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East ILoI dated 2015-03-03

Greetings to the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Knowne Worlde from Alys Blue Tyger.

This letter contains the submissions received from February 1, 2015 through February 27, 2015. Commentary closes on this letter at midnight on April 3, 2015.

1: Cordelia MacDougall -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1996, via the East

Per chevron vert and Or, three pheons counterchanged

Consulting Herald: Cassandra Hobbes


2: Drake Oranwood -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in July of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Eric Drake Oranwood, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound ('Drake' as given name) most important.

When the submitter initially registered his name, the College was unable to find documentation for Drake as a given name. As such documentation now exists, he would like to drop the "Eric" and use Drake as his given name.

Drake is found as an English male given name in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html), dated to 1587, 1591, 1608 and 1625.

Oranwood is grandfathered to the submitter.


3: Gæira Aggadóttir -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 06, 2014 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A calamarie bendwise sinister gules

Consulting herald: Jeanne de Robin


4: Griselda Ionson -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a blackletter letter Z and in base an anchor bendwise argent

No major changes.
Sound (nickname 'Zelda') most important.

Griselda is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Griselda Wheler; Female; Christening; 02 Feb 1606; CADDINGTON, BEDFORD, ENGLAND; Batch: P00389-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMGB-YX9)
Griselda Anstey; Female; Marriage; 08 Feb 1606; Caddington, Bedford, England; Batch: M00389-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2KW-RJ7)

Ionson is a surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Ionson; Male; Christening; 01 Apr 1542; SAINT STEPHAN COLEMAN STREET, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C01966-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW7K-736)

The submitter contends that the letter Z in her device is based on a Gutenberg typeface and cites the following website: http://classes.uleth.ca/200603/nmed2005a/5/gutenberg.htm

Blue Tyger does not recognize the site and would appreciate some more solid documentation that the primary charge uses a period hand or typeface.


5: Jessa de Huntleghe -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Jesca de Hunteleghe, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (given name 'Jessa') most important.

Jessa is a 16th cen. English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jessa Gybbins; Female; Christening; 10 Jan 1577; ST. MICHAEL'S, STONE, STAFFORD, ENGLAND; Batch: C06773-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSRD-YH9)

de Huntleghe is grandfathered to the submitter.


6: John Radburne -New Name & New Device

Azure, a decrescent conjoined to the points of three piles inverted in point Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Radburne) most important.

Consulting Herald: Jeanne de Robin

The submitted name is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Radburne; Male; Marriage; 01 Jun 1596; Leigh, Lancashire, England; Batch M00539-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2BF-S8Z)


7: Kathrine Du Pré of Coldwood -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and argent, a tree blasted and eradicated counterchanged and in canton a mullet of four points argent all within a bordure embattled counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (grandfather's surname plus from Coldwood) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys

Kathrine is a 16th century English female name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Kathrine Sketterell; Female; Marriage; 28 Feb 1593; Saint Lawrence Pountney, London, London, England; Batch: M02163-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKGN-LYK)
Kathrine Awerde; Female; Christening; 18 Aug 1589; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B02101-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRX5-9ZJ)

Du Pré is found in the Netherlands in the gray period:

Elisabeth Du Pré; Female; Marriage; 28 Nov 1611; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M90125-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNCC-BTY)
Esaye Du Pré; Male; Christening; 22 Dec 1647; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C90125-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBTF-82N)
Abraham Du Pré; Male; Christening; 18 Dec 1633; Waals Hervormde Kerk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C04313-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1M3-F99)

The spelling Du Pre also appears in England:

Pierre Du Pre; Male; 27 Dec 1601; THREADNEEDLE STREET FRENCH HUGUENOT, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C04903-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5L2-WH7)

English can be combined with French or Dutch/Flemish under Appendix C of SENA.

of Coldwood relies on the Branch Name Allowance. Coldwood, Shire of was registered in October of 1991 (via the East).

Adding of Coldwood clears the potential conflict with Catherine Dupré (Oct. 1993 via Middle).


8: Kenric æt Essexe -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in July of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Kenric Burn of Northampton, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

Kenric is grandfathered to the submitter. At p. 153 of A General Introduction to Domesday Book, Vol. 2 by Henry Ellis (https://books.google.com/books?id=60BTAAAAcAAJ) we have <Kenric' liber homo, Suff. 294b> and <Kenricus, Suff. 299 b. bis 341 b.>

æt -- SENA Appendix A gives the pattern <given name> æt <locative> for Old English (technically it lists æ but I am reliably informed that it should be æt).

Essexe - Sawyer 1531 (http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/1531.html) has Essexe as a place name. This charter is written in Old English and is dated to A.D. 1043 x 1045. The relevant portion of the charter is "And innen Essexe," which translates to "and in Essex." The submitter prefers æt Essex if it can be documented.


9: Logan Skrymshire -New Name & New Device

Per fess Or and sable, a bear passant and a bee counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (given name Logan) most important.

Logan is a 16th century English surname which can be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]:

Elizabeth Logan; Female; Burial; 10 Nov 1597; Dalton-In-Furness, Lancashire, England; Batch: B00516-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCMX-6ZB)
Mary Logan; Female; Christening; 30 Nov 1597; Wendron, Cornwall, England; Batch: C05329-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMYS-SQD)

Skrymshire is found in Black pp. 715 s.n. Scrimgeour, with the spelling Skrymshire dated to 1465.


10: Mikkel Bíldr -New Name & New Device

Sable, a drakkar unmasted conjoined to a mannaz rune, all within an orle argent

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

Consulting Herald: Agapios Cargos

Mikkel is a Swedish male given name dated to the 16th century in Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2296 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2296.txt)

Bíldr -- bíldr is an Old Norse byname meaning "ax, ax-blade," found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). Old Norse descriptive bynames may be registered either capitalized or uncapitalized. [April 2012 Cover Letter]

Blue Tyger has serious concerns about the temporal gap between the name elements. Commenters are asked the address this question.


11: Sybill Teller -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of February 16, 2015 as submitted.

Ermine, three dogs passant gules

Consulting Herald: Cassandra Hobbes


12: Thomas de Marr -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 16, 2014 as submitted.

Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon passant Or in chief two Saint James' crosses argent, all within an orle Or

Consulting Herald: Lijsbet van Catwiic

The submitter's original device, Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon displayed head facing sinister Or between in chief two crosses clechy fitchy at the foot argent, all within an orle Or was returned on the November 2014 LoAr for using a form of cross that was not documented to period.

This resubmission changes the type of cross and the posture of the dragon.


13: Wulfram Engelenbach -New Name & New Device

Vert, a wolf rampant argent between three Thor's hammers Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Angel-brook (or whatever the first element is)) most important.

Wulfram -- Socin p. 42 has the Latinized Wolframmus dated to 1271 and 1285. Wulfram is the most likely vernacular form.

Engelenbach appears as the historic name of a town in Hessen, dated to c. 1230, in an on-line database of German place names "Historisches Ortslexikon" (http://www.lagis-hessen.de/de/subjects/rsrec/sn/ol/register/ort/entry/534004050%3Aengelbach). Ælfwynn Leoflaede dohtor provided the following translation of the relevant sections:

Historical Name Forms:

Engelenbach, de (c. 1230) [13th c.] (Klosterarchiv V Nr. 55)

(Klosterarchiv means 'cloister archive', which is the name of the source)

Socin contains several examples of unmarked locative bynames in 13th cen. German:

Henricus Biberach miles 1241 (p. 347)

Heinrich Binzhein 1274 (p. 347)

Henricus Blechenbach 1267 (p. 348)



OSCAR counts 6 Names, 3 Name Changes, 9 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.