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from Tir Righ dated 2018-12-07

Greetings unto Black Lion, Lions Blood and the College of Heralds. Please find herein this month's submissions for Tir Righ.

Commentary on this letter closes on January 7, 2019.

Commentators, please cite references to SENA when noting problems. Thank you.

1: Caemgen mac Garbith -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2009, via An Tir.

Vert ermined, an orle Or

Old Item: Vert, a leonine sagittary passant Or and a chief potenty Or semy-de-lys azure., to be released.

2: Dmitri Kozhevnikov -New Name & New Device

Argent, in fess a tower azure between two fireballs azure flamed proper on a chief sable five estoiles argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Early Rus) most important.
Meaning (translation currier, leatherworker) most important.

Dmitri - heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html

Variant of Dmitrii

Moscow Dmitri to 1415, Dmitrii to 1262

Kozhevnikov - heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ko.html

kozhevnikov (m) currier kozevnikov 1570

3: Elspeth Selwode -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and vert, on a bend argent between two bees Or a threaded needle sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

1. Elspeth Gibb, wife of Peter Young, was a gentlewoman of the chamber in the Queen of

Scotland's household 1590-1592.

Source: Juhala, Amy J. 'The Household and Court of King James VI of

Scotland, 1567-1603' Unpublished thesis. University of Edinburgh, 2000. p. 329


2. Lady Elizabeth "Elspeth" Stewart (1505-1540) was wife to James Sir Beath Stewart, and

Countess Methven.

Source: 'MyHeritage' website



3. Lady Joan Selwode (1450-???) was married to William Cogan (b. 1450) and mother of

Nicholas Cogen (1480-1545), from Chard, Somerset.

Source: `Ancestry.ca' website


4. John Selwoode (1465-1490), brother of above.

Source: `Geni.com' website


5. Village of- and Selwood Forest are now part of the suburbs of the Somerset town of

Frome, founded in Saxon times and still important until 1650. Site of a witenagemot in 934.



6. King Aelfred met the men of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire at "Ecgbryht's Stone,

east of Selwood" in 878 (Anglo Saxon Chronicles).

7. The following are from a Zillwood family tree compiled by Edward George, `Ted' Zillwood,

printer and genealogist, of Southampton (b. 1924) in 1978:

a. John Selwood served as Abbot of Gladstonbury 1457-1493. Surname

spelled `Selwode' in Latin documents. Per churchwardens' accounts, St John's

Gladstonbury. (Gladstonbury Abbey Accounts, anniversary of John de Selwode, Roll

3118: `Received from free tenants in fee 75 at the orbit at Sir John Selwode, lately

Abbott for a tenant in Yuewyke in Wotton.'

b. 1573 - mention of John Selwood's daughter Anne

c. 1399 - John Selewode's name submitted at Westminster as a candidate for

office of Sheriff of Bristol

d. 1429 - Johannes Selwode of Marlborough a Member of Parliament

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/2658/2018-12-02/01-34-00_Elspeth_Name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/2658/2018-12-02/01-34-01_Elspeth_Name2.jpg

4: Herleva von Munster -Resub Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Original submission: An Tir KLOI from Tir Righ dated 2018-06-20 #6

Kaetherlyna Von Münster

Returned for insufficient documentation and requesting no changes be made.

Herleva - Acadamy of St Gabriel report 3009 http://www.s-gabriel.org/3009

"Herleva, Mother of the Conquerer" www.historyofroyalwomen.com

von Münster - Christliche und wolgegründte Antwort des Edlen und Ernvehsten Junckhern Johan <von Münster> zu Vortlage (1591), 'Christian and well-founded answer of the noble and auspicious.

5: Lionsdale, Shire of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via An Tir.

(Fieldless), on a cross formy quadrate sable, a lion's head caboshed Or

We, (redacted), known in the SCA as, Aine Selmasdottir, and (redacted), known in the SCA as, Elspeth Farre, Seneschal and Herald of the Shire of Lionsdale, having met and considered this fully, give permission for the badge On a cross formy quadrate sable, a lion's head caboshed Or to be registered and to be associated with the populace.

Seneschal 18/11/03

Herald 2018/11/03

6: Ruben of Ramsgaard -New Name & New Device

Gules, three fox masks in pall noses to centre within a bordure embattled argent

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


a sample of Jewish names in Milan 1540-1570


lists a Ruben da Isola Dovaria from that time period

7: Þórbjorn of Lions Gate -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of August 16, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale sable and argent, a lion's head and a bear's head erased, addorsed and conjoined, on a chief a triskele inverted and counterchanged

Originally Submitted on An Tir KLOI from Tir Righ dated 2018-07-08 #4

Per pale sable and argent, a lion's head and bear's head addorsed and conjoined counterchanged

Returned for appearance of marshalling

In Service,

James Red Flame

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 4 Devices, 1 Device Change and 1 Badge. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.