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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2019-05-24

Unto the most honourable members of the Ealdormere College of Heralds, and to its most distinguished external commenters, from The Honourable Lord Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald, greetings.

These are the submission from the Kingdom of Ealdormere this month for consideration.

1: Báethán mac Fináin -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as B?eth?n mac Fin?in in September of 2014, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A sinister hand fesswise argent sustaining a sword in its scabbard gules, hilted sable.


2: Ben Dunfirth, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1996, via the Middle.

Company of the Rising Phoenix

(Fieldless) A pheonix argent enflamed gules issuant from a tower Or.

No major changes.
Sound (Company of the Rising Phoenix) most important.

This Order name uses the pattern of "Other Adjective + Heraldic Charge", as described in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Julia Smith.

In addition to the historical examples, several Order Names have been registered under pre-SENA rules:

* Order of the Hare Salient (http://oanda.sca.org//oanda_name.cgi?p=Hare%20Salient%2c%20Order%20of%20the)

* Order of the Salient Hart (http://oanda.sca.org//oanda_name.cgi?p=Salient%20Hart%2c%20Order%20of%20the)

* Order of the Rising Swan (http://oanda.sca.org//oanda_name.cgi?p=Rising%20Swan%2c%20Order%20of%20the)

Company: A designator that is acceptable as both an Order and Household designation, as described in Appendix E. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE

Rising: A heraldic posture used by birds. In addition, a phoenix in it's default posture is sometimes blazoned as "Rising from the Flames".

Phoenix: A heraldic charge. The phoenix is a monster from Greek myth which, after living alone in the desert for half a millennium, consumed itself in fire and rose again from the ashes. It is shown as a demi-bird issuant from flames. Medieval emblazons always gave it a prominent crest atop its head, as in the illustration (taken from the standard of Ralph Verney of Pendeley, c.1510 [Walden 138; cf. Bromley & Child 184]); modern emblazons often show it as simply a demi-eagle.

The phoenix is displayed by default: even when blazoned "rising from flames", as it often is, its posture is displayed, not the heraldic posture of rising. http://mistholme.com/dictionary/phoenix/

NOTE: If the name cannot be registered, the Barony would accept "Company of the Phoenix of Ben Dunfirth" instead.

Letter of approval from the ruling nobility have been included with this submission.


3: Ben Dunfirth, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1996, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A sun sable charged with a boar's head couped Or.

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Golden Boar

The order name was registered in January 1996. http://oanda.sca.org//oanda_name.cgi?p=Golden%20Boar%2c%20Order%20of%20the

Letter of approval from the ruling nobility have been included with this submission.


4: Ben Dunfirth, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1996, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A triangle inverted Or charged with a boar's head couped sable.

This submission is to be associated with Award of the Boar's Tusk

The award name was registered in January 1996. http://oanda.sca.org//oanda_name.cgi?p=Boars%20Tusk%2c%20Award%20of%20the.

Letter of approval from the ruling nobility have been included with this submission.


5: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Ealdormere Academy of Defence

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

Ealdormere: Branch name locative. Ealdormere was registered in June of 1999 (via Ealdormere).

Academy: A household designation, referring to a school in the Italian sense. http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Designations.html#Academy

of Defence: referring to the art of Fencing and Rapier combat, from the example of the London Masters of Defence. http://iceweasel.org/lmod.html

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/dylan/lmod_list.html

The Letters Patent of 20 July, 32 Henry VIII, referring to the Company of the Masters of Defence:

Ric. Beste, Humph. Bassett, Rob. Polmorth, John Legge, Peter Beste, Philip Williams, Ric. Lord, John Vincent, Nic. de la Hay, masters of the "Science of Defence," and Will. Hunt, John Frye, Hen. Whytehed, Gilbert Bekett, Edw. Pynner, Thos. Tourner, Jeffrey Gryffyn, Thos. Hudson, Thos. Tynosey, Hen. Thyklyppes, and John ap Ryce, provosts of the same science. Commission to enquire and search, in all parts of England, Wales, and Ireland, for persons being scholars of the said science of defence (many of whom, regardless of their oaths made to their masters on first entering to learn the said science, upon the cross of a sword in remembrance of the Cross whereon Our Lord suffered, have for their own lucre of their "unsaciable covetous minds," without sufficient licence, resorted to all parts of England, keeping open schools and taking great sums of money for their labours, and yet have insufficiently instructed their scholars, to the great slander of the masters and provosts of the science and of the good and laudable orders and rules of the same), and to take any scholar so misusing himself before the nearest justice of the peace to be bound in sufficient sureties not to repeat his offences against his said oath and the said orders and rules, or in case of refusal to be committed to gaol. Westm., 20 July 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 20 July.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol15/pp445-481


6: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Yeoman Company of the Wolf

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Sound (Yeoman of the Wolf) most important.

This household name uses the pattern of Yeoman + Company + "of the" + Animal. The inclusion of Yeoman as an adjective is based of the pattern of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard created by King Henry VII in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth.

Yeoman: a class intermediate between the gentry and the labourers; a yeoman was usually a landholder but could also be a retainer, guard, attendant, or subordinate official. The word appears in Middle English as yemen, or yoman, and is perhaps a contraction of yeng man or yong man, meaning young man, or attendant. Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (late 14th century) depicts a yeoman who is a forester and a retainer. (Chaucer, Geoffrey (2009). The Canterbury Tales (paperback ed.). New York: Modern Library. pp. 6-7.) Most yeomen of the later Middle Ages were probably occupied in cultivating the land; Raphael Holinshed, in his Chronicles (1577), described them as having free land worth £6 (originally 40 shillings) annually and as not being entitled to bear arms. https://www.britannica.com/topic/yeoman

Company: An approved Household designation. http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Designations.html#Company

of the Wolf: An animal or heraldic charge. Similar registered examples include Company of the Pye (March of 2018 (via Atlantia)), and Company of the Nighthawk (June of 2018 (via Lochac)).


7: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Bonne Signe Pursuivant

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Meaning (Good Sign) most important.

This heraldic title uses the the pattern of those derived from Mottos or Desirable traits, as a described in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country" by Julia Smith.

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#MOTTOS

In particular, the examples of Bon Rapport ("Good Rapport"), Bonne Querelle ("Good Quarrel"), Bonnes Nouvelles ("Good News"), and Bon Temps ("Good Times").

Bonne Signe: French for "Good Sign". Signe meaning "sign, mark" dates to Old French. https://www.etymonline.com/word/sign


8: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Plein Chemin Pursuivant

Meaning (right path) most important.

This heraldic title uses the pattern of a those based on good or desirable traits, as described here: http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3-QIq2tTN A_ccFS8dEOLcyKfFzZPanGshqB_UGGygT3Oms3EFbJGWMTAE#FRENCH_MOTTOS

Plein Chemin: This French title is a motto in origin, meaning "open road" or "right path". There is a Plein Chemin Herald historically; "he served Louis de Bourbon, Admiral of France, according to Froissart."

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/dictionary.shtml#Plein_Chemin_Herald


9: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Rackett Pursuivant

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Sound (Rackett) most important.

This heraldic title uses the pattern of a heraldic charge, as described in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country" by Julia Smith.

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#CHARGES

Rackett: A rackett is a double-reed musical instrument, dating from the 16th Century [Grove 20:719]. It has a compact body in which multiple air columns are drilled and joined, thus achieving the low notes of a bassoon in a very small space. https://mistholme.com/dictionary/rackett/


10: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Red Escutcheon Pursuivant

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.
Meaning (Red Escutcheon or Shield) most important.

This heraldic title uses the pattern of colour + heraldic charge, as described in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Standard Forms by Origin and Country" by Julia Smith.

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#CHARGES

Escutcheon: An escutcheon is a heater-shaped shield, used as a charge in its own right since c.1244, in the arms of de Munchensy [Asp2 217]. Its default orientation is with its flat side to chief. https://mistholme.com/dictionary/escutcheon/


11: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A double-bitted axe sable surmounted by a trillium argent barbed and seeded vert.

This submission is to be associated with Thrown Weapons Champion of Ealdormere


12: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A rapier inverted sable surmounted by a trillium argent barbed and seeded vert.

This submission is to be associated with Rapier Combat Champion of Ealdormere


13: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) An arrow sable surmounted by a trillium argent barbed and seeded vert.

This submission is to be associated with Archery Champion of Ealdormere


14: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Gules, a trillium flower affronty argent, barbed vert, within a wreath of roses, in chief a coronet argent.

This submission is to be associated with The Queen

Letter of approval from their Majesties' has been included with this submission.


15: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A sword inverted sable surmounted by a trillium argent barbed and seeded vert.

This submission is to be associated with Armoured Combat Champion of Ealdormere

The badge was registered in January of 1995 (via the Middle).


16: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A wolf's head cabossed gules winged argent.

This submission is to be associated with Yeoman Company of the Wolf

The badge was registered in November of 2016 (via Ealdormere).


17: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) In fess an ostrich feather sustained by a wolf rampant argent.

This submission is to be associated with Scribes of Ealdormere

The badge was registered in January of 2004 (via Ealdormere).


18: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Per pale embattled sable and Or, an open book and a rapier counterchanged.

This submission is to be associated with Ealdormere Academy of Defence

The badge was registered in May of 2015 (via Ealdormere).


19: Ealdormere, Kingdom of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Ealdormere.

Purpure, a trillium argent barbed and seeded vert within a bordure embattled argent.

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Trillium

The badge was registered in October of 1995 (via the Middle).

The order name was registered in in March of 2005 (via Ealdormere).


20: Kráku-Hallr Gunnarrsson -New Name & New Device

Argent, a raven volant bendwise, on a chief gules, two mullets Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

Kráku- : Old Norse prepended descriptive byname, meaning "Crow". From "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók", by Sara L. Uckelman. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

Hallr: Old Norse masculine given name on pg. 11 in Geirr Bassi, indicating that the name appears 17 times. S. Gabriel report 2978

(http://www.s-gabriel.org/2978) notes "<Hallr> is a fine choice for a given name for your period" - that period was Iceland 800-1100.

Gunnarrsson: Patronymic byname, derived from the Old Norse name Gunnar. Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977, page 10 s.n. Gunnarr.


21: Kurushima Saborou Yoshitatsu -New Name & New Device

Sable, three bars wavy couped, a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (16th-Century Japanese) most important.

This name follows the Surname + Yobina ("Birth Order Name") + Nanori (Given Name) structure of Japanese names described in Solveig Throndarsdottir's Name Construction in Medieval Japan, 2nd Edition. (New York: Gakumon, 2017). The citations are from the same.

Kurushima (来島): Historical surname, dated to 1568. Page 321.

Saborou (三郎): Masculine Yobina, meaning "Third Son". Page 372.

Yoshitatsu (義龍): Masculine Nanori; the first character means "obligation/fealty/foster child", and the second

meaning "dragon". Page 368.


22: Matthäus Lindenhayn von Schaffhausen -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of April 24, 2019 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A dragon-headed andiron contourny azure.

Descriptions of Andirons from Mistholme and other sources describe them as being in pairs and conjoined. This implies that a single andiron could exist as a separate charge; otherwise there would be no need for the use of the blazoning term "conjoined" to describe them.


23: Meadhbh Dubh inghean Ruaidhrí -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister embattled Or and sable, a raven volant contourney sable maintaining in its beak a sprig of holly fesswise proper.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Maeve) most important.
Language (Scots or Irish Gaelic) most important.

Meadhbh: Irish Gaelic feminine name, dated to between 1444 and 1582. From "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Kathleen O'Brien, version 2.4, 2004. Accessed May 23rd, 2019. http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Meadhbh.shtml

Dubh: Irish Gaelic descriptive byname, meaning "black" - likely in reference to hair colour. "Index of Names in Irish Annals". http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Dub.shtml

inghean Ruaidhrí: Gaelic Patronymic, meaning "daughter of Ruaidhrí". This uses the Early Modern Irish form of inghean. Ruaidhrí is the same in both the nominative and genitive forms. "Index of Names in Irish Annals". https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Ruaidhri.shtml


24: Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1994, via the Middle.

Per pale gules and Or, five mullets two, two and one counterchanged within a bordure sable and upon an escutcheon of honor sable, a quill bendwise sinister argent enfiled of a coronet Or.

The augmentation was awarded to the recipient on May 4th, 2019.

The submitter is a baroness of the court as of July 4th, 2009.

http://64.86.220.169/~ealdorme/ealdormere.ca/op/search.php?alpha=Nicolaa


25: Rising Waters, Barony of -New Badge Association

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1992, via the Middle.

Gyronny arrondy gules and argent, a fire arrow Or enflamed proper flighted Or, within a bordure embattled sable.

This submission is to be associated with Captain of Archers


26: Roland de Suthclif -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of April 24, 2019 as submitted.

Argent, a vol and on a chief embattled gules, three goblets Or.


27: Rose Karr -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of April 24, 2019 as submitted.

Argent, on a chevron inverted vert, a rose argent, in chief a stag's massacre vert.


28: Víga-Elfráðr Gylðir -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

Víga: prepended byname meaning "battle-", found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.27

Elfráðr: found in the Landnamabok, occurs once. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html?fbclid=IwAR2OV-DJ7rp3US0WORRlAXwSfpfHKcJD Ari8p8oXrBUGROcJ2SCoEM7ORCg

Gylðir: Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name, p. 22, which glosses it as "howler, wolf".


As always, kindest thanks to all those who take the time to comment. Please join us for our June Submissions meeting on June 17th.


OSCAR counts 4 Names, 2 Household Names, 1 Order Name, 4 Heraldic Titles, 5 Devices, 9 Badges, 1 Augmentation of Arms and 6 Badge Associations. There are a total of 32 items submitted on this letter.

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