October 15, 2003 

Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, the New Escutcheon. 

Here are the mailed October 2003 submissions for your consideration and commentary. All submissions will allow major and minor changes unless otherwise noted. All commentary should be sent to the Dragon Herald, Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, early enough to arrive by November 25, 2003, with copies to Dragon and me. Please be patient with me, as this is my first letter.

1) Otto Helmsmid. (M) Device Resubmission:

(Bellevue, MI)

It was returned 4/03 by Laurel for for conflict. It was suggested that he adds a bordure to bring it out of conflict. This is the 3rd time he's submitted this device. He is willing to accept minor changes.

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2) Robert Downey of Forfar (M) New Name and Device Ermine, a tower and on a chief embattled vert three fiddles argent

Robert - Withycombe, "Oxford Dictionary of Christian Names", p 118

Downie - Black, "The Surnames of Scotland," p 606 Client prefers " Downey" but no year could be found to document its usage. Second choice: Downy - 1330 p 605

Forfar - 1057 AD - a small town in the county of Angus in eastern Scotland " Forfar" Encyclopedia Britannica (2003) http://www.Britannica.com/article?eu=35511

Client will accept minor changes and cares more for sound.

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3) Brighid inghean Finnghiala (F) New Name and Device Barry-bendy vert and purpure, a sun or

(Shire of Silfrenmere)

Brighid - Withycombe, Oxford Dic. Of Eng. Christian Names, p 27 under Bridget

inghean - means daughter of

Fionnghuala - http://www.panix.com/~Gabriel/public-bin/archive.cgi Irish 1400-1500

Client will accept minor changes to make it Scotish/Irish

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4) Constance inghean Conchobair (F) New Name

(Barony of Illiton, Midlands)

Constance - 1273 AD, Withycombe, c 1947 p 35-36

Inghean - daughter of

Conchobair - pre 12th century, genitive form of Coachbox "100 Most Popular Men' s Names in Early Medieval Ireland," by Heather Rose Jones, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100

Client will accept minor changes in sound.

5) Catan Rowe McConauthey (F) New Name and Device Per pale vert and argent, an artist\rquote s brush bristles in chief and a sword, point to base, counterchanged

(Barony of Shattered Crystal)

Catan (c. 700-900) Index of Names in Irish Annals - Kathleen M. O'Brien Rowe - Red Book of Ormond - Glossary of Elements by Heather Rose Jones

McConauthey - var on Donated - Red Book of Ormand - Glossary of Elements, by Heather Rose Jones

Client wants the meaning to sound like 'Kuh-tan'



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6) Caitriona Mac Dhonnachaidh (F) New Device Or, a cat couchant to sinister regardant sable, on a chief sable, a quill pen between two inkwells, or

(Barony of Illiton, Midlands)

(name re'd 2/1990)

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7) Richardus Hruga (M) New Name and Device Per pale sable and or, a raven displayed, in base a sun between two crescents with points to chief, all counterchanged.

(Shattered Crystal)

Richardus - "German Given Names 1200-1250" by Brian M. Scott

Hruga - mentioned as Kolbein Hruga, Norse Chieftain c. 1142

Client will accept minor changes and would like byname to sound like ' hurga'

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8) Alfred Usher (M) New Name

(Barony of Illiton, Midlands)

Alfred - 849 AD. Withycombe, p. 9

Usher - 1380 AD, Reaney, "Dic of Bristish Surnames," p 332 1958

Client will accept minor changes and will accept Alured and Usherhill also found in Withycombe.and Reaney

9) Randall Clark (M) New Name and Device Per fess azure mulley of four points or andvert, a fess wavy or, surtout a dragon rampant displayed argent

(Mynydd Seren)

Randall - A diminutive of Rand; Scott., Brian, "Late Sixteenth Century Eng. Given Names, "http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/eng16/eng16alpha.html

Clark - occupational byname; Stampnitzky, Julie, "Surnames in Durham and Northumberland," http://www.yucs.org/~jules/names/parish/surnames_c.html

Client will not accept changes

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10) Lochlainn samhach macGrioghair (M) New Name and Device Per chevron Azure and Ermine, in first a falcon rising, wings elevated and displayed argent, in base a tower vert

(Shire of Ravenslake)

Lochloinn - Scottish Gaelic Given Names: For Men by Sharon L. Krossa http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/men.shtml

Samhach: adjective; quiet, still, calm, peaceful MacFarlane's Dictionary http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MF2/mf10.html#samhach

(Note: There is no paperwork for MacGrioghair that I can find.)

Client will accept minor changes.. He is interested in 12th-14th century Highland Scots.

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11) Ellonyia Cedicsdottir (F) New Device Sable a fess or, in chief three lettuce heads vert, fess point a bee Volant or, center base two hop plants vert

(Davenport, IA)


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In Service to the Dream,

Ana Linch 

Escutcheon Elect: Ana Linch Jo Ann Ewbank
1106 Woodsum
Jackson, MI 49203
Dragon: Rory mac Feidhlimidh 
Kevin L. Conlin 
820 E Monroe 
Bloomington, IL 61701 

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