July 17th, 2011

Greetings unto all who read these words from Meister Konrad Mailander, Rouge Scarpe Herald,

This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptances and Returns for Escutcheon's May 17, 2011 Letter of Intent and one Lost Sheep.  Items are listed alphabetically with the Lost Sheep at the end.. 

My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael for her commentary.   I have copied relevant passages from the commentary.  

My decisions and comments on them follow the commentary and are prefaced with ROUGE SCARPE: and are in red.  Items that are accepted will be forwarded to Laurel as a Middle LoI posted on OSCAR.  


1) Beatrix Raney – New Name

Blackhawk

Beatrix -
Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English and Christian names, p. 23

Raney -
Yeatman, John Pym, et al. The Feudal History of the County of Derby, p. 48 (Copies included). Cites in 1275 a Henry Raney.

Escutcheon's Note: Client will accept major and minor changes, and cares most about sound. Client does not care about the gender of the name.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Withycombe s.n. Beatrix dates this spelling to 1076-84, 1187-1215, 1346; it's a standard Latin form of the name. R&W s.n. Rainey date <Henry Raney> to 1275. This is a good 13th C name. I found no conflicts.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.


2) Donnershafen, Barony of – Resubmitted Name and Badge for the "Award of the Swan and the Shell" - Fieldless, a swan sable naiant, charged with a cockle shell argent.

The submission has been reworked to avoid conflict after being rejected at Kingdom level.

"The name of this award follows the pattern of "orders named for heraldic charges" as discussed on page 2 of the January 2005 LoAR cover letter"

Escutcheon's Note: Client will accept major and minor changes.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Order named for two heraldic charges only used the definite article once. Juliana de Luna, "Medieval Secular Order Name", has examples of order names following the pattern <heraldic charge> + <heraldic charge>, including the <Camail and Porcupine>, <Fish and Falcon>, <Hound and Wreath>, and <Unicorn and Maiden>. And precedent says: "[Academy of the Falcon and Sword] Submitted as Academy of the Falcon and the Sword, documented examples of sign names combining two elements in this manner do not include an article before the second element. Therefore, we have removed the from before the word Sword." [Galen Storm, 08/2002, A-Atlantia]

Documentation that all of the words being used are period needs to be provided before any of the names can be registered. I recommend as a useful exercise to a newer herald to provide this evidence; a good place to start is the Middle English Dictionary: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/

Konrad:  Since no one took up Aryanhwy's suggestion:  
Swan:  Middle English Dictionary http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED44061&egs=all&egdisplay=compact 
swan (n.) Also swan(n)e, sqwan, (SWM) swon & (error) swayne; pl. swannes, etc. & (errors) swanniys, sannes.
2. (a) A representation of a swan embroidered or painted on fabric; also, a heraldic representation of a swan; -- used coll.; (b) the constellation Cygnus; (c) swanes tonge, the common hemp nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit).

(a) (1352) Grocer Lond.(Kingdon) 352: Item, j vestment of blak cloth of golde, with swannes. (1399) Cal.Exch.in Palgrave Kalendars 3 360: ii rydell tut de drap d'or bleu ove swannys. (1420) *For.Acc.(PRO) 3 Hen.VI H dorso [OD col.] : viij Gitons videlicet..j de sancto Georgio..et j del swanne. (1433) Will York in Sur.Soc.30 48: Item, lego..Et Agneti Blakburn..unam zonam ornatam cum octo barres..et in le tusshewe swannes albas. (1447) Acc.St.Mary Thame in BBOAJ 11 118: Item, a chesebyll..& Amyte of blak silk wt swannes of gold embroudyd. (1467) Death Hen.V in Archaeol.65 179: ij bankers wrought wt antyloppys and Swannys. a1500(a1375) Octav.(2) (Clg A.2) 1481: Har armes wer gowles & swan, Trappure & scheld.

(b) (1449) Metham AC (Gar 141) 553: Vndyr this harpe the Sqwan..Was plumyd with oryent margarytys.

(c) a1400 Alphita (SeldArch B.35) 80/33: Herba hircina, i. tetrahit, fetet ut hircus et est similis matris silue, foliis utimur: anglice, swanestonge. 

Shell:
shel(le (n.) Also shil(le, shul(le, chelle, (N) sselle & (early) scel(e, scille, sculle & ?she macronl(e & (errors) shoelle, schulde, slelle, (late) scele; pl. shelles, etc. & shellus, sheles & (late error) scellys.

[ OE scill, scell, scyll; for sense 5. cp. AF eschielle, eschelle, eschile, vars. of OF escüele; for sense 6. cp. MDu. , MLG schelle, schille.]

1.

(a) In general, the protective calcareous or chitinous outer covering of an invertebrate, a shell; (b) the shell of a mollusk, crustacean, or an echinoderm; also fig.; also in proverb; (c) ~ fish [ OE scil-fisc], any animal that lives in water and has a shell, a shellfish; ~ of galice, seinte james ~, a scallop shell worn to signify that one had made a pilgrimage to St. James of Compostella in Galicia; muscle ~ [see muscle n.(1) (a) & (b)]; oistre ~, an oyster shell [see also oistre n.(c)]; also, as an image of worthlessness [quot.: a1500, 1st]; (d) fig. ?a covering, circumstance.

(a) (a1387) Trev. Higd.(StJ-C H.1) 2.215: Alle ožere [creatures] žat beež i-made haue schilles [L testas], ryndes, skynnes, [etc.]. (a1398) * Trev. Barth.(Add 27944) 59a/a: No beest..wiž schelles haž bladdir, out take že Cortuga.

(b) c1225(OE) Wor.Aelfric Gloss.(Wor F.174) 543/24: Concha: scel. (a1393) Gower CA (Frf 3) 7.725: Every fissh which hath a schelle Mot in his governance duelle. (a1393) Gower CA (Frf 3) 8.2120: For what man that in special Hath noght himself, he hath noght elles, Nomor the perles than the schelles; Al is to him of o value. (a1398) * Trev. Barth.(Add 27944) 260a/b: Snayles..closež hemself wižinne here schelles in stede of houses and of castelles. (a1398) * Trev. Barth.(Add 27944) 289a/b: Žer is a manere kynde of yrchouns wiž a white schelle and white pykes. ?a1425 Mandev.(2) (Eg 1982) 96/11: Žer er..so grete snyles žat in žaire schelles three men or foure may be herberd. ?c1425 Chauliac(2) (Paris angl.25) 165/30: In plastrynge že wombe wiž a plastre žat is made of..snayles wiž here schelles broken. c1436 Ipswich Domesday(2) (Add 25011) 161: Of oystrys and muskelys..it is ordeyned..that such maner of fyssh with shelle [ID(1): peyscoun de escale] be seld by the handys of tho same men that bryngyn hem to sellyn. a1450 Hrl.Cook.Bk.(1) (Hrl 279) 23: Putte on žin Oystrys; loke žat žey ben wyl y-wasshe for že schullys. ?c1450 Stockh.PRecipes (Stockh 10.90) 54/8,9: Take že snayl qwyche žat beryth že schelle and breke že smale ende of že selwe schelle and fange iii o[r] iiii dropys žat wele come owt žer-of. a1475 Limn.Bks.(Brog 2.1) 77: To make tornesole..take gum water and put hit into a schelle of an oystere, [etc.]. ?c1475 *Cath.Angl.(Add 15562) 112a: A Schell: Coclea, Concha. ?c1475 Direct.Sailing in Hak.Soc.79 (Lnsd 285) 20: There is grete grey sonde and smale blake stonys and grete whit shellis. a1500 Add.37075 Gloss (Add 37075) 34/155a: Coclea..testa: the schel of a fysche or off a snayle. a1500 Peterb.Lapid.(Peterb 33) p.107: It haže že name margarita for it is founde in shellis..of že see. 1532 rev.(c1385) Usk TL (Thynne:Skeat) 16/78: A muskel, in a blewe shel, had enclosed a Margaryte-perle.

(c) (a1387) Trev. Higd.(StJ-C H.1) 2.15: Žere is also plente of schellefische [Higd.(2): schelle fisches; L cochleę] žat me dyež wiž reed fyn. (a1387) Trev. Higd.(StJ-C H.1) 2.181: Oistres and schelle fische, žat beež..lowest in bestene kynde, passež but litel že perfeccioun of lyf of treen and of herbes. (a1398) * Trev. Barth.(Add 27944) 161a/b: Shellefysshe [L pisces clausi in conchis] waxež whan že mone waxež. c1400(a1376) PPl.A(1) (Trin-C R.3.14) 6.9: An hundrit of ampollis on his hat seten, Signes of synay & shilles [vr. chellis] of galis. ?a1425(c1380) Chaucer Bo.(Benson-Robinson) 5.pr.5.33: Thilke wit cometh to beestis that ne mowen nat moeven hemself..as oistres and muscles and oothir swich schelle-fyssch of the see [L conchae maris]. a1450 Treat.Horses (Sln 2584) 125/523: Žei takež iij parties of vnsleked lyme & ij of poudur of oistur-schellus. c1450 Interpol.Rolle Ps.(Bod 288) 69: By žis greet fisch ben undirstonden alle ožere fischis, bože schel fische and scalid fisch. (1455) Acc.Yatton in Som.RS 4 98: To gaderyng of oyestere scellys [read: schellys], j d. (1459) Will York in Sur.Soc.30 237: To Sir John..j payre of bedes..and j crucifix and j Saynt James shell hangyng at the same bedes. a1475(a1447) Bokenham MAngl.(Hrl 4011) 8/15: There byne also oftyne take..many-maner Shelle-fysche. a1500 Now god žat syttyst (Cmb Ff.1.6) p.239: Falsehed and sche byn bothe of oon substaunce, Alle be they not worth an oyster-schelle. a1500 Peterb.Lapid.(Peterb 33) p.107: It haže že name margarita for it is founde in shellis which ben cokelis or in mosclys & in schellfyssh of že see.

(d) a1450 Castle Persev.(Folg V.a.354) 3039: Coueytyse, he was ži fo; He hathe že schapyn a schameful schelle.

 

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  All of the badges need to be reblazoned to: "(Fieldless) A swan naiant sable charged with a [charge] argent", or, better, "(Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable a [charge] argent." They're all clear of Grimald Rauening (reg. 02/2005 via Atlantia), "Argent, on a raven sable a mullet of six points Or," with a CD for fieldlessness, one for the type of bird, and another for changing the type and tincture of the tertiaries. Vs. Rhys of Ravenhill (reg. 09/2002 via East), "Quarterly argent and vert, on a raven sable maintaining a grenade sable enflamed Or a broadarrow argent," there's no CD for the maintained grenade or for changing just the type of tertiary, but there's one for the field and one for the type of bird, so this is not a conflict. These are also clear of Brianna the Black Swan (reg. 06/1984 via the Middle), "Bendy sinister wavy of ten gules and Or, a swan naiant sable," with a CD for the field and one for adding the tertiary.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Award name forwarded to Laurel as <Award of the Swan and Shell>.  The pattern for Orders named for two heraldic charges does not use the article in front of the second charge.  Therefore I have removed "the" from in front of Shell.  Badge forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable an escallop inverted argent.


3) Donnershafen, Barony of – Resubmitted Name and Badge for the "Award of the Swan and the Book " - Fieldless, a swan sable naiant, charged with a book argent"

The submission has been reworked to avoid conflict after being rejected at Kingdom level.

"The name of this award follows the pattern of "orders named for heraldic charges" as discussed on page 2 of the January 2005 LoAR cover letter"

Escutcheon's Note: Client will accept major and minor changes.

Name and Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  [See comments under item #2]

Konrad:  Swan [See comments under item #2]
Book:   Middle English Dictionary:  http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED5413&egs=all&egdisplay=compact
bo macron dot belowk (n.(1)) Also (N) buk(e & bowk, (errors) bock, bac. Pl. bo macron dot belowkes; early be macron dot belowc, bo macron dot belowc, bo macron dot belowken.

[ OE bo macronc, pl. be macronc.]

1.  (a) Any collection of sheets or leaves, bound or unbound, making up a volume of writings; a book as a material object; (b) ~ bindere, one who binds books; ~ haspe, a clasp for the covers of a book.

(a) a1121 Peterb.Chron.(LdMisc 636) an.1070: Hi namen žęre swa mycele gold and seolfre, and swa manega gersumas on sceat and on scrud and on bokes. 1122 Peterb.Chron.(LdMisc 636) an.1122: And for bearnde ealle že minstre, And ealle ža gersumes že žęr binnen węron for uton feawe bec. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 45: La3amon leide žeos boc [Otho: žes bokes] & ža leaf wende. c1275(?a1216) Owl & N.(Clg A.9) 1325: On ape mai a boe [read: boc] bi halde, An leues wenden & eft folde. c1300 SLeg.Fran.(1) (LdMisc 108) 158: Ane masse-bok huy gonne take. Že bok was i-closed faste to; seint Fraunceis hine gan vndo. (c1380) Chaucer CT.SN.(Manly-Rickert) G.202: An old man..That hadde a book with lettres of gold in honde. (c1395) Chaucer CT.WB.(Manly-Rickert) D.635: I rente out of his book a leef. c1400(?c1380) Cleanness (Nero A.10) 966: And cloven alle in lyttel cloutes že clyffez aywhere, As lance levez of že boke žat lepes in twynne. a1475 In place (Hrl 3954) 3: Quan a chyld to scole xal set be, A bok hym is browt, Naylyd on a brede of tre, Žat men callyt an abece. (1451) Acc.Yatton in Som.RS 4 93: For the byndyng of the boks v s. (c1452) Arms Oxf.in Antiq.37 (Hrl 2259) 210: Ye armys of Oxforth: They ber asur a boke overt with vij clospys gold betwyx iij crownys. (1471) Will York in Sur.Soc.45 193: j bowk covered with rede velwett. a1500(a1415) Mirk Fest.(GoughETop 4) 6/25: And let wryte a gospell on a boke, and had žat wyth hym.

(b) (1251) CRR in NQ 157 97: Uxor Walteri le Bokbyndere. (1319) in Ekwall 2 Lond.Sub.R.(Lund 1951) 309: Dyonysia la Bokebynder. (1332) in G.Otto Handwerkernamen 75: Bukbynder. (1352) Reg.Edw.Blk.Pr. 4.76: [Two] bokapses [enamelled]. (a1399) Oath Bk.Colchester 11: Cardemakers..Bookbynderys, no scryveners nougt payen. (1440) PParv.(Hrl 221) 42: Bookbynder or amendere: Sosius. (1449) Acc.St.Mary Thame in BBOAJ 8 72: To Johis pradte bokebynder of Oxford..for mendyng of the bokys. c1540(?a1400) Destr.Troy (Htrn 388) 1589: Belmakers, bokebynders, brasiers fyn.

2a.  (a) A written composition or compilation (in prose or verse, occupying one or more volumes); a book as an authoritative source; ~ of lawes; (b) maken a ~, to write a book; (c) setten, writen on (in) ~, to compose or record (sth.) in writing, write down; (d) knowen withoute ~, know (sth.) by heart; etc.

(a) c1150(?OE) PDidax.(Hrl 6258b) 3/3: Seo boc peri didaxeon, žęt ys see swytelun3, hu fela 3era węs behuded se lęcecręft. c1175(?OE) Bod.Hom.(Bod 343) 62/29: Še wisę Au3ustinus hit awrat on bocum. c1225 Body & S.(2) (Wor F.174) 10/27: Nis hit non sellic, žauh ic segge of boken..For ic was ilered of mine leoue fęder Feire on frumže. ?c1200 Orm.(Jun 1) pref.1: Žiss boc iss nemmnedd Orrmulum Forrži žatt Orrm itt wrohhte. ?c1200 Orm.(Jun 1) 8934: Bitwenenn žatt Judisskenn flocc Žatt lęredd wass o boke; & tęre he satt to fra33nenn hemm off že33re bokess lare. a1225(OE) Lamb.Hom.VA (Lamb 487) 101: Swa swa us seggeš bec. a1225(?c1175) PMor.(Lamb 487) 118: Sculde he hit sechen o boke iwriten. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 3725: His dohter hine leide inne Janies temple, al-swa že bac [Otho: bock] tellet. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 4248: Beoš on beoken [Otho: bokes] feole feld bisnen. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 29302: Nes hit nohwhar iseid, no a bocken irad, žat [etc.]. a1225(c1200) Vices & V.(1) (Stw 34) 65/12: Šu miht witen alle craftes še on boche bieš 3ewriten. c1225(?c1200) St.Kath.(1) (Einenkel) 837: Že glistinde wordes žet beoš in ower bokes..Homeres motes, & Aristotles turnes. a1300(a1250) Bestiary (Arun 292) 350: Fox he is & fend iwis; še boc ne legeš nogt of šis. a1325(c1280) SLeg.Pass.(Pep 2344) 1926: Me blamež ham [women] so In songes and in rymes and in bokes. (1340) Ayenb.(Arun 57) 124: Ase zayž an old filosofe, žet hette platoun, ine his boc žet he made of že uour uirtues. (c1387-95) Chaucer CT.Prol.(Manly-Rickert) A.head.: Here bygynneth the book of the tales of Caunterbury. (1389) Lond.Gild Ret.in Bk.Lond.E.(PRO C 47/var.) 41: [Thi]s is že boke of ordinaunces of že brotherede of Carpenteres of London. (a1393) Gower CA (Frf 3) prol.2: Of hem that writen ous tofore The bokes duelle, and we therfore Ben tawht of that was write tho. a1400(a1325) Cursor (Vsp A.3) 1470: Enoch..was že first žat letters fand And wrot sum bokes wit his hand. c1400(c1378) PPl.B (LdMisc 581) 10.86: How the boke bible of hym bereth witnesse. c1425(a1420) Lydg. TB (Aug A.4) 1.827: Žis manly man Enee..com in-to Ytaille And wan žat lond, as bookes tellen vs. a1425(a1400) PConsc.(Glb E.9 & Hrl 4196) 348: Žis buk..In seven partes divised es. ?c1425 *Chauliac(2) (Paris angl.25) 23a/a: Že whiche ben noumbred of Galien in že book of swellynges. (1432) Rec.St.Mary at Hill 28: A boke of laweis, callyd decretallis. c1450(a1425) MOTest.(SeldSup 52) 25: This boke that is the bybyll cald..ffor holy wrytt we sall yt hald. ?c1450 Stockh.PRecipes (Stockh 10.90) 134/29: Do žus euery woke, and it xall holyn, as tellyth že boke. (a1475) Fortescue Gov.E.(LdMisc 593) 150: Off such ensamples, mony of the bokes off cronycles be full. c1475 Rwl.Prov.(Rwl D.328) p.124: He that lurnyth' without buckys drayt whater with a seyue. 1485(a1470) Malory Wks.(Caxton:Vinaver) 12/27: Soo in the grettest chirch of London, whether it were Powlis or not the Frensshe booke maketh no mencyon, alle the estates were longe or day in the chirche for to praye.

(b) a1400(c1303) Mannyng HS (Hrl 1701) 44: Y vndyr-toke On englyssh tunge to make žys boke. ?a1450(a1400) Siege Jerus.(1) (LdMisc 656) 1322: Žer of žis mater & mo, he made fayr bokes. a1500(?c1450) Merlin (Cmb Ff.3.11) 22: Make a boke, and alle tho thate this boke shul se sholde the rather kepe hem from synne.

(c) ?c1200 Orm.(Jun 1) pref.27: Itt [the Gospel] iss sett o boc Žurrh fowwre Goddspellwrihhtess. ?c1200 Orm.(Jun 1) 3085: Ysayas haffde se33d & writenn uppo boke, žatt ma33denn shollde berenn child. ?c1200 Orm.(Jun 1) 17686: All iss itt..sett O boc, & tald & rimedd. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 25143: Sibeli hit sęide..and sette hit on bocke [Otho: in boke], uolke to bisne. ?c1250 PMor.(Eg 613(1)) 226: Aboke [vrr. on boc, aboken] it is i-write, žer me mai it rede. a1300(a1250) Bestiary (Arun 292) 572: In boke is še turtres lif writen o rime. a1450(1408) *Vegetius(1) (Dc 291) 94a: Alle žat olde auctours hauež..left be hynde hem, writen in book.

(d) a1300 A Mayde Cristes (Jes-O 29) 196: Leorny bute bok vych del. a1400(?c1300) LFMass Bk.(Roy 17.B.17) 625: Žo robryk is gode vm while to loke, žo praiers to con with-outen boke. a1425(c1385) Chaucer TC (Benson-Robinson) 5.291: This knew he wel ynough withoute book. c1430(c1386) Chaucer LGW (Benson-Robinson) 1608: Jason..coude of love al the art and craft pleyner Withoute bok, with everych observaunce.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Award name forwarded to Laurel as <Award of the Swan and Book>.  The pattern for Orders named for two heraldic charges does not use the article in front of the second charge.  Therefore I have removed "the" from in front of Book.  Badge forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable an open book argent.


4)  Donnershafen, Barony of – Resubmitted Name and Badge for the "Award of the Swan and the Shield" - Fieldless, a swan sable naiant charged with a shield argent

The submission has been reworked to avoid conflict after being rejected at Kingdom level.

"The name of this award follows the pattern of "orders named for heraldic charges" as discussed on page 2 of the January 2005 LoAR cover letter"

Escutcheon's Note: Client will accept major and minor changes.

Name and Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  [See comments under item #2]

Konrad:  Swan [See comments under item #2]
Shield:  Middle English Dictionary:  http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED39833&egs=all&egdisplay=compact 
she macron dot belowld (n.) Also shelde, shield(e, seld(e, cheld(e, chel, shild(e, childe, shuld(e, (chiefly SW & K) sseld, (N) sheild, sceild & (in cpds.) shel-, shil- & (early) sceld(e, (early SWM) sceald, seald(e & (in names) scild-, sel-, she- & (errors) shelže, schelš; pl. sheldes, etc. & shildus, sheld, (early SWM) shelden, scelden, sculdes & (error) sheedys.

[ OE scild, scield, scyld, sceld.]

1.  (a) A shield; ~ of devis, a shield bearing a heraldic device; (b) in phrases: ~ and banere (target), ~ ne targe, ~ or bokelere; ~ and (ne) spere, sheldes and speres, spere and (ne) ~; ~ and swerd, swerd ne ~, swerd(es and sheld(es; (c) under ~, bearing a shield, provided with a shield; beren (dressen, weien, welden, weren) ~; hitten on (smiten upon, smiten thurgh) ~, to strike (sb.) on (through) his shield; riven ~, cleven ~ in sonder; smiten in (smiten upon, heuen on) ~; (d) a shield used as a stretcher; (e) a soldier, shield-bearer; (f) in fig. expressions: abiden ~, to withstand (someone's) onslaught; iwelden mid ~, capture (a city); reisen up ~ ayenes, make war on (a city), besiege; shuderen under ~, be afraid to begin an argument; tornen ~, relax (one's) vigilance; (g) in cpds. & combs.: ~ berer, a soldier, guard; ~ makere, one who makes shields; also as erroneous transl. for ~ berer [quot.: a1382]; sheldes bord, shield-wood, shield.

(a) a1150(OE) Vsp.D.Hom.(Vsp D.14) 110/1: An žridde ęngel fleah him ętforen, gewępnod mid hwite scelde & scinende swurde. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 2092: Ženne Stateres floc iseoš ore fęire sculdes..hit buh heom wel iqueme. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 2101: Heo nomen ža seeldes [Otho: sealdes] ža leien in žan feldes, brade and gode. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 8229: Hengest warp žene sceld [Otho: sceald] biuoren, & ęlles weoren his lif forloren. c1275(?a1200) Lay. Brut (Clg A.9) 11953: Aršur..igręp his sceld godne. c1225(OE) Wor.Aelfric Gloss.(Wor F.174) 549/43: Clipeus: sceld. c1275(?a1216) Owl & N.(Clg A.9) 1713: Moniman mid speres orde Hauež lutle strencže, & mid his chelde. a1325 Gloss.Bibbesw.(Arun 220) p.153: L'eskou de gules [glossed:] a reed cheeld [vr. chelde] ad porte. c1325(c1300) Glo.Chron.A (Clg A.11) 1135: Nennin is sseld nom & dude bituene žat že stroc so dep žer inne ne com. a1375 WPal.(KC 13) 1229: Triliche was he a-tired in ful tristy armes, his scheld on his schulder, a scharp swerd in honde. (a1382) WBible(1) (Bod 959) 3 Kings 14.26-7: Cesac, že kyng of egipt..tooc..že goldene scheeldis žat Salamon maade, for že whiche kyng roboam maade brasene scheeldis. (c1385) Chaucer CT.Kn.(Manly-Rickert) A.2122: Som wol haue a peire plates large, And som wol haue a Pruce sheeld [vr. seeld] or a targe. (a1387) Trev. Higd.(StJ-C H.1) 4.97: Scipio sigh ones a childe [Higd.(2): bucler; L scutum] gayliche arrayed. c1400(?c1390) Gawain (Nero A.10) 619: Že schelde..was of schyr goulez, Wyth že pentangel de-paynt of pure golde hwez. c1425(a1420) Lydg. TB (Aug A.4) 2.7745: A žousand kny3tes cam with Philymene..whos scheldis..Wern of querboyl..With gold depeint. a1425 *Medulla (Stnh A.1.10) 47b: Parma: bokeler, or a shylde. a1450 Castle Persev.(Folg V.a.354) 1952: Scharply on scheldys 3our schaftys 3e scheuere. c1450(c1400) Sultan Bab.(Gar 140) 1266: Fro strokes wyth sheeldes here bodies žai couered. (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C) 29/21: With hys swerde he smote the kynge on the helme, that a quarter of the helme and shelde clave downe. c1475 Body Pol.(Cmb Kk.1.5) 163/29: All the shieldes [F escus] of the men of armes..semed as it had ben all blode. a1486 Jousts of Peace (Mrg M 775) 39: We Herrowdys of Armis beryng scheldis of deviis, here we yeve in knowlache un to all Gentill men of name and of armus That, [etc.]. a1486 Jousts of Peace (Mrg M 775) 40: A schelde coverid wt his deviis. a1500(?c1450) Florence (Cmb Ff.2.38) 631: He fonde no socowre at hys schylde, But dedd he felle downe in že fylde. a1500 Awntyrs Arth.(Dc 324) 503: Shaftes žei shindre in sheldes so shene. 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Award name forwarded to Laurel as <Award of the Swan and Shield>.  The pattern for Orders named for two heraldic charges does not use the article in front of the second charge.  Therefore I have removed "the" from in front of Shield.  Badge forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) On a swan naiant sable an escutcheon argent. 


5) Lorenzo da Firenze (M) – New Name

No Branch listed

Lorenzo -
A sample of Jewish Names in Milan 1540 - 1570 by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi
(http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Jewish/milan_names.html)
Cites Lorenzo as a first name, from "Lorenzo Brunelli son of Petro"

da Firenze -
St. Gabriel report 2744 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2744.txt) cites "da Firenze" as part of a valid feminine name beterrn 1400 and 1450.

Escutcheon Notes:
Client will accept major and minor changes and desires a male name.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  This name is presumptuous of Lorenzo dei Medici, aka Lorenzo il Mangifico, who was the ruler of the Florentine Republic in the 15th C, and probably also his grandson Lorenzo di Piero dei Medici, rule of Florence from 1513 to 1519. As the ruler of a sovereign state, he is important enough to protect from conflict, both under his usual name, and under the form [given name] of [place ruled]: "as much as the usage Louis of France or Henry of England would create a presumption that one would be referring to the ruler." [Shaul of Yisrawael, LoAR 05/1989, Meridies-R]

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for violating RfS Part IV. 3. Names Claiming Specific Relationships. - Names that unmistakably imply identity with or close relationship to a protected person or literary character will generally not be registered.  <Lorenzo da Firenze> is presumptous of Lorenzo dei Medici, aka Lorenzo il Mangifico and his grandson Lorenzo di Piero dei Medici both of which ruled Florence (Firenze in Italian) in period.  As rulers of a state they could be know as [given name] of [place ruled], "as much as the usage Louis of France or Henry of England would create a presumption that one would be referring to the ruler." [Shaul of Yisrawael, LoAR 05/1989, Meridies-R]


6) Skalla Geirmundr Ulfsson (M) – New Device - "Quarterly Argent and Gules Quarterly azure and or a mullet "

Escutcheon Notes:
Name registered December 1988 via the Middle.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  This is not a new device, but a resubmission of a device change, his device, "Vair, a panther rampant guardant gules spotted argent incensed proper," was registered 03/1994 via the Middle).  A previous device change (returned in kingdom, but I don't know the date) was on the January 2008 ILoI, "Quarterly, argent and gules a mullet azure." This same version was returned by Laurel in September 2009, for a number of conflicts, including - Selivia de l'Estoile, Gyronny of six purpure and argent, a mullet of six points azure. - T??mm??n Dallas Sare, Checky argent and sable, a mullet of four points azure. - Eric Blaxton, Argent, scaly sable, a mullet of four points, set saltirewise and elongated to sinister base azure. This submission would be blazoned "Quarterly argent and gules, a mullet quarterly azure and Or." It's clear of Fergus Smythson (reg. 09/1991 via Atlantia), "Quarterly azure and Or, a mullet of four points counterchanged," with a CD for the field and one for reversing the tinctures of the mullet. 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Quarterly argent and gules, a mullet quarterly azure and Or.


7) Tobias Okenrode - New Device - "Per Chevron Rayonny Purpure and Or, in base a dragon in annulo sable"

Escutcheon's Note: Name registered in April of 2006 via the Middle

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  This is not a new device but a device resubmission. His previous device, "Vert, on a sun Or, a brown bear passant proper, on a chief embattled Or, three acorns proper," was returned by Rouge Scarpe 12/2005, for redrawing. Reblazon: "Per chevron rayonny purpure and Or, in base a dragon in annulo sable." No conflicts found.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron rayonny purpure and Or, in base a dragon in annulo sable.


LS) Elisabeth Beauvisage - New Name

Elisabeth - Names found in Maisemore, Glouchestershire Registers 1538-1600, by Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/minchinhampton.html >10 occurrences from 1566 to 1600.

Beauvisage - The name is grandfathered to her from her mother, letter from her mother Rosamund Beauvisage (registered Sept. 1992 via the Middle) included.

Note:  The submitter does not allow major changes and desires a female name.  If changes are necessary for registration the submitter asks to be contacted.

Rouge Scarpe Note:  This Pennsic 39 submission was accidentally sent to the East after Pennsic.  Eastern Crown Herald (East Kingdom Submissions Herald) sent it back to the Middle but it seems to have disappeared at that point until the submitter inquired about it and we tracked it down.  I have conflict checked it myself to avoid further delay.  

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.


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