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Ealdormere LoI dated 2017-02-25

Unto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Rylyn Buchanan, Green Mantle Herald

It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.

1: Alicia Marie de Flers - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Ealdormere.

Argent, a demi-harp gules issuant from a base barry wavy vert and argent, and on a chief gules three suns in their splendor argent

This device, has been modified at Kingdom to reduce the original complexity from 9. Client has approved the changes.


2: Dafydd ap Owen ap Coyl - New Name

No changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

The original spelling of Cole was modified, with client permission, to an alternate spelling submitted.

Client has a mixed heritage from Welsh and English in the sixtheeth century.

Dafydd - "Snapshot of a Cantref: The Names and Naming Practices in a Mawddwy Court Roll of 1415-16"

http://www.heatherrosejones.com/names/welsh/mawddwy1415.html

Owen is a patronymic surname discussed on pp 172-173 of Morgan and Morgan. This spelling is also found in the Tangwystwl's "Women's Names in the First Half of

16th Century Wales"

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welshfem16/welshWomen16.html

R&W p. 333 s.n. Owen dates Robertus fillius Owen to 1221, and Bardsley p. 577 s.n. Owen dates Matthew Owen to 1314.

Coyl - Source: Harleian Genealogy 10: somewhere in Y Gogledd (the North)

[M]orcant map Coledauc map Morgant bulc map Cincar braut map Bran hen, map dumngual moilmut map Garbaniaún map Coyl hen map Guotepauc map Tecmant map Teuhant map Telpuil map Vrban map Grat map Iumetel map Ritigirn map Oudecant map Outigir map Ebiud map Eudos map Eudelen map Aballac map Beli et anna.

MSS: Jesus College MS 20

Link: http://www.kmatthews.org.uk/history/gwyr_y_gogledd/index.html

Source : Harleian Genealogy 9: Lothian

[G]uallauc map Laenauc map Masguic clop map Ceneú map Coyl hen

MSS: Jesus College MS 20

Same link as above under the Lothian page.


3: Dietrich von Sachsen - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Ealdormere.

Akashi Matatarou Terumoto

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (1500's or 1600's Japanese) most important.

Akashi: (赤石) Japanese surname, dated to 1371. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised addition(Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 315.

Matatarou: (又太郎), Japanese yobina, or birth order name. Indicates the first son of a first son; "mata" means "again". Dated to 1392. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised addition(Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 372.

Terumoto: (輝元) Japanese nanori, - 輝 meaning "brilliant" - dated to 1568. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised addition (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 360.


4: Elsa Mikkelsdottir - New Name

No major changes.
Culture (late 15th century Swedish) most important.

Name structure is listed as acceptable form in SENA (Appendices A)

SMP s.n. Eliza

(http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Eliza.pdf)

Elsa Jowansdotter 1422, Latin record (page 1 of PDF, 8th line down)

Mons Elsa hwstrv 1484 (page 1, 22nd line down)

Mangs Elsa 1486 (page 1, 23rd line down)

SMP sn. Birgitta

(http://130.238.4.107/SMP/pdf/Birgitta.pdf)

Birgitta Mikkelsdotter 1453 (page 13, 2nd line from the bottom)

SENA Appendix A says -dottir patronymics require no further documentation for Swedish names.


5: Erick Brewer - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules

The original badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules was returned for the following reason"

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or a feather.

In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p. 127 of Heraldry by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones. Image 2 is that badge.

Image provided by Mistholme.com


6: Mi'namoto Natsumi - New Name & New Device

Mi'namoto Natsumi

Sable, a cinquefoil bush and a bordure argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15th to 16th Century Japenses) most important.

Mi'namoto: (源) Japanese surname, once used to classify royals who had been demoted to the nobility, but by the Sengoku period had become a (rare) surname. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised edition (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), pages 97, 322 and 403.

Natsumi: (夏美) Japanese feminine name, meaning "Beautiful Summer" (夏, natsu = Summer, 美, mi = Beautiful; the latter character is often used as a feminine suffix). From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised edition(Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), pages 127 and 227.

Client is also willing to accept Mi'namoto no Natsumi, if necessary.


7: Mori Shiomi - New Name & New Device

Azure, three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (15oo's or 1600's Japanese; given name like) most important.

Client will accept Shiome, if Shiomi is not accpetable.

Mori: (森) Japanese surname meaning "Woods", dated to 1600. Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan Revised edition(Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 148.

Shiomi: (潮美) A Japanese feminine name. Shio- means "salt", and is found from both the Nara period (784) and the end of Sengoku (1600). Mi means "beautiful", and is frequently used as a feminine suffix. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition (Carlsbad, NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), pages 273 and 384


8: Mori Shiomi - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) three dragonflies in pall, conjoined at the tails Or


9: Rachael Catherine McLellan - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via Ealdormere.

Gules, three escallops argent charged with a pellet, as an augmentation between the escallops, a mullet of twelve points, cardinal points elongated Or.

Augmentation of Arms, as awarded on September 28th, 2002 (as recorded in Wolfium here: http://wolfium.com/search.php?iduser=1075)

Also included was a letter from Countess Jolicia affirming the award.

A mullet of points with unequal length is an SFPP, but is the only one.

Client would prefer this particular style of mullet, though we recognize that there are no registrations of this kind of mullet. If needed, she would be willing to accept a mullet of 12 with equal points, which has been registered to Amber of Litchfield.


10: Ragnheiðr Hróaldsdóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Argent, on a fess wavy azure, two eyes argent irised gules and in chief three forget-me-nots azure

These images were redrawn at in Kingdom, at with client permission to move the fess upwards.

The forget me nots, were taken from Malise Lauird's device, which was accepted on May 2007 LoAR.


11: Shimazu Kojirou Nobuhisa - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Japenese, unconcerned with time period) most important.

This name follows the Japanese name construction form of surname + yobina + nanori.

Shimazu (島津): A historical Surname dated from 1332, the name of the family of daimyō of the Satsuma han, which spread over Satsuma, Ōsumi and Hyūga provinces. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition, page 119. 233, and 350.

Kojirou (小次郎): A yobina, or more properly a birth-order type tsuushou (Common Use Name). Famously found as part of the name of Sasaki Kojirou who died in a duel in 1612. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, Revised Edition, page 219.

Nobuhisa (信寿): A nanori, or given name, dated before 1600. From Solveig Throndardottir's "Japanese Formal Masculine Given Names", an excerpt from Name Construction in Mediaeval Japan, 2001. Found at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/solveig/nanori/nanorin.html , accessed September 26th, 2016


12: Tanegashima Masako - New Name & New Device

Argent, two ginger leaves and a bordure gule

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (15th to 16th Century Japenses) most important.

Tanegashima: (種子島) Japanese clan that took their name from Tanegashima Island. The Tanegashima were vassals to the Shimazu from the Sengoku period onward through the Meiji Restoration. From Yamashita Shin'ichi's Chūkinsei ikōki no Tanegashima-shi (Tokyo: Nippon rekishi 日本歴史 (694)), pages 37-53. Also the name of matchlock muskets in Japan, associated with Tanegashima Tokitaka, who purchased two from Portuguese traders in 1543 and whose smiths managed to reproduce them. From Olaf G. Lidin's "Tanegashima: the arrival of Europe in Japan", ed. By Taylor and Francis (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2002) page 142.

種: "Tana", Meaning "Seed/Cause/Reason"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 146.

子: "Ko", meaning "Child" or "Lady". This character, usually added as a feminine suffix, must have some sort of alternate pronunciation to get the "GA" sound in Tanegashima that we can't figure out.

島: "Shima", meaning "Island"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 1994), page 144.

Masako: (昌子) A Japanese feminine name. In addition to being the name of Hōjō Masako (1156 - 1225, known as "The Nun-Shogun), it is also the birth name of Saigō-no-Tsubone (1552 - 1589). From, Sadayoshi Kobayashi and Noboru Makino西郷氏興亡全史 [Complete History of the Rise and Fall of the Saigō Clan] (in Japanese). (Tokyo: Rekishi Chosakenkyu-jo, 1994), page 392. Also see " Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition(Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 189, 230, 264, 291, and 379, (dated to 1332, 1183, 1183, 1392, 1149) although the primary character is different for those examples.

Note that, if needed, the client will accept Tanegashima no Masako as a registered name.


13: Tanegashima Matagorou Hiromoto - New Name & New Device

Argent, two arrow fletchings crossed in saltire within an orle, a bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th to 16th Century Japenese) most important.
Culture most important.

Tanegashima: (種子島) Japanese clan that took their name from Tanegashima Island. The Tanegashima were vassals to the Shimazu from the Sengoku period onward through the Meiji Restoration. From Yamashita Shin'ichi's Chūkinsei ikōki no Tanegashima-shi (Tokyo: Nippon rekishi 日本歴史 (694)), pages 37-53. Also the name of matchlock muskets in Japan, associated with Tanegashima Tokitaka, who purchased two from Portuguese traders in 1543 and whose smiths managed to reproduce them. From Olaf G. Lidin's "Tanegashima: the arrival of Europe in Japan", ed. By Taylor and Francis (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, 2002) page 142.

種: "Tana", Meaning "Seed/Cause/Reason"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition (Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 146.

子: "Ko", meaning "Child" or "Lady". This character, usually added as a feminine suffix, must have some sort of alternate pronunciation to get the "GA" sound in Tanegashima that we can't figure out.

島: "Shima", meaning "Island"; from Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition(Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 146.

Matagorou: (又五郎) Japanese yobina, or birth order name, meaning the 5th son of a 5th son ("mata" meaning "again"). Gorou is dated to 1482; while no direct record of a Matagorou exists, there are other names such as Matajirou and Matatarou (2nd Son of a 2nd Son, and 1st Son of a 1st Son, respectively) are extant, being dated to 1600 and 1392, respectively. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition(Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), pages 272. Gorou is on pp. 214 and 370 dated to 1575 (son) and 1482 (fifth son)

Hiromoto: (広元) Masculine nanori dated to 1332 as the name of a bakufukanryou, or Bakufu bureaucrat. From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition(Carlsbad: The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 334.


14: Thyri the Spinner - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure

The original badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure was returned for the following reason"

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or a feather.

In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p. 127 of Heraldry by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones. Image 1 is that badge.

Image from Mistholme.com


15: Yamagata Yukiko - New Name & New Device

Vert, in pale a dragonfly fesswise contourny and a dragonfly fesswise Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (16th Century Japanese) most important.

Yamagata: (山形) Japanese surname, dated to around 1600 in From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan revised edition (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 329. Also the name of Yamagata Masakage (山県 昌景?, 1524 - June 29, 1575), a warrior and trusted general of Takeda Shingen, who lead the famous "red fire unit" of Takeda Cavalry. From Stephen Turnbull's The Samurai Sourcebook (New York: Cassell & Co., 1998), pages 222-223.

Yukiko: (雪子) A Japanese feminine name from the Nanboku period (1392) meaning "snow child." (The identically transcribed name from the Heian period is a distinct name with a different first kanji whose meaning is 'good fortune'good luck', 'happiness', not 'snow'.") From Solveig Throndardottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan (Carlsbad NM; The Outlaw Press, 2004), page 389.

Correction to Device (2017-Apr-25 16:04:35): Client wishes to withdrawl this device due to unity of posture issues.


Thanks to all the hard working heralds who take the time to comment on these letters.

Rylyn

Green Mantle


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 7 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 18 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $72 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Badges. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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