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An Tir IL dated 2008-08-01 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn, Boar Herald, sends greetings and felicitations.

The following items are presented for your consideration.

Commentary on this letter is due on September 10th, 2008.

1: Aline Blakwode - Resub Device

Argent, a cross of four lozenges vert.

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 2006.

Her previous submission of the same blazon was returned by Laurel in April of 2008 for conflict with the device for Ealhswith of Evesham, Argent, four lozenges in cross purpure. This same device was previously returned by Kingdom in December of 2006 for lack of forms.

Included with this submission is a letter of permission to conflict from Ealhswith of Evesham, quoted as follows:

"I, [mundane name redacted], known in the SCA as Ealhswith of Evesham give [mundane name redacted] known in the SCA as Aline Blakwode permission for her armory "Argent, a cross of four lozenges vert" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "Argent, four lozenges in coss purpure". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once Aline Blakwode's armory is registered."

This letter is dated 6.24.08 and is signed with both mundane and SCA names.

2: Althaia filia Lazari - Resub Device

Azure, a common kingfisher rising argent, within a torse argent and sable.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

This submitter's name was registered in February of 2008.

The submitter's previously submitted device of Azure, a common kingfisher rising argent within a torse argent and Or was returned by Kingdom in March of 2008 for lack of contrast between the parts of the torse. Her previously submitted device of Azure, a common kingfisher volant with wings addorsed argent within a torse argent and purpure was returned by Kingdom in October o 2007 for lack of identifiability of the purpure sections of the torse against the azure field. Her previous submission of the same blazon was returned by Kingdom in August of 2006 for lack of a name to which to attach the submission.

3: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Household Name

Company of the Shattered Lance

• Sound most important.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The submitter will accept any changes and cares most about the sound of the name (unspecified). No interest in expressed in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is from the Documentation and Consultation Notes section of the form:

"While we realize that this name is not in keeping with period practice, the use of "Shattered" as a descriptive element is in keeping with the traditions of An Tir, as evidenced by our registration of the "Order of the Shattered Shield" in April 1981, and we request that the Grandfather Clause (RfS II.5) be invoked to allow this registration as well.

"Authorization for this submission has been received from HRM Owain via Email."

No copy of the abovementioned email accompanied this submission, nor are there any signatures on the form.

4: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

Order of the Shattered Spear

• Sound most important.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The submitter will accept any changes and cares most about the sound of the name (unspecified). No interest in expressed in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is from the Documentation and Consultation Notes section of the form:

"While we realize that this name is not in keeping with period practice, the use of "Shattered" as a descriptive element is in keeping with the traditions of An Tir, as evidenced by our registration of the "Order of the Shattered Shield" in April 1981, and we request that the Grandfather Clause be invoked to allow this registration as well (RfS II.5).

"Authorization for this submission has been received from HRM Owain via Email."

No copy of the abovementioned email accompanied this submission, nor are there any signatures on the form.

5: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Badge

Fieldless, a hunting horn sable, stringed Or.

This submission is to be associated with Hunt Guild of An Tir

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

This badge is intended to be for the Hunt Guild of An Tir.

This submission is accompanied by a summation of a poll of the An Tir Hunt Guild dated April 23, 2008, with the names of the Exchequer, Chronicler and Administrator of the group as well as 9 other members. This number comprises 75% of the group. It is signed by Cedric Rolfsson, King of An Tir and Elizabeth Owles, Queen of An Tir. Their signatures are dated 7/3/08.

6: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Release

Vox Leonis Herald

The submitter's name was registered in December of 1981.

The text of the letter is as follows:

"We, Cedric and Elizabeth, King and Queen of An Tir and Christopher Thomas, Black Lion Principal Herald of An Tir hereby release the Heraldic Title of Vox Leonis Herald. Signed this Saturday, 17th May, A.S. XLIII, being 2008 Gregorian."

Signatures of all three individuals accompany this submission.

7: Caemgen mac Garbith - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Language (Irish) most important.
• Meaning (Period form of Legal Name) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate.

The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about the meaning and language/culture of the name (Period form of my Legal Name, and Irish), and desires a male name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is from the Documentation section of the form:

"First name on the No-Photocopy list:

""Irish Names, by Donnchadh O Corrain and Fidelma Maguire, c. 1981, 1990, s.n. Caemgen."

"Last name documentation from the "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Garbith"

"(http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Garbith.shtml)

"Copy attached."

The "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Garbith" page dates this name as being in use between 848 and 1076.

7: Caemgen mac Garbith - New Device

Vert, a lionine centaur and on a chief petenty Or a semy of fleur-de-lis azure

8: Elewys Cuylter of Finchingfeld - Resub Device

Per bend vert and lozengy vert and argent, in chief a pair of shears blades to dexter argent.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter's name was registered in December of 2007.

Her previous device submission was returned by Kingdom for administrative reasons in April of 2008. Her subsequent submission of the same device was also returned by Kingdom in May of 2008 for administrative reasons (not enough copies of the forms).

9: Elizabeth de Summerlege - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (English) most important.
• Culture (English, 11th to 13th century) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter will accept any changes, cares most about the language/culture of the name (English, 11th to 13th century) and desires a female name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following is from the Documentation section of the form:

"Summerlege: constructed English place name; meaning "summer meadow" i.e., meadow wood in summer o"Mumor's meadow/grove".

"Ekwall: Sumor - personal name CON, OHG, OB. Cited sub. Somershall, Church in Ekwall British Place Name. e.g., Summersale DB," Sumerhala 1179, Somers(h)all, Sumor's valley

Ekwall: Lege (s.n. Lee) from OE leah. Could mean "grove" or "meadow". Extremely common in second element. Leigh - example: -lege found a High Lege in DB, also Little Lege in DB. Lea = meadow.

"Combining these two period examples in a typical English style can create Summerlege.

"Elizabeth - Withycombe, Third Ed., Sub: Elizabeth.

"de: of. In the manner of the de Warenne Family (Earl of Surrey). [See Burke's Peerage pages attached]"

Attached pages of Burke's Peerage can be found at http://www.burkes-peerage.net/articles/scotland/page31e.aspx. Relevant entry is "2a HENRY, Earl of Huntingdon, married 1139 - (died 1178), daughter of William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, and died in the lifetime of the father, 12 June, 1152, leaving issue,…"

9: Elizabeth de Summerlege - New Device

Purpure, a bend argent charged with three crescents sable, between two quatrafoils argent.

10: Eowyn Rindill - Resub Device

Per chevron gules and or, a swan roussant and a triskele sable.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

The submitter's name was forwarded to Laurel in June of 2008.

The submitter's previous device submission (under the name Aeowyn Tilghman) of Gules, a swan naiant above two bars wavy and in chief three estoiles argent was returned by Kingdom in August of 2006 for style issues.

This is a complete redesign.

11: Heinrich von Arenberg - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Culture (German 1500s) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture of his name (German 1500s) and desires a male name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following is from the Name Documentation section of the form:

"Heinrich -

"http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm

"http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/germmasc.html

"http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

<br /><br />

"von -

"http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

<br /><br />

"Arenberg - *Please note: Areens is a direct lineage descent from the Arenbergs.

"http://www.eupedia.com/belgium/high_nobility_of_belgium.shtml#Arenberg

"http://www.imperialcollegeofheraldry.org/

"http://www.arenbergcenter.com/en/histoire/maison.htm"

Also included are photocopies of a website called "Archives et Centre Culturel d'Arentberg" at http://www.arenbergcenter.com/fr/histoire/monnaies_marg.htm which has images of coins from the reign of Marguerite de la Marek, princesse d'Arenberg (1527-1599).

The website entitled "House of Arenberg", part of "Belgium Guide, Dukes and princes of Belgium" at http://www.eupedia.com/belgium/high_nobility_of_belgium.shtml#Arenberg (the first website listed under `Arenberg' in the documentation section) has the following: "The first Count of Arenberg was mentioned in the early 12th century…." And "The present Duke and Princes of Arenberg descend from Charles of Arenberg (1550-1616)…"

The third website listed under `Arenberg' in the documentation section of the form, http://www.arenbergcenter.com/en/histoire/maison.htm, entitled "The Illustrius House of Arenberg" has the following: "…Their fidelity to the Habsbourgs was rewarded during that period by elevation to the rank of prince in 1576 and to that of duke in 1644."

11: Heinrich von Arenberg - New Device

A field, party per pale, vert and sable, a bordure, or. A Katherine wheel of 12 spokes, or.

12: Kate the Candelmaker - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is not given.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a female name and expresses no preference should her name have to be changed. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

Kate is found in Withycombe under the header Katherine. The text says, "In the 16th and 17th C. Kate was the common diminutive…" <Kate> is also listed from the Coventry Mysteries with a 15th c. date.

<Candelmaker> is found in Middle English Surnames of Occupation 1100-1350 by Gustav Fransson, as a header, dated to 1289 and the following entry: "Lí: Alan. Le Candelmakere 1289 Ass 37. Theophilus Candelmaker 1327 3.SR 2. Joh. Candelmaker ib. 1. -- Nf: Rog. Le Candelmaker 1316 CDN 66. Will. Le Candilmaker 1328 ib. 141.

"OE candel + a der. of macian - Maker of candles. -- A sunonymous trade-name, candle-wright, is found in the name of a London street: Canelwryttestrete 1230 P 106."

12: Kate the Candelmaker - New Device

Per bend gules and azure, a candlestick and a standing balance or

13: Kveldulf Haksson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

The submitter will accept any changes, cares most about he language/culture of his name, and desires a male name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Kveldulf> is found in Chapter 1 of an unspecified publication which says "…He was an evening sleeper, and it was commonly said that he was very shape strong. He was called Kveldulf…."

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kveldulf_Bjalfasson) has the following: "Ulf Bjalfasson (better known as Kveldulf, Old Norse for "twilight wolf") was a renowned hersir and landowner in ninth century Sign, Norway. He is a main character in the early chapters of Egils Saga and appears in the Landnamabok and other Icelandic sources. Kveldulf is described as an ulfhéðinn [1] or a berserker. [2]

<Kveldulf> is also found at http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/Viking/viknams3.html#Male%20K.

The submitter includes a family tree from the Clan Donald Society of Edinburgh (http://www.clandonald.org/ul/genealogy/d0002/g0000041.html) but the link he provides only brings me to the main Clan Donald page and the search engine only gives me results for other search engines and shopping sites. - Lí Ban.

Also included with this submission is an excerpt from http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#h for the name <Haukr> which says the following: "Originally a by-name from OW. Norse haukr "hawk". Common as a personal name in West Skandinavia, especially in Iceland, where it also occurs as a by-name. Found in Old Swedish and Old Danish as both a personal name and as a by-name in the form Høk Occurs in OW. Norse as Haukr, where it also is found as both a personal name and as a by-name. Runic examples include the nominative forms [haukǀ], haukR, [hauk-], hukR. May occur in the Anglo-Scandinavian place-names Houcbyg, Kokeswra, Houcheswell, Hochesuuic, Houkeswic, Haukeswic, Haukesgard, Haukescou, Houkeshill, Haukscrode, and the names oc, Haukerin, though these may instead be derived from Old English hafoc>, "hawk" as either a by-name, a personal-name, or the animal name."

No photocopies of any of the webpages or other sources were included, merely excerpts compiled into a single document.

14: Magdelena von Freiberg - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The submitter will accept any changes and desires a female name. She expresses no preference should her name have to be changed and no interest in having her name changed to be authentic. She will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following if quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"In the article `Women's Surnames in 15th- and 16th-Century Germany' by Sara L. Uckelman at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/womenssurnames.html the use of von + <place name> is said to constitute 19 entries, or 5.8% of the data in the article's source material. A given example is <A[e]llin Bletzen von Tüslingen>."

The article "German Names from 1495" at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html has <Magdalena> listed with a frequency of 8, and <Magdalen> with a frequency of 1.

The article "German Place Names from a 16th C Czech Register" at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/germanplace.html has <Freiberg> listed with the modern German name being <Freigerg in Sashsen> in register number 119. [A second URL leads to the list of names: http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/periodmodern.html - Lí Ban

14: Magdelena von Freiberg - New Device

Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron argent between two bezants and a tree blasted and eradicated Or.

15: Runa von Hesse - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No changes.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Briar Oak.

The submitter will not accept major or minor changes to her name, desires a female name and cares most about the language/culture of her name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is presented as documentation for this name:

"Runa

"Gender: Feminine

"Usage: Scandinavian

"Feminine form of Rune

"Rune

"Gender: Masculine

"Usage: Scandinavian

"Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".

"http://www.behindthename.com/name/runa

"von = of

"Hesse - The name is derived from Hessi, which was a Frankish tribe. The earliest known inhabitants of the country were the Chatti, who lived here during the 1st century A.D., and whose capital, was burned by the Romans about A.D. 15. The Chatti and the Hessi were identical in race and language. During the period of the Volberwanderung many of these people moved westward. In the 8th century, the country came to be named Hesse, after the early inhabitants.

"http://rothenbach.org/hesse.htm

" http://books.google.com/books?id-KGcEAAAAYAAJ&pg-PA410&lpg=PA410&dq=history+of+hesse&source=web&ots=Srw8whiIKy&sig=UlWrkpdYdWuzU8IX3w1qCIi6Ejo&hl=en#PPA413,M1

"pg 409 - 413"

No photocopies of the webpages were included with this submission.

16: Tifaine de La Mare - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (Tiffany) most important.
• Meaning (from the sea) most important.

The submitter's branch is Herons Reach.

The submitter's previous name and device submissions were returned by Kingdom in May of 2008 for administrative reasons.

The submitter will accept any changes, cares most about the meaning and sound of the name (Tiffany (sound) from the sea (meaning)) and desires a female name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is from the Documentation section of the form:

"Tifaine is from The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names by Withycombe (p.278 under Theophania)

"de La Mare is found http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/norman16.html (page 2)" [Article is "16th C Norman Names" by Cateline de la Mor; de La Mare is in the list of Surnames. - Lí Ban]

16: Tifaine de La Mare - Resub Device

Per pale azure and argent, a seawolf counterchanged.

17: Tita the Wanderer - Resub Device

Azure, two dances argent between three daisies proper.

The submitter's branch is Hartwood.

The submitter's name was registered in August of 2006.

The submitter's previous device submission of Azure, a dance Or between three daisies proper
was returned by Kingdom in April of 2006 for conflict with Michaela dell Isola, December 1995, Vert, a dance Or between three daisies proper.

18: Torsten von Hesse - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.
• Language most important.
• Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Briar Oak.

The submitter's previous name submission of Thomas von Hesse was returned by Kingdom in March of 2008 for lack of documentation. The submitter's previous device submission of Purpure, two brocks combatant Or and on a chief triangular sable an ankh Or was also returned by Kingdom in March of 2008 for color on color problems.

The submitter will not accept major or minor changes to his name, desires a male name and cares most about the language/culture of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is presented as documentation for this name:

"Torsten

"Gender: Masculine

"Pronounced: TAWR-sten (German)

"From the Old Norse name Þórr (see THOR) combined with stein "stone".

" http://www.behindthename.com/name/torsten

"von = of

"Hesse - The name is derived from Hessi, which was a Frankish tribe. The earliest known inhabitants of the country were the Chatti, who lived here during the 1st century A.D., and whose capital, was burned by the Romans about A.D. 15. The Chatti and the Hessi were identical in race and language. During the period of the Volberwanderung many of these people moved westward. In the 8th century, the country came to be named Hesse, after the early inhabitants.

"http://rothenbach.org/hesse.htm

" http://books.google.com/books?id-KGcEAAAAYAAJ&pg-PA410&lpg=PA410&dq=history+of+hesse&source=web&ots=Srw8whiIKy&sig=UlWrkpdYdWuzU8IX3w1qCIi6Ejo&hl=en#PPA413,M1

"pg 409 - 413"

No photocopies of the webpages were included with this submission.

The device form was printed using a color printer and the purpure is striped with other colors. In addition, the whole thing was printed on yellow paper. - Lí Ban

18: Torsten von Hesse - Resub Device

Purpure, two brocks Combattant Argent, Argent chief with Sable Crux Pattee

19: William Moir - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.
• Language (16th c. Lowland Scottish) most important.
• Meaning (family connection to 'Moir') most important.

The submitter's branch is marked N/A.

The submitter will not accept major or minor changes to his name, desires a male name and cares most about the meaning and language/culture of his name (16th Cent. Lowland Scottish; Family connection to `Moir'). He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<William> is found in the index "Men's Given Names" in the Academy of S. Gabriel article "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names" by Sharon L. Krossa at http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/meninstances/shtml with a frequency of 15 and dated to the manuscript of the Aberdeen Council Registers, Volumes 7-20 (1487-1551), in the Aberdeen City Archives, Scotland.

<Moir> is found in the index "surnames" in the Academy of S. Gabriel article "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names" by Sharon L. Krossa at http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/surnamesinstances.shtml with a frequency of 5 and dated to the manuscript of the Aberdeen Council Registers, Volumes 7-20 (1487-1551), in the Aberdeen City Archives, Scotland.

The construction of the name is supported by the article "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names, Draft Edition" by Sharon L. Krossa at http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/index.html which states "…16th century Scottish Lowland names were very similar in general to 16th century English names…. Nearly all 16th century Lowlanders were known by a single given name and a single fixed, inherited surname:

"<given name> <surname>….

"Surnames were fixed and inherited rather than personally descriptive; both men and women used their father's surname as their own surname…."

19: William Moir - New Device

Per pale azure and argent, an eagle between three mullets, all within an orle, countercharged

20: Wilrich von Hessen - Resub Household Name

Fraternitas domus Sancti Jacobi Germanorum Acconis

• Client requests authenticity for 12th century German Crusader Company.
• Language (German) most important.
• Culture (German) most important.

The submitter's branch is Krakenfjord.

The submitter's previous submission of Compagnie die Kriegsbrüder von Acre was returned by Laurel in the February 2008 LoAR (published July 2008) for lack of documentation for one of the elements and for unsuitability of the same element in German.

The submitter will accept any changes, cares most about the language/culture of the name (German), doesn't care about the gender of the name and wishes the name changed to be authentic for a 12th century German Crusader Company. He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the Documentation section of the form:

"-"Fraternitas domus Sancti Jacobi Germanorum Acconis" is a constructed Latin name meaning "Brotherhood of the house of Saint James of the Germans of Acre". The general construction is taken from a 1227 document of the Teutonic Knights, which describes that order as "religiose fraternitatis hospitalis sancte Marie Theotonicorum Ierosolimitani", "of the religious brotherhood of the hospital of saint Mary of the Germans of Jerusaliem". (Emestus Strehlke, ed., Tabulae Ordinis Theutonici ex tabularii regii Berolinensis, 1868, p. 343)

"-Fraternitas is the nominative form of the Latin word for "brotherhood".

"-Domus is the genitive form of the Latin word for house, "domus". The word "Domus" was used in similar context in a letter describing the Company of the Star: "consortium seu societatem militem Beate Marie Nobilis Domus apud Sanctum Odoemun prope Sanctum Dyonisium in Francia", "the knightly company or society of the Blessed Mary of the Noble House at Saint-Ouen near Saint-Denis in France". (Ursula Georges, "Medieval Names of Some Knightly Orders:, http://www.doomchicken.net/~ursula/sca/onomastics/ordernames.html)

"-Sancti Jacobi is the genitive form of Latin "sanctus Jacobus", "Saint James". "Sancti" is the masculine equivalent of "sancte" seen in "sancte Marie", above. Withycombe s.n. <James> dates Latin <Jacobus> to 1186-1220, and observes s.n. <Jacob> was, of course, the almost invariable form of James, &c. in Latin documents".

"-Germanorum is the genitive plural of the Latin adjective "Germanus" or "German". (University of Notre Dame, Latin Dictionary, s.v. <Germani>, http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/lookup.pl?stem=german&ending= )

"-Acconis is the genitive form of the Latin placename "Accon", meaning "Acre". This form may be found in an 1192 document of the Teutonic Knights which mentions "hospitalis Acconis", "of the hospital of Acre". (Strehlke, p. 27)."

An Tir OSCAR counts: 7 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 1 New Order Name, 6 New Devices, 1 New Badge, 1 New Release. This gives 17 new items. Resub counts: 3 Resub Names, 1 Resub Household Name, 7 Resub Devices. This is a total of 11 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 28 actions.

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