An Tir LoI dated 2017-11-17

Autumn greetings to the College of Heralds!

Please find below the submissions to be considered for October for An Tir.

1: Æsa Farbjarnardottir - New Name & New Device

Azure, a horse statant maintaining on its back an owl argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Farbjorn's daughter) most important.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere.

Æsa is found in Gierr Bassi, p. 17.

Farbjorn is documented in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon p. 59, s.n. Farbiǫrn, with the spelling "bjorn" confirmed as acceptable in the December 2010 cover letter. See attached.

Patronymic "Farbjarnardottir" constructed following the byname conventions in GB p. 17-18.


2: Aeschine de Elphinstone - New Name & New Device

Gules, an elephant's head cabossed within an orle argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

Elphinstone is foundin Black, p. 244 dated to John de Elphinstone, 1296.

Aeschine is found in Black, p. 432 c. 1160 to Aeshine of Molle.


3: Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via An Tir.

Award of the Golden Bloom

If needed to clear conflict, please add "...of Blatha an Oir".Middle English Dictionary s.n. blọ̄m (n.)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED5294

(a) A flower, blossom; flowers, bloom; flowering (as a stage in the development of a plant);

a1400(a1325) Cursor (Vsp A.3) 9328: Þe wand bar lef and frut and blom.

?a1450(1422) Lydg. SD (McC 182) 55/30: None felicite so flowrynge nor so appareilid with blosomes and blomes of transitori riches.

The barony has grandfathered the use of *Golden* as to their previous registration.

Golden Blossom, Award of the registered to Blatha an Oir, Barony of in May of 1990 (via An Tir).


4: Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via An Tir.

Award of the Golden Bud

If needed to clear conflict, please add "...Blatha an Oir".No conflict found.

Middle English Dictionary budde (n.)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED6230

1. (a) A bud (of a flower or spray); also, a fresh shoot or spray, the first stage in the development of fruit (as of grapes); (b) a seed pod.

c1450(?a1405) Lydg. CBK (Frf 16) 60: Smale buddes and rounde blomes lyte.

(1440) PParv.(Hrl 221) 280: Knoppe or bud [vr. burge] of a tre: Gemma.

They have *grandfathered* their previously registered award in order to get Golden.

Golden Blossom, Award of the registered to Blatha an Oir, Barony of in May of 1990 (via An Tir).


5: Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via An Tir.

Order of the Albatross of Blatha an Oir

We would appreciate further commentary as to this order name. Albatross was found only back to 1670s probably from Portuguese so far.


6: Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via An Tir.

Order of the Silver Falcon

If needed to clear conflict, please add "...of Blatha an Oir".

No conflict found. To date the name to period.

Silver - Middle English Dictionary s.n. silver (n.)

1. (a) The metal silver;

(1415) Reg.Chichele in Cant.Yk.S.42 (Lamb 69) 47: Item, ij cruettes of silver.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED40351

Falcon - Middle English Dictionary s.n. faucǒun (n.)

1. (a) The peregrine falcon

c1450 Alph.Tales (Add 25719) 168/6: Þis lorde had also a gay falcon & a swyfte.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED15358

Mistholme s.n. Falcon list the falcon as an heraldic charge.

http://mistholme.com/?s=falcon

The falcon is a raptor, a bird of prey, which can be domesticated for use by hunters. It is found as early as c.1295, in the canting arms of Fauconer [ANA2 204].

Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna lists Heraldic Charge as a period type.


7: Blatha an Oir, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via An Tir.

Triquetra

If needed to clear conflict, please add "...of Blatha an Oir".

No Conflict of Name found.

OED 1. A triangle. Obs. 1586 J. Ferne Blazon of Gentrie 48 A coate-armor, wherin something would be borne resemblant somewhat to the signes of that art [heraldry], as Circles, Spheres, Triquetras, Pyramides, &c. should take care of documenting the word to period.

It is a period heraldic charge and we register it.

Mistholme s.n. Triquetra: The triquetra is a period charge: under the name "Tyrell knot", it was the badge of Sir Thomas Tyrell, d.1502 [Walden 129; Siddons II.2 295].

http://mistholme.com/?s=Triquetra

Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna lists Heraldic Charge as a period type. That should document it. An Tir only needs to find out which designator the barony desires.


8: Feradach the Beardless - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Stromgard.

For documentation:

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Feradach.shtml shows that <Feradach> is both the standard Old and Middle Irish Gaelic form and several times the actual form in the Annals.

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html finds "skegglauss" meaning 'beardless'.

These overlap for dates. SENA's Appendix C allows mixing Irish Gaelic and Scandinavian and its Appendix A shows descriptive bynames in Gaelic.

We believe this would support a lingua Anglica byname and make <Feradach the Beardless> registerable.

Also

The byname also shows up in English:

R&W sn. Beardless

Thomas Berdles 1225

Robert Berdeles 1342

`Without a beard', OE beard, lēas.


9: Lodovica Dominica Bianchi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of February 28, 2017 as submitted.

Per pale gules and purpure, a key palewise argent and overall a bee Or marked sable.

The submitter's branch is Glymm Mere.


10: Rhodri Glyn Glas - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent a raven volant and in chief three mullets of eight counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (rod-ree glin glass) most important.

The submitter's branch is Midhaven.

Rhodri is discussed in ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2799

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2799+0

[February 2009 LoAR, A-Atenveldt]

Nest verch Rodri ap Madyn.

Submitted as Nest verch Rhodri ap Madyn, the submitter requested authenticity for 13th C Wales. Harpy comments:

Nice name! Only the most minor tweak to spelling would be required to put this name in line with 13th c. format and spelling. The spelling "Rhodri" is the standard modern form of this name, but the use of initial "Rh-" only starts to appear in the 15th century (and is quite rare until perhaps the 17th century). The spelling "Rodri" would be typical in Welsh-language texts of the 13-14th century as, for example, found in the historic chronicle Brut y Tywyssogion.

FamilySearch Historical Records

Christopher Glyn Male 22 Dec 1596 Saint Ann Blackfriars, London, London, England C02209-2

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL5F-CXW

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKGY-BP2

William Glas Male 20 Jan 1565 Saint Maurice, Winchester, Hampshire, England C13674-1https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKGY-BP2


11: Tsukime of Madrone - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via An Tir.

Sable, an escallop potent.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.


Thank you in advance for your commentary!

Elizabeth Sable Chime


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 5 New Order Names, 4 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.