"Now and always."
―Ned renews House Umber's pledge of fealty to House Stark[src]

Lord Ned Umber is the son of Smalljon Umber and the new head of House Umber after the death of his father at the Battle of the Bastards, who fought for House Bolton. He pledges his house to House Stark once more after called upon by Jon Snow.



Ned Umber is the son of Smalljon Umber and grandson of Greatjon Umber. He seems to be named after Eddard Stark, who was also known as Ned Stark. After the death of his father at the Battle of the Bastards, Ned becomes the new lord of House Umber and their castle despite being only ten years old.

Season 7

701 Alys and Ned

Alys and Ned swear fealty to Jon.

Ned is at the council of Northern and Vale lords in Winterfell's main hall held by the new King in the North Jon Snow. Sansa Stark suggests giving the Last Hearth to an ally of Jon Snow, but Jon dismisses this idea, as Ned wasn't to blame for Smalljon Umber's actions. Jon speaks his name and Ned stands up from amongst the other lords, a full head shorter than them and wearing an expression of fear and uncertainty. Jon then motions for him and Alys Karstark to walk forward and stand before him; fearing that he will have them executed, Ned and Alys obey. However, Jon does not show any desire to punish them for their fathers' actions and instead asks them to once more swear fealty to House Stark. Visibly relieved, Alys and Ned draw their swords, kneel before Jon and declare they will serve House Stark "now and always", retaining his position as Lord of Last Hearth.[2]

Ned is also present when Jon announces his plans to leave for Dragonstone, to make an alliance with Daenerys Targaryen in order to defeat the Night King, and leave Sansa in control of the North.[3]


Season Seven appearances
Dragonstone Stormborn The Queen's Justice The Spoils of War Eastwatch Beyond the Wall The Dragon and the Wolf

Family tree

Greatjon Umber
Lady Umber
Smalljon Umber
Lady Umber
Ned Umber

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no member of House Umber whose first name is Ned. There is also no mentioning whether Smalljon had any children, but it is known that the Greatjon had other sons and daughters in addition to Smalljon, so perhaps he has grandchildren.


  1. His Season 7 HBO Viewer's Guide entry confirms that he is Smalljon's son in the TV continuity, and that he is 10 years old in Season 7.
  2. "Dragonstone (episode)"
  3. "Stormborn"
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Lord: Ned Umber Heir: Unknown
Seat: Last Hearth Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord of Last Hearth
Ancestors:Daragh Umber · Morag Umber · Hothor Umber · Amarylis Umber · Harkon Umber · Mycah Umber · Lucan Umber · Gareth Umber · Joseth Umber · Regan Umber · Corin Umber · Brandon Umber · Kear Umber · Finn Umber · Emilia Umber · Morgana Umber · Maynard Umber · Cedric Umber
Deceased members:Greatjon Umber · Smalljon Umber
Overlord:House Stark