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Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2016-01-24

Unto the dear commenters who will see and assist, does Isabel Moonestone offer greetings and wishes for good health on this cold day.

1: Arianna Stefana Falconi -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in July of 2016, via Gleann Abhann.

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a hawk stooping, on a chief argent three calla lillies azure.

Old Item: Arianna Stefana, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Falconi: Submitter desires to add the byname Falconi. Her documentation states that the name originates from the Italian term falcone, a metonymic occupational name for a falconer which is sometimes spelled "Falconi". She also supplied the resource Online Catasto of 1427 http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/family_names.html One must scroll down to find the name. Falconi appears 12 times in the record.


2: Cecilia Augustina -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.

Gules, an eagle maintaining a crossed quill and sword argent.

Cecilia Augustina, returned in Kingdom, KLoI dated 2015-05-16 http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=3261

Previously submitted as Sable, a sun Or with argent rays on a bordure embattled argent. As the previous device had multiple conflicts, this new submission is a complete redraw.


3: Elizabet Merkel d Fchsin -New Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Elizabet Merkel du Fuchsin in August of 2012, via Gleann Abhann.

Per bend gules and sable, a bend argent between a fleur-de-lys Or and a fox sejant reguardant argent.


4: Erin of Caithness -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and azure, a gryphon rampant cotourney and a flame argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Erin: Erin Laurence, F, married to Richard Woodyat, 22 June 1584, Bosbury,Hereford,England. FamilySearch IGI Batch M01724-1, "England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2RL-G84 : accessed 23 January 2016), Richard Woodyat and Erin Laurence, 22 Jun 1584; citing Bosbury,Hereford,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 0973142 IT 2.

Caithness: From the book Caithness and Sutherland by H.F. Campbell, chapter 1, page 1:

"The first Earl of Caithness received in 1455, besides his Earldom, a grant of the justiciary and sheriffdom of Caithness."

This shows that Caithness existed in period.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1867/2016-01-23/14-11-50_Erin_Caithnesstitle.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1867/2016-01-23/14-11-51_Erin_Caithnessart.jpg


5: Gabriel Bacon -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister vert and sable, between a sword inverted bendwise sinister and a sword bendwise sinister, on a bend sinister argent three cross formy gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Gabriel: From Wythcombe, E. G., Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, pages 123-124.

Gabriel Cur 1199, 1200, 1210, HR 1273, FA1316

Bacon: Reaney & Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, pages 22-23.

Richard Bacon C1150 StCh, DC(L)

Geoffrey Bacon 1296 SRSx.


6: Nathan the Wanderer -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a mullet of seven points argent, a sparrow volant azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Nathan: Submitter wishes to use his legal first name. Copy of driver's license provided, Moonstone confirms that Nathan is his given name.

the Wanderer: From the September 2015 LoAR http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/09/15-09lar.html#191:

In the present submission, the byname the Wanderer is a lingua Anglica form of the constructed le Wanderare. Wanderare ("one who wanders or travels about") is found as a noun dated to 1440 (Middle English Dictionary). Similar attested bynames include the 13th century Wander and Wanderbug (from the Middle English Dictionary), the 14th century Wayfarar (found in Jönsjö), and the 12th-13th century (le) Pelerin ("one who travels to a holy place, traveler from foreign lands", found in the Middle English Dictionary and Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Pilgrim). Although the more likely lingua Anglica form of the submitted byname omits the definite article the, Appendix A of SENA allows the registration of Middle English descriptive and occupational bynames both with and without the article the/le. Therefore, we overturn the precedents disallowing the use of the definite article, and allow the registration of the Wanderer as a lingua Anglica form of the constructed byname le Wanderare.


In humble service,

Isabel Winterbourne

Moonestone Herald, Kingdom of Gleann Abhann


OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Name Change and 6 Devices. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.