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Avacal Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-02-27

This month we have 12 submissions for your commentary. Commentary for this letter will be close on March 17.

The Avacal College of Heralds will meet on March 19 at 7:30 pm (Mountain Time) via Google Hangouts. Please send an email to the White Wyvern, Avacal's submissions herald if you want to be included.

1: Áine inghean Uí Cuinn -New Name & New Device

Vert, an apple argent, a chief lozengy Or and sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Irish/Gaelic) most important.

Áine- [Woulfe] Irish Names and Surnames p 42. The given name Áine appears in O'Brien's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" at http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml as a standardized middle Irish and early modern Irish feminine name assoicated with annalistic years of 1169, 1171, 1316, 1319, 1325, 1329, 1381, 1382, 1386, 1405, 1419, 1427, 1431, 1441 and 1468.

inghean - Quick and Easy Gaelic Names Formerly Published as "Quick and Easy Gaelic Bynames" 3rd edition by Sharon L. Krossa

"single given name" inghean Ui "eponymous clan ancestor's name" in genitive case & always lenited unless starting with a vowel.

Ó Cuinn - [Woulfe] Irish Names and Surnames; 'descedendant of Conn'; a very common surname in all parts of Ireland. There are several distinct families so called, of which the following are best know. 1) Ó Cuinn of Thomond a branch of the Dal gCais(sp?) descended from Conn, lord of Muinntear Ifreanain, who flourished in the latter part of the 10th century. They are originally seated at Inchiquin, and their territory which, from their clan-name, was designated Muinntear Ifearnain, comprised the country around Corofin, in Co. Clare. The Earl of Dunraven is a member of this family

2) Ó Cuinn if Annaly, a branch of Commaicne and of the same stock as the O'Farrells, who were chiefs of Muinntear Giollagain, an extensive district of Co. Longford, until towards the end of the 1th century when they are supplanted by the O'Farrells.

The B&W version of the device is actually different than the coloured version.


2: Daniel the Broc -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2011, via An Tir.

Ermine, three water-bougets vert and on a chief wavy azure, a brock argent marked sable.

Old Item: Per fess wavy azure and ermine, a brock argent marked sable and three water-bougets vert., to be retained as a badge.


3: Myrgan Wood, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.

Order of Elders of Myrgan Wood

Argent, an elm tree eradicate proper gules, on a chief vert 3 garbs Or.

No major changes.
Meaning most important.

Elders - Alice Elders, 05 Aug 1611, Sutton, Cambridge, England, Batch#M13834-1

Surname to Given names allowed by precedent for late period English.


4: Myrgan Wood, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.

Order of Forester of Myrgan Wood

Argent, an elm tree eradicated proper leaved gules, on a chief vert, a water bouget argent.

Meaning most important.

Forester - Jone Forester, 30 May 1605, Saint Bride Fleet St, London,London,England Batch#M02242-2

Use of Surname to Given name allowed in late period English


5: Myrgan Wood, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.

Argent, an elm tree eradicate proper gules, a chief vert.


6: Myrgan Wood, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.

Argent, an elm tree eradicate proper gules, on a chief vert a label dovetailed Or.

This submission is to be associated with Baronial Youth Combat Champion


7: Myrgan Wood, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.

Argent, an elm tree eradicate proper gules, on a chief vert, two recorders in saltire argent..

This submission is to be associated with Baronial Bardic Champion


8: Tighearnán Ó Cuinn -New Name & New Device

Vert, a fess lozengy Or and Sable, in chief a celtic cross argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Tighearnán - [Woulfe] Irish Names and Surnames p 41

The given name Tighearnán appears in O'Briens "Index of Names in Irish Annals" at http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Tigernan.shtmlas a standardized Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-1700) nominative form found in the years 980, 1201, 1313. Also, "Annals of the Four Masters", Vol 6, http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100005F/, entry M1590.3 which also mentions Tighearnan Bán mac Briain mic Eoghain Uí Ruairc.

Ó Cuinn - [Woulfe] Irish Names and Surnames; 'descedendant of Conn'; a very common surname in all parts of Ireland. There are several distinct families so called, of which the following are best know. 1) Ó Cuinn of Thomond a branch of the Dal gCais(sp?) descended from Conn, lord of Muinntear Ifreanain, who flourished in the latter part of the 10th century. They are originally seated at Inchiquin, and their territory which, from their clan-name, was designated Muinntear Ifearnain, comprised the country around Corofin, in Co. Clare. The Ear of Dunraven is a member of this family

2) Ó Cuinn if Annaly, a branch of Commaicne and of the same stoack as the O'Farrells, who were chiefs of Muinntear Giollagain, an extensive district of Co. Longford, until towards the end of the 1th century when they are supplanted by the O'Farrells.


Yours in service,

Arwyn of Leicester

White Wyvern Herald, Avacal


OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Order Names, 2 Devices, 1 Device Change and 5 Badges. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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