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Outlands LoI dated 2016-08-31

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)

rampart@outlandsheralds.org

Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the August 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor & The NE Calontir Commenting Group, Liber, Maridonna Benvenuti, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute to internal commentary on OSCAR.

It is my intent to register this August the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

1: Ádísa íkorni - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of May 31, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, an algiz rune sable between two squirrels sejant respectant gules

Old Item: Azure, a quatrefoil Or between four crescents conjoined in saltire at the points argent, to be retained as a badge.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

2: Alys de Bath - New Name & New Device

Argent on a pale cotised sable, three martlets Or

No major changes.
Sound most important.

[Alys] - Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html) s.n. Alys Motlye, dated to 1525, in R&W s.n. Motley.

[de Bath] - [Bardsley] p. 84 s.n. Bath has <Job de Bath> dated to 1273.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

3: Auria of St. Golias - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale a cauldron gules and an ass passant sable equipped argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Auria - A female name found in the records of the monestary of Sahahun in Leon, Spain, dated to the 8th Century (917-935 CE). Occurs once in thirty-four citations of feminine names. "Medieval Spanish Names from the Monestery of Sahagun", Antonio Miguel Santos de Borja (2000). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/miguel/sahagun/sahagun.html

College of St. Golias - SCA branch name registered in July of 1981 [via Atenveldt] (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1981/07/lar.htm). -- Submitter is a former resident of this branch.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

4: Batlyn Tizzle - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Tizzle is preferred) most important.

All sources are from FamilySearch Historical Records:

Batlyn Shawrden -Female 07 September 1585 Allhallows London Wall, London, London, England M00085-1

Elizabeth Tizzle -Female 01 May 1594 Dinnington, Somerset, England, I05408-3

Dorthy Tizzle -Female 04 May 1594 Dinnington, Somerset, England, I05408-3

Grace Tezell -Female 17 October 1602 High Bickington, Devon, England C05108-1

Additional Documentation provided by Rohese:

Batlyn: "England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5VT-QV1 : 10 December 2014), Richard Stace and Batlyn Shawrden, 07 Sep 1585; citing Allhallows London Wall,London,London,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 374335, 374336, 942.1 61 V26ALL PT 2, 942.1 L1 V26ALL PT 1. Tezell: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J79Q-JL6 : 6 December 2014), Grace Tezell, 17 Oct 1602; citing HIGH BICKINGTON,DEVON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 917,143. The Tizzle spellings are I batches.


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5: Baudrane des Rochers - New Name & New Device

Per saltire azure and argent semy of bees azure, two cranes, wings displayed, argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th-13th C French/Norman.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Baudran: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Baudran". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 2. http://dmnes.org/2016/2/name/Baudran; dated to 1415.

The last name "Des Rochers" is simple french (unchanged from Old French) meaning "of the Rocks".

Additional documentation provided by Liber and Green Anchor:

Les Grandes Annales et Histoire Generale de France by Francois de Belle-Forest (1579) mentions Baudran de la Heuse leaving the Admiralty on pg 922 (pg 217 in the Google Book version here: https://books.google.com/books?id=XC9hAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA217) of the second volume, covering the reign of Philip VI of France (Philippe de Valois, 1293-1350). This at least gets us the desired spelling <Baudran> in the 16th C if not necessarily the 14th.

Cotsgrave's French/English Dictionary, s.v. Rocher, confirms that Rocher is "A rocke" -- <des Rochers> should be the correct locative byname form for "of the rocks." Dauzat also shows the undated forms Desroches and Desroques (Normandy). (Cotsgrave: http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/832.html)

Dauzat's entry for "Desrieux" doesn't show this, but has spellings all around it, including "Desroches" and "Desrosiers". His entry for "Roche" doesn't have anything closer. As usual, Rohese did the heavy lifting: "Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478" by Sara L. Uckelman has Jehan de la Roche 1475 - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/choisy.html Another possibilty is de la Rochelle "Names from Paris, 1408-1449" by Sara L. Uckelman has de la Rochelle 1431 -- http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1408.html or Rochier "Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux, 1470-1520" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael has Pierre Rochier -- http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/bordeaux.html or des Roches Simon des Roches is found in the same source -- http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/bordeaux.html

Name originally submitted as <Baudran Des Rochers> with requests for no major changes and authenticity. After a conversation with the submitter, her desired name is <Baudrane>, the feminine of of Baudran, and she dropped the no major changes request. Kingdom added the desired 'e' and changed <Des> to <des> per the documentation.

Kingdom modified the line emblazon slightly as the division lines were very faint on the Internal Letter & submitting form. Original: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2016-07/baudran-b.jpg


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

6: Caerthe, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Order of Excellence of Caerthe

Meaning most important.

Order name pattern: designator + abstract quality + SCA branch name

Order of - SCA-approved designator for award and order names

Excellence - abstract quality; found in the Middle English Distionary: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED14802

of Caerthe - SCA-branch name; used to clear conflict with the following: King's Order of Excellence of the East (registered November 2013 via the East) and Royal Recognition of Excellence (registered April 1982 via Laurel)


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

7: Caerthe, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Pilgrim of Caerthe

(Fieldless) On an escallop sable an aspen leaf Or

Meaning most important.

Order name pattern: designator + person or group of people + SCA branch name

Order of - SCA-approved designator for award and order names

the Pilgrim - person or group of people; found in the Middle English Distionary: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED33369

of Caerthe - SCA-branch name; used to clear conflict with the following: Order of the Pilgrim of the Desert (registered October 2012 via Atenveldt), Shire of Pilgrim's Reach (registered August 1988 via Meridies), Shire of Pilgrims Fount (registered November 2014 via Gleann Abhann), and Household of the Pilgrim and the Star (registered July 1990 via Caid)


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

8: Chiara Soranzo - New Name

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

Documentation provided by Maridonna Benvenuti:

Chiara was found 30 times in 2014 KWHSS "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa" By Juliana de Luna, p. 49. (http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2014/)

Soranzo is found in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek, Table of Surnames, "Soranzo, descriptive or patronymic, a shortened form of Superanzo or Superancio 'excellent, superabundant', also used as a given name". (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/)


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

9: Constantin Æiríksson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Documentation provided by Liber & Green Anchor:

<Constantin> is given as a variant of the given name Konstiantin in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, dated to a merchant in 1396. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/)

<Æiriksson> can be found dated to 1389 via Diplomatarium Norvegicum: Þorgarder <Æiriksson> is referenced in an entry dated 3 November 1389. (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=520&s=n&str=%C3%83%C2%86iriksson)

Russian and Scandanavian names can be mixed within 300 years between 1100 and 1600 per SENA Appendix C, and these elements are only 7 years apart.

Wickenden's source is Gramoty velikogo novgoroda i pskova (http://new.vk.com/doc-12011186_282402585), p. 84.

Where it's Low German

"...Russen van Novgharden... Iwane Constantin...."

And later mentioning Russians in Livonia:

"...Constantin Oluskove..."

Luckily, German/Scandinavian is an allowable mix too


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

10: Fiora Della Casa - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian Renaissance - Florentine) most important.
Culture (Italian Renaissance - Florentine) most important.

Fiora: Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (Jo Lori Drake) "Italian Renaissance Women's Names". http://heraldry.sca.org/names/italian.html

Della Casa: Named after a Florentine Renaissance family. Their most famous member was Giovanni della Casa ( July 28 1503 - November 14 1556) Poet, Bishop, inquisitor, and author of "Il Galateo", a book on manners (1558, Venice).

Additional Documentation provided by Maridonna Benvenuti:

della Casa is found in Ferrante La Volpe's _Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427_. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2016-08-31/08-11-05_fiora1.jpg


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11: Franklin of Featherstone - New Name & New Device

Per saltire Or and argent, a sea tortise vert within a bordure sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Documentation provided by Ogress, Maridonna Benvenuti, Green Anchor and Rohese:

Franklin Colledge; Male; Marriage; 13 Jan 1623; Saint Andrew By The Wardrobe, London, London, England; Batch: M02232-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NK7B-F6B)

Featherstone is found in _Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615_ by Julie Kahan. Featherstone at Chester-le-Street in 1598, and Heighington in 1614. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_ef.html

Also _Dictionary of Tudor London Names_ PDF by Sara L. Uckelman, 2014, p.155. Fetherstone, loc. from Featherstone (Staf, WRY). (1) Castle Baynard, 1582. www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf

R&W, s.n. Featherston, Featherstone, Fetherstone: William de Federstan 1187. From Featherstone (Staffs., WRYorks).

Mills' entry for Featherstone gives the dated spellings "Fredastan" (1086), and "Feother(e)stan"(10th C.). In addition, Reaney & Wilson's entry has "de Federestan" from1187. Rohese's search of the Mormon archives yielded: Name Abraham Featherstone Gender Male Christening Date 26 Jun 1591 Christening Place SAINT STEPHAN COLEMAN STREET,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND Father's Name William Featherstone Indexing Project (Batch) Number C01966-2 System Origin England-ODM GS Film number 375013 -- "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLGW-8YD : 6 December 2014), Abraham Featherstone, 26 Jun 1591; citing SAINT STEPHAN COLEMAN STREET,LONDON,LONDON,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 375,013.


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12: Griffith atte Dernedyngle - New Name

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

Griffith - From the old Welsh name Grippiud, which became Gruffudd. Modern Welsh is Gruffydd. It was frequented as a name of Welsh princes and leaders. Old documents show it commonly abbreviated as Gr:(Griffith, Griffin, Griffies, Griffis, etc...)

atte Dernedyngle - Topographical byname from the late 1300's meaning "at the secret or hidden deep dell or hollow"

Documentation provided by Liber & Coblaith Muimnech:

<Griffith> can be documented to the late 13th C as the anglicized form of Gruffudd per the Academy of St. Gabriel, Report #2098 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2098+0) and onward (Griffith ap Edward, near 1600, per Report #1802: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1802+0)

The Middle English Dictionary, s.n. derne, gives 'secluded', 'solitary (place)', 'secret (passage, etc.)' as the definition of that adjective, and gives examples of several names: Willelmus Engeram de Derneclive (1208), Thomas Dernehus (1279), Hug' Dernelove (1279), and "Unum mesuagium..quod vocatur le Derneplace" (1439) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/xim/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED11243).

The same source, s.n. dingle, gives "a deep dell or hollow" as the definition of that noun, and gives examples of its use in locative bynames: Will de la Dyngle (1275), Joh. atte Dyngle (1299), Robertus Dyngel (1327), Robertus Dyngle (1428) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED11714).

"Clive" is one form of "clif", which means, among other things, "a declivity" (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED8024). The meaning is similar enough to that of "dingle" that if "Derneclive" is a valid Middle English place name, I think "Dernedyngle" would be, too. Both of those (and "Derneplace) look like the kind of placenames that would've originated as simple topographic descriptions, so I think "dernedyngle" would also be reasonable as such a topographic.

"Atte" is a contracted form of the phrase "at than", meaning 'at the', and was frequently used with generic topographic terms in 13th-century bynames (MED, s.nn. at (prep.) http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED2734, than (def.art. & adj. (1)) http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED45019).

If "atte Dyngle" was considered a suitable topographic byname, it seems that "atte Dernedyngle" (had "dernedyngle" existed as a topographic term) would've been, too.

"atte Dernedyngle" looks to be an entirely plausible (probably unremarkable) constructed 13th-century English topographic byname.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

13: Reynard des Rochers - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 12th C. Norman/French.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Reynard: S.L. Uckelman. "Reynard". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 2. http://dmnes.org/2016/2/name/Reynard.

The last name "Des Rochers" is simple french (unchanged from Old French) meaning "of the Rocks".

Additional Documentation by Liber:

DMNES shows 'Reynardi' in Latin dated to 1312, which would give us Reynard. Elias Reynardi is dated to 1205 in R&W s.n. Reynard, which looks to be an abbreviation of Elias filius Reynardi.

Cotsgrave's French/English Dictionary, s.v. Rocher, confirms that Rocher is "A rocke" -- <des Rochers> should be the correct locative byname form for "of the rocks." Dauzat also shows the undated forms Desroches and Desroques (Normandy). 'Roque' also appears in Cotsgrave. (Cotsgrave: http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/832.html)

Kingdom changed <Des> to <des> in accordance with the documentation.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

14: Signý Magnúsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for Viking 11 C.
Sound (Viking 11th C) most important.
Language (Viking 11th C) most important.
Culture (Viking 11th C) most important.
Spelling (Viking 11th C) most important.

[Signý] - [Geirr Bassi] pp. 14 (Sourced from http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#s)

[Magnúsdóttir] - [Geirr Bassi] pp. 13 s.n. Magnús (Sourced from http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#m), patronymic <Daughter of Magnús>

Additional Name Thoughts provided by ffride wlffsdotter:

The earliest examples of Magnus in the genitive I'm finding are 13th c, but show the form <Magnusar->:

<H[akon]...sun Magnusar konongs hins korunaða>

[Hakon... son of King Magnus the crowned(?)]

1289 (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=1149&s=n&str=Magnusar%)

<Hakon... son Magnusar konungs hins koronada>

1298 (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=3496&s=n&str=Magnusar%)

Hence, I would suggest for an early-period Scandinavian name, Magnúsardóttir.


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

15: Unser Hafen, Barony of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) On a chainless portcullis vert a stirrup Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Epona of Unser Hafen

Submitter's previous submission, (Fieldless) On a portcullis vert a stirrup Or, was returned on the March 2014 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/03/14-03lar.html#229) with the following: {This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters were unable to reliably identify this as a stirrup, as opposed to a fetterlock.}

Order of Epona of Unser Hafen appears on the June 2016 LoI via the Outlands (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=658030)


This item was on the 11-2016 LoAR

16: Wolf Krieger - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 29, 2016 as submitted.

Per pale argent and azure, two wolves combatant and in a chief two paw prints, all counterchanged


Thus ends the August 2016 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 2 New Order Names, 5 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge. These 20 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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