House Hayford

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House Hayford of Hayford
House Hayford.svg
Coat of arms Green fretty over gold, a green pale wavy
(Or fretty vert, a pale wavy of the second)
Seat Hayford
Lord Lady Ermesande Hayford
Region crownlands
Title Lord of Hayford
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Hayford of Hayford is a noble house from Hayford in the crownlands, less than a day's ride from King's Landing. It is sworn directly to the Iron Throne. Their blazon is green fretty over gold, a green pale wavy.[1][2]


At the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Hayford was executed in King's Landing for refusing to renounce his oaths to Rhaenyra Targaryen.[3]

During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, Lord Hayford was a noted loyalist who was named Hand of the King to Daeron II Targaryen just before the Battle of the Redgrass Field. Ser Arlan of Pennytree served him during the rebellion. Lord Hayford was slain by Lord Gormon Peake during the battle.[1]

When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the houses who came in support were the Hayfords.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The current head and of the house is Lady Ermesande Hayford, a baby and the last of her line. She is in attendance during the tourney on King Joffrey's name day.[5] Ermesande is made to marry Tyrek Lannister so the Lannisters can claim her lands.[6] Soon afterwards Tyrek disappears in the riot of King's Landing, however, and is assumed dead.[7]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Jaime Lannister camps his force beneath the walls of Hayford. He visits with the castellan and discusses the whereabouts of Tyrek. It seems that the War of the Five Kings has not touched the Hayford lands much, although one of their vassals, House Hogg, was raided by forces under Ser Amory Lorch.[2]

House Hayford at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members

Sworn Houses


They have lusty wenches in House Hayford.[2]

- Jaime Lannister to Lewys Piper


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Sworn Sword.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  4. The Mystery Knight.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion VI.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  8. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.