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Æthelmearc ILoI dated 2019-11-09

Greetings unto Sofie Silver Buccle and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. This is Æ221, internal letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to submit the following elements to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms for registration.

1: Albertus Staffordiensis -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Herald of Record: Andrew of Thescorre

Albertus: Dated to 1347 in "German Names from Kocise, 1307 - 1505" by Guntram von Wolkenstein, copyright 2004 (

Staffordiensis: Client maintains that this is a medieval Latinized locative meaning "from Stafford" or "from Staffordshire". Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England. The town dates to the 10th century. Stafford Castle was built by the Normans in the late 11th century.

Raphael Holinshead in "The Last Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotland, & Ireland with their descriptions" (London, 1588) cites Alexander Staffordiensis (in the packet.)

2: Brahen Lapidario -Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2017, via Æthelmearc.

Pean, a French-cut gemstone in profile argent

Old Item: Argent, a lozenge gules between six French-cut gemstones in profile, two, two and two azure, a base gules, to be retained as a badge.

This is a resubmission of a device change. The previous submission was returned for conflict in the February 2019 letter:

Brahen Lapidario. Device change. Sable, a French-cut gemstone in profile argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Karen Ingridsdotir, Sable, a pentagon within an orle argent. There is one DC for the removal of the orle, but no difference between a pentagon and a French-cut gemstone in profile, which has a pentagonal silhouette.

The redesign changes the field for the second DC. No new conflicts appear to have arisen.

The French-cut gemstone in profile is permitted the client under the ERA as it is a charge on his current registered device.

Depicting a gemstone in profile is a step from period practice.

3: Finnr Doði -New Name & New Device

Per bend purpure and sable, on a bend Or between two reremice argent, an ankh palewise sable between two ravens palewise respectant purpure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (death related / Scandinavian) most important.

Finnr - St. Gabriel, "Viking Names found in the Landnamabok".

Doði - Found at We are asking for help finding a more reliable source as well documenting it to period.

Doði appears to mean 'inanimate' or 'dead' in Old Norse and 'numb' in Icelandic, so it may be possible to document some form of it as a constructed descriptive byname...?

4: Radbot Matheus -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Radbot) most important.

Both names are documented from "Names From the Cartularium of St. Bertin" by Sara l. Uckleman (

Radbot is a masculine name with two instances of Radbodus from 1106. Aryanwy merch Catmael says that the common vernacular for the Latin Radbotus would be Ratbot or Radbot.

Matheus is a masculine given name being used as an unmarked patronymic byname. There are about 300 instances of Matheus between 1165 and 1336.

Client would prefer the unmarked patronymic byname. Client would accept <Radbot filius Matheus> if necessary for registration.

5: Rivka bat Daniyal -New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2014, via Æthelmearc.

Owen Tegg

I, <client's mundane name>, known in the SCA as Rivka bat Daniyal, do hereby request and grant permission for the College of Arms to perform the following administrative functions regarding my name registrations:

- The name <Owen Tegg>, currently registered as an alternate name, to become my primary name.

- The name <Rivka bat Daniyal>, currently registered as my primary name, to become an alternate name.


<Client's Mundane Name>

6: Willow of the Cliffs -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1985, via the East.

Azure, a cat sejant erect argent maintaining a juniper branch Or.

"The great love is gone. There are still little loves - friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearthfire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearthfire?" --Mercedes Lackey, Magic's Pawn

Madoc Cornelian

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 2 Devices, 1 Device Change and 1 Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.

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