|House Hayford of Hayford|
|Coat of arms||
Green fretty over gold, a green pale wavy|
(Or fretty vert, a pale wavy of the second)
|Lord||Lady Ermesande Hayford|
|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.
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.
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. Ermesande is made to marry Tyrek Lannister so the Lannisters can claim her lands. Soon afterwards Tyrek disappears in the riot of King's Landing, however, and is assumed dead.
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.
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:
- Lady Ermesande Hayford, a babe.
- Lord Hayford, who was executed in King's Landing at the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons for refusing to renounce his oaths to Rhaenyra Targaryen.
- Lyra Hayford, a possible marriage candidate for King Aegon III Targaryen.
- Lord Hayford, Hand of the King to Daeron II, killed during the Battle of the Redgrass Field.
They have lusty wenches in House Hayford.
- The Sworn Sword.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- The Mystery Knight.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.