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House Hardyng may be a knightly house sworn to House Waynwood since the father of Harrold Hardyng is described as "a landed knight sworn to the Waynwoods" by Petyr Baelish. However, we do not know if Harrold's father was the head of the main branch of the house or simply the head of a junior branch sworn to the Waynwoods.
Ser Humfrey Hardyng participated in the tourney at Ashford Meadow in 209 AC, beginning the tourney as one of the champions. He remained a champion, even after Prince Aerion Targaryen killed his horse. Humfrey took Ser Duncan the Tall's side in the trial of seven. He was severely injured and later died of his wounds.
A Feast for Crows
Harrold Hardyng is the ward of Lady Anya Waynwood. He is the heir presumptive of the Vale should anything befall Lord Robert Arryn. Harrold takes part in a small melee held at Runestone only for squires. He wins the melee and is knighted by Lord Yohn Royce as his reward.
House Hardyng at the end of the third century
The known Hardyngs during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Harrold Hardyng, known as "Harry the Heir", betrothed to "Alayne Stone".
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:
- Deana Hardyng, the wife of Walton Frey. They have three children together; Steffon, Walda and Bryan Frey.
- Ser Humfrey Hardyng, a participant at the tourney at Ashford Meadow.
- Ser Hardyng, the father of Harrold Hardyng, a landed knight.