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West LoI dated 2018-01-19

Unto Dame Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Master Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Lady Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald for the Kingdom of the West!

1: Bridget Walker - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2004, via Æthelmearc.

Azure, a waterwheel and on a chief wavy argent three mullets azure.


2: Claire Cameron - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about the spelling (none noted) and the gender (female) of the name.

Claire - from FamilySearch: `Claire Peares' married Aug 1561, Wintringham, York, England, Batch M00925-1 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AClaire~%20%2 Bany_year%3A1000-1620~]

Cameron - No Copy Source [Black] Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland, p.128 "Another John Cameron appears as burgess of Aberdeen, 1434 (CRA., p.5)"

According to `Using FamilySearch Historical Records' by Domhnall na Moicheirghe and Juliana de Luna [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/familysearch.html]: "(B)atch numbers starting with B, C, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), or P are generally acceptable."

The English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


3: Elizabeth Roper - New Name

Client requests authenticity for English Elizabethan.
Language (English Elizabethan) most important.
Culture (English Elizabethan) most important.

Submitter cares about the language and/or culture (English Elizabethan). Submitter requests Authenticity for language and/or culture and time period.

Elizabeth - NCS: Elizabeth: 1205 - 1600 Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, Part Two: The Names A-G, by Talan Gwynek, Fause Losenge Herald Extraordinary (Brian M. Scott) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html]

Roper - This will be the premier registration in the SCA of the name `Roper'.

from No Copy Source: [R&W] Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. p. 383 under the header <Roper>. Roger Raper 1219 [Raper being the spelling commonly used in northern England], Richard le Ropere 1220, Alice Rooper 1415

from `Dictionary of Tudor Long Names' by Sara L. Uckelman [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf] - `Roper' p.109 d.1576 and 1582

from `Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men & women' by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582n-z.html] Roper

from `Names Found in West Stow, West Suffolk Parish Registers 1558-1650: Sorted by Surname, then Grouped by Family' by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/WestStow/FamilyGroups.shtml#Roper] `Roper' d.1633

from `Surnames in Chesham: Q - W, 1538-1600/1' by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) [http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Chesham/surnames-4.shtml] `Roper' d. 1588/9

The English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix.


4: Fionnghuala inghean Ragnaill - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of January 24, 2016 as submitted.

Argent crusilly fitchy, a tower purpure.

The default of "crusilly" is crosses crosslet.


5: Hannah Story Teller - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via the West.

Gules, in fess a squirrel and a lion Or.

Both the squirrel and the lion are in their default posture, thus adhering to the current unity of posture and orientation rule.


6: Sabrina de la Bere - Resub Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1973, .

Or, a bend sinister azure between a rose gules slipped, leaved, and singly thorned vert and a natural leopard couchant sable for augmentation charged on the flank with a poppy Or.

Submission originally appeared in the West LoI from 2012-02-06 and was listed on the 05-2012 LoAR as Withdrawn by Submitter. Submitter is a member of the Golden Poppy (2006, West) and a Laurel (2011, West). According to the old West Kingdom Law Section 7.7.4 "Members of the Order of the Golden Poppy have the right to augment their arms with the golden poppies under the consultation of heralds." And under current West Kingdom Law Section 7.6 "The Order of the Golden Poppy shall be closed as of March Crown AS 51. All extant members of the Order of the Golden Poppy shall retain the honors received for their achievements related that order." [http://www.westkingdom.org/kingdom-information/laws-kingdom-west]

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-01-09/16-11-03_Laws_of_the_Kingdom_of_the_West_as_of_July2011.pdf


7: Sara a la Petite Rose - New Device

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

Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a rose purpure barbed and seeded proper and a dolphin haurient argent.

Name was submitted on the West September LoI as `Sara au Petit Rose' but commentary on that LoI stated that, for the feminine `Rose', the correct form is `a la Petite'.


Standard disclaimer: This letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names. Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

Respectfully submitted,

Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald

West Kingdom College of Heralds

matins@heralds.westkingdom.org Matins.WestKingdom@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 3 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 6 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $24 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Augmentation of Arms. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.

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