Originally a cavalryman in service to House Bracken, the current Lord Ramway along with his whole house can trace their lineage to Stevron Rivers, a man who lived during the days of the Blackfyre Rebellions. Baseborn to a lesser member of House Bracken, Stevron Rivers nevertheless shared a common bond and a strong loyalty to Aegor Rivers, a Great Bastard of Aegon IV, forever remembered to the realm has Bittersteel. Shunned on the basis of death by his father, and growing up a bastard of the lowest order, (his mother was a brothel wrench), Stevron looked up to his older kin and found a father, and a brother in Bittersteel. Bittersteel was everything Stevron had wanted. Aegor Rivers lived a life other baseborn would consider to be paradise. Being the son of a Targaryen King, Bittersteel was welcomed with open arms to House Bracken and treated like their own. And it was through him that Stevron Rivers had gain the ideas of chivalry and loyalty.
Thus Bittersteel took Stevron under his wing, and may him his personal squire, and not before long was knighted by Bittersteel himself. As time went on, through his friendship with Bittersteel Stevron learned about the names of the other Great Bastards of Aegon IV. In particular was that of Brynden Rivers, the one known through history has Bloodraven. Bittersteel and Bloodraven feuded over the love of Shiera Seastar (another baseborn of Aegon IV), and much of his cousin's hatred spilled over to Stevron whenever Bloodraven and his cousin were in one place. Undoubtedly Stevron Rivers would've taken Bittersteel side had it not been for Jeyne Rivers, a baseborn to a member of House Blackwood, kin to Bloodraven, and the woman who stole Stevron's heart. The attraction was mutual, and although it was dangerous, the two decided to engage in a secret relationship. In one meeting (during the backdrop of a tourney), overcome by desire for one another the two made love unknowingly upon a patch of poison ivy. When both returned to their kin, it was clear what was done. Enraged, Bittersteel forbid Stevron from ever seeing her again. When Stevron refused, claiming that he was no longer a squire to be led around, Bittersteel smashed a gauntlet hand so hard until Stevron's face the bruise marked half of it. Bittersteel rode off forfeiting the tourney. Not long after Daemon Blackfyre raised his banners in rebellion.
Wanting to restore the friendship he once had to Bittersteel, while at the same time wanting to keep safe the woman he loved, Stevron vowed to Jeyne that he would not fight Bloodraven or members of his Raven's Teeth (which Jeyne Rivers was apart of), while she did the same. Serving has a cavalryman during the early days of the rebellion, Bittersteel reconciled with him after seeing him charging in secret next to him during a battle. Watching his valor and loyalty to him, Bittersteel knighted him after a victory. Informed of the pact made by Jeyne and Stevron, Bittersteel in his words said, "I will honor it like it were my own." That said, Bittersteel and Stevron marched with Daemon Blackfyre to a lone field that would be immortalized in Westeros.
The fighting was fierce, red dragon and black dragon alike spilled their blood for the future of the Iron Throne. The Houses of Bracken, Reyne, Sunderland and many others fought the supporters of Daeron II in a battle whose size was unseen since Aegon the Conqueror and his Field of Fire. The day was won until Bloodraven came, a storm of arrows took to the sky, piercing Daemon Blackfyre and his sons. Their claimant gone, the supporters of the Rebellion broke open. Desperately, Bittersteel and Stevron rallied has much forces has they could and led a counter charge. Drunk from battle, Stevron cut and run down scores of men at it was wake, and released too late it was Bloodraven's position. His head twisted and he saw Bittersteel bring his sword clashing down onto Jeyne's face. The thought cut into Stevron's mind has he watched his beloved's body twitch and the blood come flooding out of her. Jeyne had the chance to shoot Bittersteel down but didn't. She had refused to move away from Bittersteel when he rode for Bloodraven. She was protecting him. And honoring their vow. She loved Stevron that much.
The rest of Stevron Rivers' life is written in history.
Through Stevron Rivers' line his children would linger on has cavalryman in service to House Bracken throughout the years. The Brackens along with other houses were absolved of their traitorous actions by Daeron II (much to the fury of Bloodraven and House Blackwood), in a effort to rebuild the realm after the Blackfyre Rebellions. It would've been ironic, if Daeron II could have lived to seen House Bracken raise their banners along with their liege lord House Tully to the cause of Robert Baratheon and his Rebellion. The current lord of House Ramway had been baseborn himself, has all children of bastards would be considered. But unlike regular bastards, Stevron's children carried with them the teachings of chivalry nurtured by Stevron himself, and although he died before having a chance to knight his son, his children had always carried themselves in the manner of knights.
Fighting with Robert through Summerhall, and the Battle of the Bells, the current Lord Ramway won fame and fortune on the river Trident, where he rallied the Bracken cavalry and led a charge into the lines of House Darry and Mooton, both houses of the Riverlands which remained loyal to the Throne. Although less famous then Lyn Corbray's charge into Dornish lines, the action was enough for a grateful Robert to knight and legitimized Lord Ramway. Jealous that a former baseborn had rallied his men while he could not, Jonos Bracken refused to let Ramway into his house. Thus the name "Ramway" was born, taken by Lord Ramway to commemorate his charge.
The House's seat of power is Ramway Keep, a new keep constructed after Robert's Rebellion along the edge of the River Trident. A joke of a Keep by some, the keep is home to 500 men at arms in service to House Ramway (100 of which are horse) all formed from many soldiers and farmers left without homes after the wake of Robert's Rebellion. The keep encompasses a small village within it's confines like the Stark stronghold of Winterfell, but it's size is much like Brightwater Keep of the Reach and Heart's Home of the Vale.
The current heir to House Ramway is Jason Ramway, a child of 14 whose squired for Jason Mallister, his grandfather. Members include Lord Ramway's daughter Kayla Ramway, and his younger son of 6, Stevron Ramway. The Ramways are a sworn house to House Tully, and an ally to House Blackwood, an action which inflames Jonos and House Bracken. Besides Jonos Bracken, Lord Ramway also has a heated feud with Lyn Corbray, the latter bolstering that his charge is the only one which would be remembered.
The sigil of the house is a red unicorn (a marker of bracken lineage has well has a commemoration of the charge, has symbolized by the horn) trampling upon a rippling field of red and black (the colors of House Targaryen). The symbol is considered grandiose by some and often mocked so, due to Lord Ramway's baseborn birth. Ramways in particular are hot blooded when mocked about their words, "Leading the Charge". The mocking has died down, after Lord Ramway leads charges himself after the War of the Five Kings broke out. He led charges alongside the likes of the Young Wolf and Blackfish during the battles of the Camps and Oxcross. After taking an arrow to the knee during the storming of the Crag, Lord Ramway retired to Ramway Keep to recover when the Red Wedding broke out. His forces, though small from the beginning, were still of full strength after Riverrun was yield by Edmure Tully. His heir Jason was captured along with his grandfather Jason Mallister, and held has hostage. The action had numbed House Ramway into surrender, although words of revolt are whispered quietly along the halls of Ramway Keep. The Ramways after all, had always been linked to rebellions.
Members of the house are renowned for their perfect white teeth.