ward of Lord Gyles refused Lady Falyse Stokeworth and her husband Ser Balman Byrch shelter at Rosby when they were on their way to King's Landing.
  • Lord Gyles's ward has a claim on Rosby. However according to Falyse Stokeworth, should Lord Gyles die, Rosby should come to Stokeworth, since Lady Tanda was an aunt to Lord Gyles's second wife and is a third cousin herself.
  • Lord Gyles died at King's Landing from his cough. He had no immediate heir, but his ward, who is not of his blood has a claim on Rosby.
  • Lord Gyles was among those offered as possible matches by Prince Doran Martell to his daughter Arianne.
  • When the issue of succession the Rosby was raised at the Small Council it was stated ther wer six claimants before the issue was tabled.

References and Notes