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Middle ILoI dated 2015-03-14

Unto Edward Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting heralds of the Midrealm, Greetings! Enclosed are the submissions received in the month of February 2015. I've still got some recently pended items for missing paperwork issues, so if you see something missing that should have been posted, feel free to check in with me.

Happy commenting!



1: Bethac MacDonald of Cnoc -New Name & New Device

Sable, a circle of six mullets of six points Or, and a mullet of six points Or centered in the circle. A bordure Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Bethóc/Bethác is the name of three daughters of ruling kings of Scotland or the Lord of the Isles pre-1600. It is documented in report 2625 at the Academy of St Gabriel.

Bethóc ingen Maíl Coluim meic Cináeda , 984-1145 daughter, Malcolm II MacAlpin, King of Scotland

Bethóc nic Domnaill Bán meic Donnchada 2 1085-1160 daughter, Donald III Dunkeld, King of Scotland

Bethác nic Somerlie meic Gilla Brigte à Iona 1 1163- daughter, Somerled, Lord of the Isles, Prioress of Iona

The name MacDonald is documented in multiple reports at the Academy of St Gabriel Submitter cites report 101 as it deals most broadly with the clan name MacDonald.


Knock Castle [Caistiel Cnoc in Gaelic] lies on the shores of Knock Bay [Bàgh a' Chnuic] on the Isle of Skye, it was a fortress of Clan MacDonald from the 14th thru late 17th centuries.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/11544/details/skye+knock+castle/

If a modification is required, submitter would prefer prefer Bethác MacDòmhnaill à Cnoc to Bethác MacDonald of Knock.

Submitter has obtained a letter of permission to conflict with Margaret MacLeod of Dunvegan, Sable, a circle of six mullets of six points Or, and a mullet of six points Or centered in the circle.

Margaret's Submission appeared in the February 2015 ILOI.

2: Duncan Burns -New Name & New Device

Sable, a chevron vert fimbriated argent and in base on a plate a brazier sable enflamed vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Family Search Historical Records


Duncan Ademe Male Marriage 02 Nov 1572 Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland batch M11168-2


Duncan Broun Male Christening 08 Nov 1571 PERTH, PERTH, SCOTLAND Batch: C11387-2



Katherine Burns Female Marriage 16 Jul 1581 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland Batch: M10012-1


3: Eremon FitzGerald -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1995, via the Middle

Per pale gules and azure, a tree blasted and couped and eight mullets of six points in orle argent.

Old Item: Per pale gules and azure, a tree blasted and couped and in chief three mullets of six points argent., to be retained as a badge.

4: Erin Nic Duglas Crawford Fitzgerald -New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 1995, via the Middle.

Sable, a sunflower Or within a bordure Or and sable.

Old Item: Erennach Nic Dugal Crawford, to be released.
Language (Anglicized Irish) most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning (Erin, daughter of Duglas Crawford of Clan Fitzgerald) most important.

Erin Nic Duglas Crawford Fitzgerald

Deisred meaning Erin (daughter of) Duglas Crawford (of Clan) Fitzgerald


FamilySearch Historical Records:

Erin Laurence Female Marriage 22 Jun 1584 Bosbury,Hereford,England Batch M01724-1

(Would prefer the spelling Eron)


de Duglas - Black, p. 218, s.n. Douglas, says "William de Duglas, the first of the family in

record, between 1175 and 1199..."

FamilySearch Historical Records:

Duglas Bronley Female Burial 23 Feb 1591 Epworth, Lincoln, England Batch B02814-2

Duglas Farre Female Marriage 27 Nov 1590 Epworth, Lincoln, England Batch M02814-2


Black (op cit., s.n. Craufurd) cites Roger de Crawford from 1262.


Fitzgerald is listed as a surname of English origin in Tangwystyl's "Names and Naming Practices in the

Fitzwilliam Accounts from 16th Century Ireland" (http://www.s-


5: Faolan mac Domhnaill -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of August 11, 2014 as submitted.

Erminois, on a pale purpure two badgers rampant sable. Vert quatrefoil in right hand, Or ale chalice jeweled vert overflowing in left hand.

The previous submission: Gyronny of eight, sable and vert a rampant wyvern argent langued gules, maintaining in dexter claw a sword erect Or

was returned in the Aug 14 ILoAR due to insufficient contrast.

6: Hrafna Ivarr -New Name & New Device

Per saltire azure and argent, two ravens respectant regardant sable, and two wolves couchant argent.

Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture (9th century viking) most important.

Hrafna - www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikingbynames

Ivarr - FJ pp 153,348 s.n. Ivarr

Escutcheon is making the guess that this citation is:

Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968.

7: Muirnech Caitriona inghean Robert -New Name

Language (scots or irish gaelic) most important.
Meaning (the boisterous) most important.

The submitter cites the following source and states "Shows that descriptive bynames were used and that the description goes before the given name"


Muirnech- Gaelic spelling of boisterous : http://edil.qub.ac.uk/dictionary/results-new.php?srch=boisterous&dictionary_choice=edil_2012

Caitriona - 16th c Scottish


Robert - http://ww.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/robert.html

8: Petronella von Eisenberg -New Name

Petronella - Bahlow Dictionary of German names - Petronella Birolcz 1375

Eisenberg - Bahlow Dictionary of German names pp 110-111 Eisenberg (Henri) (von) Eisenberg 1332

9: Roana Aldinoch -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2011, via the Middle

Hus Gyldenbrocc

This submission is to be associated with Roana Aldinoch
Meaning (House Golden Badger (Brock)) most important.

All three elements come from:

A concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary" by John R. Clark Hall, MA, PhD, 1916, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press (www.gutenberg.com/files/31543/31543-h/main.htm

Hus means "dwelling" or "household" in Anglo Saxon

Gylden menas "golden" in Anglo-Saxon, and is often used as the prefix to a noun as an adjective.

Brocc means "badger" in Anglo-Saxon.

The combination of Gylden+Brocc to Gyldenbrocc is referenced in terms such as gyldenfeax (Golden Haired).

10: Roana Aldinoch -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2011, via the Middle

(Fieldless) A badger's pawprint Or.

11: Sorcha inghean uí Dhonnchaidh -Resub Device Change

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

Argent, three fleurs-de-lis between flaunches azure.

Old Item: Sable, a triquetra and in chief a crescent between an increscent and a decrescent argent., to be retained as a badge.

Previous submission:Gules, two flaunches sable fimbriated argent was on the Middle ILoI - 2014-10-11 and returned on the November ILoI:

Returned for violation of SENA A.3.C (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A3C): "Peripheral ordinaries may not be voided or fimbriated..."

12: Wilhelm von Eisenberg -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and vert, a castle and in chief four mullets of five points argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Wilhelm- 1400's - http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html

Eisenberg - 1332 - Bahlow Dictionary of German given names pp110-111 Eisenberg (Henri) (von) Eisenberg 1332

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Household Name, 5 Devices, 2 Device Changes and 2 Badges. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.