Alton Butterwell

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Alton Butterwell

Title Lord of Lord Harroway's Town
master of coin
Allegiance House Butterwell
Book(s) The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Alton Butterwell was a head of House Butterwell and the master of coin during the reign of Maegor I Targaryen.


After Maegor exterminated House Harroway in 44 AC, he divided up the Harroway holdings among his remaining supporters. He granted Harrenhal to House Towers, but gave rule over Lord Harroway's Town to Lord Alton and the rest of the Harroway holdings to Lord Dormand Darry.[1]

The execution of Alys Harroway, and soon Tyanna of the Tower as well, left Maegor in need of new brides, as he had still failed to produce any heir. Alton suggested his widowed stout sister as a match, who while no great beauty had given birth to seven children so her fertility was beyond doubt. Maegor was scornful of Alton's offer, but with Alton's remark upon fertility in mind, the three "Black Brides" wed by the king in 47 AC were proven to be fertile.[1]