Outlands College of Heralds
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Pendar the Bard - 10 Magnifico - Los Lunas, NM 87031 - (505) 866-4369

UNTO Francois la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms, Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms, Zenobia Naphtali, Armory Queen of Arms, and Daniel de Lincoln, Laurel clerk, upon this 17th day of July, A.S. XXXVII (2002 CE),

DOES The Honorable Lord Pendar the Bard, Rampart Herald, send


On behalf of Master Balthazar Tigrerro, White Stag Principal Herald,
I offer the following submissions for registration:

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  1. Caerthe, Barony of. Badge. Or, a dragon passant gules and a chief embattled sable.
  2. Cathyn Fitzgerald. Change of Device. Per bend rayonny gules and sable.
  3. His name was registered in November of 1995 via Calontir. His previous device, "Lozengy couped in fess gules and argent, on a pale Or a sword inverted azure." was registered in September of 1987 via the Outlands under the name Cathyn Bluesword, which was officially changed to Cathyn Fitzgerald in 11/95. If this new device is registered he would like to retain the old device as a badge.

  4. Ceara McCain. Name.
  5. “Ceara” is a post 1200 form of “Cera”, and is found in Irish Names, by O'Corrain and Maguire, pg. 50. It has been registered as a given name in the SCA at least 25 times as recently as October 2001, which at the very least makes it SCA compatible. For documentation for “McCain” see Fergus McCain below. She will allow changes and makes no request for authenticity.

  6. Corwin Roberts. Name and Device. Sable, a pall inverted between two dragons combattant and a phoenix issuant from base Or.

  7. “Corwin” was ruled SCA compatible a long time ago. “There are some twenty Megans, Meghans, and Meggans already registered. As with Fiona and Corwin, I consider the name to be so much a part of SCA culture as to be acceptable, even if it is recent coinage.” [BoE, 14 Apr 85, p.4] “Roberts” is found in A Dictionary of English Surnames, by P.H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson, we find on page 380 the header name of 'ROBERT, ROBERTS . . .' with many citations of variant spellings and dates throughout our period. He will accept changes, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for the “English” language and/or culture.

  8. Fergus MacLennan. Device. Quarterly embattled vert and Or, two wolves salient argent and two Celtic crosses vert.

  9. His name was sent to Laurel on the February 17, 2002 Outlands LoI as Fearghus MacLennan. A correction was then noted on the March LoI that he would prefer the all anglicized form “Fergus MacLennan”.

  10. Fergus McCain. Name.

  11. “Fergus” is found in OC&M, page 97, s.n. Fergus:Fearghus. “Fergus has been confused with another old name, Forggus, and after the Old Irish period they are both rendered Fergus. Fergus is an extremely common name in the the early period.” Black, sn Fergus gives Fearghus as the modern Gaelic, and Fergus as the Middle Gaelic spelling. Fergus is also the standard English spelling and occurs in 16th C Scotland in the data from the Orkney Islands http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/orkney-masc.htm. “Fergus” can also be documented as a Manx given name using the website Personal Names Extract from W.W.Gill A Third Manx Scrapbook - dating from 1928 but not published until much later. http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/manx/famhist/fnames/wwgillpn.htm “McCain” is a variant of the surname CAIN, or CAINE, contracted from Mac Cathain, ' Cathan's son.' As found at the website Surnames Derived From "Personal" Names of Purely Native Origin Chapter II. (Part II.) found at the URL http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/manx/manxnb/v05p020.htm The spelling “McCain” is not specified but is inferred from the construction and spelling variants listed. Additional documentation was provided by Mistress Shauna of Carrick Point, Golden Wing Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Artemisia "In Surnames of Scotland, by George F. Black, we find on page 510 the header name of MACIAN, with a date of 1538 for the spelling M'Cane. There are many different variant spellings listed, but this is the closest to the submitted form. In The Surnames of Ireland, by Edward MacLysaght, on page 33, we find the header name of CAIN, CANE: English names used in Mayo for Kane. If we turn to KANE, on page 170, we find the header name of MAC KANE, -KAIN: Variants of the Scottish MacKean but not of the Clare MacKeane." He will accept changes and made no request for authenticity.

  12. George Woulfryth. Name.

  13. “George” is found in Withycombe, page 128-9, s.n. George dated by citation from Magd. c. 1270-80. “Woulfryth” is found in Reaney & Wilson, page 501, under the header Woolfrey, citing Matilda Woulfryth 1297 MinAcctCo. The client is interested in having his name be authentic for “English”, and he will accept changes. He is most interested in the sound and the desired gender is male.

  14. Georgius of Canterbury. Name.

  15. “Georgius” is listed in Withycombe, page 128-129, under the heading “George” dated to 1199, 1203 from the Curia Regis rolls. “Canterbury” is an English city which has existed since very early period. The first Archbishop of Canterbury was Augustine, who became Archbishop in 597. He will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be made authentic for “English” language and/or culture.

  16. Ileana Welgy. Device. Azure, a cubit arm proper issuant from a trimount vert braced of a comital coronet Or jewelled gules, maintaining a crescent between two crescents argent.

  17. Her name was registered in August 1998 via the Outlands. This device was initially returned at Kingdom in April 1998 for violating our rules against slot machine heraldry. The argument was that since the trimount-arm-coronet-crescent combination gave the appearance of a single charge that it would count as a single charge group with four types of charges. I do not believe that is the case since peripheral charges cannot be primary charge group. The arm is the primary charge, the trimount is a tertiary, the crescent is a maintained object, and the coronet is an overall charge. That eliminates the original reason for return so I am sending it forward. My only remaining concern is that the placement of the coronet makes the arm resemble a crest. The armory is similar to the period arms of the family of Barisani (Venice): Per pale argent and azure, a barrulet gules, debruised by a cubit arm issuant from a trimount proper, between two mullets of eight points Or. [Dizionario Storico-Blasonico by G.B. di Crollalanza, Arnaldo Forni, Rome 1966. vol. I, pg. 95. col. ii- "Originally from Florence, the family relocated to Castelfranco in Venice to escape the political turmoil during the controversy of the 'whites' and the 'blacks', in 1327"] Adding the coronet and having the hand grasping something may be considered two weirdnesses. My philosophy as submissions herald is "when in doubt, send it to Laurel" to give the client the benefit of the doubt.

  18. Isabella Francesca Niccola di Giovanni. Name.

  19. All three given name elements are documented from the website Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/ The patronymic surname “Giovanni” is documented using Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427 http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html She will not allow major changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for 15th-16th cent. Italian time period, language and/or culture.

  20. Katrein Adler. Device Resubmission. Per bend sinister argent and azure, in bend three cinquefoils counterchanged.

  21. Her name was registered in July of 2001 via the Outlands. Her previous device submission “Per bend sinister argent and azure, two cinquefoils counterchanged.”, was returned from Laurel in February 2002 for conflict with Rose the Riotous (12/91 East): “Per bend sinister argent and azure, a garden rose bendwise sinister, slipped and leaved, azure and a goutte d'eau”, 1 CD for changing half the charge group.

  22. Patrick Olyveyr. Device. Or, a chevron ployé vert between two pairs of swords in saltire gules and a compass star azure.

  23. His name was sent to Laurel on the March 17, 2002 Outlands LoI.

  24. Robert fitz Ralph. Name.

  25. “Robert” is found in Withycombe, page 254, and has been popular since the Domesday Book. “fitz” meaning “son of” is the English/Scots corruption of the French “filius”. “Ralph” is found in Withycombe, page 249, was in use in England before the Norman conquest after which it was reinforced by Norman influence.

  26. Roderick Conall MacLeod. Badge. (Fieldless) A ship of three masts in full sail proper sails argent pennons gules.

  27. His name was registered in November of 1995 via the Outlands. The ship is brown with white sails and red pennons. It is similar to the ship found in Parker's Glossary of Terms at http://www04.u-page.so-net.ne.jp/ta2/saitou/ie401/Jpglosss.htm#Ship. The blazon in the LoI is based on the blazons from Parker's Glossary.

  28. Scholast Michel. Name & Device. Vert, a dragon Or and a bordure Or semy of closed books palewise vert garnished Or.

  29. “Scholast” is found in Withycombe, page 264 under the header Scholastica, dated to 1450 as a feminine given name. “Michel” is found in Reaney & Wilson, page 311, under the header Mitchell, dated to 1219, 1236, and 1280 as a surname. The client also provides S Gabriel Report #988, which dates Scholast as a feminine given name to 1450 and Michel as a surname to 1327, 1219, and 1205. The client is interested in having her name be authentic for mid-15th C England, and will accept changes. She is most interested in the name's meaning, which she describes as "derived from Saint Scholastica's name," and the desired gender is female. The term "garnished" is found in Parker's Glossary of Terms at http://www04.u-page.so-net.ne.jp/ta2/saitou/ie401/Jpglossb.htm#Book. It is a term used to differentiate the tincture of the the clasps edging from the rest of the book.

  30. Tat’iana Travina. Name and Device. Azure, a hippopotamus statant, a bordure argent.

  31. Both name elements were documented using A Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, http://sca.org/heraldry/paul. Tat’iana (f) - “to designate.” Tat’iana, martyr. 1356. [Lev 3] (Eve Levin’s Calendar of Saints-12th-15th Century Novgorod.) Trava (m) - “grass.” Pats: Travin (Saltyk Travin, Moscow boiar’s son). 1469. [Tup 349] (N.M. Tupikov Slovar’ drevne-russkikh lichnykh sobstvennykh imen [Dictionary of Ancient Russian Personal Names]. In the grammar section under Feminine Patronymics we find “1. In most cases, women used the same types of patronymics as men. However, their bynames had to agree with the gender of the subject, which, in Russian, means that they had to add an “a” on the end...Borodin becomes Borodina, Malinin becomes Malinina...” She will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for “Russian” language and/or culture. While the Hippopotamus as an heraldic charge is unusual, it is apparently not unregisterable. David of Staffa (5/81 West): Or, a hippopotamus statant azure, a base engrailed vert; Aneirin ap Corwyn o'r Ynis Witrin (11/84 Atenveldt): Per fess wavy azure and vert, a hippopotamus rampant to sinister argent, in chief a trident fesswise Or; Sindra Gunhild Sigmundsdottir (9/90 Ansteorra): Vert, a hippopotamus rampant between in chief two roses argent, on a chief Or a stick shuttle sable; Aaron de Hameldene (4/93 Middle): Argent, a hippopotamus statant contourny azure. I am not aware of any precedents since 1993 banning their use. al-Jamal notes: "this depiction might conflict with a boar. (Since hippos do not appear to be period heraldic charges, difference must be based on visual difference, and the one here is very hard to tell from a boar.) With that in mind, consider Diarmuid mac Nessa (9909), *Azure, a boar statant and a bordure rayonny argent*, with potentially only one CD for the complex line of the bordure."

  32. Thomas de Cherbourg. Device. Sable, a bend sinister gules fimbriated argent, overall a Latinate cross fleury Or.

  33. His name was sent to Laurel on the January 17, 2002 Outlands LoI.

  34. Þóra Hrónarsdóttir. Name and Device. Per fess azure and argent, a sunburst inverted and a dragon displayed counterchanged.

  35. “Þóra” is found in Geirr Bassi, page 16. “Hrónarr” is found ibid page 11. “-sdóttir” is the feminine patronymic form found ibid page 18. She will accept changes, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for “9th-11th century Norse” time period, language/culture.

  36. Wilham of Douglas. Name and Device. Argent, in base a heart gules, on a chief sable a pair of arms armored each maintaining a dagger Or.

  37. “Wilham” is found in the list of male names in the web article Brass Inscription Index found linked from the Laurel website at http://sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/brasses/ (Wilham de Kesteven, rector 1361. From URL below:) It is based on data provided by the brass rubbing collection of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at Oxford University. Which can be found in total at http://www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/ash/departments/antiquities/brass/counties/Hertfordshire.html “Douglas” can be found in Black, Surnames of Scotland, page 217-218 under the heading Douglas. William de Douglas, the first of the family in record, between 1175 and 1199, witnessed a confirmation charter by Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow, to the monks of Kelso (Kelso, 454), etc... He will not accept major changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for “14th century” time period. The only specifically 14th century citation Black gives for Douglas is “Dwglass 1399”. “The old pronunciation of the name was Doo-glas, the modern Dug-las.” I am going to punt to Laurel on authenticity for this name, but suggestions are welcome. The heart in his device could stand to be a lot larger, but I understand why it is not. The Douglas clan armory is “Argent, a heart gules (sometimes crowned Or) and on a chief azure three mullets argent”. When the crown is removed, the space left behind explains the space on Wilham’s device between the heart and the chief. We should point out that ‘The Douglas’, founder of the dynasty, is ‘William de Duglas’ (as noted above) and the famous Douglas arms are, as noted, similar to the submission. Is the combination presumptuous enough to be returned?.

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