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An Tir IL dated 2010-07-01 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion, Anthony Demi-Lion, Elizabeth Lions Blood and the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylydd Boar sends greetings and felicitations.

COMMENTARY ON THIS LETTER IS DUE ON THE 10TH OF AUGUST, 2010.

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

June IL: July 24th, at the home of Anthony Hawke, 4390 Tyndall Avenue, Victoria, BC. We encourage everyone to come to Canada with us as we take the Lions Blood meeting north of the border for a weekend! The meeting will start at 1:00 and go until we are finished. Then we are at Anthony's mercy... :)

July IL: August 29th, at the home of Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn, 1218 NE Conroy Pl. Corvallis, OR. The meeting begins at 1:00 and we'll go until we're finished. Summer picnic & bardic to follow! Bring something to share; Lions Blood will provide the meat.

August IL: September 26th, at the Emprise of the Black Lion in Wyewood (http://antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=2362). Heralds are encouraged to attend the event and show off their skills on Saturday, then attend the meeting on Sunday.

September IL: October 16th, at the home of Teceangl Bach. More information forthcoming in the next letter.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings unto the College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

It has been a wild and crazy month! It was awesome seeing so many heralds from An Tir coming out to support Dragon's Mist as they hosted the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium. I personally had a great time and want to take this opportunity to thank the amazing autocrat team who put it together. Nice work, guys!

This letter was prepared by both myself and Rhieinwylydd Boar as a training exercise. It is my hope that, provided we don't have 31 items again next month, she will be preparing the Internal Letter entirely on her own. I cannot express the gratitude I have for her service, because it is much easier to share the work rather than doing it all myself.

Boar is my deputy. Play nice! Encourage your submitters to either write legibly or use the fillable PDF on the herald's webpage. Also please encourage your submitters to not send reams of paper when documenting their names if it can at all be avoided. The minimum documentation necessary is highly, highly encouraged.

This weekend at An Tir West War, we will be demonstrating our awesome consulting ability to the Westies (as well as our martial superiority!). Please take the opportunity to either stop by the Artisan's Village from 1-3 on Friday afternoon where I will be teaching a class on heraldic persona development and submissions, or by the Æstel consult table which I believe will be on Merchant's Row. Check the map, or with Æstel, for details.

Please join me in congratulating Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn for receiving her Goutte de Sang at Summits Summer Investiture, June 19th. It is nice to see heralds recognized for their service to our glorious Kingdom :) rhi sez - aww, shucks, folks! 'tweren't nuthin'! ;)

For Crown, Coronet and College,
Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

LAUREL ACTIONS

The following is an excerpt from the cover letter of the March 2010 LoAR:

From Pelican: Use of Ordo, Legio, and Legion as Designators

A question was raised in commentary regarding the registerability of Ordo as a household designator. While Ordo was used to refer to a company in the Roman military, the term Ordo was also used as the Latin translation for Order in the names of medieval knightly order names. In the SCA, we use the term Ordo as a translation for Order in SCA order names. Therefore, to use the term Ordo for a household, even one based on a Roman military company, would violate RfS VI.1 Names Claiming Rank. As a result, Ordo may not be used as a designator in household names.

It was pointed out that Legio 'Legion' had been used as a designator in both order names and household names. That point is correct. There are five registrations containing Legion or the Latin form Legio:

Legion of the Black Fist is registered to the East (July 1974), but there is no indication in the O & A if it was registered as an order name or a household name. As the East Kingdom OP does not list it as an order, it is almost certainly a household name.


Legion of Athene's Sword was registered as a household name to Rosemounde of Mercia (August 1979)


Legion of Courtesy was registered as an order name to Caid (April 1981).


Legion of Gallantry of the Outlands was registered as an order name to the Outlands (November 1993).


Legio Ursi was registered as an order name to Meridies (October 2001).

RfS III.2.b. Non-Personal Names states: "Branch names, names of orders and awards, heraldic titles, and household names must consist of a designator that identifies the type of entity and at least one descriptive element." The use of Legion and Legio for two types of name (order and household) results in a designator that fails to "identif[y] the type of entity". Since the most recent registration of Legio or Legion in an order name is over eight years old, and Ordo is

available for use in this style of order name, we are ruling that Legio and Legion will no longer be available for use as a designator in order and award names beginning with the September 2010 decision meeting. It will, however, continue to be available for use in properly formed household names.

From Pelican: A Clarification Regarding "Gray Area" Documentation

Several submissions this month raised questions about documentation for personal names dated to the "Gray Area" (1601-1650).

These types of elements generally fall into two categories based on whether or not there is a specific reason to believe the element only came into use after 1600.

Precedent has held that if there is a specific reason to believe that a particular name element was not or could not have been available in naming pools prior to 1600, then the name element is not registerable. Some examples include: given names created for Shakespeare's plays where the plays were only produced after 1600 and descriptive bynames in English formed from words which are only found after 1600.

However, the vast majority of cases fall into the other category. Most names elements whose first recorded use is in the "Gray Area" (between 1601 and 1650) are also plausible for the late 16th C. If the first time we find given name X listed in English is in a parish register as the name of an infant christened in 1635, we have to ask ourselves whether we can be certain that was really the first time the name was ever used in England. Because so many records have been lost over the years, and because not every person who ever lived was recorded in written documents, we simply cannot know.

This is the point of the "Gray Area": to allow for the incompleteness of our sources and so to provide a level of fairness to the submitters. We will continue to uphold this policy. If there is a specific reason to believe that a particular name element dated to the "Gray Area" would not or could not have been used prior to 1600, it will not be registerable. Otherwise, name elements dated to the "Gray Area" will be acceptable for use in SCA names.

From Pelican: Hitching & Hitching Added to the "No Photocopy" List

A copy of Hitching, F. K. and S. References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 (Clearfield Company, Inc., 1998) was acquired for the Pelican library some time ago and accidently not included in the Administrative Handbook under Appendix H - Sources That Do Not Require Photocopies to Laurel. We are correcting that omission at this time. The entry we are adding to the "No Photocopy" list is:

[Hitching & Hitching] Hitching, F. K. and S. References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602

From this point forward, photocopies from this source are not required for submissions.

The following items have been registered by Laurel in March 2010:

Alys Cordrey the Widow. Name and device. Per pale gules and Or all billety counterchanged.

Alysaundre Weldon. Device. Azure, a domestic cat rampant contourny, on a chief dovetailed argent three swallows volant to chief sable.

Angharad Bach. Device. Azure estencelly Or, an ewe rampant contourny argent.

Angharad Bach. Badge. Azure, three clews of yarn quarterly Or and argent.

August Hermann Konkel. Name.

Corwyn de Wemyss. Device change. Per pale vert and azure, a demi-sun issuant from chief Or.

His old device, Per pale vert and azure, a dragon passant contourny and a bordure embattled Or, is released.

Dietrich Eckhart von Katzenburg. Badge. (Fieldless) A furison gules.

Nice badge!

Dietrich Eckhart von Katzenburg. Badge. (Fieldless) A wheel-lock pistol Or.

Note that the default position for firearms other than pole cannons in the SCA is fesswise with barrel pointing to dexter. Pole cannons default to palewise, barrel opening to chief.

Duncan MacKinnon of Dunblane. Name.

Francesca Wallace Drakere. Name and device. Argent, a wolf's head affronty erased sable and in base a hand fesswise gules.

The second byname was originally submitted with the spelling Wallace and was documented as a Scots byname. It was changed in kingdom to the English spelling Wallis, since the name otherwise combined English, Scots, and Italian, which is two steps from period practice. However, the byname Wallace is also English; Edelweiss provided the following late-period examples:

Margaret Wallace baptized 20th February 1581, Skelton, Cumberland


Willm. Wallace married Apeline Clarcke, 10th June 1589, Skelton, Cumberland
Margaret Wallace baptized 14th September 1589, Skelton, Cumberland
Thomas Wallace baptized 28th October 1591, Skelton, Cumberland


Janet Wallace baptized 2nd February 1597, Skelton, Cumberland

Given this documentation, we have restored the second byname to the originally submitted form. This name combines Italian and English, which is a step from period practice.

The Letter of Intent asked whether this device was a conflict with the badge of Paganus Grimlove, Argent, a wolf's head, cabossed and snarling, sable within a heart voided gules. There is certainly a CD for changing the heart voided to a hand. Paganus has provided Francesca with a letter of permission to conflict, so we do not need to determine whether or not these two pieces of armory are in technical conflict.

Some commenters asked whether there was a problem with the protected Red Hand of Ulster. There is not. Precedent says:

There was some concern whether this was too reminiscent of the Red Hand of Ulster, a prohibited charge in the SCA. It turns out that the Red Hand of Ulster was used as an augmentation, not as a main charge. We would certainly return a device that used a canton argent charged with a hand gules, and perhaps even a chief argent charged with a hand gules would be too suggestive; but the use of red hands, gloves, gauntlets, etc., on white backgrounds is not, in and of itself, cause for return. [Guillaume de la Rapière, August 1992, A-Atenveldt]

The red hand in this submission is not being used as an augmentation, so it is acceptable.

Jennet of Myrtle Holt. Holding name and device. Per pale argent and azure, a lion rampant between three fleurs-de-lys counterchanged.

Submitted under the name Jennet MacLaughlan, that name was returned in January 2010.

Johanna Trewpeny. Name (see RETURNS for badge).

Lazarus Haubergier. Name and device. Gyronny argent and azure, an annulet counterchanged and in chief a flanged mace fesswise sable.

This name combines German and French, which is a step from period practice.

Maria da Palermo. Name and device. Or, a daisy and a bordure engrailed azure.

Michael Richard the Talle. Name.

Payn Despenser of Warboys. Name change from Fritz the Peasant and device change. Gules fretty argent, a tricorporate lion Or.

His previous name, Fritz the Peasant, is released.

His old device, Vert, a lozenge and in chief two annulets Or, is released

Ricard of Starhaven. Badge. (Fieldless) Two dragons conjoined in annulo gules maintaining between them an hourglass argent.

Sienna al-Andalusiyya. Name.

Sienna is the submitter's legal given name.

Summits, Principality of the. Order name Order of the Gryphon and Spear.

Summits, Principality of the. Order name Order of the Silver Barberry.

Symmonne Deccarrete de Villette. Alternate name Katla járnkona.

Tigernach an Chalaidh. Name and device. Argent, a bend sinister wavy vert between two quatrefoils purpure.

This name combines Middle Irish and Early Modern Irish, which is a step from period practice.

The following items have been returned for further work in March 2010:

Johanna Trewpeny. Badge. (Fieldless) On a cinquefoil azure, slipped and leaved vert, a mullet argent.

This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Roderick of Basing, Argent, upon an unbarbed rose azure another argent, seeded Or, and with the badge of Thomas of Linlithgow, (Fieldless) A rose azure, barbed vert, charged with a lynx head cabossed argent. In each case, there is a CD for the fieldless design against any other design, but there is not a CD for changing only the type of the tertiary charge, since a cinquefoil is not suitable for purposes of section X.4.j.ii of the Rules for Submission.

This badge is clear of conflict with the device of Alyanora of Vinca, Argent, a periwinkle [Vinca minor] proper and the device of Alys of the Midnight Rose, Or, a rose slipped and leaved azure.

Precedent says:

Argent, a rose azure barbed within a wreath of thorns vert] Conflict with Alyanora of Vinca, Argent, a periwinkle [Vinca minor] proper. There is one CD for adding the wreath of thorns. Per the May 2000 LoAR, "Periwinkles are bluish purple and by current precedent (see the September 1996 LoAR, pg. 17 ...) they are not significantly different from either blue or purple roses." [Cassandra Attewoode, November 2003, R-Atenveldt]

Therefore, while there is no difference for any change to the primary charges, in each case there is a CD for fieldlessness and a CD for the addition of the tertiary mullet.

Justin de Leon. Badge. (Fieldless) In fess a lion's jambe issuant from a sinister wing Or.

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Ragnarr ulfheðinn, reblazoned in August 2005 and associated with the name Gregor von Drachenstein, (Fieldless) In fess a dragon's jambe inverted and conjoined to a dragon's sinister wing Or. We do not grant difference between bat (dragon) wings and bird wings, nor do we grant difference between a lion's jambe and a dragon's. There is a single CD for comparing two fieldless badges, but no other difference. As there is a blazonable difference, this badge would be registerable, barring other conflicts, were Ragnarr to give Justing permission to conflict.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

These items will be forwarded to Laurel, and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in October of 2010.

Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name
Ordre de la Flamme de Or .

Caterina Fortuna - New Name Change From Holding Name

Désirée Aurelia Chiarastella - Resub Device
Per chevron inverted argent and vert, a seahorse and in chevron two scimitars inverted and addorsed counterchanged

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle - New Alternate Name
Caírech inigena Ambicatos

Hawise le Wollemongere - New Badge
Vert, a lamb couchant argent and a ford proper

Mæva Snorradóttir - New Name Change
This given name was originally submitted as Maeva, but the documentation did not support the name spelled without the 'æ'. We therefore changed the name to Mæva to match the submitter's documentation.

Meave Cunningham - New Name & New Device
Argent, a turtle barry vert and Or transfixed upon a lance sable distilling three gouttes de sang

The given name was submitted as Maeve, but Noir Licorne found a precedent in commentary saying that this form is not registerable:

Listed on the LoI as Meadhbh Douglass, the name was originally submitted as Maeve Douglass, and changed in kingdom because there was no evidence for Maeve as a period name. Past precedent confirms that Maeve is not registerable:

Submitted as Maeve M'Encrogh, the submitted spelling of the given name is a modern Anglicization of the Gaelic name Meadb [sic]. Furthermore, an examination of period Anglicizations of Irish names in Woulfe, Irish Names and Surnames, shows no examples of names containing the vowel combination -ea- that is Anglicized -ae; such combinations are most commonly Anglicized as just a, but are also found Anglicized as e and, occasionally, ea. Barring documentation that Maeve is a period Anglicization of this name, this spelling is no longer registerable. [LoAR 08/2006, Mavis M'Encrogh, Altantia-A]

Rowel provided further information about period anglicized forms of Meadhbh:

Source: de Búrca, Éamonn. The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns During the Reigns of Henry vIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. 2, 1558-1586. (Dublin, Ireland: Edmund Burke Publisher, 1994).

p. 562, number 4035 (3302), year 1582: Margaret ny Worchan, Meawe ny Cologh, and Katherine ny Kee, of the same, spinsters

p. 613, number 4358 (3562), year 1584: Anthony Peppard, of Glascarricke, gent. Meave Pepparde, of same

The submitter indicated that if the name had to be changed, she cared most about keeping the given name. As Anglicized Irish Meave is closer than Gaelic Meadhbh to the originally submitted form Maeve, we have changed the name to Meave Douglass

The change to Meave seemed the least intrusive and within the minor changes that the submitter allowed, so we have made this change and forward the name for consideration.

Meave Cunningham - New Badge
Vert, a pumpkin Or

Yvette Coeur - New Name & New Device
Per fess purpure and vert, on a heart argent a triquetra vert interlaced with a triquetra inverted purpure

The byname was submitted as du Coeur but the submitter's documentation did not support this form. Green Anchor offered the following in commentary:

"Du Coeur" is not "heart", but "of the heart".

The byname is deprecated in St. Gabriel letter 1126: "The name <dela Coeur> is not correct. <Coeur> `heart' is a masculine noun, so `of the heart' is <du Coeur>. We cannot find examples of this phrase used as a name. It is not related to <Delacourt>; that name derives from medieval French <de la Court> or <de la Cort> `from the manor', used as a simple description of where someone lived [5]. If you want to use a form of

<de la Court>, we recommend <de la Cour>, which we found as a 15th century spelling [4]." -- http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1126+0 The client's own documentation supports Coeur, not du Coeur. No conflicts found."

To keep with the client's intended meaning of 'heart', we dropped the du; this matches the documentation provided by the submitter.

The following submissions received for the June Internal Letter are being returned for administrative reasons.

Astrid Einarsdottir- New Badge


(Fieldless) In pale a pomegranate gules and a crescent azure

This badge is returned for a violation of RfS VIII.5, which says, "5. Fieldless Style. - Fieldless armory must form a self-contained design. A fieldless design must have all its elements conjoined, like the three feathers issuing from a crown used by the Heir Apparent to the throne of England. Since there is no field in such a design, it may not use charges that rely on the edges of the field to define their shape, such as bordures and orles, nor to cut off their ends, such as
ordinaries or charges throughout."

Conjoining the pomegranate to the crescent or placing this design on an argent or Or field would correct this problem.

NEW SUBMISSIONS

1: Alicia le Wilfulle - Resub Device Change

Vert, a chevron sable fimbriated and cotised argent

Old Item: Argent, two swords inverted in saltire sable fretted with a mascle and on a chief vert two escallops argent, to be retained.

The submitter's branch is False Isle.

The submitter's name was registered in March 2002 via An Tir.

The submitter has included a letter of permission to conflict as follows:

Be it known that,

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Maelen of Kynge's Lea, give [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Alicia le Wilfulle, permission for her armory; "Vert, a chevron sable fimbriated and cottised argent", to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory; "Vert, on a chevron cottised argent three fir trees proper." I understand this permission cannot be withdrawn once [legal name redacted], aka Alicia le Wilfulle's armory is registered.

21 May 2010

Maelen of Kynges Lea

[legal name redacted]

[signature]

2: Amalric Blackheart - New Device Change

Argent goutty d'sang an agacella sable gorged of a ducal coronet and chained Or and a chief sable

Old Item: Argent, goutty de sang, a stag rampant and a chief sable, to be retained.

The submitter's branch is Mountain Edge.

The submitter's name was registered in July 1989 via the East.

The submitter was made a duke in January of 2007 in An Tir.

Quoted from the form: "His Grace prefers the term 'agacella' as found in the Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature but will accept 'antelope'."

The submitter has included photocopies from the 1894 Encyclopedia Britannica entry on Heraldry; quoted: "The heraldic Antelope, or agacella, somewhat resembles a tiger but has horns and hoofs. Brooke, Lord Cobham, had for a dexter supporter an agacella, horned, tusked and armed or."

3: Appledore, Shire of - Resub Badge

Checky Sable and argent an apple slipped and leaved Gules within a border Gules

The branch's name was registered February 1983 via An Tir.

4: Astrid Einarsdottir - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for 9th-10th century Icelandic.
• Language most important.

The submitter indicated that this was an alternate name; however, the primary name given, Sapphyra Rozvardo, could not be found in the OandA.

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

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

"Astrid (Variant of spelling) found on the Academic of St Gabriel Website report # 3174 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3174.txt) copy attached.

Excerpt:

The standard scholarly Old Norse form of the given name is <A/stri/ðr>, where the / represents an acute accent over the previous letter, and ð is the letter edh, which looks like a backwards '6' with a cross-bar. [1] <A/stri/ðr> was in early use in Old West Scandinavian, spoken in Norway, Iceland, and Scandinavia's Atlantic colonies, being common in Norway through the whole of the Middle Ages, with a couple of instances as early as the 9th c. It was also fairly common in Iceland in the 10th and 11th c., though later it became much less common. [2] <A/stri/ðr> was pronounced roughly AW-streedh(r), where dh is the sound of <th> in <this> and the (r) represents a softly voiced trill.

References:

[1] Fleck, G. (aka Geirr Bassi Haraldsson), _The Old Norse Name_, Studia Marklandica (series) (Olney, Maryland: Yggsalr Press, 1977).

[2] Lind, E.H., _Norsk-Isla"ndska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fra*n Medeltiden_ (Uppsala & Leipzig: 1905-1915, sup. Oslo, Uppsala and Kobenhavn: 1931), s.n. A/stri/ðr

**Please note: The variant spelling of Astrid is used according to the Personal mundane name rule on the Antir Heralds website http://www.antirheralds.org/submissions/howtoforms.html (Stating: If you are using an element from your modern name in your S.C.A. name, it must be in the same 'place' in the names. For example, if you are legally named 'John Richards', you can use your modern name to document 'Stephan Richards', but not 'Richard Smith'. If you are going to use an element from your modern name, make a photocopy of your birth certificate or driver's license and include that with your documentation.) If this is not acceptable, please change the spelling to a more period spelling of the name Astrid. I have attached a copy of my Drivers License as additional documentation.

Einarsdottir (Variant of spelling) found on the Academy of St Gabriel Website report # 3062 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3062.txt) copy attached.

Excerpt:

The earliest examples of the Old Norse masculine name <Einarr> we have found are a 9th c. father of one of the early Icelandic settlers, and an Orkney jarl who died ca. 910; both are recorded in sources written much later than these dates [2]. This name continued in use in Scandinavia throughout the Viking Age, and was one of the most popular names in Iceland [3].

The patronymic byname for the daughter of a man named <Einarr> was <Einars do/ttir>; early manuscripts normally show patronymic bynames written as two words. The slash indicates an acute accent on the preceding letter. This byname would have been pronounced AY-nars DOAT-teer.

References

[2] Lind, E.H. _Norsk-Isla"ndska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fra*n Medeltiden_. (Uppsala & Leipzig: 1905-1915, sup. Oslo, Uppsala and Kobenhavn. 1931). S.n. <Einarr>. The <a"> represents an a-umlaut, while the <a*> represents the letter a-ring.

[3] Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2241 http://www.s-gabriel.org/2241

The submitter included copies of both St. Gabriel reports as well as a photocopy of her driver's license showing her legal first name as 'Astrid.'

4: Astrid Einarsdottir - Resub Device

Azure, a peacock close argent and a bend wavy azure, three pomegranates gules

The submitter indicated that this was a resubmission at both the kingdom and laurel level; however, no record of her submission under any of the names she lists (Astrid Einarsdottir, Sapphyra Rozvardo, or Zaynab Al-Munajjimah) could be found at either kingdom or laurel.

5: Azizah bint Rustam - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning (Aziza daughter of Rustam) most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

<Azizah> is found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda, under 'Feminine Isms [Given Names].' This article is found online at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm.

<Rustam> is found in "The Sháhnáma of Firdausi," which was written between 977 and 1010 by the poet Abu 'l Kasim (c. 941 - 1020) and is a history of Iran from the creation to the time of the Arab conquest. A translation of this epic poem can be found on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=OVIMAAAAIAAJ&dq=Rustam&source=gbs_navlink_s. This name has been registered once before by the College of Arms [Abu Nur Rustam ibn Abdallah - October 1995 via An Tir]; this gentle is the submitter's stepfather.

The pattern 'ism bint ism' is listed in #3 under 'Arabic Naming Practices" in Da'ud's article with the meaning 'X daughter of Y.'

Printouts from the poem cited above are included with the submission.

5: Azizah bint Rustam - New Device

Per bend sinister sable and barry wavy argent and gules, a calygreyhound rampant guardant argent

6: Bork Thorkelsson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

Bork can be found in the online version of the SMP (www.sofi.se/images/smp/pdf/borgh.pdf) s.n. Borgh. The spelling Bork is dated to 1422 (reconstructed spelling). Submitter prefers spelling w/k.

Thorkelsson is a patronymic form of Thorkell. Thorkel can be found in Lind (s.n. Þorkell) dated to 1407.

6: Bork Thorkelsson - New Device

Vert, a fess between four tankards Or

7: Bronwen Elgars - Resub Badge

(Fieldless) On a goutte d'Or an ermine spot sable

The submitter's branch is Ambergard.

The submitter's name was registered in October of 1996 via An Tir.

8: Cecille de Beumund - New Device Change

Sable semy of quatrefoils argent

Old Item: Azure, on a fess between three swallows volant argent three roses proper, to be released.

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The submitter's current primary name name was registered February 2002 via An Tir.

The submitter's current device, Azure, on a fess between three swallows volant argent three roses proper, was registered May 1996 via An Tir. She wishes this device to be released if the new one is registered.

9: Cecille de Beumund - New Acceptance of Armory Transfer

(Fieldless) A griffin passant argent winged Or

This badge was registered jointly to Cecille de Beumund and Iago ab Adam in November 2000 via An Tir. Cecille's name was registered February 2002 via An Tir. Her branch is Seagirt.

The submitter included the following letter:

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Cecille de Beumund, do accept the transfer from [legal name], known in the SCA as Iago ab Adam, the following badge "(Fieldless) A griffin passant argent winged Or." I understand that this transfer cannot be withdrawn once made.

[signature]

[legal name] June 22, 2010

10: Diamante da Magenta - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No changes.
• Language (Italian) most important.
• Meaning (diamond from magenta) most important.

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The following is summarized from the documentation section of the form and included photocopies.

Diamante - Italian given name documented from the following

-"Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman)" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/

-"LIST OF GIVEN NAMES (NAME1) FOUND IN THE TRE MAGGIORI" (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/name1.html) without a date given

- "A sample of Jewish names in Milan 1540-1570 Compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (MKA Zachary Kessin)" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Jewish/milan_names.html)

DA MAGENTA - locative surname practice documented from the following

- Common Naming Patterns, being a Brief Guide to Bynames in the Major European Languages and Cultures Commonly Encountered in the SCA, by Walraven van Nijmegen ©2003 (http://heralds.westkingdom.org/ClassHandouts/CommonNamingPatterns.htm)

- Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: Complete Names from Declarations, by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/completenames.html)

Printouts of the cited websites were included with the submission. No documentation was provided for 'Magenta' as a locative.

10: Diamante da Magenta - New Device

Argent, in pale three mullets barry and per pale sable and Or

quoted from the submission form:

NOTE: preference is that device be displayed only on a LOZENGE

I list these learned and much respected heralds respectfully below, as their help was educational, inspirational, and invaluable.

My deepest appreciation and thanks are expressed to:

Elizabeth Lions Blood

Owen Matins

Teceangl Ounce

Rheinwylydd Bleu Grael

Anton Sherwood

Dan Sena

Richenda du Jardin

Bruce Draconarius

Basil Dragonstrike

Steve Berry

11: Diamante da Magenta - New Badge

A mullet barry and per pale sable and Or

The submitter checked the box indicating she wanted a fieldless badge.

The submitter's branch is Seagirt. Her name is submitted above.

The following is quoted from the submission form:

I list these learned and much respected heralds respectfully below, as their help was educational, inspirational, and invaluable.

My deepest appreciation and thanks are expressed to:

Elizabeth Lions Blood

Owen Matins

Teceangl Ounce

Rheinwylydd Bleu Grael

Anton Sherwood

Dan Sena

Richenda du Jardin

Bruce Draconarius

Basil Dragonstrike

Steve Berry

for their tireless assistance and efforts in conflict checking my badge and device.

12: Eoghan Ó Briain - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

The submitter included a copy of a letter from the Academy of St. Gabriel from September 2006 which states that "<Eoghan> was common in Ireland in the 15th and 16th centuries" and "...the clan byname was spelled <O/Briain> in your period, where the / represents an acute accent over the previous letter...."

[Note: This letter is not a standard Academy report; rather, it is what the Academy terms a 'quick-reply' and it was written by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, 26 Sep 2006. The two sources cited in the quick reply are Mari's annals article (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/, where the cited given name appears at http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Eogan.shtml) and "Annals of the Four Masters, Volume 5" by Mavis Cournane and Donnchadh Ó Corráin, found at http://www.ucc.ie.celt/published/G100005E/ (the cited information is M1559.3 Tadhcc mac Murchaidh I Briain). - Elizabeth]

12: Eoghan ÓBriain - New Device

Or, a duck rising wings displayed azure a base barry wavy azure and Or

13: Fergus of Karlisle - New Name

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

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

Fergus - Black s.n. Fergus dates Fergus to 1582, James Fergus

Karlisle - s.n. Carlisle, R&W, dates Karlisle to 1310-11.

13: Fergus of Karlisle - New Device

Sable, in fess a grenade between two rabbits combatant within a border argent

14: Gabriel Luvedey - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

If name must be changed, submitter cares most about spelling.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

<Gabriel> is found in Withycombe, s.n. <Gabriel>; she dates this spelling to 1199, 1200 and 1210 in the submitter's desired period of 12th - early 13th century.

<Luveday> is found in "Deeds: A.4901 - A.5000,' A Descriptive Catalog of Ancient Deeds: Volume 3 (1900), pp. 118-129. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64327&strquery=Luvedey

"A. 4995. Demise by Hamo and Robert Luvedey, to William de Crofte, of a yearly rent from the fourth part of a marsh and from land in Upechereche. Witnesses:--Jordan Levenoht, Jordan Begelot, Norman Dod, and others (named). Twelfth century. Two seals."

A printout from the aforementioned website was included in the submission packet.

14: Gabriel Luvedey - New Device

Per pale and per chevron azure and argent, a rose and a bordure dovetailed counterchanged

15: Hawise le Wollemongere - Resub Device

Vert, a lamb argent couchant and a ford proper

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The submitter's name was forwarded to Laurel in April 2010.

Her previous device submission, Per fess vert and barry wavy of three argent and azure, a mermaid proper affronty playing a harp proper, in chief two lambs couchant argent, was returned by Lions Blood in April 2010:

The device is returned for contrast problems. The mermaid's skin is considered argent by Laurel precedent:

[Per bend sinister azure and argent, a mermaid in her vanity proper] Long precedent and period heraldic practice make Caucasian skin equivalent to argent. If drawn properly, the effectively argent skin of the mermaid would be largely against the argent part of the field. Even as carefully drawn, there is too much of the mermaid's skin against the argent part of the field. Therefore, this must be returned for violating RfS VIII.2, Armorial Contrast. [Ophelia Mulryan, 11/00, R-Drachnewald]

A portion of the mermaid's skin in the proposed device lies on the argent part of the barry wavy section of the field, rendering zero contrast. Therefore it must be returned.

A submission with the exact same emblazon as this one was forwarded to Laurel on the June 2010 ELoI. It is the submitter's intention that the badge she submitted become a device and we ask for the best way to facilitate this transfer.

16: Hawise le Wollemongere - New Badge

A lamb couchant argent

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The submitter checked the box indicating she wanted a fieldless badge.

17: Iago ab Adam - New Armory Transfer

(Fieldless) A griffin passant argent winged Or

The following letter was submitted:

"I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Iago ab Adam, hereby release and transfer to [legal name], known in the SCA as Cecille de Beumund, ownership of the following jointly registered badge "(Fieldless) A griffin passant argent winged Or." I understand that this transfer cannot be withdrawn once made.

June 22 2010 [signature]"

The badge was registered jointly to Iago and Cecille in November of 2000 via An Tir. Cecille's acceptance of transfer is documented elsewhere in this letter.

18: Isobel Black - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (spelling - Isobel Black) most important.
• Culture (Scottish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrgan Wood.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

Isobel - Particular spelling preference found in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," article on Laurel website (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html). It is English, but submitter would prefer to keep the spelling for a Scottish persona.

Black - found in "Surnames (Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names) on Academy of St. Gabriel link. Site is (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/). Submitter would prefer more modern spelling 'Black,' but is willing to accept 'Blak' if necessary to pass.

A printout of the St. Gabriel-linked site is included in the submission packet.

18: Isobel Black - New Device

Argent, a bend sinister cotised sable, overall a daisy purpure

19: Jorunn Aslaksdotter - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, The Old Norse Name

p. 8 Áslákr

p. 12 Jórunnr

Torjus Loupedalen, Kviteseid Bygdesoge, Vol. I: Æettesaga*, Eigi Forlag, 1956 at the Kolltveitfarm there was a 16th century Jorunn according to the online version of this book.

p. 406: Aslak Guttormsson, legal record dated 1593

p. 412: Jorunn Hakesdotter, her first child born in 1704

Both of these, my ancestors, are connected to the farm Moen in the parish of Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway.

Names being hereditary, the name "Jorunn" could have been used a century earlier, in my persona's time period. A Jórunn appears in the Heimskringla* in Harald Hårfagre's saga, which took place in the late 9th century.

Copies of the relevant pages from the items marked * (Æettesaga and Heimskringla) are included in the submission packet.

20: Katerina des Montagnes - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning (Katerina of the Mountains) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrtleholt.

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

"Katerina: Names From Pêrigueux, 1339-1340 by Sara L. Uckelman (c) 2003; Sara L. Friedman.

des Montagnes: a publication for West Kingdom College of Heralds being a Brief Guide to Bynames in the Major European Languages and Cultures Commonly Encountered in the SCA - by Walraven van Nijmegen (c) 2003."

Copies of these articles were included, although no URLs were included. The second article documents the placename pattern but does not specifically document 'des Montagnes.'

21: Kathleen O'Duncan - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No holding name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (spelling) most important.

The submitter's branch is Vulcanfeldt.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

Kathleen is found on the Collected Precedents of the SCA as compatible. http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents/compiledNamePrecednets/Compatible.html.

Duncan is documented in The Surnames of Scotland, by George F. Black, Ph.D. O'Duncan is documented in the Surnames of Ireland by Edward MacLysaght. Duncan is shown to be a derivation of Dinkin, and O'Dinkin is listed.

O'Duncan has been registered twice, for Shannon O'Duncan and for Regina O'Duncan using this documentation. Kathleen is the mundane Aunt of Shannon O'Duncan and has his permission to use his last name.

The submitter included copies of the relevant pages from MacLysaght, which does not date the name Duncan or O'Dinkin.

The submitter also included a photocopy of her California driver's license showing Kathleen as her mundane name.

A letter from Shannon O'Duncan confirming his permission for Kathleen to use his last name is also included.

22: Katryne MacKim - New Device

Argent, goutty de larmes, a chief invected azure and in base a raven close sable

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter's name was registered in July 2008 via An Tir.

23: Kora of Karlisle - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (spelling - Kara) most important.

The submitter's branch is Borealis.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form.

Kora can be found in Paul Wickenden's Database of Russian names (heraldry.sca.org/paul/ko.html). Kora is dated to 14th century.

Karlisle - s.n. Carlisle, R&W, dates Karlisle to 1310-11.

23: Kora of Karlisle - New Device

Purpure, on a bend embattled on the upper edge or three cinquefoil purpure

24: Mairghread inghean Dubhghaill mhic Cainnich - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

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

"*St. Gabriel report #1602 - Mairghread is the gealic form of Margaret. [Note: Report is found at http://www.s-gabriel.org/1602 - Elizabeth]

*St. Gabriel report #3286 - Dubhghaill is appropriate for 12th - 17th C. [Note: Report is found at http://www.s-gabriel.org/3286 - Elizabeth]

*www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men/cainneach.shtml - Cainnich shown as a Common Gaelic spelling for genitive use for 14th, 15th and 16th c."

St. Gabriel report #1602 says of this given name:

"Mairghre/ad MAR-aid Gaelic form of <Margaret>

... [more names listed]

A great many more Gaelic names are recorded in Ireland. We don't know for certain that these names were also used in Scotland, but it is not unlikely: Gaelic was spoken in both countries in our period, and there was considerable commerce between them. Here are a few of the more common Irish women's names beginning with <M> [3].

Source #3 is OCM.

St. Gabriel report #3286 says of the first patronymic:

"The surname <Doyle> is likewise a modern English form. The root of <Doyle> is the Gaelic clan name <O/ Dubhghaill> (this spelling is appropriate for c. 1200 to c. 1700). [2]"

Source #2 is Reaney & Wilson.

24: Mairghread inghean Dubhghaill mhic Cainnich - New Device

Azure, a Bowen knot bendwise, on a chief embattled argent a roundel between a decrescent and an increscent azure

Add the images, then delete this comment. :)

25: Morgan the Truehearted - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (English) most important.
• Meaning (Morgan who has a true heart) most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter does not recall when his submission was sent, only that the College cashed his check but never processed the submission "at some point in the 90's".

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

"<Morgan> is found in _The register book of the parish of St. Nichols Acons, London: 1539-1812 By London (England)_; p. 10 lists a <George ffee Willims the Soonne of Morgan ffee Will'ms> in 1586 (http://books.google.com/books?id=pF9mAAAAMAAJ&dq=St.+Nichols+Acons&source=gbs_navlinks_s).

<the Truehearted> is intended to be a descriptive byname. The OED, s.n. truehearted, dates the meaning "Having a true heart; faithful, loyal, honest, sincere" to 1471 with the spelling 'true hartyd'. The spelling 'true-hearted' appears in this entry as follows: 1608 HIERON Wks. 1 694 Engrease..loyalty and true-heartednesse in his subiects. Several other bynames in England make use of the compound true+thing, all from Reaney & Wilson, _A Dictionary of English Surnames_: s.n. Trueblood (Trewebloude, 1450-1; Truchild 1559; Trewfelagh 1379; Trwpage 1379; Trewpeny 1472), s.n. Truebody (Treubody 1301), s.n. Truecock (Trucock 1361), s.n. Trufitt (Trewfoote 1524), s.n. Truelock (Treuloc 1202), s.n. Truelove (Trewlove 1275) and s.n. Trueman (Treweman 1215). In "A Brief Introduction to Medieval Bynames", by Talan Gwynek and Arval Benicoeur, it says about 'nickname-style' bynames, "Nicknames are a grab-bag of all bynames that don't fit into any of the first three classes, but some common types can be identified. In this class we include nicknames describing physical, mental or moral characteristics of the bearer." We feel that with the multitude of bynames comprised of the protheme "True-", combined with the evidence of moral characteristics serving as bynames, <the Truehearted> is a reasonable descriptive byname."

25: Morgan the Truehearted - Resub Device

Argent, an evergreen tree proper and in chief two Latin crosses gules, a bordure azure

Add the images, then delete this comment :)

26: Piers Lakewood - Resub Device

Quarterly sable and vert, a quill pen bendwise sinister between two open scrolls palewise argent

The submitter's branch is Tir Banog.

The submitter's primary name was registered in November 2008 via An Tir.

The submitter's previous device, Quarterly azure and vert, four feathers argent, was returned by Laurel in October of 2009 for a redraw:

"This device is returned for a redraw. The charges shown in the emblazon, blazoned as feathers, are not easily recognizable. Many commenters questioned whether they were wings, especially since they have plumes only on one side. Also, the curvature of the charges, and their position on the field, creates confusion about whether the charges are oriented palewise or bendwise sinister. Section VII.7.b of the Rules for Submissions requires that "Any element used in Society armory must be describable in standard heraldic terms so that a competent heraldic artist can reproduce the armory solely from the blazon." Since the device cannot be accurately blazoned, it must be returned."

27: Suvia filia Heriberti - New Device

Azure semy of bees argent, a chief wavy barry wavy vert and argent

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The submitter's primary name was registered in August 2009 via An Tir.

The submitter included the following note on the submission form:

"cicadas can be substituted for bees, if there is an issue with a semy of bees"

28: Suvia filia Heriberti - New Badge

(Fieldless) A griffin statant with beak conjoined to a vase azure

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

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The submitter's primary name was registered in August 2009 via An Tir.

29: Tyra Fulksdottir - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere.

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

"Tyra is believed to be a spelling variant of þyre. þyre can be found in Lind, s.n. þyri. Lind supplies the following source notations: Jv(1)6, and Jv(1) 4(4) 13(14). [Note: Numbers in parenthesis are written on the form as smaller numbers 'above' the line. - Elizabeth]

Fulkes can be found in the online version of the SMP at www.sofi.se/images/smp/pdf/folke.pdf. The patronymic form Fulkasson is dated to 1312, 1377, 1410 and 1411. Fulkasdottir is the patronymic borne by a woman."

29: Tyra Fulksdottir - New Device

Argent, a chevron purpure between three square weaver's tablets azure

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30: William de Logan - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (Spelling) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

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

"Please see attached sheet 1 of 1"

The following is quoted from enclosed documentation:

Authentication of the SCA name William de Logan

The given name of William was the most popular name in England after William the Conqueror in 1066.

As an example, in the Ragman Roll of 1296, found on the genealogical site of http://www.rampantscotland.com/ragman/blragman_index.htm, the following are just a few people listed as authentic signatures showing the given name of William:

Abercromby (Abercrunby), William de (del counte de Fyf)

Abirnethy (Abrenethy, Abernythyn), Margaret qe fu la femme William de (del counte de Berewyk)

Abirnethy (Abrenethy, Abernythyn), William de (tenaunt le Roi du counte de Berewyk)

Aldham, perfone del Eglife de, William (del counte de Edeneburgh)

Also, Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Williams, cite <Rauf le fuiz William> 1299 and <Henry [sic - sentence cuts off. -Elizabeth]

The use and form of the surname of de Logan can be demonstrated by Page 229 of The Scotch-Irish or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland and North America by Charles Agustus Hanna in the Ragman Roll of King Edward I in 1206 as below:

[Image photocopied from a book and pasted into the document; it lists "Andrew de Logan, Wigtonshire" and "Philip de Logan, burgois de Monros". Directly under these entries is a "Thurbrand de Logyn, Dumfriesshire" which makes me believe that the names are not normalized. - Elizabeth]

The derivative of the name Logan can be seen on Page 412 of The Scotch-Irish or the Scot in North Britain, North Ireland and North America by Charles Agustus Hanna below:

"The Scottish surname Logie, like Logan, and the Irish Laggan, is derived from a word signifying a low-lying, flat, or hollow country and is used as a prefix to such places in Scotland, as Logie-Buchan, Logierait, &c."

Page 283 of A Dictionary of English Surnames by Percy Hide Reaney shows the name de Logan used in 1230.

[Image from R&W pasted into the document showing the citation "Thurbrand de Logan 1230, 1272 ib. From Logan (Ayr), or from minor places of this name." - Elizabeth]

In A History of the Clans of Scotland, http://www.RampantScotland.com, it states, "One of the most important sources of the name was Logan in Ayrshire but there are examples of the name in Dryburgh in the Borders in 1204, Adam de Logan in Gowrie in 1226 and Thurbrand de Logan in Cunningham, Ayrshire."

This is particularly important as my persona is from the Cumberland (Borders) region of England in the 13th century."

30: William de Logan - New Device

Argent, a chevron cotised sable between three trefoils azure

Add the images, then delete this comment :)

This ends the July 2010 An Tir Internal Letter of Intent. Thanks to Elizabeth Lions Blood for her help and support, and my kitty Sayyida for her company while finalizing this. :)

In Service,

Rhieinwylydd Boar

An Tir OSCAR counts: 15 New Names, 13 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 3 New Badges, 1 New Acceptance of Armory Transfer, 1 New Armory Transfer. This gives 35 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name, 4 Resub Devices, 1 Resub Device Change, 2 Resub Badges. This is a total of 8 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 43 actions.

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