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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2016-11-29

Unto the most noble Ealdormere College of Herald's and its most distinguished external commenters, come greetings from Rylyn Buchanan, Green Mantle Herald.

1: Isobel of Innis Fraoch -New Name & New Device

Argent, a fess between a wolf's head erased uluant contourny and a sheaf of arrows inverted Vert.

No major changes.
Sound (Isobel Fraoch) most important.

Isobel: a variant of the a Scots feminine name Isabel from George F. Black's Surnames of Scotland (The New York Public Library, New York, 1989). While the first recording spelling with the "o" is dated to 1563, the name Isabel dates to 1350, and there is a plethora of alternate spellings such as Ysabell (1240), Isabele (1296), Issobell (1530) and Isobell (1500). If Isobel is not registerable with the other elements, client will accept Isabel. From Sarah L. Uckelman "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue", January 30th, 2014. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/isabel.html accessed July 10th, 2016; and Brian M. Scott "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records", June 27th, 2000 https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/scottishfem/scottishfemearly.html accessed July 10th, 2016.

Innis Fraoch: An island at the northern end of Loch Awe (in what is modernly Argyll and Bute) that means "Heather Island". The island - today called Fraoch Eilean- was the site of a medieval royal castle, but was given to Clan Macnaugten by Alexander III in 1297. The full text of the Macnaugten charter is printed in Angus I. Macnaghten, The Chiefs of Clan Macnaghtan and Their Descendants, 1951, reviewed in The Scottish Historical Review 32 No. 114, Part 2 (October 1953:192f). Also see Adam, Frank (1970). The Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands. Edinburgh: Johnston and Bacon. p. 97. ISBN 0-7179-4500-6

2: Isobel of Innis Fraoch -New Badge

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

(fieldless) a goose rising argent maintaining in its bill a sprig of blueberries proper.

3: Marguerite Gingras -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Sable, within an orle, a daisy Or

4: Percival de la Rocque -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1999, via Ealdormere.

(fieldless) a bee purpure

5: Rylyn Buchanan -New Release of Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in March of 2017, via Ealdormere.

Old Item: Asgertha Ryland of Buchanan, to be released.
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
No major changes.

Ryland can be a late period English surname

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNJH-B44 : 30 December 2014), Dannyell Ryland, 30 Apr 1587; citing Dover, Kent, England, reference item 5 p 11; FHL microfilm 1,736,692.

The September 2012 cover letter allows for English given names to be derived from surnames.

English given names commonly dimininutise with the suffix -yn or -in precedent http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/03/16-03lar.html#19Weylyn Middleson. - March 2016 Letter of Acceptances and Returns

Weylyn follows the pattern of a late period English surname used as a given name. The submitted form is an interpolated form of the attested bynames Waylin, Waylen, and Weyland, all found in the FamilySearch Historical Records dated between 1539 and 1601. The -lyn spelling also appears at this time,...


Thus leading to the given name Rylyn.

<Buchanan> Dictionary of English Surnames - p70 Walter de Buchanan 1373

6: Tiberius of Warwickshire -New Name & New Badge

Gules, a cross formy between four trilliums argent

No major changes.

Tiberius was the name of a saint, who was venerated at Montpellier during the Middle Ages. [Tiberius Addams, 05/2011 LoAR, A-West]

Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands of England q.v. "The lay subsidy roll for Warwickshire of 6 Edward III (1332)" https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001644446

As always, we thank those who commented on our internal letter, both within the Kingdom and beyond, including during our online commentary meeting which will be held on December 19 at 7:30

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Devices and 3 Badges. There is 1 release. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.