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Æthelmearc ILoI dated 2018-06-07

Greetings unto Sofie Silver Buccle and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. This is Æ206, 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. Additionally, I would like to mention that this is the first letter constructed by Cornelian Herald.

1: Barony of Endless Hills -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Spark

Per fess indented azure and vert, all estencely Or.

No major changes.

Documentation in images.

Permission to conflict included in docs.

Correction to Badge (2018-Jun-08 11:06:47): The permission to conflict is for the badge, which conflicts with the registered armory of Francois la Flamme, Vert estencely Or.

To all whom these presents come, Greetings: Know that I, *name redacted*, known in the SCA as Francois la Flamme, give permission to the Barony of Endless Hills' badge, Per fess indented azure and vert, a seme of sparks Or, to look similar but not identical to my registered armory, Vert estencely Or. I also extend my permission to the Barony of Endless Hills for any future submissions that have a field division such that the field is no more than half "vert, a seme of sparks Or" without the need to request permission. I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once the Barony of Endless Hills' armory is registered. *signed*

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1614/2018-06-01/11-05-24_order_of_the_spark_name_2.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1614/2018-06-01/11-05-26_order_of_the_spark_name_3.jpg

2: Boudica of Thescorre -Resub Name

Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.
Meaning (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Drauma-Ellisif (with considerable help from Madoc Arundel)

Client's first submission (Lu Sionnach) was returned at kingdom for lack of documentation. This is a completely different name.

Boudica: From the October 2011 LoAR:

Boudicca of Calafia. Name. Precedent says that Boudicca is not registerable, as the unique name of an early queen. Metron Ariston was able to find this name used in a Romano-Celtic context as the name of at least two other women in addition to the queen. Therefore, this name is not unique and we can allow it to be registered. Calafia is the registered name of an SCA branch.
We pulled the documentation listed in the reference:
Some of these clearly refer to a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul as "the victorious one" in various spellings similar to Boudiga or Boudica.

However, several that are available on the web and which seem to have been formally published in the last half-century or so seem to use a name rather similar to Boudicca as the name of human women in a Romano-Celtic context.

For instance, one inscription from Capinha in Portugal (CIL 02, 455) is given as reading "QUINTUS MODESTI F A XXV PLACIDIA MODESTI F A XIII BOUDICA FLACCI F MODESTUS CELTIATUS F LIBERIS UXORI SIBI FECI[]." which would translate from Latin after the abbreviations are expanded more or less as "Quintus son of Modestus of 25 years, Placidia daughter of Modestus of 13 years, Boudica daughter of Flaccus and Modestus son of Celtiatus erected this for his children, his wife and himself." (http://www.arbre-celtique.com/encyclopedie/boudica-4570.htm)

Another inscription from Portugal, this time from Telhado (AE 1967, 170)reads "OVIO CAENONIS F PATRI BOUDICAE TONGI F MATRI CILIO TAPAESI F SOCRO CILEAE CILI F UXORI CAENO LOVI F." which after expansion of abbreviations and addition of the clearly missing l at the beginning would read something like "To Lovio son of Caeno his father, to Boudica daughter of Tongus his mother, to Cilius Socrus son of Tapaesus and to Cilea daughter of Cilius his wife Caeno son of Lovius." (http://www.arbre-celtique.com/encyclopedie/boudica-4570.htm)

of Thescorre: Thescorre is a barony in AEthelmearc. The name was registered "at some point". The baronial arms were registered in December 1983 via the East.

DOCUMENTATION NOTE: Metron Ariston was kind enough to translate the important parts of the documentation from French. What is in the packet is still in French.

3: Dafydd Cuckson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.

Dafydd - listed as masculine given name in "Snapshot of a Cantref: The Names and Naming Practices in a Mawddwy Court Roll of 1415-16" by Heather Rose Jones (http://www.heatherrosejones.com/names/welsh/mawddwy1415.html)

Cuckson - Listed as a patronymic form of Cook, derived from the occupational byname, Cook in the Surname Database (http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Cuckson)

"One, Hugo filius (son of) Coci was recorded in "The Curia Rolls of Suffolk", dated 1208, and a Gilbert Fit le Key (son of the cook) appears in the 1279 "Assize Court Rolls of Northumberland". One, Henry Cukeson was entered in "The Register of the Guild of the Corpus Christi in the City of York", (1547), and an Agnes Cukeson appeared in those records in 1511. Elizabeth Cookson and James Dvnne were married in Saint Mary's church, Somerset, London, on December 2nd 1582"

4: Glenna Cholmondeley of Delftwood -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, conjoined in pall two drop spindles and a demi-roundel flat to chief argent.

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


Glenna is the submitter's legal name. A copy of her driver's license is being sent with the packet.


A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames by Charles Bardsley [DNR List, p.179]

It is found s.n. Cholmeley, Cholmondeley, Chumley, and can be dated to 1593, when a Richard

Cholmondeley bore it.

Additional Notes: The submitter is all right with Pelican omitting the locative if the name can be passed with

just the given and the byname element.

5: Ihala Auvinen -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of September 22, 2017 as submitted.

Azure, six ermine passant proper two two and two, a point pointed argent.

The device was originally returned at kingdom level for violation of SENA A.2.C.2. which states in part, "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable. While some allowance will be made for lack of artistic skill, the identity of elements must not be ambiguous." The ermines were not drawn in an identifiable manner. The current artwork has been approved by the client. The original can be seen at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4673.

6: Macka Frusina -Resub Name Change

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

Old Item: Rowena Macara, to be released.
Language (Romanian) most important.

Client wishes something that implies "crazy cat lady".

Client has chosen this particular Hungarian name; we are waiting to hear whether client cares more about language or choice of name.

Frusina: "Names of women in late 16th century Hungarian court records from Transylvania" by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/julia/Proceedings2011.html) has:

<Frwsina> 1590.

"Hungarian Feminine Names" by Walraven van Nijmegen (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/magfem2.html) has:

<Frusina> 1573, 1575, 1597, 1605; <Frwssina> 1565.

Macka: Kázmér s.n. Macska has Macka 1324 and Machka 1499 and 1507. He says it's metaphorical for some cat-like quality, like 'underhanded, sly' or 'flatterer'. It's dated as a surname in the spelling Machkas to 1441, 1480, 1503, and 1522.

According to Appendix A of SENA, <byname> + <given name> is a valid naming pattern in the Hungarian vernacular.

7: Masina D'Alessandro -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-16th Century Italian.

Masina - ltalian Renaissance Woman's names https://www.sgabriel.org/names/rhian/italian.html

D'Alessandro - List of ltalian surnames https:/lscript.byu.edu/Documents/ltalian-Cognomi-E.pdf. An example is Lorenzo d'Alessandro (c1455-1503), ltalian painter and interpreter.

8: Saiman Tokushou -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, three bars and a bordure sable

Old Item: Per pale azure and sable, a sun argent eclipsed sable and on a chief argent a lightning bolt sable, to be released.

The name was registered in February 2017.

9: Sebestyen Anastasia -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of July 17, 2017 as submitted.

Per chevron argent and gules, three birds migrant sable and a sun argent

The name was registered October 2017.

The original device was returned for violation of SENA A3D2c, which requires all charges in a charge group to be in a unified arrangement. The positioning of the three birds must be blazoned independently of the sun, and so they are not in a unified arrangement. We cannot blazon these charges as "in cross" as that blazon would place two birds crossing the per fess line, which is not the case.

The change to a per-chevron field allows for the 4 elements of the primary group to be in a unified arrangement.

10: Serena Milani -Resub Device

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

Azure, a swallow migrant, a chief embowed argent estencely azure.

The name was registered in August 2017.

The device was returned for redraw. Submitted as a martlet displayed, the defining trait of a martlet for SCA purposes is a bird without legs, with tufts of feathers representing the bird's thighs in their place. This charge has no legs, but neither does it have the leg tufts of a martlet. Likewise, having no legs, it cannot be in the classic displayed posture which has a leg sticking out on either side of the body. While some commenters suggested that this might be a swallow migrant, as the migrant posture omits the legs, the migrant posture primarily shows the back of the bird to the viewer, rather than the breast, and has the head pointing in the direction of migration. As this bird is not in a blazonable posture, it must be returned.

The new device uses a martlet migrant instead, eliminating the chest details and turning the head to chief.

"And when the commons saw that their chieftain, Watt Tyler, was dead in such a manner, they fell to the ground there among the wheat, like beaten men, imploring the King for mercy for their misdeeds. And the King benevolently granted them mercy, and most of them took to flight. But the King ordained two knights to conduct the rest of them, namely the Kentishmen, through London, and over London Bridge, without doing them harm, so that each of them could go to his own home."

Medieval Sourcebook: Anonimalle Chronicle: English Peasants' Revolt 1381

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Order Name, 4 Devices, 1 Device Change and 1 Badge. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.