Bran Stark assigns Billy and Jack, two orphan boys from the Winterstown, to aid one of his shepherds. When Bran and Rickon Stark escape from the Ironborn occupation they reach the shepherd's farm and see Billy and Jack playing there. Theon Greyjoy hunts them to the farm and then returns to Winterfell with two burned corpses.
|Season Two appearances|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Firenovels, Theon's hunt leads him nowhere, but a freed prisoner from Winterfell named Reek (actually, Ramsay Snow in disguise) leads him to a mill where he remembers there being two boys. They are not orphans but the miller's sons. Both boys are killed with their mother. Later the boys' bodies are treated as in the TV series to cover the Stark boys' escape. It is unknown where the miller was at that time, and how he reacted when he found his wife dead and his sons missing.