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Middle ILoI dated 2017-12-07

Greetings unto Jean Yves Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Below you will find the compiled submissions for the month of November 2017. Please consider the merits of these items and complete your commentary by January 6, 2017.

Yours in service,

Ginevra Escutcheon

1: Angelique de La Rochelle -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Angélique de La Rochelle in November of 2010, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A sheaf of three arrows sable surmounted by a tower Or.


2: Gwyneth Cole -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (submitter prefers the <y> in Gweneth) most important.

Gwyneth - Per commentary in the November 1997 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1997/11/lar.html):

Gwyneth de Grey. Name.

Morgan & Morgan note the feminine Welsh given name Gwineth in 1577. Therefore, Gwyneth is acceptable as a plausible variant of that name.

Cole - Found in the article "Bynames Found in the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England (sorted alphabetically)" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris).
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/bynamesalphabetically.htm


3: Heraldr inn hávi -New Name & New Device

Gyronny Or and gules, a dragon in annulo sable.

Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Haraldr - Documented in the following sources:

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#h

- Haradlsson, Geirr Bassi. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. (BGB pp. 11 s.n. Haraldr)

- Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Namaes in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968. (FJ pp. 132-134, 351 s.nn. Haraldr)

- Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957. (CV p. 675 s.v. valdi, valdr)

- Peterson, Lena. Nordisk runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Omnastics and Folklore Research). (NR s.nn. Haraldr, Har-, Hær(in)-, -valdr)


inn hávi - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

"Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), taken from The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson.


4: Khawlah bint Yahya ibn Husayn -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via the Middle.

Per chevron inverted Or and sable, alotus in profile purpure and a lit Arabic lamp Or.

The previous submission was returned on the June 2016 LoAR for a redraw of the per chevron inverted field division: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/06/16-06lar.html#259.


5: Laurentius Le Rous -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (12th Century English) most important.

Submitter provided a link to online commentary at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCAHeraldryChat/permalink/10155973680969203/

Laurentius - Latin form of "Laurence" found in England c. 1155 according to "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources," http://dmnes.org/name/Laurence.

le Rous - desc, from ME, AFr rous(e) 'red'. 1 instance documented in Billingsgate in 1292. "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames" by Sara L. Uckelman (Anyanhwy merch Catmael), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/surlondon1292.html.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-12-04/21-12-12_Laurentius_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-12-04/21-12-14_Laurentius_name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-12-04/21-12-16_Laurentius_name3.jpg


6: Owen MakDonald -New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound most important.

Owen - IGI Family Search dates this name to 1584 in England, batch C06293-2

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5V5-YZS : 30 December 2014, Owen Cawson, 17 Jan 1584); citing DALLINGHOO,SUFFOLK,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 919,570.

MakDonald - Black, Surnames of Scotland, s.n. MacDonald dates this spelling to 1571.


7: Philippe de Lyon and Konrad Mailander -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Philippe de Lyon) registered exactly as it appears in September of 1999, via the Middle.
OSCAR finds the name (Konrad Mailander) registered exactly as it appears in June of 1994, via the Middle.

Argent, on a pale gules a coin die set argent.


8: Red Spears, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle.

Golden Shoe, Order of the

(Fieldless) A boarspear head within and conjoined to a horseshoe Or.

Meaning most important.

This order name follows the meta-patterns for Orders as listed on the August 2005 Laurel Cover Letter; the specific pattern followed here is "Orders named for heraldic charges".

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2005/08/05-08cl.html


"The Pictoral Dictionary of Heraldry 3rd Edition" by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme http://mistholme.com/?s=shoe discusses shoes as charges and mentions several period types.


The OED says that shoe with the meanings of a lower foot covering and an iron horseshoe dated to late Middle English.


The spelling <golden> can be found as early as 1375, according to the MED (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=68144837&egdisplay=open&egs=68149552) which cites the following usage, "He golden apples rafte of the dragoun."


9: Red Spears, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A rapier bendwise sinister gules.

This submission is to be associated with Epee Rouge, Order of l'


10: Red Spears, Barony of -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) On a boar's head erased Or a heart gules.

This submission is to be associated with Boar's Heart, Order of the

Original submission was returned by Laurel in May 1999 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1999/05/lar.html). This is a redesign.


11: Red Spears, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) On a Roman Vexillum Or two boar spears in saltire surmounted by another palewise gules.

This submission is to be associated with Hastati, Order of the


12: Red Spears, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via the Middle.

Or, a boarspear within a bordure embattled gules.

This submission is to be associated with Boarsbane, Order of


13: Saint Brutus, College of -New Branch Name & New Device

Gules, two squirrels combatant argent maintaining swords proper crossed in saltire, in base a laurel wreath Or.

Sound most important.

Brutus - an English given name. IGI Family Search Batch C10993-1 shows Brutus Bestricke was christened in England in 1590.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3FT-DB7 : 30 December 2014, Brutus Bestricke, 19 Jul 1590); citing MONKS RISBOROUGH,BUCKINGHAM,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 919,247.

For evidence of colleges named after saints, see "Names of English Colleges" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) and Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith).

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Colleges/Colleges.shtml


Please see also the July 2006 registration of Order of Saint William the Cooper [Outlands, Caer Galen, Barony of] at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2006/07/06-07lar.html, as well as the July 2016 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/07/16-07cl.html#2).


Petitions of populace support will be included in documents packet.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-12-04/23-26-45_St.Brutus_name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-12-04/23-26-47_St.Brutus_name2.jpg


14: Severin Rheinländer -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, two flanged maces in saltire counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th century German, Rhein River area.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Severin - m. A derivative of Latin Severus, a Roman gens, from Latin severus 'serious, grave'.

The name of two 5th C saints, a 6th C saint, and a 7th C pope. Cited in "Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources."

http://dmnes.org/name/Severin

Germany

Latin

● 1173 Seuerinus (nom) quix-vol1 99

Rheinländer - submitter indicates the term means a person from the region on the river Rhein.


15: Troika Bronnikova -New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Meaning (Byname should mean "armorer") most important.

Submitter indicates this is a feminime Russian name.

Troika - a header form in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet. The variant spelling "Troyka" is dated to 1281.
(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/)


Bronnikov - an occupational byname dated to 1588-9 in "Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet. "Bronnikova" is the feminine form.

http://www.goldschp.net/archive/jobnames.html


16: Vilhjálmr Skytja -New Name & New Device

Gyronny of twelve sable and argent, a boar rampant gules and an orle azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

Vilhjálmr - one instance documented on pg. 23. "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (G. Fleck).

Skytja - descriptive byname meaning "marksman, shooter". Found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (G. Fleck) and in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman).

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html.


The April 2012 Cover Letter permits Old Norse descriptive bynames to be registered in either capitalized or uncapitalized forms.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/04/12-04cl.html



OSCAR counts 7 Names, 1 Order Name, 1 Branch Name, 5 Devices and 7 Badges. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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