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East LoI dated 2008-06-29

Unto the current and incoming Sovereigns, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande, Blue Tyger Herald.

It is the intent of the 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 10-2008 LoAR

1: Aidan Sacheverell Hyde - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2005, via the East

(Fieldless) On a flame argent a heart azure.

His name was registered in Mar. 2005, via the East.

He also has a device, Vert, three flames argent each charged with a heart azure, registered in Dec. 2006 via the East.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

2: Catte of Lennox - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Catte is a form of Katherine, found in "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/womenalpha.shtml) with four instances, dated 1531 (twice), 1540, and 1548.

Black p. 424 s.n. Lennox dates George Lennox to 1543, and says the name is of local origin, from the district of the same name.

By the 16th century, the preposition probably wouldn't be used with a family name, but it should be registerable as part of a name-and-address type of construction.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

3: Duncan de Montdragon - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Duncan + Dragon) most important.

Duncan: Black p. 130 s.n. Campbell lists a Duncan Campbell dominus de Gaunan dated to about 1390.

de Montdragon: Dauzat & Rostaing p. 467 s.n. Mons has "Mondragon, Vaucl. (de Montedraconis, 1137); Montdragon, Tarn (lat. draco, dragon; peut-etre nom de personne)", which commenters translate as "Latin draco, dragon; possibly personal name". Morlet p. 703 s.n. Mondragon has "var. orthographique de Montdragon, n. de lieu d'origine (Tarn) canton de Lautrec", translated as "orthographic variant of Montdragon, from a place name in the canton of Lautrec."

A combination of Scots and French is considered a step from period practice, but registerable (Maura MacLeod, 09/2001 A-Æthelmearc).


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

4: Estela du Frayse - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and Or, two oak sprigs fructed and a talbot passant counterchanged.

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

Estela: Academy of S. Gabriel report 2227 ((http://www.s-gabriel.org/2227) identifies this as an Occitan name in use in the 13th through 15th centuries, citing Brenon: Le petit livre aventureux des prenoms occitans au temps du Catharisme (Tolosa: Loubatieres, 1992) and Aryanhwy's "Jewish Given Names Found in Les Noms Des Israelites en France" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/levy/).

du Frayse: S. Gabriel report 2261 gives Du Fraysse as a likely late 16th century spelling of the modern southern French surname Dufraysse, citing Aryanhwy and Talan's "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/bordeaux.html), R&W s.n. Dufrayne, and Dauzat Les Noms de Famille de France (Librairie Guenagaud, Paris, 1988). In support of the single 's', there's a Monsieur du Frayse mentioned on p. 167 of Les papiers de Noailles de la bibliothèque du Louvre by Louis Paris (Cabinet Historique, Paris, 1875), found on Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=1KQfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA167). The name appears in a letter dated to 1578, and it's spelled du Fraise elsewhere in the same letter, so the transcription appears to have preserved at least some of the original spellings.

This device is clear of Elyas of Wulfereslowe (Oct. 2002 West): Per chevron azure and Or, three wolves statant counterchanged, with one CD for the field division and another for the type of half the primary charge group.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

5: Estela du Frayse and William Lancton - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Estela du Frayse) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2008, via the East
OSCAR finds the name (William Lancton) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2008, via the East

Vert, an oak sprig fructed and on a chief dovetailed Or, five acorns inverted vert, hulled proper.

Their names are submitted elsewhere on this letter.

This badge is clear of the Barony of Wealdsmere's badge (Jan. 1998 An Tir): Vert semy of acorns, an oak tree, on a bordure Or six gouttes d'huile, with one CD for removing the strewn charges, and one for the type of peripheral charge. (A third CD for the tertiary charges is questionable: gouttes d'huile are green, and five vs. six is not a clear difference.)

It's also clear of Robert de Cleftlands (Jan. 2006 Gleann Abhann): Vert, an oak tree eradicated and in chief a mullet of four points Or, with one CD for the type of secondary charge, and another for the tertiaries.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

6: Hartshorn-dale, Shire of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1988, via the East

Attire Pursuivant

Meaning (heraldic title incorporating stag horn motif) most important.

The branch's name was registered in Aug. 1988, via the East.

The shire's arms, Or, a stag's attire and on a chief azure three laurel wreaths Or, were registered in Oct. 1988 via the East.

This title follows the pattern "names of heraldic charges". Parker defines Attire as "a single horn of a stag. Both the horns are commonly called a stag's attires."


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

7: Jennette Elizabeth Colquhoun - New Device

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

Quarterly vert and azure, on an open book argent a rose azure, seeded Or and barbed vert.

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


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

8: Leofcwen of Endeweard - New Name & New Device

Azure, a chevron cotised and in base a bow fesswise Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 'pre-conquest Anglo-Saxon England'.

Leofcwen is found in "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" by Marieke van de Dal (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/). The source document is an 11th c. will which grants to Lefquene fifteen acres of land; Leofcwen is the standardized form. The name is also found in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames", under Lefquen.

The SCA branch name Endeweard (which is Anglo-Saxon for 'end of the world') was registered in Jan. 1987 via the East.

Commenters noted that the more authentic preposition may be "at" (or "æt"), but Eastern Crown has no documentation at hand to back that up, and thus has made no changes.

This device is clear of Geoffrey Scott (Aug. 1995 West): Azure, a chevron and in base a compass star Or, and of Roderic ap Cenydd (Mar. 1981 Atenveldt): Azure, a chevron between a label and a stag's head erased Or, and of Sorcha inghean Shearraigh (Jul. 2003 Atlantia): Azure, a chevron cotised between three butterflies Or; in each case, there are CDs for the type and number of secondary charges. It's also clear of Daniel Stewart de Guthre (Feb. 2000 Ansteorra): Gules ermined, a chevron cotised Or, with a CD for the field and another for the bow.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

9: Maghnus an Doire mac Tuathail - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a bend sable between two wyverns rampant vert, three oak leaves argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning ('of the Oak Grove') most important.

Maghnus is found in the Annals Index, dated to 1254 in this spelling under Magnus.

an Doire is a byname meaning 'of the oak grove', dated to 1249 in this header spelling in the Annals Index.

mac Tuathail is a patronymic dated to 1235 in this spelling under Tuathal in the Annals Index.

The pattern of the name (given-descriptive-patronymic) follows the explanation in the Annals Index's section on descriptive bynames. It's also supported by the example Brian an Doire mac Maghnusa, from an annal entry referring to the year 1249, listed under an Doire in the Index.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

10: Magnus Wolfhunte - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via the East

Counter-ermine, a fer-a-loup inverted and issuant from both dexter and sinister three wolf's teeth argent.

His name was registered in Sep. 2004, via the East.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

11: Margaret of Highbridge - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the East

Gules, a fess embattled enarched on the lower edge Or masoned sable

Her name was registered in Jan. 2004, via the East.

It's not administratively relevant, but it does explain something about the current design: her first try at a device was Sable, a "double arched bridge" Or masoned sable. It was returned (in kingdom) for conflict with William of Hoghton (Nov. 1981 West): Sable, two towers joined by a bridge Or, and for being not really a heraldic bridge, but more like a fess couped with two arched holes cut in it. This submission changes the field and the details of the primary charge to clear this conflict.

Commenters questioned the blazonability of this treatment of the fess. It's not clear where to break up "a fess embattled enarched on the lower edge" ("a fess embattled [on top]" plus "enarched on the lower edge" is a distinct possibility), and even if you break it as intended into "fess" and "embattled enarched on the lower edge", the scope of the modifiers is unclear. Eastern Crown doesn't know how to blazon it any better than this, however. The device should be just clear of the flag of Spain (Gules, a fess Or), with one CD for the complex line, and another for the masoning. We are forwarding this in the hopes that the blazon experts of the College can come up with a clear and unambiguous description.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

12: Roland de Endeweard - New Badge

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

Per bend sinister wavy azure and argent, a loon naiant to sinister and a loon naiant, counterchanged.

This is to be associated with House of the Two Loons, registered in Dec. 2006 via the East.

His primary name was registered in Oct. 2007, via the East.

Commenters would've liked to see deeper waves on the partition line, but Eastern Crown believes it's recognizably wavy, so hopefully it'll be registerable with maybe an artist's note.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

13: Rychyld de Lochabre - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Rychyld being variation of Rachel) most important.

Rychyld is found as a matronymic in R&W p. 377 s.n. Richell: Walter Rychyld 1297, Willelmus filius Richild 1212. (Commenters noted that Rychyld may be considered a variation in sound on Rachel, but there is no linguistic connection whatsoever between the names.)

Lochabre is dated to 1309 in Johnston p. 203 s.n. Lochaber.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

14: Scolastica la souriete - Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) A drop spindle sable, threaded ermine.

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

Her previous badge submission of (Fieldless) A drop spindle sable, threaded argent was returned on the Nov. 2007 LoAR for conflict with Helva of Saxony (Nov. 1982 Middle): Vert, a full drop spindle argent.

This submission changes the tincture of the thread (which has been ruled to be the primary tincture of a threaded drop spindle) to clear this conflict.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

15: Wenthelen of Drakelow - New Name & New Device

Gules, a dragon segreant between in chief two drinking horns Or, a chief Or goutty de sang.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Wenthelen is a feminine name dated to 1411 in R&W p. 475 under Wantling.

Drakelow: Robert Drakelowe is dated to 1397 in R&W p. 141 s.n. Drakeley. Watts p. 194 under Drakelow dates Drakelow(e) to 1310x1330, so the submitted spelling (without the final 'e') should be fine.


This item was on the 10-2008 LoAR

16: William Lancton - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and gules, a pale wavy between two lightning bolts argent.

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

William has been one of the most popular names in England since the 11th c., according to Withycombe. R&W has the patronymics Henry Fitz William 1300 and Thomas William 1307 p. 493 s.n. Williams. Also, "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html) notes over 700 instances of William during the years 1581-95.

Lancton is dated to 1576 and 1601 according to S. Gabriel report 2655 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2655), citing Bardsley s.n. Langton and Hitching & Hitching.

This device is clear of the flag of France, Per pale azure and gules, a pale argent, with one CD for the complex line, and another for adding the lightning bolts.


Here ends, in this beautiful day of Summer, this East Kingdom letter of intent.

Yours in service,

Brunissende

Blue Tyger Herald

Bibliography

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

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland. New York Public Library, 1989.

Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme and Akagawa Yoshio: A Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry as Used in the Society for Creative Anachronism. 2nd edition, 1992.

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

Hitching, F. K., and S. Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602. Walton-on-Thames, 1910-11; Baltimore: republished for the Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998.

Johnston, James B. Place-Names of Scotland. Edinburgh? 1934.

Mari Elspeth nic Bryan. "Index of Names in Irish Annals." http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/.

Morlet, Marie-Therese. Dictionnaire Étymologique des Noms de Famille. Librairie Académique Perrin, 1997.

Parker, James. A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry. Charles E. Tuttle, 1982.

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

Siebmacher, Johann. Johann Siebmachers Wappenbuch von 1605. http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_135_Siebmacher.htm.

Watts, Victor. The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names. Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 8 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 20 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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