November 15, 2007

Greetings unto Master Thorvald Redhair, Dragon Herald, Lady Phebe Bonadeci, Rouge Scarpe Herald, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Fiona ni Chiardubhain, Escutcheon Herald.

Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name.

All comments are due by December 25.

1) Amye Goldwyn (F) -- New Badge -- (Fieldless) a mullet of eight per pale purpure and Or

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in July 2006.

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2) Caitrina inghean mhic Mhaolain (F) -- New Device -- Azure, a Heneage Knot, in chief three mullets argent
(St. Carol on the Moor)

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in August 2006.

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3) Confraternity of Eve (Aethelwyn Castrel of Arran) -- New Household Name & Device -- Or, an apple gules surrounded by a serpent in annulo vert

[Confraternity] The OED site has confraternite (1675), confraternitie (1601), confraternity (1654)

[Eve] Withycombe p112 entry Eva, Eve. “Found in use in England from about the end of the 12th century.”

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in December 1990

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4) Gillityr, Son of Guthbrandr (M) -- New Name & Device -- Gyronny arrondi vert and Or
[Gillityr] Translates to “Servant of Tyr”. Gilli short form of Irish names in Gilli, meaning “servant”. Found in Iceland at the time of the Settlement, Probably occurs mostly in persons of Celtic descent, such as Haraldr gilli, whose Irish name was Gillikristr, “servant of Christ.” Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name, Studia Marklandica I, Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. p10 s.n. Gilli. Fellows-Jensen, Gillian, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, Copenhagen, Akademisk Forlag, 1968 pp100-101 s.n. Gilli

[Guthbrandr] Translates to “Odin’s Sword” or “God’s Sword”. This spelling is modern. The old form uses “funky” characters. Client will to accept traditional spelling.

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5) Godfrey Thacker of Northumberland (M) -- Device Appeal -- Barry Nebuly, argent and vert, a pale counterchanged
(Red Spears)

[Appeal] Device redrawn to show Nebuly lines “in-phase” and to have even number of bars. The proposed arms could be viewed as a stylistic combination of the following two period arms. Philip Bassett - Barry nebuly of six Or and gules ( William Bruges (1398-1413) - Nine pieces of Ermine and Ermines (

Esct. Note: Client’s name registered June 1988.

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6) Gruffud vab Ednyvet (M) -- New Name and Device -- Argent fretty sable nailed Or
(Falcon’s Quarry)

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7) Guglielmo Marchionni (M) -- New Name --
(Baile na Scolairi)

[Guglielmo] “Online Catasto of 1427” (

[Marchionni] “Online Catasto of 1427” ( Byname changed from given name “Marchionne” as per guidelines for Italian patronymics found on “West Kingdom College of Heralds” (

8) Gylis Scot (M) -- New Name & Device -- Per bend sinister sables and gules a wolf rampant argent holding an escutcheon Or

[Gylis] Withycombe p134, Giles var. FA 1284

[Scot] Reaney & Wilson p309, William Scot 1150-1160

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9) Isabel de Mantacute (F) -- New Device -- Sable, a pile azure, overall a orle enleafed argent

Esct. Note: Client’s name registered March 2003

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10) Jerome Calcote (F) -- Device Resubmission -- Argent, sable heart
(Grey Hope)

Esct. Note: Client’s name in process ILoAR April 2007.

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11) Lawrence the Bruce (M) -- New Name --

[Lawrence] Withycombe p191 (m.), derived from Latin Laurentius, etc.

[Bruce] Withycombe p55 as “the surname of Robert de Bruce (1274-1329), liberator and King of Scotland… “the family was a powerful one with branches all over England.”

Esct. Note: Client prefers the surname “the Bruce” but will accept “de Bruce”.

12) Philippa Montague (F) -- Device Resubmission -- Vert, a pall inverted argent between three acorns slipped and leaved Or within a bordure Or

Esct. Note: Client’s name in process ILoAR June 2007.

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13) Raphael Delchambre (M) -- New Badge -- (Fieldless) an anvil sable, debuised of a chevron argent, pierced by a cross of Santiago Or
(White Waters)

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in July 2007.

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14) Rhydderch ap Morgan (M) -- New Name and Device -- Per pall vert, argent and sable two unicorns passant addorsed counter changed, in the chief two roundels Or charged with a lozenge sable throughout

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[Morgan] ( ( ( ( (

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15) Rhydderch ap Morgan (M) -- New Badge -- (Fieldless) on a bezant a lozenge sable throughout a bordure vert

Esct. Note: See above for clients name submission.

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16) Robert of Bristol (M) -- Device Change -- Per pale sable and gules, a chevron inverted and a griffin sergeant Or

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in September 1989. Client is releasing old device.

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17) Runa Eikibrandrskona (F) -- Alternate Name --

[Runa] (

[Eikibrandrskona] Desired meaning – “wife of oaken-sword” similar in construction to “eikikrokr” – “oaken-crook” from “Viking Names found in the Landnamabok” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) ( Brandr – “fire” or “sword” from Old Norse Men’s Names – Viking Answer Lady (

Esct. Note: Client’s original name Alexandra La Noire was registered in May 1998. Client will retain name as alternate.

18) Sabine de Ancastre (F) -- New Name --

[Sabine] Listed from 1279 as a variation of Sabina “Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames” Talan Gwynek (

[de Ancastre] Locative byname created by combining Anecastre, listed in “Dated Placenames from Lincolnshire: A-C” Gunnuör Silfrahárr and Talan Gwynek ( and information from “A Brief Introduction to Medieval Bynames” Talan Gwynek and Arval Benicoeur ( which states “up to about 1400 the usual English form is de X, where X is the name of a town”.

19) Sibyl Sevenoke (F) -- New Badge -- Checky Or and sable, a bordure gules
(Mynydd Seren)

Esct. Note: Client’s name in process ILoI October 2007.

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20) Templemede, Canton of -- Device Resubmission -- Argent cross gules surmounted by a laurel wreath vert and on a chief embattled sable three chalices argent

Esct. Note: Device returned on LoAR November 2006 for a re-draw because chief was to narrow.

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21) Thomas der Kreuzfahrer (M) -- New Badge -- (Fieldless) a polar bear (Ursus Maritimus) passant proper, a Latin cross gules
(White Waters)

Esct. Note: Client’s name was registered in January 1997, King of the East.

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22) Umfrey d’Outremer (M) -- New Name --

[Umfrey] Pedes Finium Commonly Called the Feet of Fines for the County of Somerset, Richard J to EdBard J 1196-1307 by Emanuel Green, F.S.A. (

[d’Outremer] Period place name describing the area containing the Crusade States. (

23) Ysabel Verdelet (F) -- New Name and Device -- Ermine, a fox sejant guardant proper maintaining a sprig of juniper, between two flanches purpure.
(Mynydd Seren)

[Ysabel] (

[Verdelet] From the French roots of green and animaux from the source, Dictionnaire de Poche de La Langue Français: Nams et prénoms de France by Larousse p590

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24) Zafirah of White Waters (F) -- New Name and Device -- Argent, a cross gules, in positions one and four cross clechee’s sable
(White Waters)

[Zafirah] ( (

[of White Waters] Client's local branch name.

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Yours In Service,

Lady Fiona ni Chiardubhain 

Rouge Scarpe: Phebe Bonadeci

P.J. Reaney
3539 N. Kostner #2
Chicago, IL 60641
Rouge Scarpe


Fiona ni Chiardubhain

Joanne Labny
1305 Cherry Dr
Batavia, IL 60510

Dragon: Thorvald Redhair

Ron Sargent
4N400 Church Rd
Bensenville, IL 60106

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