EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JULY 2020 LoAR
(FINAL HERALDIC DECISIONS)
(These are the FINAL Society-level decisions on submissions from the East, reflecting what has actually been registered or returned. – Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Heraldry Editor)
The Society College of Arms 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 King 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 July 2020 Wreath and Pelican meetings.
Adam de Prunelle. Name and device. Gules, a chevron checky sable and argent between three tygers rampant argent.
Submitted as Adam de Prunay, the submitter originally wanted Adam de Prunelle but the heralds at Kingdom were not able to document it. In commentary, Nicholas Schwarzdrachen thoroughly documented de Prunelle as a French byname. Therefore, we have changed the name to the originally-requested form.
The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-15th century England. This name does not meet his request. However, the name is authentic for French from the 15th century onwards.
Ceolwenne wyrhte. Device. Per pale argent and gules, two domestic cats salient respectant maintaining between them a triquetra braced with an annulet counterchanged.
This device was pended on the March 2020 LoAR due to the triquetra and annulet not being colored in. Wreath staff redrew the artwork which was accepted by the submitter.
Colette d’Avignon. Device. Purpure, on a lozenge pommetty argent an ermine spot purpure.
Cuthbert of Brom. Device. Or, a cross between four Continental panthers rampant sable.
The submitter has permission for this submission to conflict with the device of Thomas of Meridies, Or, a cross between four crosses crosslet sable.
This submission uses a style of Continental panther favored by the Count Palantine Rapoto III of Austria and Bavaria. The submitter provided as well an image of a partial seal of Ulrich III, Duke of Carinthia in the mid 13th century, showing the elongated neck and a lack of incense. While these were the only two strictly-period depictions we were able to locate, modern Bavarian civic armory using this charge (marshalling the arms of the Counts of Ortenburg in Niederbayern) refer to it as a panther, and we therefore give the submitter benefit of the doubt as to its identity. We note flames in this case appear to be artistic license: they are missing in the seals of Rapoto and Ulrich, but either incense or tongue are to be found in other depictions (such as a modern depiction of the Counts of Ortenburg).
Dana Sanguin. Name and device. Per saltire azure and sable, a Greek chimera rampant Or.
This name is sufficiently different in spelling and pronunciation from the submitter’s legal name to be registered under Section III.A.10 of the Administrative Handbook.
There is at least a DC between a Greek chimera and a lion. This device is therefore clear of the arms of Belgium and of Brabant, Sable, a lion rampant Or, and of the Palatinate of the Rhine, Sable, a lion rampant Or crowned gules.
Fiammetta di Terra del Sole. Name and device. Azure, a dragonfly Or winged between three decrescents argent.
Gibbs Moryss. Device. Azure, on a tankard reversed Or a bee sable, in chief three open books argent.
Godric of Hamtun. Device change. Vert, a pall between three pheons Or.
The submitter’s previous device, Vert, on a pall between a dragon and two towers Or a compass star sable, is released.
Malagentia, Province of. Badge for populace. Purpure, a moon in her complement within a mascle argent.
Malore de Malenfant. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Malorie de Malenfant, the submitter requested the given name Malore if it could be documented. Malore appears as a surname in ‘Diary: 1561 (Jan – June)’, in The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563, ed. J G Nichols (London, 1848), pp. 247-262. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/camden-record-soc/vol42/pp247-262). The bynames in this source have not been modernized. As 16th century English surnames can be used as given names, we have changed the name to Malore de Malenfant to meet the submitter’s request.
This name combines an English given name and a French surname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
Philippus Tabor. Device. Argent, on a chevron gules three gryphon’s heads palewise erased Or.
Wymarc de Glen. Name.
Nice 13th century English name!
Zofeia Örebek. Device. Per bend sable and gules, a Bactrian camel statant Or maintaining under its front hoof a wolf’s head cabossed argent, a base rayonny Or.
This device was pended on the March 2020 LoAR for redraw due to commenters’ inability to identify the wolf’s head. Wreath staff redrew the artwork which was accepted by the submitter.
Malore de Malenfant. Device. Per saltire argent and azure, in pale two mullets and in fess an increscent and a decrescent counterchanged.
This item is returned for conflict with the device of Gisele la Jueler, Per saltire argent and azure, two compass stars azure and two sea-foxes respectant argent. There is a DC for the change in type of half the primary charges (crescents vs sea-foxes), and no further DCs. There is not a SC for changing the type of each corresponding primary charge, because there is no DC between a compass star and an ordinary mullet as reaffirmed in the return of the badge of Liam Warr in March, 2017: “A compass star is a mullet, thus there is no difference for the number of points.”