House Graceford

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House Graceford of Holyhall
House Graceford.svg
Coat of arms The Mother's face upon white pale wavy dividing a brown field
(Brunâtre, on a pale wavy argent the Mother’s head caboshed proper)
Words Work Her Will
Seat Holyhall
Lord Lady Alyce Graceford
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founded Andal Invasion[1]

House Graceford of Holyhall is a noble house from Holyhall in the Reach. According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their arms with the Mother's face upon white pale wavy dividing a brown field.[2] Their words are "Work Her Will".[3]


The Gracefords trace their ancestry back to Andal adventurers given lands and wives by the Three Sage Kings of House Gardener during the Andal Invasion.[1]

As Lord George Graceford was a member of the Caltrops, presumably, the Gracefords fought for the Greens during the Dance of the Dragons. Lord George later became Lord Confessor during the regency of King Aegon III Targaryen as a fervent supporter of Lord Unwin Peake. He was later found guilty of a conspiracy to have Larra Rogare arrested after the Rogare Bank ran dry.[4][5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The pregnant Lady Alyce Graceford requests permission from Cersei Lannister to name the child Tywin if it is a boy or Lanna if a girl. Cersei accedes.[6]

House Graceford at the end of the third century

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

Historical members


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Reach
  3. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.