|House Hayford of Hayford|
|Coat of arms|| Green fretty over gold, a green pale wavy|
(Or fretty vert, a pale wavy of the second)
|Current 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.
They have lusty wenches in House Hayford.