Jeyne Westerling (wife of Maegor I)
Jeyne Westerling, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire
|In or before 27 AC
|In 47 AC or 48 AC
Jeyne was tall and slender, with lustrous brown hair.
Jeyne was married to Lord Alyn Tarbeck. She was widowed when Alyn died during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC. Jeyne was pregnant when her husband died, and gave him a posthumous son a few months later.
In 47 AC, Jeyne was being courted by a younger son of Lyman Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock, when King Maegor I Targaryen sent for her to be wed to him. She married Maegor in a ceremony at King's Landing, along with Lady Elinor Costayne and Princess Rhaena Targaryen. As all three women had been widowed due to Maegor, they became known as the "Black Brides". Jeyne's son was present for the wedding, to ensure that she would take part in the ceremony as desired. The stories told of the wedding night claim that Jeyne was given a fertility potion by Queen Tyanna of the Tower, and either drank it, or threw it in Tyanna's face. After the wedding, Queen Jeyne's son was confirmed as Lord of Tarbeck Hall, and sent to Casterly Rock to be raised as a ward of Lyman Lannister.
Lord Edwell Celtigar, the Hand of the King, announced half a year after the wedding that Queen Jeyne was pregnant, and Queen Elinor's pregnancy was announced shortly afterwards. Maegor, joyful, showered both his wives with gifts and honors, and granted new lands and offices to their fathers, brothers, and uncles. Unfortunately, Jeyne's labor began three months early, and she gave birth to a stillborn child, monstrous, lacking arms and legs but possessing both male and female genitalia. Jeyne herself died soon after.
A Storm of Swords
King Robb Stark refers to Queen Jeyne Westerling to defend his wife and Jeyne's namesake, Jeyne Westerling, when his mother Catelyn Stark discusses with him how his marriage to Jeyne has slighted the honor of House Frey.