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Ealdormere LoI dated 2018-02-25
Unto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald.
It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.
1: Alais de Poitiers - New Household Name & New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Ealdormere.
(Fieldless) A vegetable lamb or fructed of sheep azure within and conjoined to an annulet azure.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound (Manoir Bonarets) most important.
Manoir: There are numerous examples of "manoir" used in medieval French which can be found at the Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-
1500) ( http://www.atilf.fr/dmf/definition/manoir1).
"Manoir" at this time had as one of its meaning that it would be both the home and the attached land. Additionally, as can be seen in the quote, "mon manoir Appellé les Belles Fontaines," [my manor, called the Beautiful Fountains], manors could be named and such names could refer to an object, presumably a feature of the property. In likewise vein, it would seem logical that Manoir plus Bonarets is a plausibly period construction in its own right.
"Possession, propriété à laquelle est jointe une certaine étendue de terre, manoir"
...savoir vueil sanz remanoir S'alé est point en mon manoir Appellé les Belles Fontaines. (Mir. Pierre Changeur, c.1378, 295).
Bonarets: Vegetable lambs are referred to by numerous names, including " bonarets" and "barometz" (indeed, the popularity of the plant was such that one of the plants thought to be a potential source of the myth was called "Cibotium barometz" in honour of this fabulous plant. A mediaeval French poet Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas who was published throughout Europe contributed to the use of "bonarets" with his La seconde semaine ou Enfance du monde (The second week, or birth of the word) which describes the appearance and utility of the bonaret.
La seconde semaine ou Enfance du monde ([Reprod.]) / de Guillaume de Saluste, seigneur du Bartas, 1584 http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k54453n page 18, line 517.
As Household names in France can be based upon heraldic charges and bonarets is a term for vegetable lambs or upon literary references according to "Alys's Simple Guide to Household Names" (DRAFT IN PROGRESS (October 2016)) by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, (http://alysprojects.blogspot.ca/2016/10/alyss-simple-guide-to-household-names.html ) it would appear that "Bonarets" would be acceptable as part of a household name for either reason.
Note that Client would accept Chateau and/or de Bonarets if the name as submitted cannot be registered.
2: Ben Dunfirth, Barony of - New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1996, via the Middle.
(Fieldless) A boar's head couped Or, crowned of a coronet of six pearls argent.
This submission is to be associated with Ben Dunfirth, Barony of
This badge is for use by the Baron and Baroness of Ben Dunfirth.
There has been considerable debate in the internal letter about whether or not the use of a coronet is permissible. The badge is not personal armoury, but group armoury. Sea Stag mentions that as of 1999, we do allow Court Baronies to utilize a coronet in their personal arms, but we do not allow Baronies to put a coronet on their arms. As this is neither, we are sending this one up the chain for Laurel to rule on.
You asked for edge cases - you got them!
3: Cecilia the Sinister - New Name & New Device
Per fess azure and argent, a talbot couchant argent and a house gules.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (the Sinister) most important.
Cecilia: Feminine name. From the dictionary of medieval names (http://dmnes.org/name/Cecilia):
Belgium (Dutch) - 1597x1598 Cecilia BoonenGes p. 373
Brabant (Latin) - 1312 Cecilia (nom) JeanIII p. 28
England (Latin) - 1185x1186 Cecilia (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 18; 1189 Cecilia (nom) GASurv p. 178; 1222 Cecilia (nom) StPaulDom p. 4,; 1240 Cecilia (nom) ibid. p. 119; 1279-80 Cecilia (nom) WaHR-SK p. 36; 1296 Cecilia (nom) RCS-1 p. 95a; 1319 Cecilia (nom) PSS-CXIV 5a,; 1322 Cecilia (nom) ibid. 7; 1340xc1450 Cecilia (nom) CovGuild-1 p.6; 1377 Cecilia (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4; 1379 Cecilia (nom) WRYPT1 p. 2, ;, Cecilia (nom) ibid. p. 9, Suffolk1381 p. 69,; 1408 Cecilia (nom) GCCYork p.12;; 1555 Cecilia (nom) StMartF p. 58; 1559 Cecilia (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1560 Cecilia (nom) ibid. p. 60
Italy (Latin) - 1348 Cecilia (nom) INP 26; 1527 Cicilia (nom) Rome1527 p. 88
the Sinister: The combination "the Sinister" has been ruled acceptable as recently as in the October 2016 LOAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/10/16-10lar.html). The relevant part of the LOAR is quoted here for convenience:
"Duncan the Sinister. Name and device. Argent, a badger rampant regardant contourny sable marked argent, a chief embattled sable.
In February 2015, we accepted the name Xavier the Sinister (A-An Tir), ruling:
Appendix A of SENA allows the use of marked and unmarked descriptive/occupational bynames in
French. Examples of descriptive or occupational bynames from the 15th and 16th centuries
include Cordewanier/le Cordewanier, Devin/Le Devin, Villain/Le Villain, and Mauwin/Le Mauwin, all found
in Domhnall na Moicheirghe's article, "Names from Lallaing 1384 - 1600"
(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing_names.html). Therefore le Senestre is a plausible form of the
attested 15th century French Senestre, and we can allow the lingua Anglica form, the Sinister."
Based on the commentary in Internal, with the client's permission we have redrawn so that the fess line is at the fess point.
4: Conall MacEarnain - New Household Name & New Badge
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
Vert, a stag's head cabossed, on a chief argent three acorns proper.
No major changes.
Sound (Die-ra) most important.
Language (Irish Gaelic, pre-1200) most important.
This household name uses the format of "House + Eponymous Ancestor's given name (in genitive case)" as described in Sharon L. Krossa's "Medieval Gaelic Clan, Household, and Other Group Names", draft edition, copyright 2002, 2007. (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/households.shtml)
In this case the lingua Anglica word House is replacing the Gaelic "luchd taighe" or "teaghlach".
Dáire: Gaelic man's name, as found it M.A. O'Brien's Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae (Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976). Reproduced in Heath Rose Jone's "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland", copyright 1998, 2002. (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100/) Note that Dáire is both the nominative and genitive form.
5: Dietrich von Sachsen - Resub Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Ealdormere.
Gules, a cross potent argent within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf gules.
This submission is to be associated with Akashi Matatarou Terumoto
This is a resubmission of a Badge "Gules, a plate charged with a delf gules within eight plates in annulo each charged with a delf gules.". From the July 2017 LoAR:
"This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D1, which forbids the use of the same charge in two different charge groups - primary and secondary in this case - because doing so blurs the distinction between groups. Without an IAP such as was recently used for the umebachi, this isn't permitted."
This is a complete redeisgn.
6: Dubhesa inghean Uí Uilliam - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of June 24, 2017 as submitted.
Agent, a badger dormant sable marked argent, on a chief embatted purpure, three triskellions of spirals argent.
The original device submitted, Device. Purpure, a triskelion of spirals, on a chief embattled argent three badgers dormant sable marked argent was returned on the September 2017 LoAR:
"This device is returned for redraw. Commenters had difficulty recognizing the tertiary charges as badgers dormant, due in large part to the argent markings on an argent background, as well as the typically challenging issue of identifying dormant charges."
This is complete redesign. There is a SFPP from the use of the Triskellions of Spirals.
7: Elizabeth Lincoln - New Name & New Device
Per chevron purpure and azure, a branch fructed of peaches Or.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (16th Century English) most important.
Elizabeth: 1572 in "Names found in Oldbury-on-Hill, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1538-1600" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael,
Elizabeth: "16th Century Gloucestershire Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/late16.html
"Elizabeth Beaumont" christened 1560, England. Batch no. P01005-1 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JW8R-KZJ
Licoln: Elizabeth Lincoln, female, married 1588, Scartho, Lincoln, England. Batch no. M01472-0
Elizabeth Lincoln, female, married 1589, Boston, Lincoln, England. Batch no. M01133-1
Elizabeth Lincoln, female, christened 1596, West Keal, Lincoln, England. Batch no. C03278-2
There is a potential conflict with:
This name was registered in March of 2008 (via An Tir).
8: May of ye Wolde - New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via Ealdormere.
(Fieldless) A lozenge vert within and conjoined to an annulet azure.
9: Penda of Glindemere - New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Ealdormere.
(Fieldless) A carp urinant Or.
10: Sarah Makmyllane - New Device
OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of December 29, 2017 as submitted.
Per bend azure and Or, a pair of scissors bendwise inverted Or and a leaf bendwise inverted vert.
11: Yolanda de Albornoz - New Name & New Device
Or, a European bison's head cabossed, a bordure vert.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (YO-lan-da) most important.
Yolanda: Latinized french name. D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi, Omnium operum primus tomus published 1541 has:
"Parisiis, in aedibvs Yolandae Bonhomme" [Paris, in the apartment(?) of Yolanda Bonhomme]
If this is not acceptable, client would accept Iolanda
"Philiberti Pingonij Sabaudi, Augusta Taurinorum", (Turin, Italy) in Latin, 1577, shows three Yolandas and one Iolanda in the index, but in the text themselves they are spelled Iolanda. The pdf book is searchable. Page 70, "Anno Christi MDI defuncta prima uxore Iolanda Ludouica, Philibertus dux Margararitam duxit Austriacam Maxililiani Cesaris, & Margaritae Burgundicae filiam." This needs translation but I believe that it says that in the year of Christ 1501 first wife Iolanda Ludovica died… See image of Index spellings. https://books.google.com/books?id=av9IZiwAggYC
de Albornoz: Spanish locative byname from Names from the Account Books of Isabel la Catolica (1477-1504, mostly 1483-1504) via Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/WomenFullNames.html includes Ynes de Albornoz.
Many and warmest thanks to those who have taken the time to comment and thus advance the art and science of heraldry in the Society.
Dietrich von Sachsen
Green Mantle Herald
OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 4 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.
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