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East LoI dated 2012-05-12

Unto SCA College of Arms, Laurel, Pelican, Wreath, and their staff, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Asa in Svarta, Blue Tyger Herald, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, and Lillia de Vaux, Diademe Herald.

This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

1: Adeliza de Epping - New Name & New Device

Vert, three drop spindles and on a chief Or two needles in saltire points to chief vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Adeliza is found in Withycombe, s.n. Adelaide, with this spelling dated to 1086.

de is the locative preposition. An English example of its use is <de Altun> (c. 1141-54), found in R&W, s.n. Alton.

Epping is a town found in the Domesday Book, with this spelling dated to 1086 (http://domesdaymap.co.uk/place/TL4502/epping/), although this spelling may have been normalized. Watts, s.n. Epping has Eppin{g-} dated 1086.

Originally submitted as Vert, three threaded drop spindles and on a chief Or two needles in saltire points to chief vert, at the suggestion of commenters, the word "threaded" was removed from the blazon as redundant. Threaded drop spindles are the default.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

2: Ælfþryþ the Cat - New Name & New Device

Per pale potent purpure and argent, a panther rampant guardant argent spotted purpure and incensed proper and a pimpernel purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Ælfþryþ is found in the PASE Database as the Queen of King Edgar, 964-975 A.D. (http://eagle.cch.kcl.ac.uk:8080/pase/persons/index.html). The submitted spelling appears in S1485 (http://ascharters.net/charters/1485?q=&page=). The submitter is also willing to accept the spellings Ælfþryð or Ælfthryth.

the Cat is the Lingua Anglica form of le Cat, found in R&W, s.n. Catt, dated to 1167.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

3: Asther de Perpinya - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via the East

(Fieldless) On a hand of Fatima inverted Or, a brazier gules.

Originally submitted as (Fieldless) On a hamsa Or, a brazier gules, the blazon has been changed to refer to the primary charge by the more standard term, a hand of Fatima, and to reflect that it is inverted. The majority of commenters had no difficulty identifying the inverted hand of Fatima.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

4: Cassandra Ventreys - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (wants to stay in the British Isles) most important.
Culture (wants to stay in the British Isles) most important.

Cassandra is found in "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th Century Marriage Records" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/parishes/parishes.html), s.n. Cassandra, dated to 1595.

Ventreys is found in R&W, s.n. Venters, with this spelling dated to 1600.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

5: Chyldeluve de Norfolk - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2008, via the East

(Fieldless) A sea-lion contourny sable.


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6: Donato Balthazar - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for time period (unspecified).

Donato was originally documented as found in Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek, "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14given.html#table).

The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified time period. Kingdom commenters were unable to find Balthazar in Italian.

However, both Donato and Balthazar can be found as masculine givens name in early 17th cen. Spanish. From the extracted IGI Parish Records from Spain:

DONATO <de Urquiza> Male Christening 05 AUG 1638 Santo Tomas De Olabarrieta, Ceberio, Vizcaya, Spain Batch: C890771

BALTHAZAR GALLARDO Male Marriage SEP 1611 Diocesis De Granada, Granada, Spain Batch: M791029

Unmarked patronymics are found in Spanish. "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/spanish/index.html).


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

7: Donovan Shinnock and Lilias de Cheryngton - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Donovan Shinnock) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East
OSCAR finds the name (Lilias de Cheryngton) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2001, via the East

(Fieldless) Two foxes combattant gules maintaining between them a crequier vert.

This submission is to be associated with Company of the Fox and Tree

In commentary, the submitter requested that the badge be associated with the household name Company of the Fox and Tree, which is on the East Kingdom's 3-26-2012 LoI.

Originally submitted as (Fieldless) Between and sustained by two foxes combattant gules, a crequier vert, based on the clarification of maintained and sustained charges in the February 2012 Cover letter, it has been reblazoned to designate the foxes more clearly as the primary charges.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

8: Edward de Bosco - New Name & New Device

Azure, a tree Or and on a chief embattled three Latin crosses flory sable.

Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Edward is found in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/GivenMasculineAlpha.html).

de Bosco is a byname found in the same article (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynB2.html).

Under the RfS, this device would have to be returned for conflict with Uilliam Mac an tSaoir, Azure, a linden tree Or, on a chief embattled argent a wolf courant sable, reg. 4/11 via AEthelmearc. There is only a single CD for the changes to tertiary charges.

However, the Standards were passed by the Board on 4/28/2012. Under the Standards, this device no longer conflicts with Uilliam's. There is a DC for the change of type of the tertiary group (crosses vs. wolf) and a DC for the change of number of charges in the tertiary group (3 crosses vs. 1 wolf). Kingdom has chosen to give the submitter the benefit of the new Standards.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

9: Gunnvǫr hausakljúfr - Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gunnvor hausakljúfr in January of 2011, via the East.

Gules, three cats courant in annulo contourny, a point pointed argent.

Her prior device submission, Gules, three cats courant in annulo contourny argent was returned on the Jan. 2011 LoAR (East):

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Elspet NicDhubhghlaise bean Iain MhicThomaidh, Azure, three domestic cats statant guardant in annulo argent, each biting the tail of the previous, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter. There is a single CD for the field. There would normally be a CD for the difference between statant and courant. However, the feet of Elspet's cats are nearly nonexistent and in this arrangement the tails mimic the appearance of stretched out legs. No difference is granted for the orientation of charges in annulo.

(Note: the o-ogonek in the given name is present in the LoAR, so the header spelling is correct.)


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

10: Guy de Craven - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Guy is a masculine given name found in the online MED as follows:

s.n. herbe -- c1475 Guy(1) (Cai 107/176) 1781: There did Guy Heraude in herbes bathy, And with good metes him comforte hertly.

s.n. knitten -- a1500 GRom.(Add 9066) 283: Hy knytte it [the cord] fast about his arse, and Guy drew hym out.

The submitter also provided documentation for several variant forms of the given name other than the one he requests.

de Craven is a locative byname based on the place name Craven in Yorkshire, found in Ekwall, s.n. Craven. Dated spellings include <Cravena> (c. 1140) and <Crauene> (1166). Watts, s.n. Craven, has the spelling <Craven(a)> dated from 1134 (i.e., both the submitted <Craven> and <Cravena> are attested).

In addition, "Names in the Yorkshire Lay Subsidy of 1301" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/14thcyorkshire.pdf) has one example of the byname <de Craven>


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

11: Heather MacDowell - New Name & New Device

Vert, on a bend between a bow palewise and a quill bendwise argent, three oak leaves palewise azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Heather is the submitter's legal first name, as attested by her Maine driver's license (copy included). Heather is not obtrusively modern, as it is found in the IGI Parish Records extracts:

HEATHER ARNOLE Female Christening 16 November 1612 Saint Nicholas, Colchester, Essex, England Batch: K137953

MacDowell is based on McDowell, found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/macdowell.html), dated 1516. Because Mc- is a scribal abbreviation that is not registered, we have expanded it to Mac-.

Originally submitted as Mac Dowell, commenters were unable to find instances of Scots names with a space between the Mac- and the patronym. The byname was changed to match the documentation.

The originally-submitted blazon was Vert, on a bend between a bow and a quill argent, three oak leaves palewise azure. The blazon has been changed to specify the position of the bow and the quill.


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

12: Isabella de Bosco - New Name & New Device

Azure, a horse rampant and on a chief embattled argent, three clovers vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

Isabella is found in Talan Gwynek, "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Isabel), dated 1201-1428.

de Bosco is found in "An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/LincLSR/BynB2.html).

The originally-submitted blazon was Azure, a horse rampant and on a chief embattled argent, three clovers vert. The blazon has been changed to conform with the more usual blazon practice, which calls three-leaved clovers of the kind seen in the emblazon "shamrocks." Kingdom believes that the size and number of the embattlements can best be addressed by an artist's note.


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13: Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Keivan Rus (from the area of Kiev), 1160s) most important.

All elements are found in or constructed according to Wickenden.

Leonilla is a feminine name meaning 'lioness'. It is the name of a martyr who was a contemporary of the Apostles (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/l.html).

Kalista is a feminine name meaning 'wonderful', used by a female martyr who died c. 300 (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/ka.html).

Kievlianina is the expected feminine form of the byname Kievlianin, meaning 'Kievan' which appears s.n. Kievlianin with the dated example of David Kievlianin Zorynich (1167) (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/ka.html). Feminization by adding -a is discussed at http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/zgrammar.html.

The use of two Christian given names is a step from period practice:

The submitter should be informed that while two given names were used in medieval Russia, one of them was invariably Slavic in origin. In this case both given names are Christian, which is currently a registerable weirdness. [Ekaterina Filippiia, 10/99, A-An Tir]


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

14: Tessa da Canossa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Tessa is an Italian feminine given name found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/)

da is an Italian locative preposition found, for example, in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/).

Canossa was the name of the castle of Matilda, Countess of Tuscany, visited by King Henry IV of Germany and Pope Gregory VII in 1077. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/369347/Matilda-of-Canossa). The submitted spelling appears as <de Canossa de Regio> in the 1340-42 version of Dante's Purgatorio, 28.40-42, available at the Dartmouth Dante Project (http://dante.dartmouth.edu/search_view.php?doc=134052280400&cmd=gotoresult&arg1=0)


This item was on the 08-2012 LoAR

15: Tessa da Canossa - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2012, via the East

Alzeiza de Luceria

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (As close to Al-ee-za as possible) most important.
Culture (Arabic or Italian) most important.

Alzeiza is found in "A handful of early southern Italian feminine names," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/earlysouthitaly.html) dated to 1029.

de Luceria: The Latinized place name Luceria can be found (in the genitive form <Lucerie>) in the 13th c. on pp. 84 and 108 of Muslims in Medieval Italy by Julie Anne Taylor (http://books.google.com/books?id=KujYKqks3SAC).


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16: Titus Aurelius Magnus - New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) In saltire a sword argent and an olive branch fructed proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

All name elements are found in Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania, by J.M. Reynolds and J.B. Ward-Perkins, enhanced electronic re-issue by Gabriel Bodard and Charlotte Roueché (2009). ISBN 978-1-897747-23-3. Available on-line: http://irt.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009.

Titus is found as a praenomen (http://irt.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/indices/attested/praenomen/attested_praenomen-latT.html).

Aurelius is found as a nomen (http://irt.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/indices/attested/gentilicium/attested_gentilicium-latA.html).

Magnus is found as a cognomen (http://irt.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/indices/attested/cognomen/attested_cognomen-latM.html).


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17: Willamina de la Mer - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Willamina is found in the extracted IGI Parish Records for England:

WILLAMINA DAVIS Christening 16 APR 1610 Saint Botolph, Lincoln, Lincoln, England Batch: C029882

de la Mer is found as <De la Mer> in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602, p. xxxii. All of the names in form <de + [element]> use <De> rather than <de>; this capitalization may not reflect what is found in the source documents. The submitter prefers <de la Mer>.

"Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582a-m.html) has de la Marshe and de la Villa, which suggests that the submitter's requested capitalization is reasonable.


Standard Bibliography:



[Ekwall] Ekwall, Eilert. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names.



[Geirr Bassi] Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name.



[Hitching & Hitching] F.K. & S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602.



[MED] Middle English Dictionary.



[R&W] Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.



[Watts] Watts, Victor, ed. Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society.



[Wickenden] Paul Wickenden of Thanet, A Dictionary of Period Russian Names.



[Withycombe] Withycombe, E.G. Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.


OSCAR counts 12 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 5 New Devices and 4 New Badges. These 22 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $66 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 23 items submitted on this letter.

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