|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or related material and may be subject to change.
Samwell Tarly presents some paperwork to Lord Commander Jon Snow consisting of requests to various noble Houses to send new recruits to the Night's Watch. Few Houses can spare any men during the War of the Five Kings so the Watch is left scraping the bottom of the barrel: the requests are mostly to minor lords that Jon says he hasn't even heard of, including Lord Ashford, Lady Caulfield, Lord Smallwood, Lord Mazin, and Lord Wibberley.
In the books
The Tourney of Ashford, hosted by House Ashford in 209 AC, 90 years before the A Song of Ice and Fire novels begin, is where Ser Duncan the Tall first met young Aegon V Targaryen (known as "Egg"), beginning the Tales of Dunk and Egg.
Houses from the Reach