Death/Banishment/Other vote for Ruis Elder in Heart Thief.
So here's the vote along with my notes:
T'Birch - Death (Birches in Heart Thief, not HeartMated)
T'Rowan - Death (T'Rowan dies in Heart Thief, D'Rowan, HeartMate is burned, follows within a few weeks).
D'Alder - Banishment (not HeartBonded)
D'Willow - Death
She is a widow, so she must not have had a HeartMate. This may be another reason she resents her Daughter'sSon so much.
T'Ash - Banishment
Recently HeartBonded with Danith D'Mallow
T'Hawthorn - Death
Widower, he had a wife, not a HeartMate
T'Oak - Banishment (T'Oak in Heart Thief) HeartBonded
T'Holly - Banishment (T'Holly in HeartMate; T'&D'Holly in Heart Thief, Heart Duel and Heart Trail)
HeartBonded with Passiflora, a GrandHouse Apple
D'Hazel - Banishment (HeartBonded)
T'Apple - Banishment
D'Vine - Freedom
D'Vine dies in Heart Thief, her heir T'Vine, Vinni is in Heart Duel. D'Vine is an old widow, she wasn't HeartBonded. She knows that her Heir, Vinni, can lose his HeartMate before they bond and warns him.
D'Ceylon, second daughter of GreatHouse Vine is head of her own Household and has a 96% accuracy for reading tea leaves.
T'Ivy - Banishment (T'Ivy and D'Ivy are in HeartMate)
Had a wife, now has a HeartMate of the Aloe Family
T'Reed - Death (T'Reed is in Heart Thief) NOT HeartBonded
T'Blackthorn - Absent (T'Blackthorn is in Heart Thief, his story is Heart Trail)
HeartBonded to Mitchella Clover
T'Elder - Death (T'Elder dies in Heart Thief, who succeeds?)
Not HeartBonded, wife from T'Reed Family
D'SilverFir - Absent (D'SilverFir's story is Heart Thief, she abdicates to her heir Caltha in Heart Thief, she's in Heart Duel)
D'SilverFir is HeartBonded to Ruis Elder. Her mother was not HeartBonded, her MotherSire was. Does this play a part in her story?
T'Furze - Banishment (Not HeartMated, One Dies in Heart Thief)
T'Heather - Banishment (Lark's MotherSire in Heart Duel) HeartBonded
WhitePoplar - Death
T'Yew - Death (Not HeartMated, One dies in Heart Thief TINNE'S HEARTMATE MARRIES YEW)
D'Grove - Banishment (D'Grove is in Heart Thief)
T'Spindle - Banishment HeartBonded to another Spindle
Honeysuckle - Banishment
Beech - Banishment
T'Sea - Banishment (T'Sea is in Heart Duel)
TOTALS: 14 Banishment