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Tir Righ IL dated 2011-03-06 (Jump to Submissions)

Greetings unto the College of Heralds!

Commentary on this letter is due April 5th

Submission Herald meetings:

Next meeting is scheduled for 1pm - April 9th at the home of Caitrina Silver Yale with dinner to follow at the Howe Sound Brew Pub. Home of the famous Cheddar Ale Soup!

From Silver Yale

We've had many changes to the College these past weeks, changes for the better. We've been researching the structure of other Kingdom Colleges in the Known World to bring us more in line with the majority. To start we are moving our Heraldic Library under the Education Deputy position and away from the Red Flame position. Our Heraldic Title of Red Flame Herald will now be for our Submissions Herald. Luckily Alicia is familiar with this title and we're hoping to have the process documented as Laurel intended so that she can begin to take over the Tir Righ submissions no later than June Coronet.

Our Silver Pillar Herald will now also be taking care of Protocol. This change comes as His Lordship Hjlmr inn Danski is due to step down. I am very pleased to announce that Mistress Yolande Chastellain is accepting the position of Silver Pillar Herald for Tir Righ and I extend my thanks to Hjlmr for his dedication to the position and his promise to return to the College after a well deserved rest.

We are also accepting applications for a new Education Deputy as Doireann is getting ready to step down as well. This is the perfect opportunity for someone wanting to learn the ropes as Dori is in the process of organizing our second Heraldic and Scribal Symposium coming this fall. More details will be released to the Tir Righ lists.

I am so very proud of our College and the integrity our Heralds hold dear. Your passion and commitment to our submitters humbles me and I thank you for your support.

In Service to Crown and College,

Caitrina Silver Yale

Red Flame Actions

Forwarded to Laurel

Rashid al-Qasim - new Device

Pean, three serpents nowed Or.

1: Aine inghean ui Chonchobhair - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Client requests authenticity for 12th to 14th Century Irish.
• Sound most important.

Submitter's Branch is the Barony of Lions Gate.

Submitter desires a female name, will not accept major changes, cares most about the sound of her name (unspecified) and is requesting an authentic name for 12th to 14th Century Irish.

The following was included as documentation:

Donnchadh O Corrain & Fidelma Maguire, Irish Names (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1990) lists -

Aine - page 19

Conchobar - page 57

2: Alys Lakewood - New Household Name

Boar Mountain Hold

• Meaning (Must have the word "Boar" in the name) most important.

Submitter's Branch is the Shire of Tir Bannog.

The submitter will accept any changes and cares most about the meaning of the name (must have the word "Boar" in the name) and will accept a holding name.

Notes from Submitter:

Our household envisions itself as a small military outpost (Hold), guarding the border between Tir Righ and Avacal. Our chosen name "Boar Mountain Hold" is in honour of local mountain Boer Mountain. We currently count approximately 10 regular members of our household.

Membership in our household is restricted to those members who live in (near) the Village of Burns Lake. Our shire seat is located in Smithers, BC, a town almost 2 hours to the west of Burns Lake.

We would prefer the name "Boar Mountain Hold" but will accept any household name that includes the word "Boar" and either reflects the concept of military unit or geographical location. Acceptable alternatives that we have previously discussed include: Boar Mountain or Boar Hill. Documentation is included.

A household badge accompanies this submission.

As "Boar Mountain Hold" is an invented name, the documentation enclosed shows examples of similar sounding names located in England. We were not able to locate any documentation including the word "Hold" although the word and meaning listed in two middle English dictionaries would support the use as we have put forward.

Included Documentation

Place name example including word Boar -

From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Boar_Fell

Wild Boar Fell is a mountain (or more accurately a fell) in Mallerstang on the eastern edge of Cumbria, England.

Place name examples including the word Mountain -

From Gazetteer of British Place Names, http://www.gazetteer.co.uk/cgi-bin/big_test.pl

Brilley Mountain

Buckley Mountain

Flint Mountain


Place name examples including the word Boar -

Inside cover of book "OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS" (not sure if this is the title of the book or the name of the publisher)

photocopy of page 48 shows

Boarhunt Ha,Byrhfunt' 10 BCS 1161, Bor(e)hunte DB, Burhunt 1170. "The spring by the BURG'; cf. FUNTA. The first el. appears first in the gen. form byrh, later in the form bur(h).

Boar's Hill Brk [Boreshulla Hy 2 Abingd]. Lit. 'boar's hill'.

Boarstall Bk [Burchestala 1158 f., Burcstala 1161 P]. See Birstall, Burstall.

Boarzell Sx [Baresselle a 1123 PNSx, Borsel 1253 Ch, Borshull 1279 Ass]. 'Shelter for the boar'; second el. OE (GE)SELL.

From the National Archives - printed from website, incomplete URL showing.

Database search results for "Boar Street Boars Head" 11 results dated from 1000 to 1600.

Court of Requests: Pleadings REQ 2/6/193

William Bate v William Jenyns of the city of Westminister and his wife Joan: two tenements adjoining the Boar's Head in King Street, Westminister. 9mm. {Standard surname: Jennings] SMP. 1-248, described at item level. William Bate v William Jenyns of Date range: 1545-1546

Chancery: Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Henry III to Richard III C 143/449/5...

John, bishop of Bath and Wells, to grant a messuage called the Boar's Head next to the Bolt-in-Tun in Fleet Street in the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-West to the prior and convent of the Carmelites in Fleet Street. London. Inquisitions taken as a result Date range: 1441-1442

further results felt to be redundant but can be added to this letter if requested.

Definitions from "A Concise Dictionary of Middle English" http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html - 4 pages

Boor, sb. boar, C, W2; bare, S2; bore, S, PP; bor, S2, PP; bores, pll, P. --AS. ba'r.

Mountein, sb. mountain, PP; montaine, S2; montain, S2; montaigne, C2; mountaigne, PP. --AF. mountaygne; Late Lat. montanea, 'locus montanus' <Ducange).

Hold, sb. a stronghold, C3.

Definition from the "electronic Middle English Dictionary" - 2 pages


2. Possession,.... a feudal holding...

3. (b) a fortified town or city, a stronghold, a castle. (c) a house, residence, dwelling place; also fig hous ne~, house nor home; treu in~, faithful in the household, loyal;...

2: Boar Mountain Hold - New Badge

Per chevron Or and azure, three pine trees gules one and two, in base, a rampant boar argent

This submission is to be associated with Alys Lakewood

3: Margarita Harris of Sheffield - New Name

Submitter's Branch is the Shire of Cragmere.

Submitter will accept any changes, does not specify a desired gender and will accept a holding name.

Documentation is listed on a separate sheet as follows:


Names found in Maisemore, Gloucestershire Registers 1538-1600 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/maisemore.html

s.n. Margaret lists "Margarita 1579"

English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html

s.n. Margaret lists "Margarita [L] 3 1588 CLS (2); 1606 SED"

Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott)


lists one occurrence of "Margarita"

Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames - Part Three: The Names H-Z by Talan Gwynek


s.n. Margaret lists "Margarita 1549 Mowson"


English Names found in Brass Enscriptions by Gulian Goodwyn


lists "Harris - 1597 ox"

Names found in Quedgeley, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1559-1600 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael


s.n. Harris lists "Harris 2-26-1581"

Names found in Cam, Glouchestershire, Marriage Registers 1569-1600 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael


lists "Harris 1580"


A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson

s.n. Sheffield gives the name as meaning "from Sheffield" with examples: William de Shefeld 1227, Thomas de Sheffeld 1328 Robert Sheffeld 1456

Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615 by Julie Kahan


lists "Sheffield DSN 1541 1545" (DSN = Durham St Nicholas Marriages 1521-1719)

showing this spelling was used by the mid 16th C. Photocopy included.

3: Margarita Harris of Sheffield - New Device

Per pale purpure and argent, an oak tree eradicated counter-changed and a chief embattled sable

Device Notes: Although the per pale field looks azure on the scan, it is indeed purpure on the forms.

4: Tamora Webb - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

Submitter's Branch is the Shire of Danescombe.

The submitter will accept any changes and will accept a holding name.

Tamora is the submitter's legal first name, photocopy of drivers licence included with submission. Submitter also lists the given name "Tamora" can be found in period literary work (Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus as a character, 'Tamora - Queen of the Goths'). No documentation or photocopies included. Upon advice from her consulting herald, being that Shakespeare was written in English and most likely in the late 16th century, the submitter looked for a 16th century English surname.

Webb is found at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/minchinhampton.html. Article title is Names found in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire Marriage Registers 1566 - 1600 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael under Surnames

4: Tamora Webb - New Device

Sable, a horse rampant argent and on a bordure Or an orle of spiders sable.

Any questions or concerns please contact me at herald<AT>tirrigh<DOT>org

An Tir OSCAR counts: 3 New Names, 1 New Household Name, 2 New Devices, 1 New Badge. This gives 7 new items. Resub Counts: There are no resubmissions on this letter.

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