Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-07-30

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms, greetings from Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

We would like to thank Andrew von Otelingen, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Mór Edelweiss, Nicholas Coteswold, and Ollivier Le Floch for the useful commentary on the kingdom letter.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

1: Ava van Allecmere - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2012, via Drachenwald.

Huys Uylenburgh

Huys is found in Hantvest of Chartre Chronyk Van de Landen van [...] by Matthiis vander Houve, anno 1557 (cover page #1), page 69 (#2; detail #3):

"Huys van Sterckenburgh", "Huys Nederhorst", "Huys Amerongen", "Huys Harmelen"

Uyl stands for owl, the symbol of Leiden's university.

Burgh stands for keep, an old monuments in the city of Leiden.


During kingdom commentary, Michael Gerard Curtememoire pointed out that the documentation supports the pattern <Huys> + <surname>. Uylenburgh is the surname of Hendrick Gerritsz van Uylenburgh (c. 1587-1661), Rembrandt's art dealer, of the painter's wife Saskia (1612-42), and of her father (1554-1624).* The several <Uijlenburgh>s at FamilySearch are just after our gray period, and the earliest GoogleBooks finds the name in the submitted spelling is in De werken van J[oost] van den Vondel, Volumes 29-30, 1671, at https://books.google.com/books?id=6y9cAAAAMAAJ.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrick_van_Uylenburgh, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskia_van_Uylenburgh,, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rombertus_van_Uylenburgh.


We would appreciate any help in documenting Uylenburgh (ideally in the submitter's desired spelling) as uyl+en+burgh or as the surname Uylenburgh.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-07-30/01-26-42_Ava_van_Allecmere-Huys_Uylenburgh-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-07-30/01-26-42_Ava_van_Allecmere-Huys_Uylenburgh-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-07-30/01-26-43_Ava_van_Allecmere-Huys_Uylenburgh-name3.jpg

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

2: Elen Benet and Duncan Kerr - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Elen Benet) registered exactly as it appears in January of 2005, via Lochac.
OSCAR NOTE: The name (Duncan Kerr) has been registered more than once!

(Fieldless) A double rose azure and Or, barbed vert and seeded azure.

This is the Duncan Kerr registered through Caid (January of 2000), not the one registered through the East.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

3: Saint John of Rila, College of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2011, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) Two pruning knives in saltire argent.

This ia a resubmission. The original submission was returned in LoAR 03-2014 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/03/14-03lar.html#129):

Saint John of Rila, College of. Badge. (Fieldless) A pruning knife argent hafted purpure.

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Hastini Chandra, (Tinctureless) An elephant goad. There is a DC for tincturelessness, but nothing else. The only difference in the depiction of the two charges is the length of the handle, which is insufficient for difference.

Documentation for pruning knife comes from the arms of Görlitz on plate 62 of Siebmacher's Wappenbuch (see image).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-07-30/01-24-34_gorlitz.jpg

Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 1 New Household Name and 1 New Badge. These 2 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $8 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 3 items submitted on this letter.