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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2019-11-07

Unto the An Tir College of Heralds does Elizabeth Lions Blood send greetings!

I want to express my extreme gratitude to everyone who over the last two years has helped me through this job: Oddr Black Lion Emeritus, Marya Black Lion, Emelyn Boar Emeritus, Elisabeth Boar, Kattera Terpsichores Fox, Vladmir Sinister Gauntlet Emeritus, Maminka Sinister Gauntlet, James Red Flame Emeritus, Sadhbh Red Flame, Rhieinwylydd Lily Pernicious, and the countless and cherished commenters who have put forth their knowledge to assist our submitters. Being your Kingdom Submissions Herald has been a super rewarding experience for me learning the rules again and I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and feels watching the College submissions knowledge and expertise grow and blossom.

I have no doubts that the future of this office is bright! I am not disappearing into the night; I expect to be fully immersed in commentary and will continue to consult. I am also always available for questions about submissions, the rules and the process.

You are all stars. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

The following is presented for commentary in November 2019:

1: Adele Neuton -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2019, via An Tir.

Or, two chevronels vert, the chiefmost charged with a rose Or

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The submitter's previous device was returned by Laurel in February 2019:

Adele Neuton. Device. Or, on a chevron inverted vert three daisies proper.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Orbei Qorchi, Or, a chevron inverted vert. There is one DC for the addition of the daisies.

Upon resubmission, please draw the chevron inverted in accordance with the May 2011 Cover Letter policy on chevrons.


2: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Order of the Sable Pheon

Spelling most important.

This order name follows the pattern of 'Color + Charge' as described in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new.

The Kingdom of An Tir already possesses a registration of <Order of the Sable Gauntlet> and is entitled via the Existing Registration Allowance to use the adjective Sable for other Order names in the same manner.

A pheon is a period heraldic charge dated to 1295. http://mistholme.com/dictionary/pheon-broad-arrow/


3: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Order of the Sanguine Thorn

No major changes.
Spelling most important.

<Sanguine> is a heraldic color according to Legh, Accedens of Armory, published in 1562: The last of all collours, of Armory, which is called Murrey. This is blazed Sanguine, and is a princely colour. (OED, s.n. sanguine, adj & n). This same OED entry has a primary meaning of "a. Blood-red. Also sanguine red (sometimes hyphened), †red sanguine, †brown sanguine. Now only literary." The quotations show this word as being used as an ordinary color descriptor for red also: 1399 in Hampole's Wks. (1896) II. 449 A longe sangwyn gowne furryd with Calabir.

<Thorn> is a heraldic charge, to create the pattern "color + charge" from 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new. In registering "Company of the Sword and Thorn" [A-Lochac, August 2019] Pelican noted:

"A thorn (l'espine) appears as a heraldic charge in a French inn sign dated 1636 in Les enseignes de Reims du XIVe au XVIIIe siècle: documents tirés des Archives communales et des Minutes des Notaires de cette ville, by Adrien Duchénoy (edited by Henri Jadart, illustrated by E. Auger). Reims, L. Michaud, Librairie Ancienne et Moderne, 1904.


4: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Ordre de l'Esperon et du Lion

No major changes.
Spelling most important.

This order name follows the pattern of 'Two Charges' as described in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new.

Both <Esperon> (spur) and <Lion> appear in "Thresor de la langue francoyse tant ancienne que moderne T.1", published in 1606 by Jean Nicot.

Esperon: https://artflsrv03.uchicago.edu/philologic4/publicdicos/query?report=bibliography&head=esperon

Lion: https://artflsrv03.uchicago.edu/philologic4/publicdicos/query?report=bibliography&head=lion&start=0& end=0


5: An Tir, Kingdom of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1981, via the West.

Ordre de la Griffe et du Lion

No major changes.
Spelling most important.

This order name follows the pattern of 'Two Charges' as described in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new.

Both <Griffe> (claw) and <Lion> appear in "Thresor de la langue francoyse tant ancienne que moderne T.1", published in 1606 by Jean Nicot.

Griffe: https://artflsrv03.uchicago.edu/philologic4/publicdicos/query?report=bibliography&head=griffe&start= 0&end=0

Lion: https://artflsrv03.uchicago.edu/philologic4/publicdicos/query?report=bibliography&head=lion&start=0& end=0


6: Brighid inghean Chonmhaoil -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Br?ghid inghean Chonmhaoil in April of 2005, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) Three orcas naiant conjoined in annulo proper

The submitter's branch is Madrone.


7: Cillian Fitzwilliam -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2017, via An Tir.

Quarterly sable and argent, in bend two domestic cats rampant argent and a bordure azure

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.


8: Dragomira Skomorokhova -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2001, via Ansteorra as Sib?al inghean u? Ruairc.

Old Item: Sibeal inghean ui Ruairc, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (not willing to change the first name) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

Dragomira, as found in Paul Wickenden's Dictionary of Period Russian Names. heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html. Documentable to 907. The masculine name it is derived from is documentable as late as 1393.

Skomorokhova, as found in Occupational Bynames in Medieval Russia, a link found on the Academy of St. Gabriel page on Russian names that leads to the article by Paul Wickenden. http://www.goldschp.net/archive/jobnames.html. Documentable to 1563, although the Skomorokhi were around long before that.


9: Durin Oldenmoor -New Name & New Device

Sable, a dragon's arm couped argent clawed gules clutching a roundel azure between five coronets of three points argent

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

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

<Durin> is a literary given name found in a 16th century French translation of Amadis de Gaule, published in 1550 and found on Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=CmtLAAAAcAAJ. Searching within this volume finds the name Durin on 6 pages, mentioned multiple times. This character appears to be human; he first appears in Book 2, Chapter 2, as the squire whom Princess Oriana sends to deliver her letter to Amadis. Some of the chapter titles that the character is mentioned in are translated here in 1619 by Anthony Munday, http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A71328.0001.001:

  • Book 2, Chapter 3
    Comme Durin s'en partit pour aller Amadis, auquel il presenta les lettres d'Oriane.
    Chap. 3. How Durin departed to goe towards Amadis, vnto whom he deliuered the Letters from Oriana, and what hurt hapned thereby.
  • Book 2, Chapter 4
    Comme Gandalin et Durin suyuirent le chemin qu'Amadis avoit prins et luy porterant ses armes qu'il avoit oubliees, plus trouveret dormat: et comme il se combatit contre un chevalier qu'il vaincquit.
    Chap. 4. How Gandalin and Durin followed the same way that Amadis had taken, brought the rest of his armour which hee had left be∣hinde, then found him sleeping, and how he fought against a Knight whō hee did ouer come.
  • Book 2, Chapter 7
    Comme Durin retourna vers la princesse Oriane a laquelle il feit entendre les piteuses nouvelle d'Amadis et du grad dueil qu'elle feit apres avoir scev desespoir de luy.
    Chap. 7. How Durin returned vnto the Princesse Oriana, vnto whom hee declared the sorrowfull newes of Amadis: and of the great sorrow which she made, after she vn∣derstood of his dispaire.
  • <Oldenmoor> is a constructed English place name formed from the protheme Olden- and the deuterotheme -moor. The OED s.n. olden adj shows this spelling dated to 1576 "G. Gascoigne Steele Glas (Arb.) 58 In olden dayes, good kings..Contented were, with pompes of little pryce". The MED, s.n. olden, says this element appeared in placenames as follows: (1401) Inquis.Miscel.(PRO)7.79 : [The said Earl John..granted one of the said messuages, called] the Oldyn [to Elizabeth late the wife of Earl William as dower]. The MED, s.n. old(e adj. lists a number of placenames and surnames with the protheme Old(e-, which is a synonym of Olden:

    (1428) Doc.in Sur.Soc.851 : John Aldstanemor
    (1316) in Sundby Dial.Wor.152 : Atten Oldecroft.
    (1369) in Sundby Dial.Wor.154 : Del Holdehull..atte Oldefelde.
    (1393) in Sundby Dial.Wor.154 : Le Oldeʒate.
    (1244) EPNSoc.8 (Dev.)287 : William Attenoldelonde.

    The OED s.n. moor shows this spelling dated to 1591 "E. Spenser Virgil's Gnat in Complaints sig. I Thereto the frogs, bred in the slimie scowring Of the moist moores, their iarring voyces bent." Other compound toponyms including the deuterotheme -moor can be found with the Middle English spelling -more in the MED, s.n. mor n.1, section 4; this list includes:

    (1312) Name in LuSE 3585 : De Pindemore.
    c1200(c1250) in Sundby Dial.Wor.97 : Blakemor.
    (1296) Name in LuSE 3586 : Le Cotmore.
    (1354) in Sundby Dial.Wor.98 : Froggemore.

    The combination of French and English is an acceptable lingual mix for late period according to SENA Appendix C.

    The submitter received his Viscounty on December 9, 2000, from Prince Angus and Princess Duana of the Summits and is thus entitled to use of the coronet.

    The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
    #1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2019-10-23/15-54-38_Durin_1550_Amadis_de_Gaule.png


    10: Gabrielle d'Arci -New Device

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

    Per chevron ploye purpure and argent semy of oak leaves vert, two hands apaumy argent

    The submitter's branch is Adiantum.


    11: Gabrielle d'Arci -New Badge

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

    (Fieldless) On an oak leaf vert a candle argent

    The submitter's branch is Adiantum.


    12: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Award of the Etoile of Madrone

    No major changes.

    Orders named after a single heraldic charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html.

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "etoile", meaning "star", dates in its French form to at least 1636, during the "grey period".

    https://www-oed-com.ezproxy.kcls.org/view/Entry/64858?redirectedFrom=etoile#eid

    "Etymology: > French étoile star (1636; c1100 in Old French as esteile)"

    If this is not acceptable, we will accept a change to "estoile".


    13: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Award of the Light of St. Bunstable

    No major changes.

    Orders named after an abstract quality such as love or hope is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald.

    http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

    In this case the quality is light as a concept of goodness.

    "St. Bunstable" is from the College of St. Bunstable, a branch within the Barony of Madrone.


    14: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Award of the Mantle of Madrone

    No major changes.

    Orders named after a single heraldic charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald.

    http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

    A Mantle is a heraldic charge registered as recently as Oct 2015 via the West in the arms of Thomas de Roelent Argent a mantle gules corded Or and in chief a sword fesswise reversed, and as an order name in April 2017 via Artemesia as "Order of the Mantle of Gryphon's Lair" by the Barony of Gryphon's Lair.


    15: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Award of the Poisson d'Or of Madrone

    No major changes.

    "Poisson" and "Or" are French for "fish" and "gold", respectively. Orders named after color + charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald.

    http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

    This phrase was registered as part of an award name as recently as September 2017 via An Tir as "Award of the Poisson d'Or" by the Barony of Vulcanfeldt.

    For Poisson: https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/dmf/or1?idf=dmfXgXrmXphgg;str=0

    "Animal vivant dans l'eau et muni de nageoires, poisson" : Il meuvent aussi debatent Com poisson vif hos de riviére. (Mir. emper. Romme, 1369, 259).

    For Or: https://www.cntrl.fr/definition/dmf/or1?idf=dmfXhgYrmXart.revusYoXdh;str=0

    "Métal précieux, jaune brillant, or" : Après ce, vint une merdaille Fausse, traitre et renoie : Ce fu Judée la honnie, La mauvaise, la desloyal, Qui bien het et aimme tout mal, Qui tant donna d'or et d'argent ... (MACH., J. R. Nav., 1349, 144)"


    16: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Award of the Porte de l'Eau Chalice

    No major changes.

    Orders named after adjective + charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

    Chalice is an accepted heraldic charge, registered as recently as June 2018 via the Middle, Order of the Azure Chalice for the Barony of Cleftlands.

    Porte de l'Eau is a Canton within the Barony of Madrone.

    If this format is not acceptable, then we will accept a change to "Award of the Chalice of Porte de l'Eau".


    17: Madrone, Barony of -New Order Name

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

    Order of the Gwraidd

    No major changes.

    Orders named after a single heraldic charge is one of the standard forms listed in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald.

    http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html

    "Gwraidd" is the Welsh for "root", as in the root of a plant or tooth.

    A Root is an acceptable heraldic charge, registered in December 2014 via Atenveldt, Order of the Root of the Barony of Atenveldt, for the Barony of Atenveldt.

    For Gwraidd: Online Welsh dictionary from the University of Wales dates the spelling "gwraidd" to 1547. http://welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html (no more direct link to the specific page; see included printouts).

    The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
    #1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2019-11-07/13-27-39_Madrone_Gwraidd_order_0002.jpg


    18: Quinton Black -New Name & New Device

    Argent, a dragon's head erased sable and on a chief wavy azure a cup-hilted rapier fesswise proper

    Submitter desires a masculine name.
    No major changes.

    The submitter's branch is Madrone.

    Quinton:

    English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records by Sara L. Uckelman in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. This article is to be a complement to Julie Kahan's "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland. 1521-1615". (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames.html) Lists Quinton as appearing once in 1559

    Black:

    The name is documented from FamilySearch Historical Records:

    Jhone Mccon Marriage Spouse's Name Agnes Black 21 Jan 1611 Inverse with Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, M19682-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTNW-C2Q

    Marriage Richard Ashpoole Spouse's Name Mercy Black 22 Feb 1589 Saint Giles, Cripplegate, London, London, England M02243-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ5Q-WZ3

    Marriage John Black Spouse's Name Mary Ripton 25 Jun 1570 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London,Long, England M022243-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1NJ54-D6T

    The submitter's branch is Madrone.


    19: Red Molly the Black -New Name & New Device

    Gyronny of twelve from chief purpure and argent, a bordure sable

    Submitter desires a feminine name.
    Meaning most important.

    The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.

    This name is constructed as a double given name and a descriptive byname.

    Red: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N54M-75P. Elizabeth Red 1547 English Births and Christenings 1538-1975 Indexing Project (Batch) Number C05060-1

    Molly: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talen/reaney/reaney.cgi; MARY 1589 Feminine givenname in the Dictionary of English Surnames by Talen Gwynek.

    Black: OED s.n. black adj and n.2.1 15

    AElfwines gerde þe blace dated to 1335
    Using Lingua Societas to make it "the Black" instead of the Middle English.


    20: Riquardus zonder Ziele -Resub Device

    OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2018, via the West.

    Argent, a chevron enarched purpure between two dandelions sable and an inverted polypus gules

    The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

    The submitter's previous device was returned by An Tir in August 2019:

    This device is returned for violating Unity of Arrangement as the arrangement of the dandelions in chevron must be blazoned separately from the polypus.


    21: Urslie of Stonehenge -New Name & New Device

    Per bend gules and sable, a bend and bordure argent, overall an enfeld contourny Or

    Submitter desires a feminine name.
    No changes.

    The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

    As a surname, Ursley is dated to 1617 England at Family Search Records <http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKDG-Wj7> Precedent allows the use of surnames as given names in English. The submitter prefers the -ie ending to -ey, but we believe these endings are interchangeable in late-period England, as in the following examples:

  • Dorothey: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXQT-BYC

  • Dorothie: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCSC-S6F

  • Lucey: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKP8-LB9

  • Lucie: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMD4-QQ4

  • Margerey: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPR5-WLN

  • Margerie: http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPK1-WSS

    The Oxford English Dictionary dates the placename Stonehenge to the tenth century, when it was spelled Stanheng". The submitter prefers a later-period spelling. To that end:

    Stone is found in 1609 England <http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG2B-CYD>.

    Henge is found in 1608 England <http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKXV-WL8>.


  • I remain for one final letter,
    In service to Crown and College,
    Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
    Lions Blood Herald


    OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Name Change, 10 Order Names, 8 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 25 items submitted on this letter.

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