EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JANUARY 2017 LoAR
The Society College of Heralds runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.
An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.
The following results are from the January 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.
Albrecht Østergaard. Name and badge. Sable, an escutcheon within a bordure argent.
This name combines a German given name with a Danish byname, a lingual mix permitted by Appendix C.
Alexander Makcristyne. Alternate name Eadulf Beornwaldes sunu.
The submitter requested authenticity for “8th century Anglo-Saxon.” This name meets that request.
Ann MacWard. Name.
Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova. Name.
Appearing on the Letter of Intent as Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alaçova, the spelling of the locative byname was a typo for the submitter’s intended Alcáçova.
Unfortunately, we were unable to document Alcáçova with the acute accent on the ‘a’. Juliana Siren documented d’Alcaçova without the acute accent in her article “Portuguese Names from the 16th Century” (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/portugal16/portugal16data.html#list). We have changed the locative byname to match the documentation.
Betryse Aaradyn Ghyoot. Device. Quarterly azure and vert, a thistle and on a chief argent three oak leaves vert.
Conall na Seamar Ó Conghaile. Name change from Conall Ó Suibhne.
The submitter’s prior name, Conall Ó Suibhne, is released.
Cornelia van der Brugghe. Name and device. Argent, a Catherine’s wheel sable, a bordure rayonny gules.
Danielle de Lorraine. Name change from Tina of Lorraine.
The submitter’s prior name, Tina of Lorraine, is retained as an alternate name.
Dieterich Brandt. Name and device. Or, a great helm affronty gules ensigned with a kettle hat, in base two rapiers inverted in saltire sable.
Nice German name for 1497!
Drákon Athenadôrou. Name and device. Argent, a cross swallowtailed voided gules conjoined in chief to an owl sable.
Drákon Athenadôrou. Badge. Argent, a legless dragon displayed within a bordure rayonny sable.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a dragon displayed.
Emeline la Chauciere. Name and device. Per pale azure and gules, in saltire four bouquets of rosemary conjoined at the base argent.
The submitter requested authenticity for “French with a preference for 14th century.” Both name elements are found in the 1292 Census of Paris, making this an authentic French name for that time and place, but not for the submitter’s preferred 14th century.
Esmeria de Rus. Name and device. Purpure, a caldera gringolada barry Or and sable, the serpents argent.
The submitter has permission to conflict with the badge of Selene Colfox: (Fieldless) A caldera gringolada barry sable and Or, the serpents Or.
Esmeria de Rus. Badge. (Fieldless) A distaff purpure.
Fodor Marta. Name and device. Per fess sable and argent, two tygers rampant addorsed Or.
Nice 16th century Hungarian name!
Jennet Eva O’Loghlan. Name and device. Gules, a ram’s head cabossed between three mullets of four points argent.
This name is registerable as a combination of double English given names with an Anglicized Irish byname. However, the submitter requested authenticity for “Scots/Irish.” This does not meet the submitter’s authenticity request. The name cannot be Scots because Clan Affiliation bynames using O’ are not found in Scots; such bynames for women are found only in Anglicized Irish. Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada’s “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/) provides evidence of women using O’ style bynames, such as Rose O’Scalle. Such names are found both with and without the apostrophe after the O.
The name also is not authentic for Anglicized Irish, as we have no evidence of double given names in Anglicized Irish. Jennet is found as both an English and an Anglicized Irish given name. Therefore, an authentic 16th century Anglicized Irish form would be Jennet O’Loghlan. If the submitter prefers that form, she may make a request for reconsideration.
Kosa Korotkaia. Name change from Katrin Daans and device. Argent semy of fish gules.
The submitter’s prior name, Katrin Daans, is released.
Leonardo di Sandro d’Abruzzo. Name and device. Or, a sword inverted sable within a serpent vorant of its tail azure.
Questions were raised in commentary about the formation of the locative byname. Although the use of da or dell’ as a marker was more common, the form d’Abruzzo is found dated to 1627 on p. 13 of Vita della B. Angelina Corbara contessa di Civitella dell’Abruzzo (https://books.google.com/books?id=Fbk9xGJtHFQC). If the submitter would prefer the more typical dell’Abruzzo, he may make a request for reconsideration.
Please advise the submitter to draw the serpent’s head larger so it cannot be confused with an annulet.
Martin Wasser Speier. Alternate name Martin Stop Heppin.
Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. Name and device. Per fess argent and vert, a bear passant gules.
Nice Gaelic name for c. 1100!
Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as “a bear cub”, SENA A2C1 states “Immature plants, animals, and flowers are allowed only when those forms can be documented as period charges”. Thus we have registered it as “a bear”.
Myr d’Allaines-le-Comte. Name and device. Gules, a fox sejant and on a chief argent three pumpkins gules.
The phrase d’Allaines-le-Comte is the registered byname of the submitter’s father.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the New World pumpkins.
Phelippe le Vigneron. Name and device. Azure, three bunches of grapes one and two between three grape leaves, a bordure Or.
The submitter requested authenticity for “14th century French.” This name is definitely authentic for the late 13th century, and appears to be authentic for the 14th century as well.
Reinaud de Morley. Name and device. Azure, three bears rampant argent, each collared and sustaining an axe Or.
The submitter requested authenticity for “Anglo Norman England, 1320.” Based on documents provided in commentary by Lillia Pelican Emerita, this name is authentic for England c. 1320.
Roxanne Ravenhall. Name and device. Argent, four ravens two and two sable.
Submitted as Roxanne Raven_Hall, the submitter requested the surname Ravenhall if it could be documented. Commenters documented that form to 1634 in England in the FamilySearch Historical Records. We have changed the name to the submitter’s preferred form.
Roxanne is a French literary name, which can be combined with an English surname under Appendix C.
Sakurayama Tomoe. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter requested authenticity for “Japan.” This name meets that request as both elements are found in Japan in 1600.
Simha di Abramo. Badge. Azure, an owl affronty Or and in chief three mullets of four points argent, an orle Or.
Please advise the submitter to draw the owl larger with the wings closer to the body so as to improve identifiability.
Þyri Tyrkisdottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Þyri Tyrkirsdottir, we have changed the byname to Tyrkisdottir to use the correct Old Norse genitive form of the father’s name.
Vopiscus Rufius Donatus. Name and device. Per pale azure and argent, a phoenix counterchanged issuant from flames proper.
Aiden Underhill. Device. Or fretty, on a chief vert three lozenges Or.
This device is returned for violating the requirement that an “emblazon must be reproducible by a competent heraldic artist, with only normal heraldic variation, from the written blazon” and for violating SENA A2C1 which states that “Elements must be drawn in their period forms” Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as “semy of frets conjoined vert“, with only three full charges on the entire field, this cannot be considered semy. Therefore, this must be considered as some strange variation of fretty. Since we have no period evidence of this depiction and no way to blazon it properly, this must be returned.
East, Kingdom of the. Badge for Company of Fellowship. Azure, a covered saltcellar shedding salt and an orle argent.
Unfortunately, this badge conflicts with the badge of Arwa al-Jinniyya: Azure, a covered saltcellar shedding salt, a bordure argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of peripheral secondary.
Sakurayama Tomoe. Device. Gyronny purpure and argent, on a flame gules a lotus blossom in profile argent.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters had trouble identifying the flame, which did not match period depictions of the charge.
Þyri Tyrkisdottir. Device. Gyronny gules and sable, a tree blasted and eradicated between three mullets of six points one and two argent.
The submitter attempted to register this device using an Individually Attested Pattern in English armory. However, although they provided sufficient evidence of the use of gyronny gules and sable fields, neither the submitter nor the commenters were able to provide evidence of the use of mullets of six points in the same jurisdiction.