Avacal LoI dated 2017-03-31

Greetings unto Laurel, Wreath, Pelican and the College of Arms from Rowyn the Bard, Avacal Submissions Herald. The Avacal College of Heralds would like you to consider the following for registration.

This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

1: Avacal, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Avacal.

White Rabbit Herald

This submission is to be associated with Avacal Event and Voice Deputy Herald

White - The OED s.v. white (a) dates the word as a color name back to Old English, and gives the first example of this spelling in 1300 "a1300 Cursor M. 17288 + 216 "Two aungels..Cled in white clothez".

The Middle English Dictionary (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/lookup.html ) s.v. whit, likewise shows this spelling starting in the 14th C c1330 Roland & V.(Auch) 714: "Þe sonne haþ þinges þre: Hete & white on to se, & is ful of li3t."

Rabbit is a heraldic charge found in A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by James Parker; Hare: the Hart (fr. Lièvre), as also the rabbit (fr. Lapin), always blazoned coney (and in one case, the leveret). Are not infrequent in coats of arms, but, so far as has been observed, there are no rules followed as to distinct drawing of these varieties.

Follows patterns found in Juliana de Luna's article "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance:"

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#ENGLISH_CHARGES


This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

2: Avacal, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Avacal.

White Wyvern Herald

This submission is to be associated with Avacal Submissions Herald

White - The OED s.v. white (a) dates the word as a color name back to Old English, and gives the first example of this spelling in 1300 "a1300 Cursor M. 17288 + 216 "Two aungels..Cled in white clothez".

The Middle English Dictionary (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/lookup.html ) s.v. whit, likewise shows this spelling starting in the 14th C c1330 Roland & V.(Auch) 714: "Þe sonne haþ þinges þre: Hete & white on to se, & is ful of li3t."

Wyvern - The online MED entry for "wīver (n.(1)) Also wivere; pl. wivers" (defined as a poisonous snake, viper) includes these examples with a 'y':

(a) a1425(c1385) Chaucer TC (Benson-Robinson) 3.1010: "Noot I for-why ne how That jalousie ... that wikked wyvere, Thus causeles is cropen into yow. a1450 Parton.(1) (UC C.188) 7079: Now ys he allone in the wyldernesse Amonge wyuerse and serpentes." a1450 Parton.(1) (UC C.188) 7254: "Maruk shewed here grete lyouns ... Dragons, wyuers, and eke serpens."

This title fits the pattern outlined in Julia Smith (Juliana de Luna), Juliana de Luna's article "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance:"

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#ENGLISH_CHARGES


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3: Edward MacKay - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and sable, a lion Or and a horse argent rampant addorsed.

Edward. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTP7-RMT : 2 January 2015), Name Edward Adamesoune, 28 Oct 1599, EDINBURGH PARISH, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND Batch # C11685-4 .

MacKay. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYH3-ZB3 : 2 January 2015), Johne Mackay, 19 Jan 1643, SOUTH LEITH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, Batch # C19503-2

Christened in 1643, which falls within the grey period.

Submitter prefers the spelling "MacKay" but will accept "Mackay".

Blazon was changed as an attempt to resolve any UoP issues.


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4: Eymere atte Dale - New Name

Language most important.
Meaning (Wants Eymere to mean ember) most important.

Eymere.
MED sv. faith, part 5 Chron.Pt.2 (Petyt 511) p.333: Sire Eymere of Valence lay at Saynt Jon toun, In his alience with many erle & baroun. Of Scotlond þe best were þan in his feith. circa 1400. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=54869090

atte Dale.
John atte Dale - 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Sussex).
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britian and Ireland.
Rapus Arundell, Hundr' de Auesforde, Villat' de Madehurst.

Johne atte Dale. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/suss-record-soc/vol10/pp134-151


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5: Letta Maria Borgi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Avacal LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

Or, a talbot sejant sable, a bordure azure papellony argent.


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6: Matteo della Marca - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and argent, a demi-sun Or issuing from the line of division and a compass rose gules.

Matteo.
https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/familyalpha.html

The Online Catasto of 1427 ( http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/catasto/ ) notes 137 instances of the name 'Matteo'. As is usual with Florentine names of this period, there are also variations of both names that could be used.

della Marca.
Giovanni Battista della Marca (1532-1587) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period. Googlebooks is from the Met Museum that has pen and ink artwork by Giovanni Battista Lombardelli (Giovanni Battista della Marca, "Il Montano") (Italian, Ostra Vetere (Montenuovo) 1532-1587 Perugia) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/340270

Christie's Auction House London, England a drawing of Lombardelli's 'The Israelites carrying the Ark of the Covenant'. Giovanni Battista Lombardelli, called della Marca (Montenuovo 1532-1587 Perugia). http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/giovanni-battista-lombardelli-called-della-marca-montenuovo-5 582067-details.aspx

Further commentary indicated John Florio's 1598 Italian/English dictionary A Worlde of Wordes gives "marca" as, "the bounds,limit,confines or marches of any country. . .." (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio1598/239small.html), and his 1611 Queen Anna's New World of Words gives "della" as a prepositional contraction meaning 'of the' appropriate for use with feminine singular nouns (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/florio/637small.html). So "della Marca" seems plausible as a constructed topographic.

SENA lists "generic toponymics" using "della" as a pattern that requires no further documentation in Italian (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixAItalian).


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7: Montengarde, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Dragon of Montengarde, Order of the

No major changes.

Permission letter from Their Excellencies of Montengarde is in the packet.

Follows the patterns of <Charge>+<Place> found Medieval Secular Order Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new (Charge)+(Place) or using the branch name allowance.

Dragon.
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.html#Dragon%20(Hungary).

During commentary, the following was brought up about presumption:

We might have a presumption problem as per SENA NPN.4.B2 which quotes:

"Names of the Peerage Orders: Order and award names may not include the names of the peerage orders or overt references to famous knightly orders such as the Garter. Other types of non-personal names may only use such elements in contexts where no reference to the order is likely to be perceived by members of the order and the general populace.

For example, while the name Order of the Garter and Laurel is clear of conflict with the Order of the Laurel, it is presumptuous and we would not register it. Likewise, we would not register Order of the Rose of the West, even though the addition of the element of the West clears the conflict with the Order of the Rose. For example, House of the Blue Garter could be seen as a reference to the blue garter badge of the Order of the Garter and would not be registered, but House of the White Garter would be allowed."

In the May 2009 LoAR, Siren registered the Order of the Dragon with the following:

"While this order name has not been included in the Ordinary and Armorial before, it has historically been considered important enough to protect from conflict:

[House of the Dragon] Under both sets of rules, this name clearly conflicts with the title of the Dragon Principal Herald and with the medieval Order of the Dragon, cited by Brigantia. [James the Wise, Atenveldt-R, LoAR 11/1989]

While the Order of the Dragon does not appear in standard encyclopedia resources, such as the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, either in this form or in any common translation, many commenters argued that it should be protected on the basis of its most famous member, Vlad II Dracul, the father of Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula. The byname Dracula means 'son of the dragon', and was a reference to his father's membership in the order. As Metron Ariston notes, "Because of the many mentions of Vlad Dracul this is probably the most famous eastern European order in period." While having important people as members is not generally a guide for determining the importance of an order, in this case the association between Dracula and the Order of the Dragon is well-known and would be familiar to anyone who has read traditional vampire literature."

Therefore, the addition "of Montengarde" does clear the conflict but does not resolve the presumption problem.

At Pelican's request, we were asked to "send this up so that we can discuss presumption on the Society level. The 1989 precedent needs to be revisited in light of SENA."


This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

8: Montengarde, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Embowed Cedar, Order of the

No major changes.

Permission letter from Their Excellencies of Montengarde is in the packet.

Medieval Secular Order Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new (Other Adjective)+(Charge).

As per precedent for the Winged Lynx (Apr 2014 via An Tir), this registration allowed Winged X pattern to be established. It futher stated:

"similarly complex constructions describing period charges have been documented, like grekrönten Steinbocken "crowned ibex(es)" and Corona Doble "double crown"."

Therefore, it is reasonable for the pattern to be extended to "embowed".

Embowed can be found in OED, Vol 1, 112-1591 Spenser vis. world's vanitie ii, "with gilden horns embowed like the moone."

It is reasonable that "embowed" could be added to the charge description similar to "winged". We leave it up to Pelican to decide.


This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

9: Montengarde, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Flower of Montengarde, Order of the

No major changes.

Permission letter from Their Excellencies of Montengarde is in the packet.

Medieval Secular Order Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new (Charge)+(Place).

Flower.
http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.html#Lily%20(Italy).

Clear of Flower, Order of the. (Aug 1988 via the Outlands) with the addition of the Branch name.


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10: Montengarde, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Sable Drum, Order of the

Permission letter from Their Excellencies of Montengarde is in the packet.

Medieval Secular Order Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new (Color)+(Charge).

As per LOAR Cover Letter April 2012 "We hereby allow the use of the heraldic colour terms in Order names". Therefore sable is allowed by this precedent.

White Horn, Order of the
This order name was registered to Æthelmearc, Kingdom of, in March of 2002 (via Æthelmearc).

Golden Trumpet, Order of the
This order name was registered to Atenveldt, Kingdom of, in February of 2015 (via Atenveldt).


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11: Montengarde, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Quarterly argent and Or, a round buckle and a bordure sable.

This submission is to be associated with Sergeantry of Montengarde

Permission letter from Their Excellencies of Montengarde is in the packet.


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12: Sadb ingen Tuathail - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2004, via An Tir.

Sadb Jófreysdóttir

Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Sadb> is a Middle Irish female name found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" with relevant Annals dates of 1048, 1126, 1171, 1176.

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sadb.shtml

<Jófreysdóttir> is a contructed patronymic. <Jófreyr> found in GB, pg 12 and adding the suffix -dóttir, the genitive is formed as follows: -r> -s: Jófreyr> Jófreysdóttir.

Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes show that 550 - 1100 Old Norse and Gaelic can be mixed.


YIS,
Rowyn the Bard, GdS, JdL
Avacal Submissions Herald
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OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 4 New Order Names, 2 New Heraldic Titles, 3 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.