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East LoI dated 2009-07-31

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, 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 11-2009 LoAR

1: Alesone Gray of Cranlegh - New Badge

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

Sable, in bend sinister two walnuts Or and a bordure denticulada argent.

Kingdom commenters were worried about the bordure's resemblance to a pound sign, but they all recognized it as denticulada, and period depictions of this bordure show some variation in the size of the teeth, so it's being sent up as is.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

2: Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande - New Alternate Name & New Badge

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

Margarita Martini

(Fieldless) On a goblet argent a pomme.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Margarita is a feminine name which appears three times in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Italian Names from Imola, 1312" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html).

Martini is a surname found 242 times in the "Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" by David Herlihy et al., ed. (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/SURNAM1.html).


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

3: Caitriona inghean Sheamuis - New Badge

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

Per bend sinister argent and gules, a thistle vert headed purpure and a mastiff statant argent.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

4: Creatura Christi of Oakes - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) On a unicorn's head erased argent a brown acorn proper.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

5: Creatura Christi of Oakes - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) On a unicorn's head erased argent an oak leaf vert.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

6: Gabriella de Bas Serra - New Name & New Device

Gules, in pale a threaded needle fesswise and a unicorn's head couped contourny Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.

Gabriella is dated to 1427 in Pisa and Pistoia according to Academy of St Gabriel report 3225 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3225), citing David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, "Census and property survey of Florentine domains and the city of Verona in fifteenth century Italy" (machine-readable data file, reformatted by Robert Darcy; Madison, WI: Data and Program Library Service [distributor], 1981 and 1996).

de Bas Serra is found in La civiltà giudicale in Sardegna nei secoli XI-XIII by Associazione Condaghe S. Pietro in Silki, 2002 (Google Books snippet view: http://books.google.com/books?id=X4BoAAAAMAAJ&pgis=1). Page 192 reads in part:

"un solenne atto de pace" tra il Re d'Aragona Don Giovanni I il Cacciatore (+1395) ed Eleonora de Bas Serra Giudicessa d'Arborea (+1404) con concorso delle ville e comuni dipendenti dal Giudicato arborense, nonché di tutti i Sardi amici o alleati della Giudicessa.

Kingdom has no idea what this means, but is pretty sure it dates the desired surname as the name of a lady (judge?) who died in 1404.

According to "Medieval History in Sardinia" at the website Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale - Michele Guia (http://www.itisgiua.it/page/32/Medieval_History_in_Sardinia.html), "The kingdom of Torres, too, was pro-Genoese and came to an end in 1259, on the death of the "guidicessa" Adelasia. The territory was divided up between the Dorian family of Genoa and the Bas-Serra family of Arborea, while the city of Sassari became an autonomous city-republic."


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

7: Gavin MacAuley - New Name & New Device

Per fess invected vert and argent, a sun in splendor Or and a sheaf of arrows sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.

Gavin is a masculine name found in Black s.n. Rait: Gavin Rath 1477 and s.n. Rais: Gavin Rauss 1577. It's also in Withycombe s.n. Gawain, dated to 1604.

MacAuley is a surname expanded from McAuley 1326 or M'Cauley 1623, found in Black s.n. Macaulay.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

8: Gilbert the Short - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via the East

(Fieldless) A chess rook gules.

Kingdom doesn't know whether this conflicts with Godefroy Lévêque (03/2002 Atlantia): (Fieldless) A chess bishop gules, as there is no precedent comparing these two chess pieces. It is clear, however, of Godefroy's device (03/2002 Atlantia): Or, a chess bishop and a chief gules, with a CD for fieldlessness, and another for the removal of the chief.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

9: Jane Milford - New Name Change & New Device

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

Or, in pale three urchins statant azure.

Old Item: Jane of Milford, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Her current name was registered in Oct. 2002, via the East.

Jane is found 16 times in Talan Gwynek: "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html). It's also found as a header dated to 1473 in Talan's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyHZ.html).

Milford is a header in R&W, with John de Milford dated to 1379. R&W's introduction (p. xvii) states that locative bynames without prepositions were common in some parts of England after about 1400.

This device is clear of Rúadnat ingen Diarmada (11/2000, Caid): Or, three hedgehogs statant gules, with one CD for the tincture of the hedgehogs, and another for their arrangement.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

10: Knottyng Cross, College of - New Branch Name & New Device

Vert, on a pall wavy between three crosses clechy argent a laurel wreath vert.

Knottyng Cross is a constructed English place name.

For Knottyng, Mills dates Knottynghull' to 1356 s.n. Notting Hill, and gives two possible derivations for the first element: the masculine name Cnotta or a family name Knotting. Ekwall (4th ed.) s.n. Notting Hill adds Knottyngwode 1376 and Knottinge Bernes 1476, and Cnotting 1163 under Knotting.

For Cross, Mills gives some examples of [place name or descriptor] + [Cross], identifying places where memorial crosses were erected: Walthamcros 1365 (s.n. Waltham, 'cross near Waltham Abbey'), La Charryngcros 1360 (s.n. Charing Cross, perhaps 'cross near a bend [in the road or the river]'), Horcros 1230 (s.n. Hoar Cross, 'gray cross' or 'boundary cross'). Ekwall s.n. Hoar Cross has Horecros 1251 and Harecros 1242; s.n. Twycross 'two cross' there's Tuicros Domesday Book, and s.n. Rey Cross (perhaps 'cairn cross') there's Rerecros on Stanmore 1348, Rere Crosse 1275, and Reir croiz de Staynmore 1280.

The submission is accompanied by a petition:

We, the undersigned members and officers of the Incipient College of Knottyng Cross affirm that we approve of the submission of the branch name "College of Knottyng Cross" and device, Vert, on a pall wavy between three crosses clechy argent, a laurel wreath vert, pictured below. (Signed by the Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minister of Arts & Sciences, and Exchequer.)


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

11: Marcus Redgate - New Name & New Device

Gules, a lozenge within a horseshoe argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Marcus appears 14 times in Juliana de Luna: "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/pisa/pisa.html) as a masculine given name (recorded in Latin).

Redgate is the submitter's mundane surname. The submitting herald attests that she has seen his NY driver's license; a copy is available upon request. Ideally, the submitter would like an Italian byname meaning "of/ at/ by the red gate", but his herald was unable to find an Italian name with this meaning, and nobody in kingdom knows enough Italian to help. We appeal to the College for assistance. Should such an Italian byname be found, Latinized Italian and vernacular Italian can be combined [Elias Loredan, 01/2005 A-Atenveldt].


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

12: Margaret Gresham - New Device

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

Azure, a squirrel contourny and a bordure embattled argent.

This device is clear of Johann Tscharner von Graffenried (11/1991 Calontir): Sable, a squirrel sejant erect to sinister within a bordure argent, with one CD for the field tincture, and one for the type of bordure. It's also clear of Regana van Kortrijk (02/2002 Outlands): Azure, a squirrel argent, with one CD for the orientation of the squirrel, and another for adding the bordure.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

13: Margaret MacGillereach - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (mac-gill-@-rich) most important.
Language (Scottish) most important.

Margaret is a header in Talan Gwynek, "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html), with this spelling dated between 1185 and 1588. It's also a header in Talan's "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/scottishfem.html), dated to 1340 and 1529.

MacGillereach is based on Black s.n. MacIlriach (p. 514), which dates a Duncan McGillereach to 1503.

Kingdom feels the name differs sufficiently in both appearance and sound to be clear of Margaret Gillivray (11/1995 Ansteorra).


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

14: Rachel of Rochester - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and argent, a moon in her complement argent and three martlets rising sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.

Rachel is a feminine name dated to 1600 and 1608 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael: "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html). Bardsley s.n. Appleby adds a Rachel Appleby dated to 1624, and it's also in Eleazar ha-Levi: "Jewish Naming Conventions in Angevin England" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/jewish.html), dated c.1070-1290.

Rochester is a header in Bardsley, with Thomas Rochester dated to 1549. R&W under Rochester has (de) Rouecestra 1086 and Rouchestre 1377, and Ekwall has Rovecestre DB as the latest citation for the place in Kent and Rucestr 1242, Rouschestre 1325 for the town in Northumberland. Eleazar's above-cited article says that [name] of [place] was a common pattern for Jewish names in Angevin England.

Originally blazoned as "swallows rising", kingdom reblazoned the birds as martlets based on the lack of feet. Commenters weren't sure whether the posture of the birds is blazonable (being somewhere between rising and volant) or reproducible; we ask the College's assistance in determining their registerability.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

15: Raffaella da Napoli - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2000, via the East

Sable, a sun argent within an orle argent semy of mullets azure.

Her original device submission, Sable, a sun argent within an orle argent semy of rosebuds gules, was returned for using rosebuds (June 2000 R-East). This submission replaces them with mullets.

This is technically clear of Sunniva máni (08/2005 Atenveldt): Sable, a sun in his splendor argent within an orle ermine, with CDs for the tincture of the orle (argent vs ermine) and another for adding the tertiary mullets.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

16: Robert of Stonemarche - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and vert, a hedgehog statant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.

Robert is found 372 times in Talan Gwynek: "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html), and 107 times in Julian Goodwyn: "English Names Found in Brass Enscriptions" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/), with the earliest instance dated to 1331.

Stonemarche, Barony of was registered in May 1989, via the East.

This device is clear of Orien Wenderson (01/1986 Middle): Vert, a hedgehog statant to sinister argent, with CDs for the tinctures of the field and hedgehogs. It is also clear of Egen Bräuer (06/1995 West): Per fess vert and argent, three urchins counterchanged, with a CD for the field division and another for the number of hedgehogs.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

17: Ruadhan Muir - Resub Device

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

Per chevron argent and azure, two rapiers in saltire sable and a popinjay argent.

His previous device submission (Per chevron azure and argent, two rapiers in saltire argent and a popinjay azure) was returned in June 2008 (R-East) for a redraw because of problems with the depictions of all the elements (swords, bird, line of division). This submission features thicker rapiers, a better popinjay, and a straighter line of division to address these issues.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

18: Sakura'i Ha'name - New Name & New Device

Gules, a cherry blossom and in base two knives in saltire argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Japanese) most important.

Sakura'i is an ancient uji (clan name) found in Solveig Throndardottir: Name Construction in Early Japan, 2nd edn., p. 396.

Ha'name is found in the same source, p. 376, listed as a historical feminine name (nanori) dated to 1147. The name uses the pattern [uji/clan name] + [nanori] (ibid., p. 4).

This device is probably clear of Juliana Vertue (03/2002 Ansteorra): Azure, in pale a rose argent barbed and seeded proper and two grozing irons in saltire argent, with CDs for the field and the type of secondary charges.


This item was on the 11-2009 LoAR

19: Stonemarche, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via the East

Per pale vert and argent, three broad heads counterchanged.

This badge is to be associated with the Baronial Company of Archers.


Bibliography

Bardsley, Charles Wareing. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. Oxford University Press, London, 1901.

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland. New York Public Library, 1989.

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

Mills, A.D. A Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Third edition, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Withycombe, E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Third edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1979.


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Branch Name, 9 New Devices and 7 New Badges. These 26 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $78 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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