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East LoI dated 2015-01-08

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Couronne from Alys Blue Tyger, greetings and every good thing.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

1: Agape Kaloethina - New Name & New Device

Sable, two bendlets between a phoenix and a pillar Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Greek) most important.
Culture (10th - 12th cen. Byzantine) most important.

Agape appears as the name of a woman dated to "before 1025" in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World Database (http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/pbw2011/entity/person/106220)

Kaloethina is the feminine form of the family name Kaloethes, which is found in "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/family_names.html#family_names). The family name has been made feminine according to the rules set out in the same article. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/feminizing.html#feminizing_family_names).

This device would be in conflict with the device of Ábiǫrn Hallstenson (Dec. 2013, Outlands): Sable, two bendlets Or. However, Ábiǫrn has granted blanket permission to conflict with his device (201401O).


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2: Agapios Cargos - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East

Gules, an eagle and on a base argent a sword and an axe in saltire sable

The submitter's original device, Gules, two snakes nowed in an inverted Heneage knot argent fretted with two swords inverted in saltire Or, the hilts winged argent, was returned on the June 2014 LoAR, with the following explanation:

This device is returned for lack of blazonability. Per SENA A.3.F.5, Depictions that require the careful description of the relative positions of charges, tinctures, etc. in order to produce a visual effect cannot be registered. Designs must be able to be described in standard heraldic terms to be registerable.

There is no reliable way to blazon the arrangement of the snakes and their position relative to the swords. A Heneage knot is normally made from a single strand, and there is no way to describe what part of the knot is made by each snake. Additionally, the swords are not really in saltire and there is no way to descibe their arrangement.

This is a complete redesign.


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3: Agapios Cargos - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the East

(Fieldless) On a tortoise argent a sword and axe in saltire sable


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4: Áine an Doire - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 14, 2014 as submitted.

Per pale sable and azure, in pale a thistle and a crescent argent

The identical device was returned on the October 2014 LoAR for using an altered form. The device has now been redrawn on the Laurel-approved form.


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5: Alice Hanewell - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12-13th cen. any culture in geographic area of Great Britain.
Spelling (I do not want spelling Handwell) most important.

Alice is a feminine given name found in "Index of Names in the 1292 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/enggivlondon1292.html).

The byname was originally submitted as Hanwell, but that spelling could not be documented to the 12th-13th century as requested in the submitter's authenticity request. The spelling Hanewell appears in Watts s.n. Hanwell dated to 1275 through 1476. As the submitter allows all changes, Blue Tyger changed the spelling of the byname to the 13th century spelling to meet the submitter's request for authenticity.


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6: Arnora Ketilsdottir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 10th-11th century.
Language (10th century Icelandic Viking) most important.
Culture (10th century Icelandic Viking) most important.

Arnóra is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 7. In addition, Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2769 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2769.txt) states that Arnóra "was use occasionally in Iceland from about 900 at least through the 12th century."

Ketill is a masculine name found 44 times in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi at p. 12.

Ketilsdóttir follows the pattern of creating Old Norse patronymics set out at p. 17 of Geirr Bassi.

Accents may be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are omitted consistently throughout.


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7: Boden Henebry - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East

Per pale azure and gules, a saltire triply parted and fretted Or and in base a stag trippant argent

This is a resubmission of Per chevron vert and argent, in chief three stags' heads erased to sinister Or and in base a lantern vert, which was returned on the November 2004 LoAR for redrawing due to an improperly drawn chevron. This resubmission is a complete redesign.


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8: Caoilfhionn inghean Uí Fhaoláin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2014, via the East

(Fieldless) A rose gyronny sable and argent barbed and seeded azure

This badge appears clear of the armory of Rosalia of Raven's Fort (Oct. 2010, Ansteorra): Quarterly argent and sable, a rose counterchanged. One DC for the field vs. fieldlessness. SENA A.5.G.3.d states "Changing the number of pieces into which the charge is divided is a distinct change (DC). When considering the overall number of pieces, more than four pieces are considered the same, but smaller numbers are considered different." Thus, there is a second DC for the rose's between being divided into 4 pieces vs. 8 pieces.


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9: Ciarán Ua Meic Thíre - New Name & New Device

Sable, a wolf rampant and on a base argent an arrow and a sword in saltire sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (pre-1200 Gaelic) most important.
Culture (pre-1200 Gaelic) most important.

Ciarán is a Gaelic male given name found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ciaran.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 743, 775, 784, 882, 921, 928, 938 and 1061.

Ua is the pre-1200 Gaelic marker for a clan affiliation byname according to "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#spelling).

Meic Thíre is the genitive form of the Gaelic male name Mac Tíre, also found in Mari's "Index" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/MacTire.shtml) with an Annals date of 1025.


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10: Cúán hua hÓcain - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and azure, a calamarie inverted and on a chief Or three annulets sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Consulting Herald: Cúán hua hÓcain

Cúán is a Gaelic male given name found in O'Corrain and Maguire at p. 65 s.n. Cúán dated to 1024.

Ócain is the genitive form of the Gaelic male name Ócan, which is an undated header form in OCM. Find mac Ócain appears in the Annals of Innisfallen dated to 1014, entry 1014.7:

Bás Ruadrig h-U Donnacain & Find m. Ócain (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100004/index.html)

Death of Ruaidrí Ua Donnacain, and of Finn, son of Ócán (http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/T100004/index.html)

The name is in the form of a Clan Affiliation Byname, found in "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname)

Because Ócain begins with a vowel, per Krossa, the name is rendered as hÓcain.

As the name is in pre-1200 Gaelic, Ua or hua is the proper marker in the byname. (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#spelling)


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11: David von Schaidegg - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 16, 2014 as submitted.

Or, a vol sable a crescent argent, a bordure sable

This device submission was pended at Kingdom for redrawing to correct an error in the depiction of the crescent. The submitter approved the above artwork.

Correction to Device (2015-Jan-09 11:01:28): This is actually a device *change*. Old Item: Per pale fleury-counter-fleury vert crusilly couped and argent, in sinister a bear rampant sable, to be released. Note that this device was registered under the holding name David of Carillion on the May 2007 LoAR.


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12: Diana Louisa Connall - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 16, 2014 as submitted.

Azure, on a chevron inverted argent between a wolf's head cabossed and a recurve bow fesswise inverted Or, two arrows sable

This device was pended at Kingdom to allow for a redrawing to correct an inaccurately drawn wolf's head affronty erased. After discussions with Blue Tyger, she opted for a wolf's head cabossed instead. The submitter approved the above artwork.


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13: East, Kingdom of the - New Transfer of Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Treblerose Herald

Transfer of heraldic title to Thomas de Castellan; Thomas paid $ 8.00 as if submitting it new.

Thomas was granted the right to a personal heraldic title when he stepped down as Brigantia Herald in 1999. Ryan Brigantia has confirmed that Thomas is a Herald Extraordinary entitled to a personal title.

On the June 1999 LoAR, the first attempt to transfer the title Treblerose Herald to Thomas was denied for the following reason:

Thomas de Castellan. Transfer of heraldic title. Treblerose Herald

When we ruled that individuals could own their heraldic titles, we said in a cover letter:

"After much thought we have decided to allow heraldic titles to be transferred to individual heralds under the following conditions:

1. The title must have been granted to the individual herald by the crown of the kingdom and the principal herald of the kingdom (except in cases where the Principal Herald is receiving a personal title for himself), or by the Laurel Sovereign, as a personal title for the herald.

2. The transfer must appear on a letter of intent, and follow all the requirements of any transfer.

3. The title will be counted as a name, when seeing how many registered items the person has."

This submission did not fulfill these requirements. It was not properly placed on the LoI as a transfer from the East kingdom, nor was any documentation included showing that this was a personal title given to Thomas. More importantly, this was NOT a creation for the individual nor has it been peculiarly associated with him. This is a very old Eastern title (one of the oldest) and was revived for the use of Arval Benicoeur when he became a commenting herald in the 1980's. Through the better part of the 1980's it was associated particularly with Arval (for good or ill!!). Just as Eastern titles such as Brigantia, Eastern Crown or Blue Tyger, may not be transferred to an individual, neither may this.

Arval Benicoeur ceased to be a citizen of the East Kingdom when Aethelmearc was split off in 1997. Since 1999, the title Treblerose Herald has not been used by anyone except Thomas, albeit informally. Any association it may have once had with Arval Benicoeur is now forgotten except by the longest serving heralds.

For 15 years, the title Treblerose has had no other association than Thomas de Castellan. The original reason for the return is now moot. The East Kingdom therefore supports and encourages its official assignment to Thomas at this time.


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14: Galefridus Peregrinus - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2006, via the East

(Fieldless) A palmer's staff argent and overall a palmer's scrip sable

Commenters at Kingdom were concerned about the relative size of the staff and the scrip. Blue Tyger re-blazoned the badge to indicate that the scrip is overall, which should address the issue.


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15: Gunnar Alfson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th cen. Swedish.
Language (14th cen. Swedish) most important.
Culture (14th cen. Swedish) most important.

Gunnar is found as a given name in Sveriges Medeltida Personnamn s.n. Gunnar (https://web.archive.org/web/20050116123353/http://www.dal.lu.se/sofi/smp/pdf/gunnar.pdf) on p 4 of the PDF as follows:

Gunnar Åkesons 1352

broder Gunnar 1354

Gunnar i Vadhby 1356

Gunnar Algutsson 1363

Alfson is a patronymic byname found in SMP s.n. Alf dated to 1399 on p. 1 of the PDF (https://web.archive.org/web/20030425084829/http://www.dal.lu.se/sofi/smp/pdf/alf.pdf).


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16: Hew of Albion - New Device

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

Vert, three piles Or each charged with an acorn vert


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17: Hope Baldwin - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning ('hope') most important.

Hope is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Hope Stringer; Female; Christening; 29 Mar 1569; ALL SAINTS, DERBY, DERBY, ENGLAND; Batch: C03587-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGW8-MXQ)
Hope Pomery; Female; Christening; 30 Nov 1577; ST NEOT, CORNWALL, ENGLAND; Batch: C02199-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG9N-84K)

Baldwin is a 16th cen. English surname dated to 1533 in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html#B)


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18: Jehannette Bouchart - New Name & New Device

Per fess purpure and argent, a horse courant and a wyvern displayed counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 15th cen. Burgundy with Venetian influence.
Language (15th cen. French) most important.
Culture (15th cen. French) most important.
Meaning (big mouth) most important.

Jehannette is a female given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html).

Bouchart is a surname dated to 1421 in the same article (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).

Questions were raised in Kingdom commentary about whether this device presents a Unity of Posture problem. SENA A.3.D.2.c requires charges within a Charge Group to be in identical postures/orientations. The horse and the wyvern are both primary charges, and thus in the same Charge Group. This device places them in different postures.

However, precedent set on the May 2012 Cover Letter stated that "if the charges in a single charge group do not have comparable postures, they are not in violation of the 'identical postures/orientations' part of the rule." It is questionable whether horses and wyverns have comparable postures. Unlike horses, wyverns are not quadrupeds. A wyvern has two wings and two legs, not four legs. A horse statant is oriented horizontally with all four feet on the ground. A wyvern statant is far closer to statant erect, oriented vertically. As there has been no explicit precedent on this issue, Blue Tyger forwarded this device for consideration by Wreath.


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19: Leifr rella - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2007, via the East

Azure a sinister human footprint bendwise sinister and a chief invected argent

This badge appears to be clear of the armory of Mathghamhain Beag (Mar. 2010, Meridies): Azure, a bear's pawprint and a chief argent. Even if there is not a DC for the type of print, there is one DC for the complex line of the chief and a DC for orientation of the foot/paw print.


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20: Lewin de Partone - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2003, via the East

Per bend sinister indented azure and vert, a bend indented between a stag couchant and a bear couchant argent

This device was pended at Kingdom for redrawing. The submitter has approved the above artwork.


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21: Llewellyn Walsh - New Alternate Name

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

Hrossbjǫrn Hestamaðr

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hrossbjǫrn is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 11.

Hestamaðr is a byname intended to mean "horse-man." The name hestamanne is dated to 1388 in Diplomatarium Islandicum, Vol. 3 p. 417, second row from the bottom. (https://archive.org/stream/diplomatariumisl03kaupuoft#page/416/mode/2up). This is normalized to hestamaðr, according to Kahle, Bernhard, 1910: Die altwestnordischen Beinamen bis etwa zum Jahre 1400: _Arkiv for Nordisk Filologi_26 at p. 194.

Alternatively, the bynames Hesta- and hestr meaning "horse" are listed in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). -maðr appears in multiple compound bynames in the article including:

lǫgmaðr = law-man, lawyer

austmaðr = east-man, man from continental Scandinavia

The submitter contends that hestamaðr is a valid constructed byname meaning "horse-man" based on the above examples.

In April 2012, Pelican ruled that Old Norse descriptive bynames could be either capitalized or lowercase.

Although prior registration is no guarantee, Blue Tyger notes the recent registration of Tassi Hestamaðr in August 2014 using substantially the same documentation.


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22: Lucan Sangwyn - New Name & New Device

Per fess invected azure and sable, two compass roses and a ship Or

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

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Lucan is a 16th and early 17th century English surname, which can be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Margaret Lucan; Female; Christening; 19 Oct 1620; Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England; Batch: P02065-1 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5LV-2JG)
George Lucan; Male; Marriage; 17 Oct 1585; Hurley, Berkshire, England; Batch: M01826-2 (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NK11-B4W)

Sangwyn is a surname found in "Surnames from Exeter, 1489" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/exeter1489.html)

Questions were raised in commentary about this low-contrast complex line of division. Appendix H states that "The primary standard for low-contrast complex lines of division is that they be readily identifiable." As at least some commenters at Kingdom found the field division identifiable, Blue Tyger has opted to forward the device for further consideration.


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23: Martyn de Haliwell - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via the East

(Fieldless) A tower Or issuant from the back of a hedgehog azure


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24: Martyn de Haliwell - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via the East

(Fieldness) A tower issuant from the back of a hedgehog statant Or


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25: Marx Grob von Appenzell - New Name & New Device

Gules, a wolf rampant to sinister Or and in chief two crosses couped argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Germanic/Swiss 1380-1450.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Originally submitted as Marc Grob von Appenzell, the submitter stated that he would prefer the spellings Mark or Marx if they can be documented. As Marx was able to be documented in German, Blue Tyger changed the spelling to meet his request.

Marx is found as a given name in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html)

Grob is a surname found in "German Names from 1495" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495a-g.html).

von Appenzell is a German locative byname based on the descriptive byname Appenzelle(r) meaning "man from Appenzell" found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/surnamesnurnloc.html).

Assistance is requested dating these elements to the time and place requested by the submitter in his authenticity request. 1490s Germany was the best we could do in Kingdom.


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26: Novella Soranzo - Resub Device

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

Per chevron ermine and counter-ermine, a pair of brown stag's horns proper and a bee proper

Her previous device submission, Per chevron ermine and erminois, in chief a pair of stag's attires proper and in base a bee proper, was returned by Laurel on the Dec 2013 LoAR for inadequate contrast between the mostly-metal bee proper and the erminois field.

Changing the previously erminois portion of the field to counter-ermine resolves the reason for return.

This device was pended at Kingdom for redrawing to correct discrepancies between the black and white form and the colored form. The submitter approved the above artwork.


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27: Oliver de Bainbrig - New Name & New Device

Azure, an ear of wheat Or between three bees proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Oliver - Withycombe p. 232 s.n. Oliver, this spelling is dated 1249. "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Juliean Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html) shows Oliver in this spelling dated to 1516.

de Bainbrig - Bardsley s.n. Bainbridge dates "de Baynbryg" to 1379. The i/y switch is well documented in period English.

SENA Appendix A states that "de X" is an acceptable locative form in English.


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28: Osc of the Harbours - New Name & New Device

Argent, in chevron five geese migrant to chief sable and in base a torteau

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (9th to 11th century Icelandic) most important.
Culture (9th to 11th century Icelandic) most important.

Ósk is a female given name found in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi, p. 13. The spelling Osc is not the Old Norse transliteration in common use, but Stefan Karlsson's "The Icelandic Language" (http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Icelandic_language_corrected_2013.pdf), at page 44 states: "The earliest evidence suggests that a fair number of scribes observed the custom of writing k before front vowels and c elsewhere."

In commentary, ffride Goutte d'Eau provided additional evidence suggesting that the variant spelling Osc is plausible:

Lind column 822 sn. Ósk has the genitive form Oscar. In the nominative this would be expected to become Osc.

Hafnar- is an Old Norse descriptive byname meaning "haven" or "harbor" found in the Landnámabók according to Geirr Bassi, p. 22. The submitter believes that this descriptive could be made plural based on the documented byname Dala- meaning "from the dales." Osc of the Harbours is intended as the Lingua Anglica equivalent of an Old Norse name using the plural of Hafnar-.

ffride Goutte d'Eau also supplied additional evidence supporting the plural form of the byname:

Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur by Finnur Jónsson (http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Tilnavne,_der_beror_p%C3%A5_hjemstavn_eller_territorial_oprindelse) gives us:

sn. Fjalla- "of falls"
nom. sing. fjall -> gen. sing. fjalls
nom. pl. fjoll -> gen. pl. fjalla

sn. Garða- "of farms"
nom. sing. garðr -> gen. sing. garðs
nom. pl. garðar -> gen. pl. garða

sn. Holta- "of copses"
nom. sing. holt -> gen. sing. holts
nom. pl. holt -> gen. pl. holta</br>

Given that these are the sorts of things that we might tend to think of as being rather spread-out features (multiple valleys, multiple copses/woods, multiple farms), then someone being from multiple harbours is equally plausible.

In addition, the submitter provided several links where Dala-Álfur and Dala-Kollur have been translated to English as "Alf of the Dales" and "Koll of the Dales" respectively:

In The Book of Settlements: Landnámabók, edited by Hermann Pálsson http://books.google.ca/books?id=jj6cIwMCZqIC&pg=PA54&lpg=PA54#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 54, section 105: "Koll, called Koll of the Dales, took possession of the whole of Laxriverdale as far as Haukadale River." p. 54, section 107: "Their sons were Alf of the Dales and Thord, father of Kolbein, father of Thord the Poet."

In a translation of Laxdaela Saga by Angus A. Somerville (contained in "The Viking Age: A Reader, Second Edition" edited by Angus A. Somerville and R. Andrew McDonald) http://books.google.ca/books?id=mYPlAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 88: "She was mother of Alf of the Dales from whom many men trace their ancestry"

In Sturlunga Saga: Shorter Sagas of the Icelanders, edited by Julia H. McGrew http://books.google.ca/books?id=uFRBE6Kuyo0C&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 2: "Bitru-Odd's mother was Yngvild, the daughter of Alf of the Dales"

In Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen on the British Isles, by Guðbrandur Vigfússon and Sir George Webbe Dasent http://books.google.ca/books?id=q4RJAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR57#v=onepage&q&f=false p. liii (a genealogical chart) lists "þorgerd m. Koll of the Dales; had great issue in the Dales, Iceland"


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29: Peter de Bracebridge - New Name & New Device

Vairy argent and sable, on a fess gules a cross potent Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Peter is a male given name appearing in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html) dated to 1375.

de Bracebridge -- Reaney & Wilson s.n. Bracebridge have the dated forms de Bracebrig' (1218) and Bracebrigg (1410). Bardsley s.n. Bracebridge has the dated forms de Bracebrig' (1273), de Bracebryg (1379) and Brasbridge (1553). The submitter prefers de Bracebridge as a variant of the above, but if that is not possible, he will accept the form de Bracebrig.

Commenters questioned in Kingdom whether the spelling of Bracebridge is found too late to be combined with de.


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30: Peter de Bracebridge - New Household Name & New Badge

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

House of Kingsbury

Quarterly sable and gules, a lion salient and a chief Or

No major changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

The pattern House of [surname] is found in the March 2013 Cover Letter.

Kingsbury is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Kingsbury, 15 Jun 1551; Great Waldingfield, Suffolk, England; Batch:C06296-2 (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J77R-4FS)
Johem Kingsbury, 24 Oct 1557; Lamarsh, Essex, England; Batch M04329-1( http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLCL-B5H)
Alice Kingsbury, 1583; Mere, Wiltshire, England; Batch M15289-1 (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NX9Q-G4L)


This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

31: Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne - New Device

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

Argent, a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys and on a chief azure a wolf passant argent


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32: Robert Dwe Makminne - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in April of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Robert Dwe Makmyane, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Mac Minn) most important.
Spelling (Mac Minn) most important.

Originally submitted as Robert Dwe Mac Minn, the byname was changed to Makminne to match improved documentation found at Kingdom. The submitter permits all changes and agreed to this change.

Robert is a Scots given name grandfathered to the submitter.

Dwe is a Scots descriptive byname grandfathered to the submitter.

Makminne is a Scots surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Lillies Makminne; Female; Christening; 22 Oct 1650; SAINT NICHOLAS, ABERDEEN, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND; Batch: C11168-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY6K-8DS)


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33: Rys Waytheman - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 16, 2014 as submitted.

Per fess azure and argent, a lion counterchanged charged on the shoulder with a fleur-de-lys gules


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34: Stoldo Venturini - New Exchange of Device and Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 27, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, in pale three eagles argent

I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Stoldo Venturini, request my badge, "Azure, in pale three eagles argent," be graduated from being my badge to my arms. I request that my current arms, "Per bend rayonny argent and gules, three grenades gules and a tower argent enflamed Or, on a chief gules, a double-headed phoenix rising from flames Or," be retained as a badge."

[dated and signed with legal name]


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35: Sunnifa in hialtlenzka Tókadóttir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 14, 2014 as submitted.

rgent, in fess a mouse sejant erect contourny sable sustaining a harp reversed proper.

This identical device was returned on the October 2014 LoAR for using an altered form. The device has been redrawn on the Laurel-approved form.

Correction to Device (2015-Jan-22 00:01:00): This is a resubmission, not a new submission.


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36: Taldo Venturini - New Exchange of Device and Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 27, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, in pale three eagles Or

"I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Taldo Venturini, request my badge, "Azure, in pale three eagles Or," be graduated from being my badge to my arms. I request that my current arms, "Per bend sinister wavy argent and gules, a hammer bendwise and a crescent counterchanged, on a chief gules a double-headed phoenix rising from flames Or," be retained as a badge.

[dated and signed with legal name]


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37: Thomas de Castellan - New Acceptance of Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1995, via the East

Treblerose Herald

Thomas paid $ 8.00 for the title, as if submitting it new. Thomas was granted the right to a personal heraldic title when he stepped down as Brigantia Herald in 1999. This right has been confirmed by the current Brigantia.


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38: Thome McGreghere - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scot) most important.
Culture (Scot) most important.
Meaning (Gregory's Twin) most important.

Thome appears as a male given name in a Scots-language record dated to 1471 in the Records of the Parliments of Scotland to 1707 database (http://www.rps.ac.uk/mss/1471/5/43).

McGreghere is a Latin rendering of a Gaelic surname dated to 1293, found in "Names from 13th Century Scottish Parliamentary Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Namesfrom13thCenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html). Although submitted as McGreghere, this will have to be expanded to MacGreghere by precedent, because Mc- is a scribal abbreviation. [September 2013 Cover Letter].

Correction to Name (2015-Mar-07 18:03:39): The submitter will not allow the creation of a holding name.


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39: Tiberius Nautius Maximus - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 16, 2014 as submitted.

Sable, in pile a narwhal's tusk between two wings addorsed all issuant from base, each wing charged with a lightning bolt sable

This device was pended at Kingdom for redrawing to correct discrepancies between the black and white form and the color form. The submitter approved the above artwork.


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40: Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2013, via the East

Ragnarshús

Meaning (Ragnarr's house) most important.

In this household name, hús is intended as the designator and Ragnarr as the substantive element.

Ragnarr is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at p. 14.

The June 2013 LoAR acceptance of the Old Norse household name Rauðagalta hus states:

[E]xamples of given name + house include the late period Aachkhuus derived from the Old Norse "Aki's house;" Palshus "Pall's house" and Siffuerhuus "Sigurð's house. The first citation is from Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnámabók"; the remainder are from O. Rygh's Norske Gaardnavne.

The submitter believes that Ragnarshús fits the pattern from the LoAR for the meaning "Ragnarr's house."



OSCAR counts 14 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Household Names, 18 New Devices and 7 New Badges. These 43 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $129 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 2 Exchanges of Device and Badge. These 2 items may or may not require payment. There is 1 transfer, which does not require payment. There is 1 acceptance of transfer, which does not require payment. There are a total of 50 items submitted on this letter.

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