Northshield LoI dated 2016-10-31

Greetings unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pelican, Brunissende Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Merideth NiShionniach, Polaris Herald of Northshield, and her deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield. We also offer farewell greetings to Lillia Pellycan.

What follows is the October 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield September Internal Letter of Intent.

1: Berengaria d'Outremer - New Name & New Device

Argent, two wolves combatant sable and on a chief azure, between two open books a rose argent barbed vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th - 15th c.
Meaning (Named after King Richard\'s queen and from the Holy Land) most important.

Berengaria is listed in "Occitan Townspeople in the 14th Century - Feminine Given Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/occitan/occitan-given-women.html)

d'Outremer is found in "Bynames in Medieval France" by Sarah Uckelman, p 147. (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf)

s.n. Outremer "loc. from the French Crusader states. d'Outre-Mer 1292 Paris, d'Outre-mer 1292 Paris, <d'Outremer> 1292 Paris."

Blazon Change: The blazon has been changed from 'Argent, two wolves combatant sable and on a chief azure, between two open books a rose argent leaved vert' to 'Argent, two wolves combatant sable and on a chief azure, between two open books a rose argent barbed vert', based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=68551)


2: Erin O Shea - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 2000, via the Middle.

Old Item: Gudrun of the hills, to be released.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language (Irish) most important.

Erin is a given name found in Family Search: <Erin Laurence>, 22 Jun 1584, Hereford,England, M01724-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RL-G84)

O Shea is a surname found in "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien) (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml)

<Gullyissya O Shea> 1601 P45-49, F-Eliz-18 document 6576 (5286.)

<M'Craigh m'Donell O Shea> 1601 p262-265, F-Eliz-17 document 6555 (5263)


3: Heledd of Mathrafal - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 1992, via Meridies.

Old Item: Rhiannon Heledd of Mathrafal, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Welsh.
Language most important.

Submitter wishes to drop the first element of her previously registered name changing it from <Rhiannon Heledd of Mathrafal> to <Heledd of Mathrafal>. Original name was registered in January of 1992 (via Meridies).

Kingdom Commentary Notes: (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=68552) It was noted that in making the requested change it becomes necessary to provide documentation that <Heledd> can be registered as a given name. The following was offered:

<Heledd> is a Welsh female given name in the nominative case, so used in English and probably in Welsh; it does not seem to differ in what is translated as possessive case for "Canu Heledd" (http://wicked-good-books.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/01v-CANU-Web-2-13.pdf)

Regarding the potential for presumption: While Heledd of the Canu Heledd was associated with Powys, she is associated with the earlier capital at Pengwern, not with the later royal seat after it had been relocated to Mathrafal. The relocation to Mathrafal occurred following the destruction of the royal llys at Pengwern along with her family which is the subject of the Canu Heledd.


4: Jimena Taionez - New Name & New Device

Vert, a bend sinister engrailed between an owl and a weeping willow tree Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (10th c Castillian) most important.

Jimena is a women's given name dated from 1050-1200 found in "A Partial List of Leonese and Castilian Given Names 1050-1200" by Diego Mundoz (Robert Huff) (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/diego/reilly.html)

Taionez is a patronym constructed following the pattern in SENA Appendix A. Per SENA Appendix A, Castillian patronyms are usually formed by adding -ez to the father's name.

<Taion>, the masculine given name used in that construction, is found in "Medieval Spanish Names from the Monastery of Sahagun - The Names, First Group" by Antonio Miguel Santos de Borja (Tony Borning) (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/miguel/sahagun/sahagunNames1.html)

Kingdom Commentary Note: Kingdom commentary revealed two conflicts for the original device 'Vert, a bend sinister between an owl and a weeping willow tree Or'. This revised device includes a complex line to add a DC. The submitter has seen and approved this change. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=68554)


5: Kate de Mallow - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Kate is found in Withycombe, 3rd ed, p 187. s.n. Katharine, Katherine, Catharine, Catherine (f)

"In the 16th and 17th C Kate was the common diminutive . . ."

de Mallow is dated at around 1231 in the English chronicle: "Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation" http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.03.0070:narrative=312

"IN the 24. yeere of king Henry the third, Richard earle of Cornwall the kings brother, with a navy of ships sailed into Syria , where in the warres against the Saracens he greatly advanced the part of the Christians. . . .

Shortly after also John earle of Albemarle, William Fortis, and <Peter de Mallow> a Poictouin, men for their valiancy greatly renowmed, went thither, leading with them a great number of Christian souldiers."


6: Kolfinna Hrafnkelsdottir - New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2011, via Northshield.

Kalisfena Ivanova

(Fieldless) A crane in its vigilance, vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language (Russian) most important.

Keythong Note: This submission was listed as a New Name on the kingdom letter. The form has been corrected and it is now a New Alternate Name submission.

Kalisfena is a Russian feminine name found in Wickenden. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ka.html

Kalisfena (f) -- "of good strength."

Kalisfena, saint. 14th Century. [Lev 6]

Ivanova is a feminine patronymic as documented in Wickenden http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/o.html

<Olena Ivanova>, daughter of Prince Ivan. 1331. [Lav 531]


7: Marcus Virius Germanus - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Marcus is a Roman praenomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Virius is a nomen found in Roman Inscriptions of Britain (http://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/person/2978)

Germanus is a cognomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)


8: Onóra in Eich Gil - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a pale between two dragons combatant Or three fleurs-de-lys gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th c female Irish Gaelic.
Language (Irish Gaelic descriptive byname 'of the white horse') most important.

Onóra is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Onóra" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Onora.shtml)

in Eich Gil is a Middle Irish Gaelic descriptive byname found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: in Eich Gil" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/inEichGil.shtml)


9: Piero di Silvestro Verrocchi - New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and bendy argent and gules, on a fess gules below in chief a lion passant azure three estoiles Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Venetian/Italian) most important.

Piero is a Italian masculine given name listed in "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa: Given Names in Alphabetical Order" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/pisa/pisa-given-alpha.html)

di Silvestro is found in "Names from Arezzo, Italy, 1386-1528 - List of full names, by date by Sara L. Friedemann (Aryanhwy merch Catmael) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/arezzofull.html)

<Bernardo di Silvestro di Michele Nardi>, 1440

Verrocchi is a family name found in "Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html)


10: Sefa haustmyrkr - New Name & New Device

Purpure, the figure of justice maintaining in one hand a sword and in the other a hand balance a bordure argent

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

Sefa is found in ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3041 by Gunnvor Silfraharr (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3041+0)

"You mentioned that you had found <Sefa> in Lena Peterson's Nordiskt runnamnslexikon [1]. This name is from two runic inscriptions in Sodermanland, Sweden ca. 1010-1050 [2]."

[1] Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. Spra*k- och folkminnes-institutet. http://www.sofi.se/SOFIU/runlex/ S.nn. <Sefa>, <Lini>.

[2] Samnordisk runtextdatabas. http://home.swipnet.se/~w-61277/rundata/1.htm

So"14 $ <rakna * raisti * stain * þansi * at * suin * buta * sit * auk * sifa * auk * r-knburk * at * sit * faþur * kuþ * hil[b]i * at * [hat]s * uit * iak * þet * uaR * sui- * uestr * miþ * kuti>

"Ragna raised this stone in memory of Sveinn, her husbandman, and Sifa/Sæfa and Ragnbjo,rg in memory of their father. May God help his spirit. I know that Sveinn was in the west with Gautr/Knu/tr." http://www.raa.se/kmb/showdetails.asp?id=3140

So"96 <... ... -(t)ain : þansi : at : begli : faþur : sii :: buanta :: sifuR :: han : uaR : fa... ...>

"... this stone in memory of Beglir, his father, Sifa/Sæfa's husbandman. He travelled(?) ..." http://tinyurl.com/dschq

haustmyrkr is found in GB p 22

Kingdom Commentary Notes: (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=68678) The question of whether there was a standard medieval way of depicting Justice was brought up. Wikipedia presents some history of Lady Justice going back to ancient times and including a 16th c Swiss statue. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Justice)


11: Valdís Grímmundardóttir - New Name

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

Valdís - Old Norse feminine given name found in GB on p 15

Grímmundardóttir - patronymic constructed following patterns on p 17 of GB using the masculine given name <Grimmundr> as found in the "Nordiskt runnamnslexikon", p. 82 (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexikon_T+ 141106.pdf)

"Grímmundr mn.

F.l. → Grím-, e.l. → -mundr"

Kingdom Commentary Note: Patronymic was changed from <Grímmundsdóttir> to <Grímmundardóttir> following patterns in GB, based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=68682)


12: Wilhelm Amboß - New Name & New Device

Per pale wavy azure and argent, a horse courant contourny counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (given name - William) most important.

Wilhelm is a German masculine given name found in Family Search

<Wilhelm Von Achen>, Male, 23 May 1621, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA, Father's Name Wilhelm Von Achen, Batch C95534-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NZ9C-3VC : 28 November 2014)

Amboß is a German surname found in Bahlow, 2nd ed, p 12, s.n. Ambos

"Jakob Amboß, Swabia 1479"


13: Winifred of Jararvellir - New Name & New Device

Or, an ounce rampant sable on a chief gules three hawk's bells Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Winifred is an English feminine given name dated to the 16th C found in "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names: Women's Names listed by frequency" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html)

of Jararvellir - Jararvellir is the registered name of a barony in the Kingdom of Northshield. This branch-name was registered in November of 1981 (via the Middle). Usage permitted by Branch Name Allowance.


In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach

herald@northshield.org

Mistress Mira Fastova

keythong@northshield.org


OSCAR counts 10 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 7 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.