Ansteorra LoI dated 2017-09-25

Greetings to the Sovereigns and College of Arms!

This letter contains submissions from Ansteorra ILoI issued 2017-08-06 and ended 2017-09-10, which can be found here: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=4641. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

Any and all mistakes are mine. Last letter was processed in the midst of Harvey, this letter was processed the week of my wedding (Sept 23) so yay for a happy excuse! Since missing info is possible despite proofing it, I'll be watching this letter closely as well.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra humbly submits for registration the following heraldic items:

1: Alister Rogerson - New Name & New Device

Argent, a saltire gules surmounted by a card-pique and bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Son of Roger) most important.

Alister - a Scottish masculine given name found as Alister de Glengerry, dated to 1531 in the "Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707"

http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1531/10

Rogerson - cited in Black's "The Surnames of Scotland" under the heading of "Rodgerson" on page 697. Donald Rogerson in 1364; William Rogerson in 1424

Submission has been altered to address concerns that the pique was not in period style. Submitter has approved this change.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/12-30-25_Alister_4.png


2: Alister Rogerson - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A saltorel gules surmounted by a card-pique sable

Submission has been altered to address concerns that the pique was not in period style. Submitter has approved this change.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-42-08_Alister_Badge_2.png


3: Branán Mac Branáin - New Name & New Device

Argent, three ravens volant in annulo within an orle sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Irish Co Roscommon) most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning (Branan, son of Branan) most important.

Branán - Gaelic masculine forename. Appears 3 times, all in the 12th Century, in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Branán" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Branan.shtml)

Mac - Gaelic masculine patronymic marker: SENA Appendix A

Branáin - The genitive form of "Branán" from Index of Names in Irish Annals: Branán by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Branan.shtml)

NOTE: Previous name submission, Binn MacBranain, was returned from the Gleann Abhann ILoI dated 2014-02-13. While these were previously submitted through another kingdom, they are new to Ansteorra and Laurel.

https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=2439


4: Cecily de Vere - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2015, via Ansteorra.

(Fieldless) An ermine spot azure and overall two sewing needles in saltire argent


5: Corbin de Huntyngfeld - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Trimaris.

Per pale vert and azure, on a pozenge argent a stag's head cabossed proper attired and maintaining in its mouth a coney courant sable

This device was sent up through Trimaris in 2016 and was returned for an altered form on the 10/2016 LoAR. http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/10/16-10lar.html In the commentary on this item there was disagreement as to if this was actually on altered forms. http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=66928

Current submission is on the correct Ansteorran forms, and fixes the issues related to the return.

Correction to Device (2017-Sep-27 10:09:23): fixing typo: [i]Per pale vert and azure, on a lozenge argent a stag's head cabossed proper attired and maintaining in its mouth a coney courant sable[/i]


6: Eleanor of Bonwicke - New Name & New Device

Or, a chief indented gules, a garb of papyrus sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 16th century English.

Eleanor - The given name Eleanor is mid-16th century English. It is documented in English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records.

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/eleanor.html

Bonwicke - The surname of Bonwicke is permitted according to the Society's publication The Standards for Evaluation of names and Armory, Branch name allowance - section PN.1.B.f. The branch name of the barony of Bonwicke was registered in June, 1993.

http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Bonwicke%2c%20barony%20of

Image 1. The papyrus the submitter used was inspired by a fresco of papyrus plants found in Akrotiri, Thera. http://www.ancient.eu/image/1368/.

Image 2. Hathor from the Book of the Dead

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/BD_Hathor_Mistress_of_the_West.jpg

Image 3. Cretan fresco of a monkey in papyrus

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/cretan-fresco-of-a-monkey-and-papyrus-from-the-minoan-r oyal-news-photo/501581239#cretan-fresco-of-a-monkey-and-papyrus-from-the-minoan-royal-palace-at-pic ture-id501581239

Image 4. Egyptian tomb painting

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-of-a-tomb-painting-showing-gathering-of-papyrus- and-news-photo/152203942#detail-of-a-tomb-painting-showing-gathering-of-papyrus-and-lotus-picture-i d152203942

Image 5. another Egyptian tomb, but bonus points for roaring hippo

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-of-a-painting-in-a-private-tomb-a-roaring-news-p hoto/152203793#detail-of-a-painting-in-a-private-tomb-a-roaring-hippopotamus-in-a-picture-id1522037 93

Image 6. A third, private tomb in Egypt. (not included due to the 5 image cap)

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/detail-of-a-painting-in-a-private-tomb-depicting-birds- and-news-photo/152203710#detail-of-a-painting-in-a-private-tomb-depicting-birds-and-in-a-picture-id 152203710

These all show the solid fan shape as well as the dots on top, so help further justify the initial Theran depiction the submitter used.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-55-01_Thera_papyrus.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-55-01_BD_Hathor_Mistress_of_the_West.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-55-02_Cretan_Monkey_and_Papyrus.PNG
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-55-02_Tomb_Detail_1.PNG
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-55-02_Tomb_Detail_2_Hippo.PNG


7: Gyda in kyrra - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Ansteorra.

Sable, in pale a cinquefoil pierced Or and a triquetra inverted argent

The original submission was returned in the Laurel February 2016 LoAR, Per bend gules and vert, in pale triquetra inverted and a triquetra between flaunches argent.

This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, which states "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation" The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as their orientations have to be described separately.

We feel this resubmission clears these issues, without introducing new ones.

Some concern was mentioned in commentary regarding the shape of this cinquefoil. This shape was found in a French period armorial and in a French period carving.

#1. French ivory carving with some flowers on shields that are similar. http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/475487

#4. French period armorial c.1475 Armorial et traité d'héraldique, FRANCAIS 24381 - http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/Stars/1475-1475_FRANCAIS_24381.htm with some flowers drawn similarly.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/13-11-29_12-20-17_ivory_roses.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/13-11-29_12-20-17_french_flowers.PNG


8: Konstantia Marininanou - New Device Change

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Azure, a duck naiant argent within a rosary and on a chief Or three chi-rhos azure

Old Item: Azure, a duck naiant argent within a rosary, a bordure Or, to be retained as a badge.

Submitter's name is on the 01-2017 LoAR

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=69536

Submitter's original device is on the 01-2017 LoAR

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=69535


9: Margarita Vasquez de Santa Cruz - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2014, via Ansteorra.

Per chevron vert and sable, a chevron embattled between two coneys sejant respectant and two sewing needles in saltire argent.

Submission has been altered to address concerns that the chevron was too low. Art was approved by the submitter.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/11-37-44_Margarita_Vasquez_de_Santa_Cruz_device_color.png


10: Mathias Lyon of the Loch - New Name & New Device

Quarterly azure and Or, a cross gules and in canton a lion argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Mathias - English, 16th century

DMNES, Matthew, Early Modern English shows Mathias dated to 1592, " Mathias BEmar-vol1 p. 15". Url: http://dmnes.org/name/Matthew

Lyon - York, 15th century

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/york15/surnames-alphabetical.htm

R&W, s.n. Lyon, Lyons shows William Lyon dated to 1327.

Reginald of the Loch, 1214-1233

Black's Surnames of Scotland, p 433


11: Mavis Campbell - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of October 19, 2016 as submitted.

Per bend sinister sable and gules, in pale three unicorns courant argent

The original submission was returned in the January 2017 LoAR. This device is returned for the use of unicornate horses. Unicorns, in Society armory, are expected to have cloven hooves, a lion's tail, tufts of hair on the legs and generally a beard. Here we have horses with a beard and a frontal horn.

It is believed that these issues have been addressed in this resubmission.


12: Meadhbh ingean Ui Mheadhra - New Name

Language (early modern irish gaelic) most important.
Culture most important.

Meadhbh

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/1201-1600.shtml

O/ Corra/in, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire, _Irish Names_ (Dublin:

The Lilliput Press, 1990), s.n. Meadhbh. (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2196+0)

<Meadhbh> is found as a feminine given name in the Irish Annals from the mid 15th century. This spelling is the expected form post-1200 and is the most common form found in the 16th century. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Meadhbh.shtml

inghean Ui

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/resources/gaelicangirish.html

<inghean Uí> is a Gaelic phrase meaning 'daughter of the descendant' and is the standard form for a clan byname for a female. Submitter would like the accent dropped, which is allowed per precedent, to inghean Ui. http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/

Mheadhra

Ó MEADHRA--I--O Mary, O'Meara, O'Mara, Meara, Mara; 'descendant of Meadhair' (mirth); the name of a Dalcassian family who were chiefs of a district called Rosarguid, in the barony of Upper Ormond, Co. Tipperary. O'Meara had his seat at Toomyvara (Tuaim Uí Mheadhra). The family retained considerable property down to the revolution of 1690. (Rev Patrick Woulfe, 1923, http://www.libraryireland.com/names/om/o-meadhra.php)

Mheadhra being the female version of Meadhra.

<Ó Meadhra> is a family name found spelled "O Mary" in anglicized records in 1599. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml

The Gaelic version Ó Meadhra is found in Woulfe, s.n. Ó Meadhra. Woulfe cites O Mary as an anglicized form circa 1600. The element inghean Ui replaces Ó for a feminine name. Meadhra is the genitive (possessive) form of meadhair, 'mirth, speech'. http://www.dil.ie/31734

Feminine byname forms require lenition, a softening of the initial consonant which often result in a spelling change. The lenited spelling of Meadhra is Mheadhra. http://medievalscotland.org/scotlang/lenition.shtml


13: Melinda del Feld - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2008, via Ansteorra.

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a garb and double tressure Or

Her last attempt returned by Laurel in the July 2016 LoAR (Per bend sinister azure and vert, a sheep passant maintaining a drop spindle, threaded, and in dexter chief a compass star argent) for a modern depiction of a drop spindle. Prior to that, submitter had a device returned September 2008 LoAR (Per bend sinister vert and argent, in dexter chief a garb Or.)as it was in conflict with another device.

We feel this new submission clears these issues without introducing more issues.


14: Narkissa Ekaterina Vladimirovna - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1997, via Ansteorra.

Argent, on a bend sinister wavy vert four ducks naiant palewise Or.


15: Olive de Leiham - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Both name elements (<Olive>, <de Leiham>) are found in Feminine names from Devon, 1238. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/devonfem1238.html


16: Osric Ironskull - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Osric

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) has 14 entries for <Osric> between with this spelling 633 and 950. URL: http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=1736&level=1&lbl=Osric

Ironskull

Ironskull is submitted under the Lingua Anglica Allowance in SENA as a translation of the Norse byname járnhauss, glossed as 'iron skull' on pg. 24 of Geirr Bassi.


17: Padric O Mullan - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1998, via Ansteorra.

Per pale sable and azure, issuant from base flames proper, and a bordure Or


18: Rosalia del Espinar - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Ansteorra.

(Fieldles) A rose quarterly sable and argent


19: Sæbjorn Erikson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Ansteorra.

Per pale vert and azure, a bear rampant and a chief wavy argent

This submission has been altered to address issues in Kingdom commentary regarding the depth of the waves in the chief. The submitter has approved these changes.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2017-09-18/12-16-07_Saebjarg_Erikson_device_color.png


In Service,

Elena

Bordure


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 6 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 5 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. OSCAR counts 4 Resub Devices. These 4 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 23 items submitted on this letter.