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An Tir IL dated 2011-06-02 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Anthony Black Lion, Elizabeth Lions Blood, and the esteemed heralds from An Tir and elsewhere to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylydd Boar sends Pilgrims! (Yes, I did spend three months setting up that tired joke you've been hearing since preschool... ;) Anyway, I hope that our rainy kingdom is giving you more flowers and fewer showers as the days lengthen.

Commentary on this letter is due July 10, 2011.

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

May Letter - No meeting

June Letter - TBD

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings to the College from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

HUZZAH to our scribal sister, Bronwen Sable Sable, on being invited to join the Order of the Pelican! We are delighted and look forward to the elevation, which will happen at July Coronation. In addition, congratulations are also due to William Mor, Deputy to Argent Scroll Herald, who received his Jambe de Lion at Grand Thing this past weekend. Well done!

My position is still open and I have received no applications. I repeat - my position is still open and I have received no applications. I have June, July, August and then I am done - I step down at September Crown and my successor will be responsible for September's decisions and external letter. PLEASE consider stepping up and serving the College this way. It is a highly rewarding job to do and I promise that I will help whoever takes it until they are completely trained. I do not want to leave this decision until September Crown - ideally, I would like to have a successor by July Coronation. That is a month and a half away.

Thank you Alicia Red Flame and Caitrina Silver Yale for your help as we work through the transition in submissions for Tir Righ. It has not necessarily been the smoothest of processes but I have every confidence that the Principality is on the right track. It truly has been a pleasure.

A loud shout out to all my commentary heralds - your input is absolutely invaluable and has enabled so many people to learn these past couple years. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will never be able to repay the knowledge you've shared.

Be safe this tournament season and I hope to see many of you soon.

In service to An Tir,

Lady Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle, GdS

Lions Blood Herald

LAUREL ACTIONS

No new Laurel letters have been issued since the last An Tir ILoI.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

The following items have been forwarded to Laurel and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in August 2011

Diana de Winterton. Name.

Jade Redstone. Device. Vert estencely, an owl sustaining and perched upon a sword fesswise reversed argent

Kaðlín in stórráða. Device. Sable, on a bend argent three butterflies palewise vert

Timothy ap Caradoc - Name and Device. Sable, a mullet of six points elongated palewise and on a chief embattled argent two boars statant contourny sable

Timothy of Sherwood - Name and Device. Gules, a sheaf of three arrows and on a chief Or an open book sable

 

1: An Tir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

White Dragon Pursuivant

• No major changes.
• Sound (spelling) most important.

The Kingdom name was registered in December 1981 via the West.

This pursuivant title is being registered on behalf of the Incipient Barony of Dragon's Mist, which bears the arms "Sable, a dragon's head couped within a laurel wreath, a bordure nebuly argent". Their elevation to Baronial status was approved by the Board of Directors in April.

This title follows the pattern of <color + charge> as laid out in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/).

<White> is one of the ordinary color words for the heraldic tincture "argent". The spelling white can be found in the MED, s.n. whit (adj): a1450(?c1421) Lydg. ST (Arun 119) 376: He made ... wel expert Astronomyens ... To fynden out ... The Chyldes fate ... the heuenly mansiouns Clerly Cerched be smale fracciouns ... On Augrym stoones and on white caartes, ypreued out be diligent labour In tables correcte.

<Dragon> is a heraldic charge. This spelling can be found in the MED, s.n. dragoun (n.) Also -on, -un & dracon: c1330(?a1300) Tristrem (Auch) 1470: Þo was þe dragon boun And cast fere ful ri3t.

2: Beak Bell of Dumfries - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains. She will accept all changes, says that the name phrase <Beak Bell> is most important in the event her name must be changed, and desires a female name.

<Beak> is dated to 1577 in A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/scottishfem.html#scottishfemlate)

<Bell> is dated to 1248, 1263, 1342, 1350, 1463, 1528 in Black, GF, The Surnames of Scotland.

<Dumfries> is included in the Pont Maps of the late 16th c. (http://maps.nls.uk/pont/)

2: Beak Bell of Dumfries - New Device

Argent, a chevron sable between three frogs vert

3: Ceara "Clan" Grigour - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire. She will not accept major changes, cares most about sound, and desires a female name.

<Ceara> is found in OCM Irish Names s.n. Cera. (Boar sez: Can't find my copy of OCM to add any info about dating, someone please check!)

<Grigour> is found in Black, GF, The Surnames of Scotland s.n. Gregor: "The name was borrowed by the Gaels and appears in EIr. (Lat.) as Grigorius, MIr. Grigour, G. Griogair...." The client's preferred spelling is not otherwise cited.

3: Ceara "Clan" Grigour - New Device

Purpure, a pall voided between two frogs combatant and in chief the letter A argent

4: Ívarr Læknir - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (Ivarr) most important.
• Language (Norse/Scots) most important.

The submitter's branch is Cold Keep. He will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (Norse/Scots) and sound (Ivarr), and desires a male name.

<Ivarr> is found in St. Gabriel report 1415, which describes it as "a moderately common Old Norse Name" and cites Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

<læknir> (not capitalized) is found in the article "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html)

5: Osanna Rosslyn - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist. She will not accept major changes, cares most about sound, and desires a female name. She requests authenticity for 12th - 14th century.

<Osanna> is found in Withycombe, Dictionary of English Christian Names, s.n. Hosanna: "The form Osanna was used in England from the OE gospels until the 16th century... It is found as a christian name for both men and women from the beginnin of the 13th century, usually in the Fr form Osanne or Ozanne, but it did not remain in use for very long."

<Rosslyn> is found in R&W, Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Rosling, Rosslyn, Rusling. Other than the header spelling, the exact form <Rosslyn> is not included or dated. Closest is <Roslyn>, 1327.

5: Osanna Rosslyn - New Device

Argent fretty gules nailed Or, a dragon passant contourny vert.

6: Pernell Camber - New Device

Azure, on a pile inverted ermine an acorn sable

The submitter's name was registered May 2008 via An Tir. Her branch is Dragon's Laire.

7: Sebhdann ingen Sinaig - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Client requests authenticity for 8th c. Ireland.
• Sound (SHEV-an) most important.
• Language (Irish Gaelic) most important.
• Culture (8th c. Ireland) most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains. She will not accept major changes, cares most about sound (SHEV-an) and language/culture (8th c. Irish Gaelic). She desires a female name and asks that her name be made authentic for 8th c. Ireland.

<Sebhdann> is dated to 726 via Mari's 'Index of Names in Irish Annals' (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sebdann.shtml)

<ingen> - patronymic meaning 'daughter of;' this is the expected pre-1200 form of the word.

<Sinaig> is dated to 720 via Mari's 'Index of Names in Irish Annals' (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Sinach.shtml)

7: Sebhdann ingen Sinaig - New Device

Argent, in pale a horse passant vert and a chamfron azure

8: Sebhdann ingen Sinaig - New Badge

(Fieldless) in bend two hands proper clasped couped within and conjoined to an annulet argent

9: Sinéidin bean Thoráin - New Name Change

Sinéidin inghean Uí Biadhtach

Old Item: Sinéidin bean Thoráin, to be retained.

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (13th c. Irish Gaelic) most important.
• Culture (13th c. Ireland) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. She will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (13th c. Irish), and desires a female name. Her previous name was registered in June 1995 via An Tir and should be retained as an alternate.

The submitter wishes to retain the name <Sinéidin> under grandfather clause.

St. Gabriel report 377 states that <Biadhtach> is the original Irish form of Beattie and cites MacLysaght's Surnames of Ireland s.n. Beatty.

Submitter states: "I understand that lenition may be required for Gaelic bynames that are post-1200 AD" (as per http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#lenited). Submitter will acept lenition but prefers an un-lenited form if possible.

Formation of clan affiliation byname follows the format given at http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname

9: Sinéidin bean Thoráin - New Device Change

Per pale vert and sable, a winged natural tiger argent marked sable rampant, and in chief a county coronet Or.

Old Item: Vert, a natural tiger rampant contourny argent marked sable winged argent, within a bordure gyronny Or and sable, to be retained.

Submitter is a countess (An Tir, July 1996) and entitled to bear a county coronet on her arms. Her previous device, Vert, a natural tiger rampant contourny argent marked sable winged argent, within a bordure gyronny Or and sable, was registered in August 1994 via An Tir and should be retained as badge.

10: Thomasina Fairamay - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

Submitter's branch is Blatha an Oir. She will accept all changes, expresses no preference should changes be required, and desires a female name.

<Thomasina> is dated to 1346 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html).

<Fairamay> is dated to 1327 in "Misplaced" Names in Reaney & Wilson by Jeanne Marie Lacroix (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/misplacednamesbyname.htm)

Thus ends the June 2011 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

yours in service,

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn

Boar Pursuivant

An Tir OSCAR counts: 6 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Order Name, 5 New Devices, 1 New Device Change, 1 New Badge. This gives 15 new items. Resub Counts: There are no resubmissions on this letter.

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