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An Tir KLOI from Tir Righ dated 2023-10-04

Greetings unto Black Lion, Lions Blood and the College of Heralds. Please find herein this month's submissions for Tir Righ.

Commentary on this letter closes on November 4th 2023.

For their valuable commentary on our previous Internal, we thank Margaret Dexter Gauntlet, Malik Lions Heart, ffride Morelle, Alicia le Wilfulle, Tibor Moonbeam, and our many other commenters.

Commentators, please cite references to SENA when noting problems. Please provide executive summaries for any extended commentary. Thank you.

1: Beatris inghean Ghiolla Mhuire -New Name (NP) & New Device

Or, a bee sable marked argent winged between three trees vert.

Sound (of given name (see notes)) most important.
Spelling (of given name (see notes)) most important.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

The submitter would prefer the spelling Beitris if it can be documented.


MED The Middle English Dictionary. sv clarifīen https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/middle-english-dictionary/dictionary/MED7882

c1450(?c1425) St.Christina Mirab.(Dc 114)132/40 : Beatris..prayed þat she [St. Christina] shulde clarifye hir in sum thinges.

The byname Ghiolla Mhuire is constructed for this period.



Giolla Cheallaigh 1253

Maol Mhuire 1224



Gille Mhoire or Gille Moire * 1541 "servant of Mary"

SENA App C has Middle English & Gaelic as compatible 1100-1600

inghean "daughter of" is a standard patronymic per SENA App B in Early Modern Gaelic (after c.1200) and Scots Gaelic.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

2: Elyn of Eyrie -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, an estoile Or.

No changes.

Submitter is from Thornwold.

Elyn of Eyrie is preferred spelling. I am also willing to use Aelyn of Aerie.


DMNES, Uckleman, ed: https://dmnes.org/name/Ellen

1420 Elyn

"of X" is a standard locative form per SENA App A for Middle/Early Modern English.

Airey - The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

https://oscar.sca.org/s.php?u=1265 [ www.oxfordreference.com ]

Family Names is listed as no-photocopy in the AH App H but as I don't have a subscription I'm unable to verify the entry. Assistance is requested - V.

Submitter is from Thornwold.

Correction to Device (2023-Oct-29 16:10:27): This device is being withdrawn due to conflict and will reappear with blazonable differences in next month's Tir Righ Internal. Our thanks to all commenters for their clear, concise explanations that have been easy to share with the submitter to explain the issues. - Vemundr Red Flame

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2636/2023-10-04/14-59-05_Elyn_Name_documentation1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2636/2023-10-04/14-59-06_Elyn_Name_documentation2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2636/2023-10-04/14-59-06_Elyn_Name_documentation3.jpg

3: Gushe Ferret -New Name (NP)

Sound (sound) most important.

Submitter is from Thornwold.

Gushe: Richard Gushe

Burial: 23 August 1582 Wrington, Somerset, England

"England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6D9S-2WMJ : 25 February 2022), Richard Gushe, 1582.

Ferret: Margaret Ferret

Christening: 6 May 1589 Anstruther Wester, Fife, Scotland

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTNC-LWY : 11 February 2020), Margrat Ferret, 1589.

4: Holta-Bjarki -New Name (NP) & New Device

Gules, in pale two hursts argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

Bjarki - GB p8 s.n. Bjarki

Holta- Wood- Forest- Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók, SL Uckleman/Aryanhwy merch Catmael


Prepended byname construction also taken from notes in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

5: Thornwold, Shire of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A demi-hare maintaining a thorn branch sable.

This submission is to be associated with Populace badge

Submitter is, in fact, the Shire of Thornwold.

A note signed by the Shire Seneschal is included on the form:

I (redacted) known in the SCA as Ursula von Freiburg, current Seneschal of the Shire of Thornwold, both endorse and allow the submission of this badge for our Shire as blazoned above. Thank you for your assistance and consideration in this matter. (signature) 9/13/2023

I believe this satisfies Principality & Kingdom procedures for a badge submission by a Shire but will confirm as this makes it's way through submission - Vemundr.

6: Thyra Svensdottir -New Name (NP) & New Device

Vert, in saltire a hammer argent hafted proper and an arrow Or, a chief embattled ermine.

Spelling (First name Thyra) most important.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

Preference would be for the name to be Old Norse but submitter wishes the fist name Thyra (highest priority) and would like the patronymic Svensdottir. She will accept Sveinsdottir if it must be changed, otherwise the following documents the name to 15th C Scandinavia.

Thyra: feminine given name, found in Gunner Knudsen, Danmarks gamle Personnavne, Vol 1 column 1445, dated 1404.

https://diplomatarium.dk/dokument/14360205001 "...og Thyra, enke efter lægmanden Jens Jansen, som Johannes Meynesti..." (trans. widow of the layman Jens Jansen)

Sven: https://diplomatarium.dk/dokument/14360827001 "Sven Jönsson, klerk"

-dottir is a standard patronymic construction in mulitple Scandinavian languages per SENA App A.

7: Yrsa Ketilsdottir -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2005, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A hippo argent spotted of diverse colours.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

Submitter and their consulting herald are aware that "spotted of diverse colours" is currently limited to heraldic panthers but submitter is willing to take on the test case to get herself a Pride Hippo.

The assistance of the dedicated armorial-trawling heralds of the Known World is requested to see if we have any evidence of "spotted of diverse colours" showing up on anything other than heraldic panthers.

In Heraldic Service,

Vémundr Syvursson

Red Flame Herald

Pily barry argent and azure.

OSCAR counts 5 Names, 4 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.