Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-12-31

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and 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 Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif (Coteswold), Magnus von Lübeck, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Pietari Uv (Töllöö), Iago ab Adam, ffride wlffsdotter, Anna de Byxe (Silversparre), Genevieve la flechiere (Rouge Maunche), Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), Madoc Arundel (Garnet), for the useful commentary on the kingdom letter.

1: Ava van Allecmere - New Request for Name Reconsideration

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

Huys Uylenburgh

No changes.

This household name, submitted as <Huys Uylenburgh>, was registered with a changed spelling as <Huys Uylenburch> in LoAR 10-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/10/17-10lar.html#126):

Ava van Allecmere. Household name Huys Uylenburch.

Submitted as Huys Uylenburgh, the spelling Uylenburgh could not be documented. However, heralds at the Pelican decision meeting found evidence of Uylenburch as a Dutch place name dated to 1635.

The Letter of Intent provided examples of Dutch household names following the pattern Huys + a place name or unmarked locative, including Huys Harmelen, Huys Amerongen, and Huys Nederhorst. While it is unclear whether these houses were named after the places directly or named for inherited surnames derived from these places, it does not matter for registration in this particular case. In the form Huys Uylenburch, this household name is registerable.

In this Request for Reconsideration the submitter seeks to support the originally submitted spelling <Huys Uylenburgh>. The submitter states:

"Uniform spelling didn't exist in The Netherlands until 1804. Everything before that is based on how people wrote their own name, with several spelling varieties. Illiterate pastors, vicars and clerks didn't make it easier by inventing their own varieties on top of that. (in my private family tree I find Wallon, Vallon, Fallon, Falon, Vualon and even Ballon..... we are sticking with Wallon...). Marriage certificates had several spellings of the same name in one document."

Hantvest of Chartre Chronyk Van de Landen van [...] by Matthiis vander Houve, anno 1557 (https://books.google.fi/books?id=WuBLAAAAcAAJ) cover page #1, page 69 detail #2:

Hereunder you will find the names of three lords: Willem Bor van Amerongen, Godert van Reede (2x) and Pieter van Hardenbrouck.

a. In RED you see their titles: Heer van Sandenburgh, Heere tot Nederhorst, Heere van Amerongen and Heer van Harmelen. FYI "tot" and "van" are used both, meaning the same: `Lord of'.

b. In GREEN you will find the names of their stately homes/castles: Huys Sandenburgh, Huys Nederhorst, Huys Amerongen and Huys Harmelen.

People were named after Houses, Willem of Orange is of the House (Huys) Orange, etc.

Attached (#3) is a map to show Leiden and where the four castles are. See Huys Sandenburgh, spelled with a 'G'.

Attached (#4) is the marriage document of Rembrandt van Rijn and Saskia van Uylenburgh from 1634. The 'Y' has two dots, as if it were the modern day 'IJ'. According to the submitter "both [spellings] were used alternately and have the same meaning".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-12-29/08-11-07_Uylenburgh-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-12-29/08-11-07_Uylenburgh-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-12-29/08-11-09_Uylenburgh-name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-12-29/08-11-11_Uylenburgh-name4.jpg


2: Drachenwald, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Drachenwald.

Marguerite Pursuivant

No major changes.
Meaning (Daisy / Pearl) most important.

Marguerite means the flower daisy as well as a pearl.

This heraldic title follows the period form of naming after a heraldic charge, identified in Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml)

The daisy flower is a period charge, found in the canting arms of Day, 1543 (Parker, J. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. Charles E. Tuttle, reprinted 1970 (orig. pub. 1894), 193). According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, "It may also be blazoned a "marguerite", especially for canting purposes." (http://mistholme.com/?s=daisy)

According to Anglo-Norman Dictionary (http://www.anglo-norman.net/gate/) s.v. margarite, margerete, marguerite:

2 [bot.] daisy: "deux potz d'argent doré a ung esmaal sur le couvercle d'une chapel d'encolies (= columbine) et de marguerites" Bedford Inventories B173 (The Bedford Inventories: The Worldly Goods of John, Duke of Bedford, Regent of France (1389-1435), ed. J. Stratford, London, 1993.)


3: Eila Joarsdotter - New Name & New Device

Per saltire gules and counter-ermine, a pantheon statant erect argent mullety gules, maintaining a halberd argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Eila is a female given name dated to 1596 (English)

Eila. Parminter, 06 May 1596, BELCHAMP WALTER,ESSEX,ENGLAND. Batch C04720-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP9F-Y4W)

and to 1627 (German)

Eila Stroschneider, 14 Jul 1627, Kusel, Pfalz, Bayern. Batch C97191-1(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND9L-7R9)

Joarsdotter is a byname meaning "Joar's daughter". As <Joarsdottir> it's found in SMP dated to 1413

Marghit Joarsdottir i Askum

SMP sn. Ioar, page 8 of the PDF, line 2.

http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/Display.aspx?form=smp-sok&item=/Nordiskt/Variationsnamn/Mansnamn/ Ioar/ioar.pdf

1413 17/9 Marghit Joarsdottir i Askum SD 2

s. 691 bos. Aska i Slaka sn, Ög., utf. urfejdabrev

för mordet på fadern(?); hennes fader(?), se 1381

According to SENA Appendix A in Swedish <-dotter> doesn't require further documentation.

Combining a German given name with a Scandinavian byname in the late period is acceptable (SENA Appendix C).


4: Ellisa von Styra - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Styra (modern name Steyr) is my city of origin, Ellisa a variation of Elisabeth) most important.

Ellisa is a female given name dated to 11th or 12th century in Socin, page 53 (see #2).

It is also found in the Codices Traditionum (Saalbuch) from Göttweig (Austria) which lists donations, endowments, inheritances, sales and trades from the year 1072 to the middle of the 13th century (https://archive.org/stream/fontesrerumaustr08stuoft/fontesrerumaustr08stuoft_djvu.txt):

The following passage basically states that a number of people is renouncing the world and their inheritance. Ellisa is on this list of people.

XLVIII.

Notum sit cunctis sanete ecclesie fiiiis qualiter quidam nohilis. N. Poto mundo apud nos renuncians. predia sua hereditario sibi iure tradita. scilicet Perihartidorf et Cumpotingin absque omni contradictione tradidit super altare S. Marie cum XX" mancipiis. quorum hee sunt nomina. Gotebreht. Ellisa. Suanehilt. Mathilt. Rapoto. Wiker. Sinza et filia eins Meriburch. Gota. Rapoto. Trutman. Hizila. Chuniza. Eberhart et lilius eius Oto. Heilka. Judita et filia eius. Huius traditionis adhibiti sunt testes. Hartwich de treisim. Rudolf. Rapoto. Lanzo. Pernolt. Liutolt. Amalunch. Sigifrit. Snello. Otto. Walraha. Zeizo. Ekkihart.

Ellisa was used as a first name in a Christening on October 13, 1567 in Wedmore, Somerset, England; Batch I02568-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQM4-NXJ)

Styra or Stira was in use for the modern day city of Steyr, Austria between at least 985 and 1304.

In 1287, the citizens of Styra (cives in Styra) received specific privileges from Duke Albrecht I of Austria in a document commonly called "Großes Privilegium" (http://monasterium.net/mom/OOEUB/1287_VIII_23/charter), see #4

"Qua nimirum consideratione moniti prudentes viri cives in <Styra> fideles nostri dilecti, cum quosdam libertates et consuetudines de permissione illustrium quondam principum Austrie et Styrie predecessorum nostrorum usque in presenciarum perduxerint, confirmationis patrocinio seu litterarum testimonio non munitas benignitati nostre perpensius supplicarunt, quatenus libertates easdem et gracias justificare, sibi concedere et confirmare de speciali nostra clemencia dignaremur, que quidem jura decrevimus presentium serie declaranda.[...]

von Styra is a locative formed in a typical German fashion.

"Locatives based on place names use the forms von X" (SENA Appendix A)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-12-31/08-55-48_Ellisa_von_Styra-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-12-31/08-55-50_Ellisa_von_Styra-name2_Socin_p53.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-12-31/08-55-51_Ellisa_von_Styra-name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-12-31/08-55-52_Ellisa_von_Styra-name4.jpg


5: Ilkka ór Finnmǫrk - Resub Device

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

Sable, on a sinister foot erased contourny Or a goutte de sang.

The device was previously submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-04-30 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=75214) and was returned in LoAR 07-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/07/17-07lar.html#189), as Sable, a sinister foot erased contourny Or.

This device must be returned for conflict with the Canton of Narrenbeck, Sable, a foot couped reversed within a laurel wreath Or. There is one DC for elimination of the secondary charge.

This is a redesign.


6: Lia de Thornegge - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) A seeblatt inverted within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Lia de Thornegge, waive the full protection of my registered armory "(Fieldless) A seeblatt inverted within and conjoined to an annulet argent". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[dated and signed]


7: Lia de Thornegge - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Drachenwald.

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Lia de Thornegge, waive the full protection of my registered name "Lia de Thornegge". I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[Dated and signed]


8: Lia de Thornegge - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Drachenwald.

Per pale indented sable semy of seeblätter inverted argent and vert mullety argent.

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Lia de Thornegge, waive the full protection of my registered armory " Per pale indented sable semy of seeblätter inverted argent and vert mullety argent ". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[dated and signed]


9: Lia de Thornegge - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2004, via Drachenwald.

Per pall inverted sable, vert and argent, three seeblatter inverted argent, argent and sable.

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Lia de Thornegge, waive the full protection of my registered armory "Per pall inverted sable, vert and argent, three seeblatter inverted argent, argent and sable". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[dated and signed]


10: Margareta Blacke - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in August of 2002, via Drachenwald.

Azure seme de lys, a crescent argent.

Old Item: Margareta Blacke of York, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Azure semy-de-lys, a decrescent argent., to be retained as a badge.
No changes.

Removal of locative, name registered in August of 2002 (via Drachenwald).

Name change from Margareta Blacke of York (registered in August 2002 via Drachenwald) to Margareta Blacke is submitted in this letter.


11: Margareta Blacke - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A crescent within and conjoined to an annulet of roundels conjoined argent.

Name change from Margareta Blacke of York (registered in August 2002 via Drachenwald) to Margareta Blacke is submitted in this letter.


12: Margareta Blacke and Maryan Blacke of York - New Household Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Margareta Blacke) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR finds the name (Maryan Blacke of York) registered exactly as it appears in August of 2002, via Drachenwald.

Blackes houshold

No changes.

Name change from Margareta Blacke of York (registered in August 2002 via Drachenwald) to Margareta Blacke is submitted in this letter.

This household name follows the pattern <specific reference to the individual who was head of household>es houshold from A Brief, Incomplete, and Rather Stopgap Article about European Household and Other Group Names Before 1600: England - Households by Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/names/eurohouseholds/englandhouseholds.shtml)

The submitters state:

"We understand that the refered head of household should have a first name, but we wish not to make up an imaginary father to be the head."

Blacke is the registered byname of both submitters. It is also dated to 1582:

Jone Blacke, 12 Aug 1582, GWINEAR,CORNWALL,ENGLAND. Batch C02571-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLV4-2M8)


13: Nordmark, Principality of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1997, via Drachenwald.

Green Gemstone of Nordmark, Award of the

(Fieldless) A hexagonal gemstone vert.

No changes.
Meaning (That it is a green semi-precious stone) most important.

This award name follows the period pattern of naming after color + charge, identified in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Award is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Green means the heraldic tincture vert.

Gemstone is period heraldic charge known in the Society.

The gemstone has a period hexagonal cut (as in the civic arms of Beihlstein, 1605; Siebmacher 226).


14: Nordmark, Principality of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1997, via Drachenwald.

Red Gemstone of Nordmark, Award of the

(Fieldless) A hexagonal gemstone gules.

No changes.
Meaning (That it is a red semi-precious stone) most important.

This award name follows the period pattern of naming after color + charge, identified in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Award is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Red means the heraldic tincture gules.

Gemstone is period heraldic charge known in the Society.

The gemstone has a period hexagonal cut (as in the civic arms of Beihlstein, 1605; Siebmacher 226).


Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds

albion@drachenwald.sca.org


OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 2 New Order Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 1 New Device, 1 New Device Change and 3 New Badges. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. OSCAR counts 1 Request for Name Reconsideration and 4 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. These 5 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 18 items submitted on this letter.