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Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2017-03-31

Unto the good gentles who will be commenting on this Kingdom letter, I offer wishes for good health on this day.

1: Abe Atsuko -New Name & New Device

Gules, two hawk feathers in saltire within a well frame argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Abe: uji (clan name): name of an ancient clan on NCMJ pg. 390 and also documented as a non-uji surname to at least 1147 on NCMJ pg. 315

Atsuko: nanori (given name) dated to 1183 on NCMJ pg. 142.

Name follows the structure "uji (clan) name + personal name" as would have been appropriate for a female during the Heian period.


2: Abu Hurairah 'Abd al-Aziz ibn al-Sarraj ibn al-Nasrani al-Rabi' -Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Abu Hurairah 'Abd al-Aziz ibn al-Sarraj ibn al-Nasrani al-Rabi' in September of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Per chevron sable and vert, a satyr passant within three mascles argent.

This is a redraw after it was sent back on the September 2016 Laurel Letter. The client reworked the device per their recommendations.


3: Arnora Refr -New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and and argent, a sea fox reversed argent tailed azure.

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

Arnora: feminine name found in Geir Bassi, pg. 7

Refr: descriptive byname in Geir Bassi, pg. 17.


4: Aron Harcourt -New Name & New Device

Argent, a horse rampant between two flanches embattled sable each charged with a Jerusalem Cross argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Aron: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cardiff-records/vol5/pp508-548 Cardiff Records: Volume 5, originally published by Cardiff Records Committe, 1905 lists Aron ap Howell ("Ballivus Comitatûs de Kerdyf") under Sheriffs and Bailiffs of Glamorgan and Morganwg dated to 1299

Harcourt: Richard Harcourt, male, married Ales Care on 26 December 1550, St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London, England. Batch #M00152-1. http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KS-8YG

SENA allows for a Welsh-English mix of names.


5: Asa Chotia -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of October 04, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale barry purpure and argent and Or, on a peacock close to sinister reguardant proper a heart argent.

Name was submitted on the October 16 LOI.


6: Asa Chotia -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of October 04, 2016 as submitted.

Or vȇtu purpure, on a peacock proper close to sinister regardant a heart argent.

This is a completely redrawn resub of the badge returned in kingdom (August 16): http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4027 was the original discussion.


7: Esteban de Sevilla -New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and azure, a demi dragon issuant from the fess line sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Esteban: 3 instances listed including Esteban de Torrejoin (1560) from 16th Century Spanish Names by Elsbeth Anne Roth. URL: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/index.html

de Sevilla: locative listed on Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna. URL: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html


8: Gotschlag Eisenbeiß -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted gules and sable, in pale a double horned anvil and a Kappvisor bascinet argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (1300) most important.

Gotschlag: s.n Gotschag dated to 1358 Medieval German Given Names from Silesia by Talan Gwynek. URL: http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.html

Eisenbeiß: s.n. Eisenbeiß "iron eater, braggard" dated to 1363 Wernher Ysenbyß. Bahlow/Gentry, 2nd Ed. pg. 100


9: Jaroslav of Gleann Abhann -New Name & New Device

Per pale embattled sable and argent, a dog and a domestic cat combattant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Jaroslav: Masculine given name of Czech origin, found between 1287 and 1356. Found in "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources", s.n. 'Jaroslav'. URL: http://www.dmnes.org/name/Jaroslav

of Gleann Abhann: locative surname. Gleann Abhann is a registered Kingdom in the SCA.


10: Luighseach verch Aeddan -New Name & New Device

Per pale purpure and azure, a phoenix, in chief a columbine flower contourny and a columbine flower Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Irish/Welsh) most important.
Culture (Irish/Welch) most important.
Meaning (Torchbringer, fire) most important.

Luighseach: The Martyrdom of Donegal, pg 436-437.

verch: Welsh for 'daughter'

Aeddan: The Cambrian Journal, pg. 139

The Martyrdom of Donegal was found on archive.org, and the link is as follows (images are provided as well): https://archive.org/details/themartyrologyof00adamuoft

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=914/2017-03-27/17-22-27_themartyrologyof00adamuoft_0498_luighseach.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=914/2017-03-27/17-22-28_themartyrologyof00adamuoft_0499_luighseach_2.jpg


11: Maude de Fay -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and vert, on a bend argent an attired pantheon rampant bendwise gules mullety of five points Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Maude: A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pg 302.

Fay: A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pg 165.


12: Nicolo Marcello -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2011, via Gleann Abhann.

Azure, a portcullis Or and a chief urdy argent.


13: Qabil al-Mwsyqar -Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Argent, three barrels palewise one and two azure and on a chief gules three spearhead points to sinister Or

This item was on the 09-2015 LoAR. This device was returned administratively. No submission form for the device was uploaded in OSCAR.


In humble service,

Gaius Curtius Primus

Moonestone Herald, Kingdom of Gleann Abhann


OSCAR counts 8 Names, 12 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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