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An Tir KLOI from Tir Righ dated 2017-05-18

Greetings unto Black Lion, Lions Blood and the College of Heralds.

Please find herein this month's submissions for Tir Righ.

Another largish batch of submissions this month. I greatly appreciate everyone who has contributed to conflict, style and reference checking, as well as assisting with finding additional references where needed, and hope you will continue to assist with this letter.

Commentary on this letter closes on June 18, 2017.

1: Elspeth Farre -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a pale sable fimbriated argent, a dragon sejant affronty with wings displayed and expanded or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Elspeth is found in A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records : Post 1400 by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html) where it is listed as a variation of Elizabeth dated to 1539-48.

Farre is found in A dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson sn Farr which dates this spelling to 1381.


2: Francois LeGrand De Lyon -New Name & New Device

Argent, 5 plates on a fess Gules Between 2 Tankards and a Fleur-di-lis Sable.

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

Francois and LeGrand are both found in Names from Artois, 1601 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/french1601.html). This article lists the spelling François under masculine names with a count of 8 and Legrand under surnames with a count of 1.

De Lyon is discussed in the Academy of St. Gabriel report #2904 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2904) which says "<de Lion> found in the 1446 census, as the byname of a very rich, possibly noble, man. [4] The name of the city is also spelled <Lyon> in this source, so <de Lyon> is also a reasonable byname." The source given is "[4] De/niau, Jean, Les Nomme/es des Habitants de Lyon en 1446 (Lyon: A. Rey, 1930)."


3: HELENE DE ANJOU -New Name & New Device

Per chevron, Or and sable, three quill pens each transfixing a scroll, counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

HELENE: Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 1787 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/1787) which says "we have found <Helene> used in Normandy and Picardy between the 13th and 16th centuries.". It also says "A noblewoman of your period, living in Brittany, would probably have a surname based on the name of a village, town, or manor rather than for the entire province. For example, <Helene> from the town of Auray, the site of a church endowed by <Anne de Bretagne>, might be called <Helene d'Auray>. However, by your period these descriptive bynames had often been converted to inherited surnames. That is, if your father was <Jean d'Auray> then you would probably be <Helene d'Auray>."

DE ANJOU: Anjou is a province of France, which dates to period, at least 851 -> modern, "Robert the Burgundian and the Counts of Anjou, ca 1025-1098" W. Scott Jessee 978-0-8132-0973-9

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/09-44-08_Helene_name0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/09-44-11_Helene_name0002.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/09-44-14_Helene_name0003.jpg


4: Kimberlie of Ramsgaard -New Name & New Device

no blazon provided

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling most important.

Kimberlie is the submitter's legal given name (proof has been provided)

Ramsgaard is a branch name. "Ramsgaard, Shire of" was registered in July of 1988 (via An Tir).


5: Rose inghean Laisre -New Name & New Device

Argent, a rose slipped and leaved purpure and on a chief sable, a rapier fesswise argent.

No major changes.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Rose is documented to 1316 England in Withycombe s.n. Rose; Rose is also found in Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html) which provides the following for the spelling Rose: "1202 Austwick; 1277 Walsh; 1279 Hussey; 1309 Brach; 1316 Stock; 1325 Stock; 1332 Geffen; 1379 Daughters; 1525 Medhurst"

inghean is the appropriate patronymic formation for post-1200 Gaelic patronymics (SENA Appendix A)

Laisre Laisre is found in The Martyrology of Donegal: A Calendar of the Saints of Ireland translated from the original Irish by John O'Donovan. Page 131 lists "MACLAISRE, Abbot of Bennchor, A.D. 645; p. 209 lists "LONAN, son of Laisre"; p. 433 lists "Laisre, of Druim-liacc"; p. 439 lists both "Mac Laisre, abbot of Bennchor, ... 16 May." and "Mac Laisre, bishop and abbot of Ard-Macha, ... 12 Sept."; and p. 512 lists "Laisre, s. of Colum, of Druimliag" (scan on the last of these will be added into comments).

English and Gaelic can be combined as per SENA Appendix C.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-18/16-24-31_Rose_name0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-18/16-24-33_Rose_name0002.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-18/16-24-34_Rose_name0003.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-18/16-24-35_Rose_name0004.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-18/16-24-37_Rose_name0005.jpg


6: Seumas MacGill'Andreis -New Name & New Device

Seumas MacGill'Andreis

Per pale azure and argent, two demi-wolves erased addorsed, in base three bendlets wavy, all counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Scottish gaelic) most important.
Spelling (Spelling on the given name for Scottish gaelic) most important.

Both name elements are found in The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin, Meaning and History by George F. Black (1962 edition) - Seumas is found on pages 382 (s.n. JAMES) and 719 (s.n. SEUMAS); MacGill'Andreis is found on pages 452-453 (s.n. MACANDREW) and 498 (s.n. MACGILLANDERS)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-21-39_Seumas_name0001.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-21-41_Seumas_name0002.jpeg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-21-43_Seumas_name0003.jpeg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-21-43_Seumas_name0004.jpeg


7: Tyrfingr Rǫgnvaldrson -New Name & New Device

Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two griffins combattant Or and a tower sable, a bordure counterchanged.

Sound ("Tyr" in first name) most important.

Both Tyrfingr and Rǫgnvaldr are found in Viking names found in Landnámabók (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-40-54_Tyrfingr_name0001.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-40-57_Tyrfingr_name0002.jpeg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=558/2017-05-17/11-40-59_Tyrfingr_name0003.jpeg


In service for the love of heraldry,

Alicia Red Flame


OSCAR counts 7 Names and 7 Devices. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.

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