Bran Stark assigns two orphan boys from the Winterstown to serve one of his shepherds, Billy and Jack are chosen. 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 A Song of Ice and Fire, Bran and Rickon don't go to the farm, they only go to the woods, then backtrack to the castle. The wolves go on to lead a trail for the dogs. Theon's hunt leads him nowhere, but a freed Winterfell prisoner takes them 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 was the miller at that time, and how he reacted when he found his wife dead and his sons missing.