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East LoI dated 2009-04-18

Unto Olwyn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, Aryanhwy Pelican, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, newest Blue Tyger Herald.

It is the intent of Easterners to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity, allows any changes, and allows a holding name.

This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

1: Aibhilín inghean Uí Phaidín - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Aibhilín is listed as a standard Early Modern Irish spelling of the name of seven women in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aibhilin.shtml), with the following dates: 1498, 1508, 1510, 1524, 1549, 1560, 1583. See also OCM p. 84 s.n. Eibhlín, which says (among other things) that "Aibhilín was the name of a daughter of MacCarthy More in the sixteenth century."

Paidín (which lenites to Phaidín) is found in the Annals Index as the standard nominative and genitive Early Modern Irish spelling of the name of five men, dated 1165, 1362, 1365, 1441, 1506, 1543, 1551, and 1589. See also OCM p. 152 s.n. Pátraic, which identifies Páidín as one of the Irish forms of Patrick.

The construction [single given name] inghean Uí [eponymous clan ancestor's name in genitive case and lenited] is documented from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).

Submitted as Aibhilin inghean Uí Phaidin, the name was changed at kingdom to Aibhilín inghean Uí Phaidín in order to make it consistent in its use of accent marks.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

2: Alexander Younger - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2008, via the East

Argent, six pellets in annulo.

His name was registered in November 2008, via the East. His originally submitted device of Argent, seven pellets two, three, and two was returned in kingdom for conflict with Cynethryth Dall (06/2001 Lochac): Argent semy of roundels, a bordure sable, with just one CD for removing the bordure. This submission follows kingdom's suggestion of removing the center roundel, which should give an additional CD for arrangement.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

3: Brendan Firebow - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1992, via the East

Sable, on a bend enarched Or between two English panthers rampant guardant argent spotted vert and incensed proper three oak leaves vert.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

4: Brendan Firebow - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1992, via the East

(Fieldless) On an oak leaf vert, an English panther rampant guardant argent spotted vert and incensed proper.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

5: Christopher Calhoune - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East

(Fieldless) A spoon sable.

This badge is clear of Balin the Fairhaired's Sable, an oar Or (02/1975 East), with one CD for the field, and another for the tincture of the charge. It is also clear of Lochac's (Fieldless) A wrought iron spoon palewise, bowl to base, sable (05/1992 West), with one CD for fieldlessness, and another for the change in orientation of the spoon. There was some discussion in kingdom about oars (and hence spoons) versus boat prows, because they're both listed under the category of "ship parts" in the Ordinary, but this badge should be clear by complete change of primary charge of the Barony of Storvik's Paly gules and Or, a drakkar prow sable (01/1994 Atlantia) and Beatrice Lumini's Lozengy Or and vert, a gondola prow sable (11/2001 Atenveldt).


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

6: Declán Gobha - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Declán is a header on p. 71 of OCM; the entry says Saint Declán founded the monastery of Ardmore, Co. Waterford, and was the patron of the Déisi. The spelling is found before the colon in the header, which according to the front matter (p. 9) indicates it's an "early Irish form", but kingdom doesn't know what that means in terms of the usual "pre-c. 1200" and "post c. 1200" division of Gaelic spelling.

Gobha is the standard Early Modern Irish nominative form of a descriptive byname meaning "[the] smith", found for one man in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Gobha.shtml): Donnchadh Gobha mac Briain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhcc mic Mathghamhna, dated to 1559.

Documentation is included for the construction [single given name] + [descriptive adjective], from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names (3rd Edition)" by Sharon Krossa (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).

Kingdom interprets the discussion of the saint's name allowance on the Oct. 2001 Cover letter to mean that temporal disparities aren't counted when the name is that of a saint, so that the submitted combination of elements should be registerable even if OCM's "early Irish" turns out to mean "pre-c. 1200".


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

7: Diomedes Sebastianus - New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2004, via the East

Barry dovetailed Or and gules, a bend azure.

Old Item: Per chevron throughout vert and sable, in pale two crescents argent, to be released.

His name and original badge were registered in May 2004 via the East. His device, Vert, on a mullet of twelve points argent a roundel engrailed vert all within a bordure engrailed Or, was registered in Dec. 2004, also via the East.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

8: Eoin an Doire - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2007, via the East

Azure, a winged boar rampant argent and in chief two oak leaves Or.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

9: Francesco de Gremenis - New Name & New Device

Sable, a chevron between two flames and an arm embowed, armored and gauntleted, maintaining a hammer bendwise inverted Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15-16th c. northern Italian) most important.
Culture (15-16th c. northern Italian) most important.

Francesco: "15th Century Italian Men's Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca/org/heraldry/laurel/names/italian15m.html) lists Francesco Benzo and Francesco Camazarin as lecturers at the University of Ferrara between 1473 and 1474.

de Gremenis is a surname found in Stemmario Trivulziano, a mid-15th century armorial from the Duchy of Milan. (C. Maspoli, ed. Stemmario Trivulziano. Case Editrice Niccolo; Orsini de Marzo: 2000. ISBN 88-9000452-0-5. p. 170.)


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

10: Francesco de Gremenis - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2009, via the East

(Fieldless) On a flame Or a warhammer sable.

His name and device are submitted elsewhere on this letter.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

11: Friderich Schwartzwald - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of March 14, 2009 as submitted.

Per saltire gules and sable, on a double-headed eagle Or, two halberds in saltire sable.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

12: John Marshall atte Forde and Elizabet Marshall - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (John Marshall atte Forde) registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via the East
OSCAR finds the name (Elizabet Marshall) registered exactly as it appears in August of 2002, via the East

Marshalls Ford

(Fieldless) An acorn Or between and conjoined to two bars wavy couped azure.

No major changes.
Meaning (Marshall + ford) most important.

The pattern of this household name is based on Mari Espeth nic Bryan's "English Sign Names" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/inn/#BynameInn). This article has examples of English sign names in the pattern [possesive form of byname] + ["inn"], e.g. Bosoms yn 1522, Davys Inn 15th c, Greysyn 1476, etc. This submission uses a similar pattern: [possessive form of byname] + [another type of business, i.e., "Ford"]. Ekwall p. 184 s.n. ford says "[t]he first element of names in -ford is often the name of an animal...or of a person." Examples include: Ashford (possibly from the OE personal name Eccel, derived from Ecca) in Middlesex, Alford ("The ford of Ealdg{y-}þ") in Somerset, Otford ("Otta's ford"), Basford ("Basa's ford"; *Basa from the OHG Baso), Bayford ("Boia's ford"), Bedford ("Bīēda's ford"), Kempsford ("Cynem{æ-}r's ford"), and Wallingford ("the ford of Wealh's people"), which are all headers in Ekwall. There is no actual place name "Marshallsford" or "Marshalls Ford", so presumption should not be an issue.

"Marshalls" is intended as the descriptive element of this household name, and "Ford" as the designator, referring to a business (control of a ford and collection of tolls) named after its owner or keeper. Kingdom defers to Pelican and the CoA on the question of whether "ford" is a valid household designator.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

13: Léonete d'Angely - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in August of 2009, via the East.

Old Item: Nicola Angelini, to be retained as an alternate name.

Her current name was registered in June 2006, via the East.

Léonete is listed in Academy of St. Gabriel report 2904 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2904) as a feminine name appearing in tax records from Lyon in 1446, citing Déniau, Jean: Les Nommées des Habitants de Lyon en 1446 (Lyon: A. Rey, 1930).

d'Angely is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/bordeaux.html). The article lists (under Pierre) one Pierre Angely, whose byname was also recorded as Angley, Angey, and d'Angely.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

14: Magyarországi Zuzanna - New Name & New Device

Argent, three pomegranates slipped and leaved within a bordure gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Hungarian) most important.

Zuzanna is dated to 1586 under Zsuzsanna in "Hungarian Feminine Names" by Walraven van Nijmegen (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/magfem2.html). This spelling is found in a Hungarian context, surname first (seredj Zuzanna), according to "And the Last Shall Be First" by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia (KWHS Proceedings, 2004, Appendix B s.n. Zsuzsanna).

Magyarországi is a header dated in this spelling to 1569 (Magyarországi Janos) in Kázmér Miklós: Régi Magyar családnevek szótára (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budapest, 1993). Other dated spellings include Magiarorzagi 1604 and Magyar orszagj 1614. It means 'from Hungary (as opposed to Transylvania)': Magyarország is 'Hungary' (literally 'Hungarian country', compare for example Franciaország 'France'), and the suffix -i means 'of, from'.

The pattern [byname] + [given name] is discussed in "Hungarian Names 101" by Walraven van Nijmegen (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/magyarnames1012.html#women). According to this article, records of Hungarian women's names from the 16th century show the same patterns as men's names.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

15: Seashire - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1983, via the East

(Fieldless) A sea-dragon erect gules.

The canton's name was registered in Jan. 1983, its device, Per fess wavy argent and azure, a sea-dragon erect gules maintaining in both claws a laurel wreath vert, was registered in Mar. 1984, and its badge, Argent, a sea-dragon erect gules, maintaining an escutcheon sable within a bordure wavy azure, was registered in July 1986, all via the East.


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

16: Tanczos Istvan - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2002, via the East

Gules billety Or.

His name and device (Per chevron potent and gules) were registered in May 2002, and another badge, (Fieldless) A saltire couped crosslet gules, was registered in Dec. 2008, all via the East. He has a letter of permission to conflict with Thora Sharptooth (10/1991 East): Gules, three square weaver's tablets in bend Or:

I, [...], known in the SCA as Thora Sharptooth, give [...], known in the SCA as Tanczos Istvan, permission for his armory, "Gules billety Or," to look similar to, but not identical to my armory "Gules, three square weaver's tablets in bend Or." I understand that this permission can not be withdrawn once Istvan's armory is registered. 22 December 2008 [signed with both legal and SCA names].


This item was on the 08-2009 LoAR

17: Violante de Rojas - New Name & New Device

Argent, a chevron sable cotised vert between two thistles and a swan contourny sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language (15th-16th c. Spanish) most important.
Culture (15th-16th c. Spanish) most important.

Violante is a feminine name found five times in Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the late 15th century" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/isabella/WomenFullNames.html): Violante, Violante Cuello (twice), Violante de Albion (also Vilante), and Violante de Luna. The article contains "Names from the Account Books of Isabel la Catolica", and the date range is identified as "1477-1504, mostly 1483-1504". Violante is also found once in Elsbeth Anne Roth's "16th century Spanish Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/spanish/index.html): Violante González 1560.

de Rojas is a locative byname with 8 occurrences in "16th Century Spanish Names" (op. cit.). The examples listed are Beatriz de Rojas 1539, Cristobal de Rojas 1560, sisters Francisca de Rojas and Juana de Rojas 1571, and Diego de Rojas 1574.


Bibliography

Ekwall, Eilert. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Fourth edition. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991.

Ó Corraín, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names. Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1990.


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 7 New Devices, 6 New Badges and 1 New Badge Change. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $63 for them. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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