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Ansteorra LoI dated 2018-06-29

Greetings to the Sovereigns and College of Arms!

This letter contains submissions from Ansteorra Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-05-03 and ended 2018-06-10, which can be found here: Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra humbly submits for registration the following heraldic items:

1: Calvin Tittle - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Calvin - found in Family Search Historical Records

Calvin Brian, married on 03 April 1621 in Chesire, England Batch #M03657-1

Tittle - found in Family Search Historical Records

"England Marriages, 1538-1973," database, Family Search 10 February 2018 Rich Tittle and Johan Dawson, 12 Jun 1593; citing Freiston, Lincoln, England, reference, index based upon date collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 432,491 Batch #M02839-2

2: Cordeilla verch Rosser - New Name & New Device

Or, a Celtic cross and on a bordure azure four roses in saltire Or barbed vert seeded gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Cordeilla) most important.

Cordeilla--Name of a Welsh or Briton princess in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae written circa 1136. Book II contains the story of King Leir: "Cui negata masculine sexus prole, natae sunt tantummoto tres filiae, vocatae: Gonorilla, Regan (also appears as Regau), Cordeilla." (He had no male heir, but three daughters, Gonorilla, Regan, Cordeilla.) Geoffrey of Monmouth's work was printed and translated through the end of our period (Shakespeare, King Lear). The name refers to a girl living in the area of Wales, so it is arguably Welsh, but English and Welsh is an allowed combination per SENA if the name is to be considered English.

verch- Welsh, `daughter of', reference A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn

Rosser--Welsh version of Roger, cited in Morgan & Morgan, s.n. Roger, Rosser, Proger, Prosser (a non-photocopy source). M&M cite a Gurgen ap Rosser from the Black Book of Saint David's, aka the Black Book of Carmarthen (Welsh: Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin), thought to be the earliest surviving manuscript written solely in Welsh. The book dates from the mid-13th century.

3: Diarmuid mac Brain - New Device

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

Or, a raven migrant to chief purpure charged with a torque opening to base Or and in chief a pair of drinking horns purpure

This a new item to Laurel, and is a complete redesign of an item that was returned at Kingdom:

4: Gassion de Beaumarchais - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2002, via Ansteorra.

Per fess enarched rayonny sable and gules, two mullets of eight points argent and a phoenix within a bordure embattled Or

This is a resubmission from the April 2015 LOAR.

Gassion de Beaumarchais. Device. Per fess enarched rayonny counterermine and Or, in base a phoenix gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Stafngrimr of Agaricus, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter as Per fess enarched rayonny sable and Or, a phoenix issuant from base gules. There is a DC for changing the tincture of half of the field but none for the fact that the phoenix is issuant from base in one case and not the other.

5: Gouen atte Fyrthe - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Meaning most important.
Spelling most important.

Gouen "Yorkshire Given Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) Masculine Names lists Gouen 1 time. The footnote [15] This appears to be a variant of Gavin.

Oxford "A Dictionary of English Surnames" reviced edition pg 169 "atte Firthe"

Yorkshire subsidy rolls, 1379 "Gouen Fyrthe"

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

6: Robin Carrot - New Name & New Device

Sable a carrot Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (The meaning must somehow be related to carrot(s)) most important.

Robin Carrot

The pattern "given + byname" for Modern English names is attested in SENA Appendix A

Robin Withycombe s.n. Robert, dated 1200, 1205, 1210, 1276.

Family Search - Batch M00009-1 "English Marriages, 1538-1973,"

10 December 2014 Robin Cooper and Margret Brantingarn 19 Aug 1592, citing Saint Oswald, Durham, Durham, England

Carrot - Batch P00021-1 "English Births and Christenings. 1538-1973"

Thomas Carrot 22 Jul 1565 citing AUCKLAND SAINT ANDREW, Durham, England

7: Vanesa de Verona - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2001, via Ansteorra.

Old Item: Venanza da Verona, to be released.
Sound (Vanesa) most important.

Family Search Historical Records:

Vanesa - female, 20 Sep 1577, Santa Maria, Orfans Gerona Spain Batch#C87881-1 : 11 February 2018

de Verona - Historia pontifical y catholica (1583),, Vol I, p. 290. Image #1 : 11 February 2018), Francisca Martinez De Verona, ; citing Fuentealbilla, Albacete, Spain, reference 2:R380PF; FHL microfilm 1,279,587. Batch C89145-1

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OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Name Change and 3 New Devices. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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