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Drachenwald April 1 LoI dated 2017-04-01

Greetings from the Drachenwald branch of the College of Heralds Imaginary, and their tooting horn, the Silly Tabard Herald Extrawonkinary! Sisters and brothers A.G.M., A.R.R., C.D., D.E. and L.S.R., all well known and warranted huhralds of our College, have sent in a year's worth of obscurities for us all to stare at in suppryse and desdeyne.

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1: Anthonye Stark - New Name & New Device

Gules, in pale a mask of tragedy and an anvil Or.

Anthonye is a male given name dated to 1582:

listed in Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engmasclondon1582.html).

Stark is a byname dated to 1588:

<Thomas Stark> Male 16 Jun 1588 Neuenstetten, Baden, Germany. Father: Thoma Stark. Batch C39127-1.


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2: David Bowe - New Name & New Device

Argent, the god Mars in his chariot surmounted by an Ankh Or.

David is a male given name

Withycombe s.n. David

Bowe is an English surname

Reaney & Wilson s.n. Bow, Bowe, Bough

The god Mars is based on a 1491 woodcut of the personification of Mars riding a chariot drawn by two horses, depicted as grasping a sword in his right hand (Bonatti, Guido (G.B. (c. 1282/1491)), [Decem Tractatus Astronomiae], Erhard Ratdolt, Augsburg (c. 1282/1491))

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-03-31/17-06-13_Mars.gif


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3: Jack Griffin - New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) a chameleon proper.

Jack is a masculine English given name that has been in use since 14th c.:

A pet or diminutive for John, found as a header in Withycombe, pp. 168-169, dated 1414.

Griffin is a byname dated to 1597:

Names found in Frocester, Gloucestershire Marriage Registers 1559-1600 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/frocester.html)


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4: Jehan Winterborne - New Name & New Device

Argent, a portingale proper and overall a bend sinister gules.

Jehan is a given name dated to 1292:

found in An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html)

Winterborne is is a byname dated to 1244-1591:

found in Watts, s.n. Winterborne, which gives Wy- Winterburn(e) -bo(u)rn(e), dated 1244-1591 under the listing for Winterborne Monkton, and dated 1230-1620 under the listing for Winterborne Zelston.


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5: Lechine le Surgien - New Name & New Device

Or, a fleam gules between three leeches sable.

No changes.

Lechine is a male given name dated to late 14th c.

found in Armorial du dénombrement de la Comté de Clermont en Beauvaisis 1373-1376 (https://sites.google.com/site/chezbrunissende/heraldry/Noms/name-from-the-armorial-de-clermont)

le Surgien is an occupational surname meaning "surgeon"

found in A Dictionary of English Surnames according to An Index to Occupational Surnames in A Dictionary of English Surnames by Rafaella d'Allemtejo (http://www.fridayvalentine.com/rafaella/reaney/occupation.htm)

It's about time that the most healing of creatures on lands or water, the leech, is finally given its proper place in the Ordinary.


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6: Lechine le Surgien - New Badge

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

Argent, a heart inverted between four harpies gules.

Dictionarium Medicum Heraldicum by L. le Surgien, Plate 1. An intriguing attempt at making some of the more common maladies better understood by heralds.


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7: Lechine le Surgien - New Badge

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

Sable, a pile argent goutty de sang.

Dictionarium Medicum Heraldicum by L. le Surgien, Plate 2. An intriguing attempt at making some of the more common maladies better understood by heralds.


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8: Margery atte Wode - New Name & New Device

Or, a lion-tailed maiden gules veiled argent.

Margery is a female given name dated to 1391:

English Names from Pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions by Julian Goodwyn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/brasses/)

atte Wode is a byname dated to 14th c.

Feminine names from 14th C Exeter by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/exeterfem14thc.html)


Yours in Disservice,

Silly Tabard Herald Extrawonkinary


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 5 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.

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