House Graceford

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House Graceford of Holyhall
House Graceford.svg
Coat of arms The Mother's face upon white pale wavy dividing a brown field
(Brunâtre, on a pale wavy argent the Mother’s head caboshed proper)
Words Work Her Will
Seat Holyhall
Lord Lady Alyce Graceford
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founded coming of the Andals[1]

House Graceford of Holyhall is a noble house from Holyhall in the Reach. According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their arms with the Mother's face upon white pale wavy dividing a brown field.[2] Their words are "Work Her Will".[3]


The Gracefords trace their ancestry back to Andal adventurers given lands and wives by the Three Sage Kings of House Gardener during the coming of the Andals to the Reach.[4]

Lord George Graceford was a member of the Caltrops and a supporter of the greens during the Dance of the Dragons.[5] George became Lord Confessor during the regency of King Aegon III Targaryen as a fervent supporter of Lord Unwin Peake.[6] During the Lysene Spring, he was found guilty of a conspiracy to have Larra Rogare arrested after the Rogare Bank ran dry.[7]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The pregnant Lady Alyce Graceford requests permission from Cersei Lannister to name the child Tywin if it is a boy or Lanna if a girl. Cersei accedes.[8]

House Graceford at the end of the third century

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

Historical members


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Reach
  3. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  5. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  6. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  7. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.