Outlands LoI dated 2016-11-29

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)


Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the November 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor & The NE Calontir Commenting Group, Liber, Maridonna Benvenuti, Coblaith Muimnech, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute to internal commentary on OSCAR.

It is my intent to register this November the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

1: Ailith Dreki - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2015, via the Outlands.

Argent, a dragon-headed serpent erect tail nowed gules, on a base sable a rabbit sejant erect argent

This device was conflict checked on the ILoI by Green Anchor. No conflicts were found.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

2: Edwin of Mousehole - New Name

[Edwin] - Found in [Bardsley, p.267] and Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2398 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2398).

[Mousehole] - Mousehole in the Middle Ages was a harbor dating to at least 400-1595 AD (http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/gazetter-cornwall/mousehole.htm).

Additional Documentation provided by Maridonna Benvenuti, Alicia le Wilfulle, & Alys Mackyntoich:

Additional docs for Edwin. DMNES: Edwin m...The name of a 7th C Northumbrian king and saint and a 10th C king of Sussex... Early Modern English, 1572 Edwin StAnthonlin p. 22; 1577 Edwin ibid. p. 25; 1578 Edwin ibid. p. 27; 1580 Edwin ibid. p. 28; 1581 Edwin ibid. p. 28; 1583 Edwin ibid. p. 29; 1586 Edwin ibid. p. 32; 1589 Edwin ibid. p. 33. "The Parish Registers of St. Antholin, Budge Row, London, Containing the Marriages, Baptisms, and Burials from 1538 to 1754..." http://dmnes.org/name/Edwin

<Mousehole> appears as a place name in 'Close Rolls, Henry VII: 1497-1500', Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VII: volume 1: 1485-1500 (1955), pp. 345-363. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=111260&strquery=Mousehole). Given that the same text contains the spellings <Porteheynys> and <de Broke>, the byname spellings and place name spellings may not have been modernized.

Mills' Dictionary of English Place-Names gives the spelling "Musehole" dated to 1284 which, although not quite the spelling, verifies it existed in the 13th C.

The online MED, s.n. "mous (n.)" lists, under placenames, "(1330) EPNSoc.9 (Dev.) 368: Mousehole"

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

3: Gunnólfr Grímsson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Gunnólfr (fighting wolf, or war wolf), son of Grímr (man who wears mask/helmet)) most important.

Gunno'lfr and Gri'mr -- Given names is cited in "Viking Names found in Landna'mabo'k" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/landnamabok.html.

The patronymic is formed per instructions found at "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" (same author) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html.

Additional Documentation provided by Green Anchor:

The given name is on p.10 of Geirr Bassi and the patronymic is given as an example on p.17

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

4: Hugh Fletcher - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via the Outlands.

Per fess embattled gules and sable, in chief three rats rampant contourny argent

The previous submission, Per fess embattled argent and paly gules and Or, in chief a rat rampant atop the line of division sable, was returned on the June 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/06/16-06lar.html#Outlands_returns18) with the following: {This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Uasal ingenue Eogain: (Fieldless) A mouse rampant sable. There is a DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design but nothing for changing the type of rodent and nothing for placement of the rat in chief versus a fieldless badge.}

This device was conflict checked on the ILoI by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

5: Jeannette Marguerite Delacroix - New Name & New Device

Per chevron azure and argent, in pale a fleur-de-lis argent and three peacock feathers inverted conjoined proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

[Jeannette] - [Dauzat] p. 343 under Jean

[Delacroix] - [Dauzat] p. 184 under Delacoste

Originally submitted as <Jeannette Delacroix> but there was a conflict with Jeannette Delacroix [01/1997 via Atlantia] so the submitter requested the addition of <Marguerite> to clear the conflict which Kingdom happily added.

Additional Documentation provided by Liber:

<Jeannette> and <Marguerite> are both found in French Feminine Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (2012, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefrench.html), respectively dated 1463, and from 1395 through 1623.

Denis <Delacroix> appears in a list of names in Names from Sixteenth Century Picardy by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) (2005, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/senlis/).

All name elements are from the same naming group, and within 500 years of each other.

This device was conflict checked on the ILoI by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

6: Martine de La Rochelle - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (13th-14th Century French) most important.
Culture (13th-14th Century French) most important.

[Martine] - given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438", Aryanhwy merch Catmael, (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html), appears once.

[de La Rochelle] - St. Gabriel report #1418 ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/1418), footnote states that the place name "La Rochelle" has been, ". . .spelled this way since the 12th century," and suggests "de La Rochelle" as a (presumably constructed) byname indicating origin there; Sara L. Uckelman's Names from Paris, 1408-1449 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1408.html), a locative recorded in 1431

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

7: Roland Snowe of Carlisle - New Name & New Device

Azure, two bendlets and in chief an escarbuncle argent

No major changes.

[Roland] - Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2410 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2410) and Report 2637 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2637).

[Snowe] - Found in [Bardsley, p. 701] and Academy of St. Gabriel Report 3266 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3266)

[Carlisle] - 'The City of Carlisle', in Magna Britannia; Volume 4, Cumberland (London, 1816), pp. 56-81. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/magna-britannia/vol4/pp56-81) and Research on Carlisle Castle (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit places/carlisle-castle/).

Additional Documentation provided by Maridonna Benvenuti & Coblaith Muimnech:

From Academy report 2637 without footnote sources: "The given name <Roland> was moderately common in England throughout your period, but this particular spelling is more typical of French than English. The usual English spellings were <Rouland> and <Rowland>. Some examples include: Rouland 13th c., 1561; Rolandus 1316, 1428 (a standard Latin spelling); Rowland 1529, 1570, 1579, 1580, 1584/5; Rolonde 1583; Roland 1546, 1548."

Also DMNES has Roland: Early Modern English. Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. 1530. Lincoln Wills, Volume III, A.D. 1530 to 1532, volume 24. http://dmnes.org/cite/Roland/1530/LIWill-III

Snowe. Bardsley - " Personal or, as we should now say, baptismal, ' the son of Snow '... 1569. James Jobson and Saban Snowe : Marriage Lie. (London), i. 43..."

Additional docs for Carlisle. "Names in the 1319 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames" by Sara L. Uckelman, Carlisle, 1, loc. from Carlisle (Cumb). Same entry shows de Karlel, 1. http://www.elli psis.cx/~liana/names/english/surlondon1319.html Also R&W, s.n. Carlisle, et al. Odard de Carlyle 1158-64 (Black). Thomas de Karlisle 1310-11. Adam Curlelle, Carlille 1363, 1370 ib. From Carlisle, (Cumb).

The Middle English Dictionary, s.n. targe (n.), dates "Roland Targe" to 1341 (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED44541).

The same source, s.n. snou (n.), dates "Richard Snow" to 1221, "William Snow" to 1252, "Roberto Snawe" to 1301, and "Joh. Snawe" to 1378, and reports multiple instances of the variant "snowe" as a common noun in 14th-century sources (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED41264). That clearly illustrates the plausibility of that byname being used in that form in that period.

Maridonna already listed support for "Carlisle" as a Middle English locative dated to 1319 (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/surlondon1319.html). Since the article indicates the place name on which it is based is modernly "Carlisle", it would seem to be an unmarked locative, and therefore to support that spelling for the place name as well. As the use of Middle English locatives of the form "of [place name]" requires no further documentation (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixAEnglish), that seems to me sufficient to support "of Carlisle". That puts all three elements in the same century, in the same language. The overall naming pattern employed ("[given name] [byname] [locative]") requires no further documentation in that language (op cit). So "Roland Snowe of Carlisle" looks to be a registrable (and quite reasonable) 14th-century English name.

This device was conflict checked on the ILoI by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

This item was on the 02-2017 LoAR

8: Vachir of Samarkand - New Name & New Device

Or, in fess a crow contourny regardant sable and a crow regardant gules, a point pointed ployé sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (13th C Mongolian) most important.

[Vachir] - Given name from "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran, (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html)

[Samarkand] - Locative byname. Samarkand, Uzbek Samarqand, city in east-central Uzbekistan that is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. … The city was later ruled by Central Asian Turks (6th century ce), the Arabs (8th century), the Sāmānids of Iran (9th-10th century), and various Turkic peoples (11th-13th century) before it was annexed by the Khwārezm-Shāh dynasty (early 13th century) and destroyed by the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (1220). (www.britannica.com, 09/03/2016)

This device was conflict checked on the ILoI by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

Thus ends the November 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 6 New Names and 4 New Devices. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.