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An Tir LoI from Tir Righ dated 2023-11-12

Unto Dame Emma Fetherstan, Laurel Queen of Arms; Viscountess Elisabetta Tommaso di Carduci, Pelican Queen of Arms; Daunt Iago ab Adam, Wreath King of Arms; and all esteemed members of the College of Arms does Vémundr Syvursson, Red Flame Herald, send greetings!

Thanks to Malik Lions Heart, Lilie Ragged Staff, Alicia le Wilfulle, Tibor Moonbeam, and our other commenters for their feedback on these items at the Internal level.

It is my privilege and pleasure to offer up the following items for consideration.

1: Beatris inghean Ghiolla Mhuire - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Or, a bee sable marked argent winged between three trees vert.

Sound (of given name (see notes)) most important.
Spelling (of given name (see notes)) most important.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

The submitter would prefer the spelling Beitris if it can be documented.

Beatris is a feminine given name found in the MED dated to 1425 or 1450 in the quote "Beatris..prayed þat she [St. Christina] shulde clarifye hir in sum thinges."

inghean Ghiolla Mhuire is a Gaelic matronymic byname using the marker inghean, meaning daughter of. Ghiolla Mhuire is a lenited and in genitive form name element meaning 'Servant of Mary', found in the Saint Gabriel Report # 2223 as Gille Moire.

Per SENA Appendix C, English and Gaelic can be combined throughout period.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

No conflicts (and much appreciation of the cant) found at Internal.

2: Elyn of Eyrie - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

No changes.

Submitter is from Thornwold.

Elyn is a feminine given name found in the DMNES dated to 1379 in the matronymic "Elyndoghter".

of Eyrie is a locative byname that we would like help documenting. We have a Family Search Record for the marriage of Robert Eyrie, 2 October 1620, Milton Clevedon, Somerset, England, batch # M01941-2 and we also have, in Watts, sn Ailey, the examples of Aylyuele in 1297 and Ayley in 1335 to 1638. Also Watts, sn Airmyn, the example of Eyreminne dated to 1100.

The device that was submitted alongside this name has been returned at Kingdom for multiple conflicts and emblazon issues and will be resubmitted on the next Tir Righ Internal.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

3: Gushe Ferret - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Sound (sound) most important.

Submitter is from Thornwold.

Gushe is an English surname being used as a given name per SENA Appendix A for English and found in the Family Search Records as the marriage of Agnes Gushe, 14 Jan 1626 (grey period), Seaton, Devon, England, batch # M05199-1

Ferret is a Scots surname found in the Family Search Records as the christening of Margaret Ferret, 6 May 1589, Anstruther Wester, Fife, Scotland, batch # C11403-2

Per SENA Appendix C, Scots and English can be combined throughout period.

4: Holta-Bjarki - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Gules, in pale two hursts argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

Bjarki - GB p8 s.n. Bjarki

Holta- Wood- Forest- Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók, SL Uckleman/Aryanhwy merch Catmael

Prepended byname construction also taken from notes in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

5: Thornwold, Shire of - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A demi-hare maintaining a thorn branch sable.

This submission is to be associated with Populace badge

Submitter is, in fact, the Shire of Thornwold.

A note signed by the Shire Seneschal is included on the form:

I (redacted) known in the SCA as Ursula von Freiburg, current Seneschal of the Shire of Thornwold, both endorse and allow the submission of this badge for our Shire as blazoned above. Thank you for your assistance and consideration in this matter. (signature) 9/13/2023

I believe this satisfies Principality & Kingdom procedures for a badge submission by a Shire but will confirm as this makes it's way through submission - Vemundr.

6: Thyra Svensdottir - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Vert, in saltire a hammer argent hafted proper and an arrow Or, a chief embattled ermine.

Spelling (First name Thyra) most important.

Submitter is from Hartwood.

Preference would be for the name to be Old Norse but submitter wishes the fist name Thyra (highest priority) and would like the patronymic Svensdottir. She will accept Sveinsdottir if it must be changed, otherwise the following documents the name to 15th C Scandinavia.

Thyra: feminine given name, found in Gunner Knudsen, Danmarks gamle Personnavne, Vol 1 column 1445, dated 1404. "...og Thyra, enke efter lægmanden Jens Jansen, som Johannes Meynesti..." (trans. widow of the layman Jens Jansen)

Sven: "Sven Jönsson, klerk"

-dottir is a standard patronymic construction in mulitple Scandinavian languages per SENA App A.

7: Yrsa Ketilsdottir - New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2005, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A hippo argent spotted of diverse colours.

Submitter is from Seagirt.

Submitter and their consulting herald are aware that "spotted of diverse colours" is currently limited to heraldic panthers but submitter is willing to take on the test case to get herself a Pride Hippo.

Questions were raised in the Internal as to whether "spotted of diverse tinctures" was worth a DC vs a plain tinctured charge; it is this herald's opinion that it does but if it does not, there is a conflict:

Sylvanus Perrin, February of 2002 (via Atlantia): (Fieldless) A rhinoceros statant argent.

In addition, Tibor Moonbeam found a Nov 2006 CL item that may be relevant:


We are therefore overturning the 1994 precedent, and ruling as follows:

The unmodified term panther refers to the English monster: a maneless lion, incensed and colorfully spotted. Both the spots and flames are part of the definition; but the spots' tincture doesn't count for difference.

This precedent appears to concern the tincture(s) of diverse spots, not their existence, but we wrap this all up and present it to Wreath as neatly as possible for his consideration.

Our thanks to Tibor Moonbeam for very nice precedent diving and writeups in the Internal discussion of this time.

In Heraldic Service,

Vémundr Syvursson

Red Flame Herald

Pily barry argent and azure.

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 3 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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