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East ILoI dated 2015-12-01

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

This letter includes most of the submissions received between 11/01/2015 and 11/30/2015.

We anticipate an additional, special, Internal Letter of Intent to be published on or around 12/5/2015 and ending at the same time as this letter, so please plan your commenting time accordingly.

Commentary on this letter will close on December 31, 2015.

1: Aiden Underhill -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of August 31, 2015 as submitted.

Vert semy of frets conjoined Or

Consulting Herald: Mary of the Stuwes


2: Alexandre Saint Pierre -New Device Change

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

Quarterly vert and sable, in saltire a key Or and a key argent

Old Item: Quarterly vert and sable, a swept-hilt rapier bendwise proper between two roses argent barbed and seeded proper, to be retained as a badge.

Consulting Herald: Nicholas de Wyntere


3: Alexandrea Guyon de Champagne -New Name & New Device

Argent, two cod fish azure holding with their tails a pearl sable all between three fleurs de lis azure.

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

Alexandria is a 16th cen. German female given name, found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Alexandria Von Remching; Female; Christening; 10 Jan 1560; Kirchheim (unter Teck), Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C93261-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NH17-BQZ)

The submitter would prefer the spelling Alexandrea; assistance in documenting that spelling is requested.

Guyon is a surname found in "Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/choisy.html), with Jehan Guyon dated to 1475.

de Champagne -- Robert de Champagne is found in "Names from a 1587 Tax Role from Provins" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/provins1587.html).

Dutch/Flemish and French can be combined under Appendix C of SENA as long as the elements are within 300 years of each other, which these are.

The pattern given name + byname + locative is found in French per Appendix A of SENA.


4: An Dubhaigeainn, Barony -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via the East.

Order of Drakes Spur

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

This name follows the pattern of naming orders after saints + objects, found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). Recent precedent permits this pattern to be used without including the word "saint" in the Order name:

Carillion, Barony of. Order name Order of Irons Bell and badge. (Fieldless) A bell per pale sable and Or.

Submitted as Order of Irons Bell, the name was changed in kingdom to Order of Iron to match the documentation that could be found.

The submitted form was documented as the constructed given name of a saint Iron followed by an object associated with him, a bell. This follows the pattern of Saint + Other in Juliana de Luna's article, "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/). German examples that use the possessive form of the saint's name are Ritterschaft sant Gergen Shiltz ("Knightly-society of saint George's Shield") and Geselschaft auf St. Wilhelms Schilt ("Society on Saint William's Shield"), in Germany and Austria, respectively. Siren noted after the Pelican decision meeting that separate German orders named after the same saints included the forms Jorgern ("George[rs]") and Die Wilhelmer ("The William[ers]") along with forms using the word "saint". There is no reason to think that the same variability could not happen with order names that include objects as well. Thus, we can allow order names following the pattern saint + other or saint + object of veneration to omit the word Saint before the possessive form of the given name.

Although such examples were found only in Germany, patterns of order names tend to be pan-European (i.e., similar patterns are used throughout Europe). Therefore, we will give the Barony the benefit of the doubt that the submitted name is also plausible in English, and can register this name as submitted.

[Nov. 2014 LoAR, A-East]

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

Although there does not appear to have been an actual Saint Drake, the use of fictional saints in Order names is recognized by precedent:

Several commenters noted that the College cannot canonize new saints. However, we feel that registering a name that uses the descriptive Saint does not do this, but rather follows a well documented medieval tradition of local shrines and saints who may or may not be recognized by the hierarchy in Rome. In addition, this would not be the first such registration; the College of St. Bunstable, a group name formed from a fictional saint's name, was registered in August 1981, and in August 1990, the College of Saint Joan was registered although Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920. While philosophically, it is certainly better recreation to use a real-life saint's name when using this model to create an order name, there is no reason why these sorts of construction should not be allowed the same latitude allowed by our rules for other constructed names. The name William the Cooper is a well-formed English name whose elements can all be documented to period, therefore Saint William the Cooper is an expected construction. [Caer Galen, Barony of. Order name Order of Saint William the Cooper, 7/2006 LoAR, A-Outlands]

A spur is a heraldic charge found in period according to the on-line Pic Dic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/spur/), which states: "It's a period charge, found in the canting arms (Italian sperone) of Speroni, c.1555 [BSB Cod.Icon 275:65], and as the crest of Matela, c.1540 [Nobreza xxixº]."

The spelling spur is found in Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, scene 6: "From helmet to the spur all blood he was." Henry V was first performed in 1599. (http://www.britannica.com/topic/Henry-V-by-Shakespeare).


5: An Dubhaigeainn, Barony -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via the East.

Order of Perseverance

(Fieldless) A duck foot argent

Spelling (perseverance) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

This name follows the patterns of naming Orders after virtues or abstract qualities found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The Middle English Dictionary s.v. persevē̆raunce (n.(1)) defines the term as follows:

1. (a) The quality or state of continuing or enduring, persistence, continuation; stability [quot.: a1500]; ~ of, persistence of (a state, condition), continuing in (a plan, righteousness); continued or uninterrupted performing of (an activity); (b) continuation in life, existence; god (long ~, long life.

2. (a) The will or ability to persevere, tenacity; continual diligence, persevering; (b) constancy; fidelity; also fig. constancy personified.

3. (a) Perseverance in grace, virtue, or fidelity to religious tenets; also fig.; final ~, persevering in grace until death; god ~; (b) in blessings: god send you god ~, etc., God grant that you persevere in righteousness; (c) the personification of perseverance in grace or righteousness.

The spelling perseveraunce is dated to 1450 and later in the MED. The Barony would prefer the Lingua Anglica perseverance.


6: An Dubhaigeainn, Barony -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via the East.

(Fieldless) In saltire, a shepherd's crook and a feather argent.

This submission is to be associated with Order of Sylvanus

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Sylvanus, Order of was registered to the Barony An Dubhaigeainn in August of 2014 (via the East).


7: Antonius Blandus -New Name & New Device

Argent, three lozenges gules and a chief triangular vert

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

Consulting Herald: Agapios Cargos

Antonius is a nomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).

Blandus was the cognomen of the Roman historian Rubellius Blandus, as well as of the consul C. Rubellius Blandus (active in the early 1st century), discussed at pp. 624-25 of The Fragments of the Roman Historians by T.J. Cornell (Oxford Univ. Press 2013) (https://books.google.com/books?id=U38fAgAAQBAJ).

Ursula's article discusses the gradual disuse of the praenomen after the early 3rd century, supporting the pattern of nomen + cognomen.


8: Arron Guyon de Champange -New Name & New Device

Argent, a short tail eagle displayed azure grasping in it's talons an arrow sable between three fleurs de lis azure.

No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language most important.

Arron is a Dutch or Flemish male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Arron Coppin; Male; Marriage; 04 Oct 1608; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M90125-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNCZ-8XX)

Guyon is a surname found in "Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/choisy.html), with Jehan Guyon dated to 1475.

de Champagne -- Robert de Champagne is found in "Names from a 1587 Tax Role from Provins" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/provins1587.html).

Dutch/Flemish and French can be combined under Appendix C of SENA as long as the elements are within 300 years of each other, which these are.

The pattern given name + byname + locative is found in French per Appendix A of SENA.


9: Christiana Crane -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2013, via the East.

(Fieldless) In pale a martlet conjoined to three annulets interlaced argent

This submission is to be associated with Fulton House

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

The submitter's original badge, (Fieldless) A martlet sable, was returned on the July 2013 East Kingdom LoD for conflict with the device of William de Molay (April 2008, Ansteorra): Per bend embattled grady Or and gules, in sinister chief a martlet sable. There was only a single difference for fieldless vs. a fielded badge. For fieldless badges, there is no DC for the charge's position on the field.

The submitter has added the annulets in an effort to clear the conflict.


10: Culen mac Cianain -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2008, via the East.

Sable, a boar statant contourny and a bordure embattled argent

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich


11: East, Kingdom of the -New Acceptance of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

(Fieldless) On a mortar and pestle Or a sage leaf bendwise sinister vert.

This submission is to be associated with East Kingdom Herbalist's Guild

Transfer of this badge from Jadwiga Zajaczkowa appears elsewhere on this letter. The badge was registered to Jadwiga in January 2010 via the East.


12: Edwyn Le Clerc -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Mithgiladan

Both name elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Edwyn Bebingtonne; Male; Christening; 08 Jan 1542; NANTWICH, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: P00100-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5VB-HCF)
Hester Le Clerc; Female; Christening; 11 Sep 1569; WALLOON, SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: C04947-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9SK-921)


13: Gillian de Whittemere -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2006, via the East.

Argent, a crow proper and a fox rampant proper addorsed, on a chief triangular a rose argent

Old Item: Per bend azure and argent, a rose argent and a fox salient proper, on a chief argent three martlets sable, to be released.

Consulting Herald: Johanna le Mercer


14: Gyða Úlfsdóttir -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Last name Wolf's daughter or daughter of Wolf) most important.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Gyða is a female given name found in Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name at page 9. See also http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#g

Úlfsdóttir is a patronymic byname created from the male given name Úlfr found in Geirr Bassi at page 15. See also http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#u


15: Havre de Glace, Barony of -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2002, via the East.

Poursivant de la Nef

Language (French) most important.

"Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Overview," by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/) gives po(u)rsivant as one of the French spellings for pursuivant.

The pattern of creating heraldic titles from heraldic charges is found in French, according to Juliana's above article.

Cotgrave's 1611 French Dictionary defines the word Nef as meaning "a ship, a sayle, a vessel for the sea." (http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/cotgrave/search/657l.html) Nef is a feminine noun.

Ships and sails are period heraldic charges, as shown in the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/ship/) and (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/sail/).

The submitting Barony would prefer the formation Poursivant de la Nef. It is not clear from Juliana's article whether this is a period formation.


16: Hedda Bonesetter -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a comet inverted bendwise sinister Or between in bend two bones fracted palewise argent, a mullet gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 1100s Danish.
Sound most important.

No documentation was provided for this name. Alys Ogress was able to put together the following during data entry. Assistance in documenting this name to meet the submitter's preferred spelling and authenticity request is requested.

Hedda is a 16th century English female given name:

Hedda Jervis; Female; Christening; 29 Apr 1599; SAINT LAWRENCE POUNTNEY, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND

Batch: C02163-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQ26-6MB)

Bone is a 16th century English surname:

Margareta Bone; Female; Christening; 23 Dec 1594; St. Cuthberts, Darlington, Durhamshire, England; Batch: C00413-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXC3-X2Y)

Setter is a gray-period English surname:

Sarah Setter; Female; Marriage; 30 Nov 1649; Saint Leonard, Colchester, Essex, England; Batch: M15175-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N26J-B83)

Double surnames are found in late period English, per Appendix A of SENA, so Hedda Bone Setter would be acceptable.


17: Helen Attebroke -New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and argent, two barnacles and a harp counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting Herald: Harold von Auerbach

Helen is a female given name found dated to 1438 s.n. Helen in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html).

Attebroke is a surname found in R&W s.n. Brook dated to 1262.


18: Jadwiga Zajaczkowa -New Transfer of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1998, via the East.

(Fieldless) On a mortar and pestle Or a sage leaf bendwise sinister vert.

Transfer to East Kingdom for use for Herbalist's Guild. The acceptance of transfer appears elsewhere on this letter.


19: Juliota de Castèlnòu d'Arri -New Name & New Device

Juliota de Castèlnòu d'Arri

Quarterly vert and ermine, on a key cross Or a cross clechy purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Southern France, 14th-15th century.
Language (Occitan) most important.

Juliota is a hypothetical diminutive of Julia or Juliana, suggested in Academy of St. Gabriel Report 3382 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3382+0) as being appropriate for the Occitan region. The rationale given by the Academy is:

As you observed, the name <Juliote> is found in the 1292 Paris census, as are the feminine names <Juliane> and <Julienne>. [1] In the Occitan region, we have found the name <Juliana>, but nothing like <Juliote>. [2] We think it possible that a diminutive of <Julia> or more likely <Juliana> might be found in the Occitan area. If so, it might take the form <Juliota>, but is more likely to take the form <Julieta>. [3]

Footnote 3 states:

[3] We have found no examples of either form, but <Penota>, a similar diminutive, dates to 1366/7 (in Sara Uckelman, Names from Pe/rigueux, 1339-1340, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/perigueux.html). Diminutives formed with <-eta> are more common; <Marieta> and <Johaneta>, for example, are dated to 1425 in Talan Gwynek, "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/latefrenchfem.html).

de Castèlnòu d'Arri is a locative byname with the Occitan spelling of Castelnaudary. This byname is discussed at page 432 of Vic, Claude De, and Joseph Vaissette. Histoire Generale De Languedoc, Avec Des Notes Et Les Pieces Justificatives: Composée Sur Les Auteurs & Les Titres Originaux, & Enrichie De Divers Monumens. Paris: J. Vincent, 1730.


20: Kathryn of Pinkie Cleugh -New Name & New Device

Sable, a panther rampant guardant Or spotted purpure and on a chief Or a furison sable between two thistles proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Scots) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Kathryn is a Scots given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Kathryn Karnage; Female; Marriage; 13 Feb 1558; Perth, Perth, Scotland; Batch: M11387-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY3J-33P)
Kathryn Page; Female; Christening; 06 Oct 1583; DYSART, FIFE, SCOTLAND; Batch: C11426-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYC3-4LW)

Pinkie Cleugh is a locative byname based on the Lingua Anglica name of the site of a battle in Scotland in 1547. The battle is discussed in A Dictionary of British History by John Ashton Cannon (Oxford University Press, 2009) and in English Warfare, 1511-1642 by Mark Charles Fissel (https://books.google.com/books?id=quocFYN-zqQC) at pp. 32-33.

The purple thistle tops and purple spots on the panther were colored with standard Crayola markers, by Alys Ogress.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-11-09/21-42-16_PinkieCleughB.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-11-09/21-39-32_Pinkie_Cleugh.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-11-09/21-43-46_PinkieCleugh1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-11-09/21-39-33_PinkieCleugh1.5.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-11-09/21-39-33_PinkieCleugh2.jpg


21: Magnús Surtsson -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via the East.

Vert, three triangles inverted conjoined two and one between three stag's antlers in annulo each conjoined to itself Or

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

The submitter's original device, Per pale Or and vert, two sets of three triangles conjoined one and two counterchanged, was returned on the August 2014 East Kingdom LoD due to the appearance of marshalling. This is a complete redesign.


22: Mikulaj von Meissen -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2004, via the East.

(Fieldless) On a tankard argent foamed Or a Thor's hammer inverted sable

Consulting Herald: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


23: Miriam Giant Killer -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via the East.

Per fess vert and argent, on a sun Or a sword azure and a pomegranate gules seeded Or

Consulting Herald: Violet Hughes


24: Ravensbridge, Riding of -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the East.

Per chevron azure and argent, a chief triply enarched argent and a raven volant sable within a laurel wreath azure

Consulting Herald: Antony Martin

A signed and dated petition in support of the device resubmission was supplied.

The Riding's original submission of the same design was returned on the March 2015 East Kingdom LoD with the following explanation:

The device is being returned for violating SENA A.3.D.2.a, which states that "a charge group with more than two types of charges is not allowed." As rendered, the raven, bridge and laurel wreath are all part of the same primary charge group. This is not permitted.

As a second ground for return, the raven is not drawn in a blazonable posture. It is neither volant nor displayed nor migrant. SENA A.2.C.2 requires charges to be identifiable, which includes being in an identifiable heraldic posture: "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. Ambiguity can be created when a depiction falls between two states that contribute to difference, such as tincture, posture, or type of charge."

Finally, as a third ground for return, the per chevron division is not properly drawn according to the standards set forth in the May 2011 Cover Letter. For these three reasons, the device must be returned. For the benefit of the Riding, I note that there are ways this or a very similar design could be properly drawn and registerable, and suggest that they consult with an experienced armory herald before resubmitting.

The original submission is below. Commenters are asked to address whether the Riding has addressed the reasons for the return.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/449/2015-10-20/03-13-31_Ravensbridge_Old.jpg


25: Rúadán mac Paidín -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2011, via the East.

Per bend sinister gules and sable, in bend a stag's head erased affronty and a broad-arrow argent

Consulting Herald: Violet Hughes


26: Sewolt Belßner -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A coney sejant sable maintaining an annulet Or

Consulting Herald: Muirenn ingen Dunadaig


27: Shannon inghean Bhriain uí Dhuilleáin -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2005, via Caid.

Argent, an escallop azure within an annulet of ivy vert


28: Sofya Gianetta di Trieste -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (from Trieste) most important.
Spelling (Sofya for given name) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Sofya is a Hungarian female given name dated to 1589 s.n. Zsófia in "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) (KWHSS 2011 Proceedings).

Hungarian and Italian can be combined per Appendix C of SENA.

Alternatively, Sofia is found as a female given name in "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado," by Juliana de Luna (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html). The submitter wants the spelling with the `y' and the consulting herald is unsure whether Italian uses `i' and `y' interchangeably.

Gianetta is found in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/).

Double given names and unmarked matronymics are found in Italian per Appendix A. This name could be either one.

Trieste is the name of a city found at p. 403 of Descrittione Di Tutta Italia (https://books.google.com/books?id=xTNhAAAAcAAJ) published in 1555. Trieste is located in northeastern Italy.

According to Appendix A, "[l]ocative bynames in the northern and central areas normally take the form da X, but de X and di X are rarely found."


29: Syszczyna z Piszczatka -New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and purpure, a crow sable perched on a key counterchanged of the field

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

Consulting Herald: Harold von Auerbach

Syszczyna is a feminine given name dated to 1560, found on p. 32 of "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Bialystock" by Lillia de Vaux (KWHSS 2011) (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/Bialystok.pdf).

z Piszczatka is intended to be a locative byname meaning "from or of Piszczatka." Assistance is requested documenting this element.


30: Temyl von Zweibrüken -New Name & New Device

Per pall inverted sable, Or vairy sable, Or a comedy mask counter changed

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Consulting Herald: Maria von Ossenheim

No boxes are checked but the form states: "The submitter would like his persona to be German 1550 and first name to mean Thomas from Zweibrücken."

Temyl is a male given name dated to 1373 s.n. Thomas in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm).

The form spells the byname as both von Zweibrücken and von Zweibrüken. The only documentation provided is a Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zweibr%C3%BCcken) and a family tree from ancestry.com. Assistance is requested in documenting this name element to period.


31: Tiberius Sergius Valens -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a flame Or a death's head gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Tiberius is a praenomen found in Ursula Georges, "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).

Sergius is a nomen found in Lindley Richard Dean, "A Study of the Cognomina of the Soldiers in the Roman Legions". Princeton: 1916 (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ)

pg 215: T. Sergius L 7 XV Apol post Traian? Carystus Euboea III 12286.

pg 305: L. Sergius L. f. Sabati(na) Valentl(nus) leg XXII Is Mainz XIII 6971.

Valens is a cognomen found in Ursula Georges, "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" (see above reference)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1435/2015-10-06/12-03-33_Sergius_-_Title_page.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1435/2015-10-06/12-03-33_Sergius_1.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1435/2015-10-06/12-03-33_Sergius_2.jpg


32: William of Wyndhaven -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of October 31, 2015 as submitted.

Vert, two bars Or between an aeolus and a seahorse argent


33: Ynés Balam -New Name & New Device

Or, a panther salient contourny sable spotted argent and incensed gules within a bordure gules estoilly Or

Consulting Herald: Herald von Auerbach

Both name elements are found in "Names from the 1570 Census of Cozumel" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada and Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Cozumel/).

Ynés is found as a female given name (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Cozumel/feminine.shtml#alphabetically).

Balam is found as a surname (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Cozumel/surnames.shtml#alphabetically).


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 14 Names, 2 Order Names, 1 Heraldic Title, 17 Devices, 2 Device Changes and 7 Badges. There is 1 transfer.There is 1 acceptance. There are a total of 45 items submitted on this letter.