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East LoI dated 2007-06-24

Unto Elisabeth Laurel, Jeanne Marie Wreath, Margaret Pelican, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Tanczos Istvan, Blue Tyger Herald!

It is the intent of Easterners to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity, allows any changes, and allows a holding name.

This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

1: Aaron Peregrine - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, six falcons argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

'Aaron' is found on p. 1 of Withycombe (both 2nd and 3rd ed.); the header spelling is dated to 1199 from the Curia Regis Rolls.

'Peregrine' is found in R&W p. 351 s.n. Pilgrim, dated to 1243 as a surname. Also, Bardsley p. 598 s.n. Peregrine has Peregrinus as a given name dated to the reign of Edward I.

This device is clear of Cigfran o Gaer Walch (Feb. 1997 East), Or, six ravens close sable, with one CD for the field and another for the tincture of the birds, and of Lyrel-Phillipa of Eden's Hall (Aug. 1978 Caid), Per fess azure and vert, two martlets voided argent, with one CD for the number of primary charges and another for the change of color of the primaries: the voided birds are essentially azure and vert, not argent. It's also clear of Adeliza de Saviniaco (Aug. 1999 Middle), Gules, an orle of martlets argent, with one CD for the field, and another for the arrangement of the charges, per the following precedent:

"[Azure, an orle of oak leaves argent] This does not conflict with Catterina da Calabria, Azure, six leaves argent. There is one CD for changing the type of leaf. There is a second CD for changing the arrangement from three two and one to in orle. While six charges three two one could conceivably be misdrawn to leave a clear open space in the center, that is not the case with Catterina's emblazon, so there is no visual conflict problem between the two pieces of armory" (Jake de Twelfoaks, 10/02 A-East).


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

2: Apollonia Voss - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2003, via the East.

Per bend sinister nebuly gules and Or, a sun Or and a brown vixen sejant ululant proper langued gules.

Her name was registered in Jan. 2003, via the East. Her device, blazoned nearly identically to this one (Per bend sinister nebuly gules and Or, a sun Or and a brown vixen sejant ululant proper), was returned at the same time for unregisterable use of 'proper': "The vixen drawn here is brown with black feet, white chest, and white tail-tip. This is not acceptable by ... precedent, which requires that the brown fox proper be all brown ..." This submission features an all-brown fox in order to fix this problem.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

3: Apollonia Voss - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2003, via the East.

(Fieldless) A brown vixen sejant ululant proper.

Her name was registered in Jan. 2003, via the East.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

4: Apollonia Voss - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2003, via the East.

(Fieldless) A sun per bend sinister gules and Or.

Her name was registered in Jan. 2003, via the East.

This badge may conflict with Kragon of Land's End (reblazoned 06/2006 Outlands), (Fieldless) A sun per bend sinister bevilled fesswise gules and Or. There is one clear difference from the "fieldless bribe", but it is unclear whether there is a second CD for the change to per bend from per bend bevilled. Lacking any precedent addressing the question, the East is forwarding this for Wreath's delectation.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

5: Bran ap Rees - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Welsh language and/or culture.
Language (Welsh) most important.
Culture (Welsh) most important.

Welsh Personal Names (Gruffudd, Heini) says "Brân: Form of Bendigeidfran, son of Llŷr in the Mabinogi, and son of Beli according to tradition." Academy of St. Gabriel report 2098 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2098) says: "<Bran> was a rare name. This is the only spelling we've found, and it appears in both Welsh and English contexts [12]." The footnote cites Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, "Names and Naming Practices in the Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll 1292-3" (Known World Heraldic Symposium Proceedings, 1991) and Bartrum, P.C., Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts (Cardiff, U. of Wales Press, 1966).

Welsh Surnames (Morgan, T.J. & Morgan, Prys) s.n. Rhys (Rees, Reece, Preece) has Rice, Price, Pryse, etc. 14th century: Rhis vach Walter. 1292: Res Kethin. 1303: Griffini ap Rys. 1556: Richard Aprece. 1538: Thomas ap Ryse Melyn. The same Saint Gabriel report also says Rees is found in Welsh contexts, citing the Book of Llandav and Bartrum (op. cit.).

The name was changed at kingdom from Brán to Bran, given the above documentation and the fact that nobody found documentation for the form Brán.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

6: Brilliana de la Hay - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Brilliana is after Brilliana Conway (later Brilliana Lady Harley), baptized in 1598, found in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (http://www.oxforddnb.com/index/101012334). A transcription of one of her letters (dated 1642) at http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/sesll/englang/ugrad/readings/EMod/brilliana.htm shows her name as BRILLIANA HARLEY. Brilliana is also a header in Withycombe, p. 55, dated to c. 1600.

de la Hay is after Richard de la Hay (d. 1185), found on a page titled "Ancestors of Paul Bailey MCBRIDE" at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/rfc/gw40.htm. De La Haye (with that capitalization) is found on p. xl of F.K. & S. Hitching: References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602. In addition, Bardsley p. 368 s.n. Hay has de la Hay 1273 and temp. Edw. III (1327-1377); and del Haye 1379.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

7: Eadric Wiglafes sunu - New Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Vert, two axes addorsed and on a chief argent three crosses potent vert.

His name was registered in Oct. 2006, via the East.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

8: Eva Woderose - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Eva is dated to 1154-89, 1199, 1201, 1206, 1211, 1249, 1277, 1278, 1303, 1346, 1359, and 1450 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyAG.html). Specific examples from R&W include Eva Carpe 1359 (p. 84 s.n. Carp), Eva Purveys 1450 (p. 366 s.n. Purvis), and Eva le Seckere 1277 (p. 389 s.n. Sacker). Eva also appears in "Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng13/eng13f.html).

Woderose is a byname meaning 'wild rose', dated to 1332 in R&W p. 375 s.n. Redrose.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

9: Juana Maria de la Fuente - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Juana and Maria are found under "Women's Given Names", and de la Fuente is found in the "locative surnames" section of Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/isabella/index.html). All three elements are also found in "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/spanish/index.html). Academy of St. Gabriel reports 2500 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2500) and 2703 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2703) note that in later-period Spain, double given names were rare but not unknown.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

10: Roland de Endeweard - New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Roland of Endeweard, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

If his name must be changed, he cares most about the meaning 'Roland of Endeweard'. His name Roland d'Endeweard was returned on the Dec. 2006 LoAR: "this byname combines French and English in a single name phrase in violation of RfS III.1.a, Linguistic Consistency. We would change it to Roland de Endeweard; because de is found in English names, this would put the name into a fully English form. However, this would change the language of the preposition from French to English or Latin; as the submitter will not accept major changes, we cannot change the language of this element. His household name was registered under the holding name Roland of Endeweard." This submission changes the name to the form suggested in the return.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

11: Sara of Stonley - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th century England.
Language (14th century England) most important.
Culture (14th century England) most important.

Sara is found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyHZ.html), dated in this spelling to 1311 s.n. Reading, 1330 s.n. Southey, and to 1379 in Withycombe.

Stoneleigh is a town in Warwickshire, found in John Trevor: Warwickshire Hundred Rolls of 1279-80, Stoneleigh and Kineton Hundreds: Records of Social and Economic History, complete text of royal survey (British Academy, 1993; ISBN 0 197261221). Ekwall p. 447 s.n. Stoneleigh (Warwickshire) has Stanlei DB, Stanleia 1153, and Stonle 1285, and R&W p. 429 s.n. Stoneley has Stonle 1275, de Stonley 1330-31, and Stonley 1340-1450.

The name was changed at kingdom from Sara of Stoneleigh to comply with her request for authenticity: neither the place in Warwickshire nor any of the other "Stanley" variations elsewhere in England appear in either Ekwall or R&W with the submitted spelling. Of the placenames listed under 'leah' in Ekwall (p. 292), Rawleigh 1509 (R&W p. 371 s.n. Raleigh) is the only -leigh spelling that isn't a header (modern) form..


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

12: Tat'iana Negoshka Danilova - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2006, via the East.

Quarterly Or and gules, a cross of Jerusalem within a bordure embattled, all counterchanged.

Her name was registered in April 2006, via the East.

One commenter felt this may be a RfS X.5 (visual) call against Edward FitzRanulf (Feb. 1987 Middle), Quarterly Or and gules, four crosses couped counterchanged. It is clear of Stephan of Monmouth (Oct. 2000 Ansteorra), Per pale Or and sable, a cross of Jerusalem counterchanged, with one CD for the field and another for the change in tincture of the primary charge.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

13: Ysabeau de Nantes - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Ysabeau is dated to 1537 as a form of Isabelle in Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn's "Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/latebreton.html).

Nantes is a city currently located in modern Pays de la Loire, France. Historicallly, it was part of Brittany. It is mentioned in the Chroniques de Froissart, for example in book 4 (written between 1389-1400), section XXVIII (http://users.skynet.be/antoine.mechelynck/chroniq/froiss/F0.htm). Dauzat & Rostaing p. 489 s.n. Nantes indicates that Nantes was the first capital of the dukes of Britanny, with some form (possibly Namnetes?) dating back to the 4th century.


This item was on the 10-2007 LoAR

14: Ysabeau de Nantes - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2007, via the East.

Vert, a cat sejant guardant Or and a chief invected ermine.

This device is clear of Dianna of the Silver Shore (Nov. 1995 An Tir), Vert, a lion sejant Or holding in its dexter paw a rose argent, on a chief Or three ermine spots fesswise sable, with one CD for the line of division and at least another for the tincture of the chief (be it Or with tertiaries or some sort of erminois).


Until next month, I remain,

Istvan Blue Tyger

Bibliography

Bardsley, Charles Wareing. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Oxford University Press, London, 1901.

Dauzat, Albert et Charles Rostaing. Dictionnaire Étymologique des Noms de Lieux de la France. Paris, 1963.

Ekwall, Eilert. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Fourth edition. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991.

Gruffudd, Heini. Enwau Cymraeg I Blant. Welsh Names for Children. Y Lolfa Cyf. Wales, 1980.

Hitching, F. K., and S. Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1998.

Morgan, T.J. and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1985.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Third edition, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Withycombe, E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Third edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1979.


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 4 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 13 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $52 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.

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