July 15, 2005
Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Lady Phebe Bonadeci, Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, Escutcheon Herald.
Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name. All comments are due by August 25th.
1) Algar the Iron Hand of Lincoln (M)-- New Name
Client will accept major changes and cares 11th century Saxon.
In an enclosed email (no author is included, just email addresses although the signature on the last page lists Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe):
"Alger means "elf spear" fom Old English ælf "elf" and gar "spear". This Old English name was rarely used after the Norman conquest but was revived in the 19th century. . . ."
Then there is a long summary of Lady Godiva, her brother Thorold the Sheriff of Lincolnshire and her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry. Godiva and Leofric had a son named 'Algar (Elf-spear)' . . .
". . . The particle of place in Anglo-Saxon turns to be "of" just as in modern English - "atte" is a special Middle English form . . ."of Lincoln" shouldn't be too controversial for SCA heralds, it'll probably pass....."
Then a long summary of the history of Lincoln ". . . Lincoln was a 'colonia', or major town, and around 300AD it became the capitol of the Roman province covering eastern England . . . The present stone castle at Lincoln dates back to 1068. . ."
(Esct. Note: There is no documentation for Iron Hand)
|2) Avery d'Aragon (M)-- New Name and Device --
Vairy Or and sable, three squirrels gules in bend
Client will *not* accept major changes.
According to the paperwork: "References: "Registres
des justices de Choisy-le-Temple et Châtenay, 1448-1478: éditions des registres Z2761
et 902 des Archives nationales/ édité s par le Centre d'étude d'histoire juridique.
(Paris: Champion, 2000).
http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/choisy.html" (Esct. Note: "Names from Choisy, France, 1475-1478," by Sara L. Uckelman c. [Jehan d'Aragon] 1478)
(Esct. Note: No documentation was given for Avery)
inghean ui Dhochartaigh, Serpentslayer (F)-- New Name
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 15th Century Irish.
[Caitríona] -- Index of Names in Irish Annals: Caitriona by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Caiterina.shtml) "Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) form: Caitríona also [Caitríona inghen Aodha Ruaidh] 1493
[Dhochartaigh] : "What is in a name?" http://www.dohertyclann.homestead.com/histpics~ns4.html "Sir Cahir O'Doherty, was killed at Kilmacrennan in 1608. . . The O'Dochartaigh Clann originated in Inishowen and got their name from Dochartach, son and heir to Maongal . . .)
According to the cover letter submitted: "In regards to my name submission (Caitriona inghean ui Dhochartaigh, Serpentslayer), there are a few things i (sic) want to clarify. First, Dhochartaigh is the Gaelic form of Doherty, which my last name Daugherty is a recognized variation. Second, regarding the addition of serpentslayer, I have noticed several similiar names that were allowed, most notably that of 'James Martel, drakeslayer'. While i (sic) do much prefer it remain at the end, I will allow it to be moved behind my first name if necessary as was common in 15th century Ireland since that is the time and culture of my persona. -- Melissa Daugherty."
Client submitted a copy a page from the O&A: "James Drakeslayer: This name was changed to James Martel, Drakeslayer in Aug. of 1979"
|4) Jaret of Coventry -- Device Resubmission --
Per chevron inverted sable and vert, in chief a pheon
(Name reg'd Oct. '04)
(Device (Per chevron inverted sable and vert, in chief a pheon inverted Or) was pended by RS Jun '04 until client is contacted to see if they want a pheon or a broadarrow. if they truly want a pheon it will be returned for redraw since as drawn that is surely a broadarrow instead of a pheon.
(Esct. Note: No note was included to see if he wanted a pheon or a broadarrow.)
5) Juan Diego de Belmonte -- New Name
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for 16th century Spanish
According to the paperwork:
[Juan Diego] -- appears in two texts found on www.corpusdelespanol.org. One text is members of a scientific expedition in 1570. The other is a public notice from 1436,
[Juan Diego] -- a native Mexican converted to Christianity in 1524 and took the name Juan Diego Cuautlatoatzin. He saw the Virgin Mary in 1531 and was sainted in. See attached from www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintjem.htm and www.catholic.org.
[de Belmonte] -- is a locatative surname. Belmonte is located in Cuenca, and was modern villa in 1371. perso.wannadoc.es/belmonte/ingles/indexi.html. (Esct. Note: I had a hard time getting this url to work.)
[de Belmonte] is found in text from the 1300's, 1500's and 1600's on www.corpusdelespanol.org. Also found on a list of dead on Columbus 1492 Voyage to America. (http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/columbus_dead.shtml).
Photocopies are included.
|6) Lost Bridge, Shire of the,
Name and Device Resubmission-- Argent, a bend sinister
wavy azure, between two laurel wreaths vert
Device (Purpure, nine Solomans knots in cross per saltire argent, in fess point, a laurel wreath Or) returned by RS Jan '04 "The documentation for the Solomans knot is unacceptable. It needs to be dated within period using the same using the same documentation criteria as names use. It appears to be docimented (sic) as an artistic motif. Period artistic motifs aren't necessarily acceptable in SCA heraldry per RfS VII.2. The pointed ends in the submission do not match the square ends in the documentation."
"The History of Bristol to 1497," (http://www.heritage.nf.ca/exploration/bristol.html) : "Old Bristol Bridge. Sometimes during the course of the early Middle Ages, the Anglo-Saxons who had settled in the borough built a bridge across the Avon River and the surrounding town. It was from this bridge that the town of Bristol derived its name. 'Brygestowe', as it was called in the medieval times, simply meant 'the place of assembly by the bridge.'
Client will *not* accept major changes and cares for the meaning "Lost Bridge." Photocopies are included.
(F)-- New Name and Device -- Lozengy argent and
vert, in fess two elm leaves gules.
Client will *not* accept major changes and care more for sound.
[Torfi]: According to the paperwork: "same as above, p 4. The genitive form was used to make the patronymic byname [Torfadóttir]. "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," by Sara L. Friedmann, (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html). This article is an overview of Viking names based mostly on "The Old Norse Name," by Dr. G. Fleck.
Photocopies are included.
|(8) Sofia Tyzes (F) -- New Name and Device -- Per
chevron vert and argent, two lilies and a turtle statant
Client will accept major changes and cares for 16th Century Hungarian.
[Sofia]: Hungarian Feminine Names, by Walraven van Nijmegen, (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magfem.html (Linked from the Hungarian Names resources page at: http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/hungarian.shtml)) Examples for this spelling of the given names are dated 1565 and 1578.
[Tyzes]: Academy of St. Gabriel report #744, attached. (Esct. Note: According to the report, which wasn't included in the paperwork: "The word "túz" or "fire" gave root to a name which means "fiery" or "passionate." Examples from period include Tuzes, Tyzes, Thyzes, Thy:zes, Thwzes. " No dates given.)
|(9) Tigernach mac Eoghain ua Aeda (M)--
New Badge -- Gules, a serpent glissant palewise
(Name reg'd May '99)
This is the client's second badge and does *not* wish his first to be released.
In Service to the Dream,
Lady Ana Linch
|Rouge Scarpe||Phebe Bonadeci||P.J. Reaney
4831 W Roscoe #3
Chicago, IL 60641
|Escutcheon:||Ana Linch||Jo Ann Ewbank
Jackson, MI 49203
|Dragon:||Rory mac Feidhlimidh||Kevin L. Conlin
820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701
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