Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2018-02-28

Unto Juliana, Laurel Principal, Alys Pelican, Cormac, Wreath, and all the College of Arms does Ulrich, Pennon of the Glorious Kingdom of Meridies, on behalf of Mistress Flannait inghean uí hEighnigh, Beacon, and the Illustrious Meridian College of Heralds, send most humble and respectful greetings.

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1: Aetheria Maritima - New Name & New Device

Azure scaly argent, an escallop inverted and on a chief argent a trident fesswise azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Roman/Greek/Byzantine) most important.
Meaning most important.

Aetheria - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/PLRE_fem_names.html

Maritima - Latin for "of the sea"

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No conflicts found during commentary. Additional documentation provided by commenters.

via Epigraphic Database Heidelberg:

inscription HD009836 http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD009836

D(is) M(anibus) / Pompeiae Maritimae / matri / T(itus) Pomp(eius) Proculus Succes(sus) / b(ene) m(erenti) fecit

Translation: [The soul of Pompeia Maritima, mother of Titus Pompeius Proculus Successus, well merited (this stone being) made.]

Pompeia Maritima also appears in Crisis and Ambition: Tombs and Burial Customs in Third-Century CE Rome By Barbara Borg, p. 137 dates the sacrophogus to the second quarter of the 3rd century.

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=JdXiAAAAQBAJ&lpg=PA298&ots=zPh24-R4pt&dq=%22Pompeia%20Maritima% 22&pg=PA137#v=onepage&q=%22Pompeia%20Maritima%22&f=false

"The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire Volume 2 395-527" by J. R. Martindale. s.n. Aetheria 1 dates the name to a pilgrimage from 381-384 A.D. and s.n. Aetheria 2 dates the name to 507 A.D.

Some commenters raised questions about the identifiability of the escallop on the scaly field. Pennon determined that the escallop was not obscured enough to warrant a return at the Kingdom level.


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2: Alinora Kyte - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2013, via Meridies.

Per chevron invected azure and Or, two eagle's heads erased addorsed argent and a wooden drop spindle proper threaded vert.

Device was redrawn at Kingdom to change the modern drop spindle into a period drop spindle. Submitter reviewed the redraw and approved its use. Original artwork is included below.

Original blazon, Per chevron invected azure and Or, two eagle's heads erased addorsed argent and a drop spindle proper. was changed to clarify the tincture of the drop spindle.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/16-14-19_Alinora_Kyte_device_bw_image.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/16-14-20_Alinora_Kyte_device_color_image.jpeg


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3: Bengeirr Mikaelsson - New Name & New Device

Quarterly Or and argent, a Bowen cross azure and a bordure sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Bengeirr - Geirr - Bassi - The Old Norse Name; Pg 8; Given Names - lists this name as masculine

Mikael - Ibid; Pg. 13, Given Names, lists Mikael as a masculine name.

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.


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4: Cáemgen of Ipswich - New Name

Sound (Kwee-ven) most important.

Cáemgen is a Gaelic male saint's name per OCM p. 41 s.n. Cáemgen

Ipswich - MNA, English Placenames, A collection of 613 English Borough Names for Use in Locative Bynames "I", Ipswich c. 1066, by Fredric Badger

http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/badger/placenames.html#i

Dates Ipswich to 1066. Spelling is modern, article recommends checking Ekwall and Room for period spellings, however as submitter filed paperwork with this spelling, it is assumed that this spelling is desired/acceptable.

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No conflicts found during commentary.

Original name submitted, "Cáemgen de Ipswich", was changed to "Cáemgen of Ipswich" at Kingdom. In order to use the modern spelling of the city Ipswich, the article "de" was changed to "of" to conform to the Lingua Anglica rules, as laid out in SENA PN.1.B.2.c. This change was approved by the submitter.


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5: Castellana de Luna - New Name & New Device

Per chevron ployé throughout purpure semy of mullets argent and argent, a decrescent purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Castellana - Feminine given name found in article "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/WomensGivenFreq.html

de Luna - Locative byname, found in article "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century", by Juliana de Luna, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/locative.html

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Name documentation checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary; closest potential conflict was "Catalina de Luna".

No conflicts found during commentary; closest potential conflict found belongs to Masala al-Raqqasa, registered via Atenveldt in July 2002: Purpure mullety of six points, a decrescent argent.

Commenters were uncertain whether "Per chevron ployé throughout" or "chapé" was more appropriate for the field division, and whether "purpure semy of mullets argent" or "purpure mullety argent" were more appropriate. Pennon decided to leave the blazon as written on the original submission.


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6: Corina de Molinas - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2013, via Meridies.

Or, a columbine slipped and leaved proper and a bordure sable.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Blazon changed from original, "Or, a columbine proper and a bordure sable", to account for the stem and leaves on the columbine flower.


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7: Galfrid Wolfstan - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a pile raguly between two dogwood flowers argent a wolf rampant sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Keep) most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Galfrid / Galfridus Sources: (all listed on the SCA.org heraldry naming site)

"Names in the Yorkshire Lay Subsidy of 1301" (2 times) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/14thcyorkshire.pdf

"Index of Names in 1381 Suffolk Poll Tax" (30 times) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/suffolk1381.pdf

"1379 Poll Tax for Howendshire Hundred in Yorkshire" (6 times) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkshire.html

Wolfstan / Wolfstanus Source: (all listed on the SCA.org heraldry naming site)

"Lay Subsidy Rolls, A.D. 1346, and 1358 for the County of Worchester" (1 time) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/worc14.html

Location names like "de Worchester", "de Lancashire", "de York" can work as well if above not approved.

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Links added for the cited sources.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original blazon, "Gules, on a pile raguly argent between two dogwood flowers proper a wolf rampant sable." was changed at Kingdom. We felt it was prudent to clarify the tincture of the dogwood flowers, given that there are both pink and white variants. We also noted that use of dogwood flowers, as New World flora, is a SFPP.


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8: Geira Dansdóttir - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2011, via Meridies.

Per bend sinister bevilled gules and argent, a pen gules.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Submission type corrected; this item is a resubmission. The original submission, " Azure, a chevron sable fimbriated between two crescents and a triskelion of spirals Or." was returned at Laurel in December 2011.

Original blazon, "Per bend sinister rompu gules and argent, in base a quill gules." was altered to make corrections. The field division is per bend sinister bevilled, not per bend sinister rompu. Additionally, the term quill, which is a spinster's thread spool, was corrected to the term pen.


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9: Jóra Dólgfinnsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Norse) most important.

Jóra The Old Norse Name Geirr Bassi Haraldsson p. 12 s.n. Jóra

Dólgfinnsdóttir - Feminine patronymic constructed from the genetive form of the masculine given name "Dólgfinnr". The Old Norse Name Geirr Bassi Haraldsson p. 9 s.n. Dólgfinnr

Mens names ending in -r usually become -s in the genitive p. 17

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Citation for given name corrected, from "s.n. Jóngeirr" to "s.n. Jóra". Added name pattern construction for patronymic byname.


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10: Juliane de Vivonne - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2003, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys within and conjoined to an annulet azure.

Previous submission, (Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys azure, was returned by Laurel in October 2017.

Must be returned for further work. This badge must be returned for conflict with Elwyn of Snow Hill, Per chevron azure, ermined argent, and argent, in base a fleur-de-lis azure. There is one DC for the field, but none for placement; fieldless badges do not get a DC for placement, and even if they did, the move on Elwyn's device is forced.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, (Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys with and conjoined to an annulet azure, changed to correct typo (with to within).

Reason for return added to submission notes.


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11: Katerina von Brandenburg - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2018, via Meridies.

Old Item: Katerina von Brandenberg, to be released.

Katerina - Found in "German Names from Nürnberg, 1497" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael)

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/german/nurnberg1497.html

von Brandenburg - Locative constructed following spelling variations as found in "German Place Names from a 16th C. Czech Register" by Sara L. Uckelman (Aryanhwy merch Catmael)

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/modernperiod.html

Ex: Bamberg/Bamburg Neuberg/Neuburg Wurtzberg/Wortzburg

Brandenberg found in Socin, pg. 313, Chunrat

*****

No conflicts found during commentary. Documents checked and confirmed.

No comments made in commentary.


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12: Katrina de Coventre - New Name & New Device

Azure, a pall argent ermined azure between three Catherine's wheels argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Katrina - ODECN; Withycombe; p.187; s.n. Katharine, dates Katrina HR 1273

de Coventre - English Surnames; p.113 s.n. Coventry dates Henry Coventre to 1262-3

Client would prefer "of Coventry" but will accept "de Coventre"

*****

Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.


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13: Kethe Rumlin - New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and purpure, a chevron between two butterflies and a terrier rampant argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Kethe - found 3 times in Medieval German Given Names from Silesia Women's names by Talen Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) S.N. Katherine 1365, 1369, 1383

https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowFem.html

Rumlin - found as a feminine surname 1 time in Gernam Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N-Z by Sara L. Uckelman

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnamesnurnn-z.html

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

No comments made during commentary.

Conflict found with the following device:

Litil-Sunneva in harsvarta The following device associated with this name was registered in May of 2016 (via An Tir): Per chevron sable and purpure, a chevron between two ermine spots and a sun argent.

There is 1 DC for changing the secondary charge group.

A Letter of Permission to Conflict was received from the owner of the registered device.

I, <mundane name redacted>, known in the SCA as Litla Sunneva in Harsvarta, give <mundane name redacted>, known in the SCA as Kethe Rumlin,

permission for her armory "Per chevron sable and purpure, a chevron between two butterflies volant and a terrier rampant argent"

to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "Per chevron sable and purpure, a chevron between two ermine spots and a sun argent".

I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once <mundane name redacted>'s armory is registered.

Signed and dated, February 21, 2018.

Original blazon, "Per chevron sable and purpure, a chevron between two butterflies volant and a terrier rampant argent", changed at Kingdom. The term "volant" was removed; the proper term would be "tergiant", which can be removed, as it is the default posture for insects.

It is understood that using a specific breed of dog that is not normally found in heraldry (such as a talbot or greyhound) is a SFPP, as stated in the decisions for Estienne Le Mons d'Anjou (September 2017 LOAR) and Teresa of Attilium (December 2017 LOAR).

The terrier used in this emblazon was pulled from the submission of Stuart MacDonald, returned on the August 2006 LOAR (OSCAR link: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=764). The device was specifically returned for a different charge - the use of a modern bonnet instead of a period one - and the use of a terrier was not mentioned at all. Therefore, we believe that it is acceptable to use, as a SFPP.


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14: Korinna of The Osprey - New Name & New Device

Per bend sable and purpure, three crescents one-and-two and a goose rousant contourny argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Korinna : Lexicon of Greek Personal Names

http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php

Barony of The Osprey registered June 1997

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Documentation checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Additional documentation found by commenter: Korinna is found three times with dates 2nd C. AD; 1 BC-1 AD; 5th or 3rd C. BC. http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?namenoaccents=%CE%9A%CE%9F%CE%A1%CE%99%C E%9D%CE%9D%CE%91

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, "Per bend purpure and sable, a goose rousant proper and three crescents argent", was changed at Kingdom. The tinctures were switched for the field to make the blazon match the emblazon, as were the order of the co-primary charges. Added "one-and-two" to specify the arrangement of the crescents. Added "contourny" to specify the orientation of the goose.

The blazoning of this device was difficult to nail down, but we decided on this construction for the blazon, patterned off of the similar device for Freydís sjóna, Per bend sinister sable and argent three crescents, one and two and a sea wolf counterchanged" (OSCAR link: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=75630). Our rationale was that the inanimate charge group (the crescents) and the animate charge (the goose) were co-primary, and would therefore be forced each onto separate sides of the line of division, where they would be positioned to fill the space available.


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15: Marguerite Stewart - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Meridies.

Per pale fleury counterfleury vert and or, an ounce and a frog combatant counterchanged.

No conflicts found during commentary.

A redraw was made and approved by the submitter. Commenters felt that the fleury-counterfleury line of division was not clearly drawn or colored. The image was redrawn to correct that issue; the original artwork is included below.

Original blazon, "Per pale fleury counterfleury vert and or, a caul and a frog combatant counterchanged", changed at Kingdom. It was unclear what the submitter meant by "caul", but when contacted for permission to use the redraw of the device, the submitter clarified that they wanted a lioness. Therefore, "a caul" was changed to "an ounce".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/21-44-26_Marguerite_Stewart_device_bw_image.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/21-44-27_Marguerite_Stewart_device_color_image.jpeg


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16: Marion Edwards - Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in May of 2018, via Meridies.

Old Item: Marion of Iron Mountain, to be released.

Marion - Withycombe ODECN P.209; s.n. Marion dates this form to 1379

Edwards - English Surnames, Reany & Wilson; P. 152; s.n. Edward - dates 1498

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.


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17: Mathias Blaket - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2012, via Meridies.

House Blæcbrād

(Fieldless) On a hand sable, a Lombardic letter "M" or.

No major changes.
Meaning most important.

Blæcbrād - Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon by Henry Sweet (Macmillan, 1897) [Google Books]

p. 25: "blæc" for black; also "blæcfeaxede" for black haired to demonstrate the joined word, see pg. 55 for use of rood word "feax" for "of hair"

p. 27: "brād" for palm

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Filing name changed to match spelling of submitter's registered name in the O and A.

Household designator "House" was added to the household name with submitter approval. The name as submitted, "Blæcbrād", did not have a household designator. As per SENA NPN.1.B.3, Lingua Anglica can be used for household name designators.

Household name constructed using the "House + Personal Name" pattern. The name would be constructed using the pattern of "color + body part", based off of Middle English names found in "Middle English Nicknames" by Jan Jonsjo.

s.n. Blakye (Black Eye): Joh. Bllakheye, dated 1377. p.58.

OE hand; lists Whithand (White Hand), p.203.

Therefore, we believe that the construction for Blæcbrād (Blæc "black" + brād "palm) is a reasonably constructed name following this pattern.

No conflicts found for badge during commentary.

Original blazon, "(Fieldless) On a dexter hand apalmy sable, a Lombardic letter "M" Or", was changed at Kingdom. A dexter hand apaumy is listed as the default posture for a heraldic hand, so superfluous text was removed.

Emblazon was redrawn with submitter permission. Commenters found the "M" on the original emblazon difficult to identify. The original artwork has been included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-07-19_Mathias_Blacket_badge_bw_image.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-07-20_Mathias_Blacket_badge_color_image.jpeg


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18: Osweald Hæfring - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via Meridies.

Gules, two pikes haurient respectant Or.

No conflicts found during commentary.


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19: Robin de Shealladh - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1980, via Meridies.

Sable, in fess a decrescent, a cat's eye, and an increscent Or.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Submission's status was corrected. Original submission, Sable, two cat's eyes in fess Or, pupilled sable within a bordure Or, was returned by Laurel in August 1985. REASON FOR RETURN: This conflicts with the logo for the musical Cats.

Original blazon, "Sable, a decrescent, cat's eye, and increscent fesswise Or", was changed at Kingdom. The term "fesswise" was changed to the more appropriate term "in fess", and moved in the blazon accordingly.

Multiple commenters noted that the device was reminiscent of the Eye of Sauron, from J.R.R. Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings" novels. While the image may evoke that imagery, we felt it was dissimilar enough to advance.

It should also be noted that the Eye of Sauron is registered to Mordor, as Important Non-SCA Heraldry: Sable, an eye gules.


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20: Ruqayah al-Zarqa - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2008, via Meridies.

Or, on a saltire sable five mullets palewise argent.

Old Item: Or, on a saltire sable five decrescents palewise argent., to be released.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, "Or, on a saltire sable five mullets argent." changed at Kingdom. The mullets in the emblazon are not in their default posture, so "palewise" was added to clarify the posture of the mullets.

A redraw of this made with the submitter's permission. The central mullet appears to be larger than the other four, leading us to question whether or not it may fall afoul of "Sword and Dagger", being a single charge surrounded by smaller forms of the same charge. The original artwork is included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-25-27_Ruqaya_al-Zarqa_device_bw_image.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-25-27_Ruqaya_al-Zarqa_device_color_image.jpeg


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21: Sean MacRory - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1990, via Meridies.

Or, a quatrefoil vert, on a chief sable three eagles' jambres erased a-la-quise argent.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, "Or, a quatrefoil vert, on a chief sable three eagles' jambres erased a-la-qune argent", was changed at Kingdom to fix the typo a-la-qune to a-la-quise.


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22: Siobhán Stewart - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Meridies.

Per bend sinister bevilled argent and azure, a needle sable distilling a goutte de sang and a spool of thread argent.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, "Per bend sinister rompu argent and azure, a gout de sang issuant of a needle sable and a spool of thread argent", was changed at Kingdom. The line of division was corrected from rompu to bevilled, and the verbage was altered to give weight to the needle (a co-primary charge) instead of the goutte de sang.

A redraw of this device was made with the permission of the submitter. The line of division in the original emblazon was not an appropriate "bend sinsiter bevilled". Also, the goutte de sang needed to be clarified and drawn as a goutte, rather than the inverted comma of the original emblazon. The original emblazon is included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-38-18_Siobhan_Stewart_device_bw_image.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-02-28/22-38-21_Siobhan_Stewart_device_color_image.jpeg


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23: Taran the Wayward - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1999, via Atenveldt.

Ermengardis Vair

Sound (Seeking a name as close to) most important.

Ermengardis: 1582 Prussia (batch C97301-1)

"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898", database, FamilySearch

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXWR-2XC : 28 November 2014, Ermengardis Beckmann

Sept 1630; citing; FHL microfilm 871,669

Vair: 1637 Prussia (Batch C96423-1)

"Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898", database, FamilySearch

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6JV-NX8 : 28 November 2014, Margaretha Vair,

04 Aug 1637; citing; FHL microfilm 530, 201

*****

Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Batch number for given name corrected.


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24: Timothy Stewart - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Meridies.

Per bend azure and argent, two falcons hooded, belled and jessed rising counterchanged.

No conflict found during commentary.

Original blazon, "Per bend argent and azure, two falcons hooded, belled and jessed rising counterchanged", was changed at Kingdom. The tinctures of the field were switched to match the emblazon.


In Service,

THL Ulrich Eisenhand

Pennon Herald, Kingdom of Meridies

pennon@kingdom.meridies.org


OSCAR counts 9 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 13 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 New Badges. These 28 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $112 for them. OSCAR counts 1 New Holding Name Change. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change, 1 Resub Device and 2 Resub Badges. These 5 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 33 items submitted on this letter.