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East ILoI dated 2017-10-04

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World! We thank you for your commentary, and recommend the following items for your attention.

This letter contains the first batch of submissions from Pennsic 2017.

Commentary on this letter will close on 11/04/2017

1: Ann MacWard -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2016 as submitted.

Per bend gules ermined Or and argent, a bend wreathed palewise sable and ermine between a wolf's head cabossed argent and a waterlily purpure

The Shire of Anglespur has this bend blazoned as above.


2: Apollodora of Delphi -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and Or, a sun in splendor and an arrow fesswise counterchanged.

No major changes.
Language (Greek) most important.
Culture (Classical Ancient Greek) most important.
Meaning most important.

Consulting Herald: Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha

Apollodora/Απολλοδώρα is a feminine theophoric Classic Greek name, from Apollo, god of the sun and prophecy, and dora, meaning 'gift/giving'. Found in the Lexicon of Greek Names online, LGPN 3b, p.4 http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/pulbications/vol3b/documents/namfor3b.pdf

of Delphi/τού ΔΕλφΙ is a locative byname. Delphi is documented as a location of a shrine to Apollo in the Greek Classic period, located near Mt Parnassus. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?object=Site&name=Delphi


3: Bergental, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East.

Order of Stella Maris

Quarterly Or and sable, a mullet of six points counterchanged

This order name follows the pattern of an order named for a saint or religious figure. Examples include Our Lady of Gelders (referring to Mary) and Lady of the Noble House.

Stella Maris is a Latin Marian description. The song "Ave Maris Stella" ("Hail, Star of the Sea") is a period plainsong piece.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady,_Star_of_the_Sea

The phrase is found in _De Rosario et Psalterio deiparentis Mariae_ by Leonardus Fossaeus, Böckler (https://books.google.com/books?id=_kBdwJHnAxIC&pg=PA190), published 1640.

The appelation appears in an encyclical by Pius XII: http://w2.vatican.va/content/pius-xii/la/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xii_enc_24051953_doctor-melliflu us.html


4: Bergental, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East.

(Fieldless) On a mazer bendwise sinister Or, a goute d'eau bendwise sinister.

This submission is to be associated with Cup of Saint Brigid, Order of


5: Bianca di Firenze -New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East.

Iulia Baebiana

(Fieldless) A wooden mazer proper transfixed by a passion nail argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Julia is found in Ursula Georges, "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html) as an example of a feminine nomen taken as the feminine version of Julius. The article lists Iulius as an example of a male nomen, so Iulia should be the feminine version of that.

Afinia Gemina Baebiana was the wife of Roman emperor Trebonianus Gallus in 251. This is found in Wikipedia, but the site lists the book "Coinage and History of the Roman Empire, C. 82 B.C.--A.D. 480: History" by David L. Vagi and found at https://books.google.com/books?id=WzOGycVVQLEC&pg=PA339. Babiana is also found on pg. 1296 in a Roman geography book, "Dictionary of the Greek and Roman Geography" by William Smith and J. Murray (1873) as a military station in Rome. (Found by submitter).


6: Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East.

La Maison du Jocelyn d'Or

Client requests authenticity for French.

La Maison Per Juliana's article "Inn Signs and House Names in 15th Century Paris" La Maison is an appropriate designator for a French household. (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ParisInnHouseNames/)

Chasteau Jocelyn Per Froissart Chroniques: Chasteau Jocelyn is a place name, Paris Arsenal 5188 folio 124 v, found in online Froissart (https://hrionline.ac.uk/onlinefroissart). Therefore, it is a period spelling of this element of the name.

Jocelyn is also a heraldic charge. Tincture d'Or also documented in Juliana's article cited above.


7: Cassius Pontianus -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and Or, a gorgon's head couped close affronty counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Cognomen must start with \'Pont-\' and end with \'-us\') most important.

Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2944 http://www.s-gabriel.org/2944 says that by the third century CE two-element names were the norm in Roman naming, and that these names consisted of nomen + cognomen.

Cassius is a Roman male nomen found on p.88 of "A study of the cognomina of soldiers in the Roman legions By Lindley Richard Dean" [http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ] shows Cassius in a list of "nomina of Roman gentes which are used as cognomina"

Pontianus is a Roman cognomen found in the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg, transcription HD039813 (Canonical URI: http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD039813 (last update: 9 December 2005, Gräf)

Transcription: D(is) M(anibus) s(acrum) / C(aius) Aemili/us Ponti/anus v(ixit) a(nnos) / XXXXXV h(ic) s(itus) est

Chronological data: 101 AD - 200 AD

Literature Hilfe: ILAlg 2, 2153.

CIL 08, 19707.


8: Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2009, via the East.

Hillarius Clock Ring

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hillarius is a male given name found in The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, E. G. Withycombe, 3rd Edition, p 152, HILARY (m., f.) Hillarius Cur 1207, FA 1346

Clock is found as a surname in Family Search: Alice Clock, Female, Christened 16 Aug 1579, Trimingham, Norfolk, England. Batch no. C04100-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWFB-3X4)

Ring is a surnames also found in Family Search: Thomas Ring, Male, Married 1615, Yetminster, Dorset, England. Batch no. M16031-1

(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6R4-PXZ)

SENA Appendix A, English/Welsh, Middle/Early Modern English, Double Bynames: all patterns late (these are generally unmarked), Order: Given + Byname + Byname


9: Dragonship Haven, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1985, via the East.

Order of Freas Cup

Frea is an ME version of the ON goddess' name 'Freya' found in the Middle English Dictionary online: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?size=First+100&type=orths&q1=frea&rgxp=constrained English forms of the goddess' name are documented in the late 13th to mid-15th centuries: Frea, frie, frye, and ffre.


10: Elizabeth Rose of Framlingham -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and argent, a duck rising and a fox sejant erect counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for English.

Elizabeth is a feminine given name found in http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html

Rose As a surname: Dictionary of Tudor London Names,Sara L. Uckelman, May 1, 2014 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf)

Framlingham The Concise Oxford English Place-Names, by Eilert Ekwall, 4th edition 186 "Framlingham Sf Framlingham, Framlingham DB

CONSTRUCTION: Standard English Given name, Surname, Surname

SENA Appendix A says Given + Byname + Locative in English require no further documentation


11: Evelyn Peyton of Ashdown -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Evelyn is a feminine name found here: Evelyn Grace, FamilySearch, BATCH P00160-1, Christening Date May 1598, SAINT MARGARET,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5WX-793

Peyton is a late period English byname found here: Katherine Peyton, FamilySearch, BATCH C16866-1, Christening Date 22 Apr 1597, Great Gransden, Hunts, England https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKK1-K48

of Ashdown Her mother is Mistress Lettice Peyton of Ashdown [12/1995, East] and a letter of legal relationship is attached to allow for the usage of the existing relationship of "of Ashdown". It is also a lingua Anglica form of Ashendon (13th C), found in Watts, s.n. Ashdown Forest.


12: Finn the Black -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, a massacre argent and in base a torc inverted Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (the black) most important.

Finn is a masculine Gaelic Irish name Found in Mari's Annals Index s.n. Finn dated to the 12th c.; this is the Middle Irish Form http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Finn.shtml

the Black is a descriptive byname in lingua Anglica for the Gaelic Duib, per Mari's article "Index of Names in Irish Annals." Dated 1095.


13: Francisco de Braga -New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and gules, on a bezant a tower azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Portuguese) most important.
Meaning (from the Braga region of Portugal) most important.

Francisco appears as a masculine given name with 280 instances in Portuguese Masculine Names from Lisbon, 1565 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) found at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/masc1565.html

de Braga appears as a locative surname found in Portuguese Surnames from Lisbon, 1565 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) found at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/portuguese/sur1565.html


14: Hasanah bint al-Khalil ibn Habib -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2016, via the East.

Erminois, an elephant's head cabossed gules and on a chief sable a crescent pendant Or.

Old Item: Erminois, an elephant's head cabossed gules, a chief sable., to be retained as a badge.


15: Ioannes Valerius Severus -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, a gorgon's head cabossed counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Roman.

Ioannes is the Latinized version of the male Greek name as appears throughout the New Testament.

Valerian is listed as nomen per Ursula Georges' article "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names." (heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Severus is listed as cognomen per Ursula Georges' article cited above.


16: Ioannes Valerius Severus -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Two bars couped and overall an annulet sable.

Submitter is aware that there may be a reconizability issue with all-sable charges, and would like to submit it as-is to see if it can be passed.


17: Islah bint Abbas ibn Habib ibn Hasan -New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2009, via the East.

(Fieldless) A crescent pendant Or conjoined at the wingtips to a raven displayed proper.

Old Item: Luned Gwyn, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

islah is a Turkish feminine given name found in this capitalization in Ursula Whitcher's "Sixteenth Century Turkish Names" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/).

Abbas and Hasan are masculine given names in the same source.

Habib is an Arabic masculine given name (ism) found in Da'ud ibn Auda's "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices"

(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm).

The compound byname; bint Abbas ibn Habib ibn Hasan; combines Turkish and Arabic in the same name phrase, which violates PN1B1 of SENA. Assistance documenting this language combination in the same name phrase is requested.

The submitter does not want to change Islah, but will allow changes to the compound byname if needed (particularly Abbas).


18: Kay Leigh Mac Whyte -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

Per pale argent and azure, a goutte counterchanged sable and argent, and on a chief sable a calligrapher's knife Or.


19: Kay Leigh Mac Whyte -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2013, via the East.

Sable, three quill pens in pile argent and a bordure rayonny gyronny Or and gules, and for augmentation in base on an escutcheon argent a hummingbird rising wings addorsed azure engorged of a coronet Or.

Kay Leigh Mac Whyte received a court barony 4/15/14, from Brennan and Caoilfhionn, which entitles her to the use of a coronet in her arms. Original arms were registered in 2002 via the East, "Sable, three quill pens in pile argent and a bordure rayonny


20: Martinellus di Salvo -New Name & New Device

Or, a red-winged blackbird volant to chief proper between flaunches gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (sound of Martinellus) most important.

Martinellus is found in Juliana de Luna "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" It lists one occurrence of this name, clearly dated to 13th Century Pisa. The names in this are Latinized Italian http://heraldry.sca.org/names/pisa/pisa-given-freq.html

di: Juliana de Luna in "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" says "Literal patronymics are formed by adding di 'of' in front of the father's name.

Salvo is found in S.L. Uckelman. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/Salvo. It is also found in the genitive form in 1285. Salvo is also found as an unmarked patronymic or byname in Juliana de Luna "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" as Giovan Salvo dated 1488.

http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/Juliana_de_Luna/Names_from_15th_and_16th_Century_Pisa.pdf

Given name + Patronymic is a correct construction indicated in SENA, Appendix A. Submitter would strongly prefer the word element di be part of the name.


21: Ono no Fujiwara Izumi -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via the East.

Sable, a triskelion of wisteria sprigs argent.

Design appears in O-uma-jirushi page 83 (Volume 3 Page 6) See image at: goo.gl/TJLTMP


22: Qenilocas of the East -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, a gorgon's head affronty couped close, in chief a wolf and stag rampant combatant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Qenilocas is the Ogham form of the masculine given name Cellach, found in Mari Elsbeth nic Bryan's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cellach.shtml), dated from the 7th century.

East, Kingdom of is the registered name of an SCA branch.


23: Ragnarr bláskegg -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via the East.

Per pale sable and gules, a sword inverted bendwise argent interlaced with an annulet fracted in dexter chief Or. Note to artist: sword and ring should have the same visual weight.


24: Reinert der Spinner -New Name & New Device

Argent a spider and on a chief sable, two compass stars argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (byname meaning spider or spinner, sound of given name) most important.

Reinert is a German given name found in the FamilySearch records:

Reinert Tillings, Christening, 22 Nov 1593, EVANGELISCH, KOELN STADT, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA, Batch #C96974-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4GH-9JK)

der Spinner is a German byname found in Brechenmacher and dated to 1348 as "Künzli der Sp. zu Einbach"


25: sekh Neswennefer -New Name & New Device

Purpure, in pale an ankh Or and a tyger rampant argent.

Names from "Names from Demotic Sources", Lind, Daniel L., found at http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2016/.

Neswennefer is found on p. 6 as a given name.

sekh found on p. 5 as an occupational byname.

According to the article, the occupational byname comes before the given name.


26: Sibylla de Blakeleye -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent ermined vert and Or, a wolf passant to sinister maintaining a cup sable, and a tree blasted proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Sibylla Sibyl Feminine Given Names in 'A Dictionary of English Surnames' https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi? Sibylla SN SIBYL Withycombe The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names: "Robert, Duke of Normandy, son of the conqueror, married Sibylla of Conversane" If spelling "Sibylla" cannot be documented as to date "Sibilla" is acceptable Sibilla multiple references from 1199-1379 SN

Adam de Blakeleye 1273 SN BLACKLEY [Bardsley] Dictionary of Welsh and English Surnames S


27: Thomas of Effingham -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the Middle.

Effing Thomas

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Effing is a 16th century English surname that can be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. Effing is found in the FamilySearch Historical Records: Richard Effing; Male; 1627; Swaffham-Prior, Cambridge, England; Batch: M13535-6

Thomas is an English surname dated to 1582 in Bardsley s.n. Thomas


28: Thomas of Effingham -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2008, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) a butterfly sable, each wing charged with a plate


29: Thor the smith -New Name & New Device

Argent, a dexter arm and hand vert per bend issuant from dexter sustaining a mallet per bend sinister sable, within a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Meaning of) most important.

Thor is a reasonable interpolation of the Middle English given name Thorr (1352-3), Tor (1066), Thore (1191), and Thur (1313), all found in marked and unmarked patronyms in R&W, s.n. Thor.

"the smith" is an occupational byname, with þe Smith (c1100), le Smyth (1275) found in R&W, s.n. Smith, and le smiz (1250) and Le Smeyt (1365) found in the MED. The submitter prefers lowercase for "smith".


30: Ulfrun Connors Dotter -New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy sable and argent, a griffon and a wolf combatant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Ulfrun is a constructed ME or Anglo-Scandinavian given name. Ulf- is found as a prototheme in the names <Ulfuine>, <Ulfkytel>, <Ulfius>, and <Ulfin>, dated c1095, c.1440, 1485, and a.1500 in the MED. -run is a deuterotheme found in the ME byname <filii Aluerun>, dated 1176 in Fellowes-Jensen, s.n. Alfrún.

Connors is a byname found in FamilySearch Historical Records:

Love Connors Or Cumbers, f, christening: 26 May 1611, STANFORD RIVERS,ESSEX,ENGLAND, batch: C04266-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYR3-C5W

Dotter is the given name of one Master dotter Wotton found in 'Henry VIII: June 1537, 6-10', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537, British History Online, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no2/pp14-25.

This is likely a form of "daughter", with forms such as -doghter and -doutter found in marked patronyms from 1379, and the inherited form Doctor from 1570 in R&W, s.n. Daughters.

The pattern of double bynames is found in App. A of SENA.


31: Volmar Sollons -New Name & New Device

Azure, a domestic sea-cat couchant gardant Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Volmar FamilySearch Historical records: Volmar Weiler was married on 08 May 1636 in Evangelisch, Weinsberg, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, Batch M92455-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHX4-Z2X)

Sollons found in _A Calendar of Wills Proved in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Gloucester, 1541-1650. https://books.google.com/books?id=o_kcAAAAYAAJ


32: Wilhelm Grün -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and vert, a lion dragon sejant Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Wilhelm is found in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm). Talan lists 3 instances from 1400-1495.

Grün is found in "German Place Names from a 16th C Czech Register: Modern to medieval index" by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/modernperiod.html). It is used here as a toponymic byname.

If the name must be changed to clear a conflict, submitter will accept the addition of 'der Waldhauer', ('the lumberjack'). 'Waldhauer' is found in Brechenmacher as a header form, dated 1549.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 16 Names, 1 Name Change, 3 Alternate Names, 1 Household Name, 2 Order Names, 18 Devices, 1 Device Change, 7 Badges and 1 Augmentation of Arms. There are a total of 50 items submitted on this letter.

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