unto Mistress Elena de Vexin, Dragon; THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet,
Rouge Scarpe; and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of
Heralds; from Lady Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke, Escutcheon.
Here are the December 2002
submissions for your consideration and commentary. All submissions will
allow major and minor changes unless otherwise noted. All commentary
should be sent to the Rouge Scarpe Herald, THL Paul Wickenden of Thanet,
early enough to arrive by February
25, 2003, with copies
to Dragon and me.
1)Aesa the Fierce.
(F) New Name and Device. Vert, within an annulet a wagon argent.
of the Flame)
Client supplied no documentation.
She wishes a name authentic for 9th century Norway, cares
most about sound and will NOT accept MAJOR changes. She also will not
allow the creation of a holding name for the associated device.
2) Andrew Bend.
(M) New Name and Device. Sable,a bend argent.
[Bend] found in “Faire Names
for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names” by Chris Laning
[Andrew] found in “Masculine
Given Names in Chesham, 1538-1600/1” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan found
Client cares most about language/culture
and specifically states that he will accept any changes.
3) Balian de Brionne.
(M) Device Change.
Azure, three clarions argent.
Missive from client:
I desire to change my arms
from Per pale argent and azure, three clarions counterchanged
(7/93) to Azure, three clarions argent, for obvious reasons.
When I registered the current device, I assumed that there was conflict
with Per chevron azure and argent, three clarions counterchanged
(Robin Clarian, 6/84) because of X.4.d. As I was investigating the question
of finding the registrant to seek permission to conflict, Brigantia
was kind enough to let me know that he was not sure there was a conflict.
He appears to be correct and I cite the following two precedents:
much thought and discussion, it has been decided, for purposes of X.4.d,
e and h of the Rules of Submission, that the bottommost of three charges,
either on the field alone or arroundan ordinary, is defined as one-half
of the group…multiple changes to the basemost of three charges under
this definition will be granted a maximum of one CVD.” (CL 9/6/90 p.2).
subtext of Rfs X.4.d is revised in part to update the example given
therein (“Or, three bulls’ heads gules” differs from “Or, two bulls’
heads sable and another gules”, but not from “Or, two bulls’ heads gules
and another sable”) to reflect precedent set in the September 6, 1990
Cover Letter to the effect that tincture, type, and posture changes
to the basemost of three charges arranged two and one are worth a CD,
though at most one CD can be obtained even for multiple changes to this
charge. As a consequence, and following Palimpsests’ wording, such an
example is revised to read:
in pale three bulls’ heads gules differs from
Or, in pale a bull’s head gules between two more sable, but not
from Or, in pale a bull’s head sable between two more gules.
I therefore urge the College
to consider that there are two clear differences between the proposed
arms and those of Robin Clarian: one for the field and one for the change
in tincture to at least half (in this instance the bottommost of three
charges) of the charges.”
Client wishes to release his
current device if this passes and also, to release his badge, (Fieldless)
On a rose azure a bee Or.
4) Brise Sanguin.
(F) New Name and Device. Gules, a fleur-de-lys argent within a bordure
argent goutty de sang.
[Brise] is a female given name
listed s,n. “Brise la bèle” in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292
Census of Paris” by Lord Colm Dubh found at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/paris.html
[Sanguin] appears in “French
Names from Paris, 1423” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael at http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~sfriedemann/names/paris1423surnames.htm and also in “French Names from Paris,
1438” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael at http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~sfriedemann/names/paris1438surnames.htm
Client cares most about sound
and does not require the name to be authentic, wishing at least a vague
cultural connection to France in general and Normandy in particular
sometime during the Hundred Years War between France and England. Client
will NOT allow MAJOR changes.
Cecilia Fiametta Delcanto. (F) Name and Device Resubmission.
Gules, a squirrel between three bezants.
[Cecilia] found in Withycombe
[Fiametta] found in “Italian
Renaissance Names” by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoore Vale at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/rhian/italian.html dated circa 14th-15th century.
[Delcanto] found in “Florentine
Renaissance Resources:Online Catasto of 1427” at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/overview.html
Name returned by Rouge Scarpe
9/02 because of a lack of documentation for [Delcanto]. Client has supplied
this. Device was returned same letter for conflict. She has changed
the field tincture (from azure to gules) and changed from plates to
6) Cúil Choluim, Shire of
. Device Resubmission. Purpure, on a chevron between three columbines
Or, three laurel wreathes vert.
Previous device submission
returned because the columbines were drawn ‘proper’ and the amount of
vert exceeded the amount of Or thus leading to a color on color. The
clients have redrawn the columbines all Or clearing this problem. Petition
of Support included.
[ Esc: I know the name was bounced on a technical point owing to a miscommunication (not the
fault of the clients)and I believe this was corrected via phone and
the name corrected and passed, but I am unsure what date was assigned
for this correction.]
Douglas of Ravenslake. (M) New Name and Device.
Quarterly gules and vert, a bull statant Or.
Client has basically created
his own holding name (and wishes it to serve as such) as he wants his
device registered but is still researching his persona. Douglas is his
8) Elynor Grey.
(F) New Name and Device. Quarterly purpure and vert, a lion dormant
[Elynor] dated to 1566 found
in an index of “Female Given Names” found in the Ashmolean Museum’s
brass rubbing collection at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/women.html
[Grey] dated to 1415 also found
amongst the brasses at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/lastnameEH.html. Client wishes a 16th century
Irial Féasruadh ó hIarnáin. (M) Device Change.
Lozengy Or and argent, a bear salient gules.
Mailse of Glencoe.
(F) Name Resubmission.
[Mailse] found in “Irish Names
& Surnames”, Rev. Patrick Woulfe, p.212, not dated.
[Glencoe] found in “Clan Donald”
by Donald J. Mac Donald, pp. 195-226, dated circa late 13th
Client indicated that her submission
was returned 6/02 but I can find no record of it, who returned it, or
for what reason. Client is interested in having an Irish first name
with a Scottish placename.
11) Michael McCay.
(M) New Device. Per chevron throughout vert and argent, two
falcons regardant addorsed argent and a rapier sable.
In Service to the Dream,
Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke,
3846 S Wayne Dr.
La Porte IN 46350
Elena de Vexin
Joann E. Peek
306 Lively Lane
Burns Harbor IN 46304
Paul Wickenden of Thanet
3071 Cimarron Trail
Madison WI 53719
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