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An Tir IL dated 2011-09-01 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Anthony Black Lion, Oddr (incoming) and Elizabeth (outgoing) Lions Blood, and the esteemed heralds from An Tir and elsewhere to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylydd Boar sends greetings and hopes that you are enjoying the summer weather (don't blink!)

Commentary on this letter is due October 10, 2011.

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

No Lions Blood meetings are currently planned; watch the Antir-Heralds list for announcements.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Unto Anthony Black Lion, the An Tir College of Heralds, and unto all those who read this letter, I -- Oddr Motley, Lions Blood designate -- send greetings.

Within a few days of this writing, I will assume the office of Lions Blood Herald. I am deeply humbled by this trust, and can only hope to approach the level of excellence demonstrated by Lady Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle.

It is with no small amount of relief that I note Lady Elizabeth has left me with a slate devoid of pended items, and in their place has provided a supply of good advice for executing my duties. I trust she's quite aware that I know how to reach her for questions, and expect that she'll take measured -- if futile -- precautions.

I am also gifted with an amazing corps of commenters. I have known many of your names longer than I care to state, and it pleases me to finally be able to offer -- in an official capacity -- my thanks for your diligence and skill. You do your various Kingdoms honor with your service. I look forward to benefiting from your continued efforts to better the state of heraldry in our Society.

To the soon-to-be-my skillful deputies, Rhi Boar and Tóki Sinister Gauntlet: abject apologies. I'm sure with sufficient counseling you'll each recover from what is to come.

To maintain existing workflows among the aforementioned deputies, and reduce confusion for submitters, the Corvallis mail drop is being retained. This may change in the future, but there is no need to change it at this time.

Some reminders: I am informed by Boar that, this month, a mailing arrived, postage due. That mailing was returned to its sender. Please, for yourself as well as for your clients, ensure adequate postage. Post offices have scales for such purposes, and those few moments would have saved those submissions what will now be at least a month's delay.

Also, please remember that Crayola Classic or RoseArt markers remain the preferred medium for coloring armory submissions. In particular, please do not use wax-based crayons for your incoming submissions! Citing Laurel's cover letter of December 2010:

We have repeatedly asked kingdom submissions heralds not to send submissions forms colored with crayon for many years, and we keep receiving them. Submissions colored with wax-based color such as crayon will be returned administratively starting with the May 2011 Laurel meetings, and the forms will be discarded. We are taking this step because the wax will melt and bond many pages together, which destroys the archives.

Please, save your clients the pain, and spread the word that submissions executed in wax-based crayons will be returned (and the forms destroyed) without exception - if not by Lions Blood, then by Laurel.

Due to the weekend event schedule this month, I intend to make decisions regarding the items from the August ILoI on Thursday, 22 Sep. Please finalize your comments on last month's letter by that time. And on that note, I submit this letter for your consideration, with my thanks. I hope to see many of you this weekend -- the Crown willing -- from underneath a soggy head.

In Service this 30th day of August, anno societatis XLVI,

Oddr mjǫksiglandi (AoA, WOAW, Silver Dolphin)

Protégé to Maistreas Anderwyn na Sionain, OP

Per bend sinister dovetailed sable and vert.

LAUREL ACTIONS

No new Laurel LoARs have been released since the last An Tir ILoI.

 

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

In general, these items are from the July 2011 Internal Letter.

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

Aladar Stensen, new name and new device: Gyronny arrondy of six argent and azure, a triskelion of dragon's heads sable.

Submitted as <Aladar Stenson>, the name has been changed to match the available documentation.

Aladar Stensen, new badge: (Fieldless) A dragon's head erased sable gorged of a pearled coronet argent.

Emma Compton, new name.

Gervais Blakglove, new name (see RETURNS for device).

Hafr-Tóki, new badge: (Fieldless) A goat rampant pean.

Killian Flynn, new name.

Meave Cunningham, resub badge: Vert, in pale a turtle rampant contourney argent conjoined to a pumpkin Or.

Nigel Compton, new name.

Oddr mjǫksiglandi, resub badge: (Fieldless) A comet fesswise Or.

Philip Peregrine, new name and new device: Per pale Or and vert, all goutty, a frog counterchanged.

Steinolf Ketilsson, new name and new device: Per saltire argent and azure, a wolf passant sable and a drakkar reversed proper under a full sail azure.

 

Lions Blood has returned the following items for further work.

Gervais Blakglove, new device: Azure, on a lozenge Or a glove sable.

Returned for conflict with  Kriemhild of Stonecroft (Azure, on a lozenge throughout Or a fusil throughout azure charged with a mullet of nine points Or) and with Jervaise de Guienne (Azure, on a lozenge throughout Or, a mascle azure).

The following Laurel precedent indicates no difference between a non-ordinary type of charge and the same charge throughout:

[a cross formy fitchy vs a cross formy fitchy throughout] In general there is a difference between an ordinary throughout vs. an ordinary couped, but not between a non-ordinary throughout vs. its non-throughout version. Most types of crosses work more like non-ordinaries, but crosses formy are exceptional: in their throughout form they in many ways act as ordinaries. In particular both crosses and crosses formy are occasionally found overlying quartered arms, and crosses formy having flat ends merge into the edge of the shield. This may not apply to crosses in general, but in this instance there is the necessary second CD. (Seth Williamson of Exeter, 5/97 p. 3) 

Killian Flynn, new household name: The MacThoy.

This household name lacks an acceptable designator. SCA Rules for Submission III.2.b, Non-Personal Names, states:

"... and household names must consist of a designator that identifies the type of entity and at least one description element."

The rule goes on to say:

"Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish Clans (Clan Stewart), ruling dynasties (House of Anjou), professional guilds (Bakers Guild of Augsburg, Worshipful Company of Coopers), military units (The White Company), and inns (House of the White Hart)."

Dropping the element 'The', which is not an acceptable designator, and adding another designator, such as 'Clan' or 'House', would be a major change, which the submitter does not allow. Therefore, we must return the name for further work.

In addition, the submitter did not provide adequate documentation of the spelling 'MacThoy'. Documentation was provided of the existence of a Greek word, mochthoi (Μοχθοι), but no documentation was provided that Greek words were used in this manner to construct household names. Further, the existence of the Greek word does not provide documentation of the spelling of Scots 'MacThoy'. The submitter also provided documentation from Woulfe for the spelling 'O Toye' as an Anglicized Irish version of 'ui Tuataigh'. It is unclear if the element 'Tuataigh' also appears as a personal name (here, it is a family name). Therefore, it may not be suitable for use with the patronymic element 'Mac'. Again, the spelling documented is 'Toye' and not 'Thoy'.

The submitter should be advised that there is an excellent article for household formation of this sort available: Medieval Gaelic Clan, Household and Other Group Names, written by Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/households.shtml). The forms detailed in this article should provide some help when restructuring this submission into a registerable format. Upon resubmission, the submitter should choose from the acceptable designators listed in either the rule or article referenced above and either submit solid documentation for the spelling 'MacThoy' or use a suitable documented spelling.

 

 

1: Aerngaldra Hrafnskald - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Language (Viking/Old Norse c. 850-900 AD) most important.
• Culture (Viking/Old Norse c. 850-900 AD) most important.
• Meaning (something like 'eagle-singer' for the given name. If my chosen byname doesn't work, I) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche. She will not accept major changes, cares most about meaning ("something like 'eagle-singer' for the given name. If my chosen byname doesn't work, I could also accept something that means 'Dark Horse' or Black/Dark Mare.'") and about language/culture ("Viking/Old Norse c. 850-900 AD"). She would like a female name.

The following is quoted from the included documentation:

The name I am trying to register has a given name, "Aerngaldra" and a byname, 'Hrafnskald'. Bynames were common in Norse society, as evidenced by the number of them recorded in sources such as the sagas and the Landnamabok. Bynames were often but not always somewhat derogatory, and were given by one's friends or enemies, apparently often based on the recipient's characteristics. The given name, "Aerngaldra" is my own construction in what I perceive to be a Norse manner.

The first element of the given name is "Aern", meaning 'eagle'. I found this element to be documented on the Viking Answer Lady's (Gunnora Silfrahaar) page for both masculine and feminine names. (see below)

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml

(The first elements Ærn-, Ærnn-, Ærin-, Ærinn- comprise alternate forms of the OW.Norse bird-names örn, ari "eagle", or may also be related to OW.Norse arinn "hearth".)

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.html

(Found in Old Danish as Ari, and in OW.Norse as the by-name Ari. From OW.Norse ari "eagle." This name may also be understood as a short form of names in Ærn-, Ærnn-, Ærin-, Ærinn- . Runic examples include the nominative forms ari.)

The second element of the given name is 'galdra', the feminine form of 'galdr', meaning 'chanter, singer, a sung charm'. I remember seeing a Norse name of 'Heathgaldr', ("the chanter on the heath"), but unfortunately have not found where I saw that. There is mention on Gunnora's site of the verb 'gala', which I believe is the same root as the noun 'galdr' found below in the Wikipedia entry. There is also the Eddic poem 'Groagaldr' (The Spell of Groa) which uses this element in the same manner as I have in my name.

http://www.vikinganswerlady.ONMensNames.shtml

(From OW.Norse galinn "bespelled, wild, crazy" (from the OW.Norse verb gala "to croak or chant magic songs").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galdr

(The Old Norse word galdr is derived from a word for singing incantations, gala (Old High German and Old English: galan) with an Indo-European -tro suffix. In Old High German the -stro suffix produced galster instead.

The Old English forms were gealdor, galdor, 3aldre "spell, enchantment, witchcraft", (NB from Boar: the '3' represents the OE letter 'yogh,' which has no HTML character equivalent; complicated pronunciation but usually rendered as Y or G) and the verb galan meant "sing,

chant". It is contained in nightingale (from næcti-galæ), related to giellan, the verb ancestral to Modern English yell; cf. also the Icelandic verb að gala "to sing, call out, yell". In Dutch language gillen.

The byname I have chosen, 'Hrafnskald' is what I have interpreted to mean 'Raven-poet' or 'Raven-bard'. The two elements of this name are both found in the Landnamabok via Geirr Bassi Haraldson's The Old Norse Name as elements of bynames. Sara L. Uckelman has made the distinction that some of the name elements found are attached to the given name:

"...  there are essentially two types of bynames. One follows the given name as a second word, the second is prefixed to the given name to form a compound word. For example, kráka 'crow' would follow the given name, e.g. Þorsteinn kráka 'Þorsteinn the crow,' while Kráku- 'crow' is a prefix, e.g. Kráku-Þorsteinn 'Crow-Þorsteinn.' Bynames that are prefixed to the given name are identified in the lists in two ways. They are capitalized, and they end in a dash, meaning that they are hyphenated with the given name. Bynames that follow the given name do not have the dash and are not capitalized, as was usual in Norse naming ."

While there are some name elements that appear to only be documented as a 'prefix' element, there are some, like the 'barna' and 'kraku' elements cited below that appear as both a prefix to a given name and/or a more regular, combine-able name element. While it may be taking a certain degree of conjectural liberty, I feel that the byname of 'Hrafnskald' is a plausibly period-correct construction. Both these elements were common things in the norse mindset, and the name is not unduly difficult to pronounce.

Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók

by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

(Hrafna- Raven- 1)

(Skáld- Skald-,Poet- 5)

(Barna- child,children 1)

(barnakarl friend to children 1)

(Kráku- Crow- 2)

(krákunef crow-nose,crow-beak 1)

 

1: Aerngaldra Hrafnskald - New Device

Per chevron sable and azure, a wolf passant guardant and in chief two crescents argent

2: Ætta Surt - Resub Device

Vert, a weeping willow tree eradicated and on a chief embattled argent three dragonflies azure

The submitter's branch is Corvaria. Her name was registered in April 2011 (NB: as of this writing, it was not yet in the OandA database). Her previous device submission, Quarterly argent and sable, in sinister canton three swords inverted in fess argent within a bordure vert, was returned by Laurel in April 2011 for having the appearance of marshalling.

3: Alasandra Donato - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for 16th c. Italy (Venice).
• Language (Italian) most important.
• Culture (Venetian) most important.

(NB from Boar: name and action type boxes were left blank; I find no record in An Tir OSCAR of a previous submission using this personal name or byname, so I am guessing this is intended as a new primary name, but if you are familiar with this submission please comment and clarify.)

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire. She will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (Italian/Venetian), desires a female name and asks that her name be made authentic for 16th c. Italy (Venice).

Both names are documented from http://www.peiraeuspubliclibrary.com/names/renaissancenames/RenaissanceItalianNames.html .<Alesandra> (note spelling) is listed as a feminine name from 14th-15th c. Florence. <Donato> is listed as a family name from 14th-15th c. Venice.

3: Allasandra Donato - New Device

Sable, in saltire a rose slipped and leaved proper and quill pen, a chief invected Or

(NB from Boar: the above is my blazon; here is the original as submitted: Black background, gold scallops @ top, red, green stemmed rose proper crossing @ center with gold quill, green too dark use lighter green.)

4: Andromacha Many Faces (Ανδρομάχη Πολλά Πρόσωπα) - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Language (Greek pre-7th c) most important.
• Culture (Greek pre-7th c) most important.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere. She will not accept major changes, cares most about language/culture (Greek pre 7th c) and desires a female name.

<Andromacha> is documented from Achaia, 6th c, in Women of the Early Church: A Documentary History (ed. & trans. Madigan & Osiek), p. 72. (see http://books.google.com/books?id=JW0Md2wmQOsC&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=women+of+the+early+church+madigan&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=iEFYTpKKMrPYiAKn3dC7CQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=andromacha&amp;f=false )

4: Andromacha Many Faces (Ανδρομάχη Πολλά Πρόσωπα) - New Device

Gules, a harpy displayed Or

5: Angharad Wyth - New Name Change

Old Item: Scott Mac Alister, to be retained.

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

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist. She will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (13th c. Welsh), and desires a female name. She requests her previous name, Scott Mac Alister (registered Jan 2002 via the Middle), be retained as an alternate.

Both name elements are documented from A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn ( http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/welsh13.html ).

6: Clare O Tarran - New Name

• Sound (1st name 'Clare' rhymes with 'air') most important.
• Culture (Irish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val. She will accept all changes, cares most about sound (for first name, 'Clare' rhymes with 'air'; last name less important) and language/culture (Irish)

<Clare> is dated to 1588 in Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names ( http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml )

<O Tarran> cited in 16th & 17th c. Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe ( http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/ )

7: Cristiana de Huntington - New Name

• No major changes.
• Sound (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is River's Bend. She will not accept major changes, cares most about sound (not specified), and did not express any preference regarding the gender of her name.

Both names are documented in Bardsley's A Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames (App H source).

<Cristiana> p. 180 s.n. Christian, dated 1379.

<de Huntington> pp.408-409 s.n. Huntington, dated 1319-20.

7: Cristiana de Huntington - New Device

Per chevron gules and azure, two crosses patonce Or and a fleur-de-lys argent.

8: Dagmær in hvassa - New Device Change

Sable, a bull rampant guardant contourney argent wearing a coronet Or, a bordure argent semy of oak leaves sable

Old Item: Azure, a bull couchant gardant contourny and on a chief argent three oak leaves vert, to be retained.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. Her name was registered January 2005 via An Tir. She would like her previous device, Azure, a bull couchant guardant contourny and on a chief argent three oak leaves vert (registered June 1995 via An Tir) to be retained as a badge. The submitter is a viscountess (and countess) and thus entitled to the use of a coronet on her arms.

9: Eadric Æthelwulf - Resub Device

Sable, a unicorn statant and in chief two acorns slipped and leaved within an orle Or

The submitter's branch is Valley Wold. His name was registered in March 2011 via An Tir (NB from Boar: as of this writing, it was not yet in the OandA database). His previous submission, Sable, a unicorn statant and in chief two acorns slipped and leaved Or, was returned by Laurel in March 2011.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Lithari of the Lin, Sable, a Chi-ling (Chinese unicorn) statant Or. While the horns of the two creatures are different, that is fundamentally the only non-artistic difference between the two. There is, therefore, not a CD between a Chi-ling and a normal unicorn. There is, therefore, only a single CD between the devices, for the addition of the acorns.

Please instruct the submitter that unicorns in medieval heraldry are based on goats, not horses; it should have cloven hooves and tufts of hair on the legs, in addition to the beard, horn, and lion's tail.

10: Ermelina de Carville - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (French) most important.
• Culture (12th-13th c. Norman French) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist. She will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (12-13th c. Norman French), and desires a female name.

<Ermelina> is found in St. Gabriel report 3009 ( http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3009.txt ), which is a list of feminine names from late 11th- and early 12th-century Latin documents in and around Normandy. The cited source is Delisle, Leopold, ed., _Rouleaux des Morts du IXe au XVe Siecle_ (New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1968 [1866].

<de Carville> is found in Names in the 1292 Census of Paris,p. 63, s.n. <de Carvile> ( http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf )

10: Ermelina de Carville - New Device

Azure, an open book Or, on a chief argent a torc sable

11: Finn Grim - New Name

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist. He will accept all changes, expresses no preference in the event his name must be changed, and expresses no preference regarding the gender of his name.

<Finn> is found in Mari's Annals Index s.n. Finn dated to the 12th c.; this is the Middle Irish Form ( http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Finn.shtml )

<Grim> R&W s.n. Grime cites <Bernard Grim> in 1170.

The form also adds "will allow intermediate and minor changes; allows adding/deleting a word like 'de' or 'the' or changing language when the change is small."

11: Finn Grim - New Device

Sable, a tree blasted and eradicated and on a chief embattled argent three tankards vert.

12: Johanna Trewpeny - New Device

Per bend sinister argent and paly argent and azure, on a bend sinister sable an arrow bendwise sinister Or, in canton a Latin cross moline gules

The submitter's branch is Adiantum. Her name was registered in March 2010 via An Tir.

13: Johanna Trewpeny - Resub Badge

Fieldless, on a Latin cross argent a cinquefoil azure, slipped and leaved vert

The submitter's branch is Adiantum. Her name was registered in March 2010 via An Tir.

Her previous badge submission, (Fieldless) On a cinquefoil azure, slipped and leaved vert, a mullet argent, was returned by Laurel in March 2010:

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.

 

14: Kesa of Atel Kuzu - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for 9th c. Hungarian, but preserve Kesa.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains. She will accept all changes, expresses no preference in the event her name must be changed, and desires a female name. She asks that her name be made authentic for 9th c. Hungarian (time period), "but preserve Kesa."

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

Kesa is a Hungarian given name found in Fehertoi Katalin, Arpad-Kori Kis Szemelynevtar at p. 190 s.n. Kesa dated to 1138

"of Atel Kuzu" is the modern/Lingua Anglica rendering of a Hungarian place name found in the De Administrando Imperio; the native place name may be Etel-Koz. "The Magyars in the Ninth Century" at pp 95-96 ( http://books.google.com/books?id=fxE7AAAAIAAJ&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;dq=magyars+in+the+ninth+century&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=tD9ZTsHXOonjiAKNkrCuCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=snippet&amp;q=etel-koz&amp;f=false )

15: Killian Flynn - New Device

Per saltire sable and gules, on a saltire counterchanged in saltire two rapiers inverted proper

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche. His name was submitted via An Tir in July 2011.

16: Laurs surtr - Resub Device

Per bend sinister argent and sable, in fess three swords inverted counterchanged.

The submitter's name was registered in April 2011 via An Tir (NB from Boar: as of this writing, the name was not in the OandA). His previous device submission, Quarterly argent and sable, in sinister canton three swords inverted in fess argent, was returned by Laurel in April 2011 for having the appearance of marshalling.

17: Nogg Gabryel - New Name

• No major changes.
• Sound (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains. The submitter will not accept major changes, cares most about sound (not specified), and expresses no preference regarding the gender of the name.

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

Nogg - Nogg is a header form; Nog is dated to 1221 as a surname in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine English Names from the Dictionary of English Surnames" ( http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyintro.html ). Nogga is dated as a given name to 1162, and Nogge as a surname to 1296-96 in the same source.

Gabryel - Gabryel is dated as a surname to 1296 in R&W s.n. Gabriel, Nicholas Gabryel 1296 SRSx.

The submitter does not like given names ending in -a; it is not okay to otherwise feminize it by modern standards.

Allows adding/deleting a word like "de" or "the" or changing language when the change is small.

17: Nogg Gabryel - New Device

Per bend gules and sable, a bend argent and overall in pale an annulet enflamed sustained by a gauntlet aversant Or, the gauntlet charged in base with a compass star sable

18: Phillip de Mantel - New Name

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

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep. He will not accept major changes, expresses no preference in the event his name must be changed, and desires a male name.

<Philip> - the submitter cites St. Gabriel report 110, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/110.txt , which gives no sources and only reports that there are no conflicts for the name <Phillip de Blanchford>.

<Mantel> - the submitter only discussed the English use of the 'de' naming convention ot the 12th century in St. Gabriel report 218, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/218.txt , which discusses the name <de Pax Ford> and cites no dated forms. He notes that his father is Sir Dyon de Mantel and his uncle is Sir Aaron de Mantel, which (Boar believes) would allow the grandfather clause for this name - but included no documentation to prove said relationships.

NB from Boar: Both of the St. Gabriel reports mentioned are very early reports; the academy includes the following warning with each: Some of the Academy's early reports contain errors that we haven't yet corrected. Please use it with caution.

18: Phillip de Mantel - New Device

Per bend sinister sable and Or, a scarpe counterchanged, in canton a lion dormant Or, in base overall a label gules

19: Rouland Feret - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is Valley Wold. He accepts all changes, cares most about spelling (not specified), and desires a male name.

<Rouland> from Withycombe s.n. Roland, Rowland - "a favorite in the middle ages and was introduced into England by the Normans... the usual English form... being Rouland or Rowland." Note <Rouland Testa de Neville> 13th c.

<Feret> from R&W s.n. Ferret; note <Walter Feret> 1296.

19: Rouland Feret - New Device

Argent, a sea lion rampant to sinister azure within a bordure azure ermined argent

20: Sarra de Glen - New Device

Argent, a crow and in chief three hearts sable

The submitter's name was registered in Oct 2006 via An Tir.

21: William Jakes - New Device

Argent, in fess between two thistles a boar's head cabossed affronty proper

The submitter's branch is not listed; given his mailing address it is most likely Adiantum. His name was registered in February 1994 via Caid.

Thus ends the September 2011 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

yours in service,

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn

Boar Pursuivant

An Tir OSCAR counts: 11 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 13 New Devices, 1 New Device Change. This gives 26 new items. Resub counts: 3 Resub Devices, 1 Resub Badge. This is a total of 4 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 30 actions.

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