Landed knights are members of nobility. They sent girls to the Maiden's Day Cattle Show, but normally are too low in rank to marry into great houses; marrying a highborn woman like Brienne of Tarth would be a great achievement for one. Landed knights are not lords, and there are many more of the former; House Osgrey once had a score of lesser lordlings and a hundred landed knights as vassals, and House Manderly claims a dozen lords and hundred landed knights as bannermen. While the wealthiest knights manage more land than the poorest lords, landed knights do not have the authority to deliver justice in their land, the right of pit and gallows. Rather, they must appeal to their liege lord. Landed knights are sworn to fight for the lord who holds dominion over their land.
Some landed knights are more powerful than smaller lordlings. These knights are usually of ancient houses, with extensive lands, and strong castles. Their status is often reflected by taking a style that incorporates the name of their castle, such as Symond Templeton being the "Knight of Ninestars". A landed knight has less prestige and is outranked by lords at feasts and tourneys, nonetheless.
- Ser Gregor Clegane
- Ser Ronnet Connington, the Knight of Griffin's Roost
- Ser Gerold Dayne, the Knight of High Hermitage
- Ser Deziel Dalt, the Knight of Lemonwood
- Ser Lorent Lorch
- Ser Symon Santagar, the Knight of Spottswood
- Ser Davos Seaworth, the Onion Knight, before Stannis Baratheon makes him a lord and Hand of the King
- Ser Symond Templeton, the Knight of Ninestars
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- The Hedge Knight.
- The Sworn Sword.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- So Spake Martin: Land Ownership and Marriage in Westeros?, December 19, 1999
- So Spake Martin: Knights and Lords, March 02, 2002
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- A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.