Outlands College of Heralds
From the office of the Rampart Herald
Pendar the Bard - 10 Magnifico - Los Lunas, NM 87031 - (505) 866-4369
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UNTO the members of the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of the Outlands, and all others who generously give of their time and talents in commentary on this Letter of Presentation, upon this 8th day of September, A.S. XXXVII (2002 CE),

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

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On behalf of Master Balthazar Tigrerro, White Stag Principal Herald,
I present the following items for your consideration:

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  1. Aethelind of Erbystok.Change of holding name from Æthelind of Hawk's Hollow.

  2. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of Her first name submission, Aethelind of Erbesweald, was returned by Laurel in November of 2001. The submission form notes "Aethelind - Withycombe p.3 - Innes Compilation of 1992." which is exactly how the documentation was cited the first time it was sent in. I cannot find "Aethelind" in my copy of Withycombe, 3rd ed. Nevertheless, Pelican noted in the November 2001 LoAR: "Her armory has been registered under the holding name Æthelind of Hawk's Hollow which uses the form of the given name supported by the documentation." Her byname "Erbesweald", meaning "Herbal Forest" was returned for lack of documentation that "Herbal Forest" is a reasonable place name in Old English. "Erbystok" is documented using an on-line map of Wales 1267. http://www.gwp.enta.net/walesdisplay.htm The creator of the map used period documentation for the names and locations he used on his map. The map itself is not authentic, but is very well documented. I contacted mistress Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvyrn, one of the SCA's foremost experts on Welsh names and history. Here was her reply: "If it were the map alone, it would be a source of unknown reliability -- but if you click the link to the booklet text, which gives more background on the names (including specific dated citations for particular forms), and read the accompanying explanations, then I think it's quite useful." Following that link we find "ERBISTOCK (Clw) Erbystok (1291). Earliest record: Erpestoch (1086). Meaning: probably "Erp’s stoc"; from OE stoc ‘place’." 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 "13th Cent. Welsh/English" time period, language and/or culture. She notes "This persona has a Welsh grandfather and Saxon Grandmother."

  3. Christiana de Montford. New Name and Device. Per fess indented azure and vert, a cat couchant guardant and an open scroll argent charged with three musical notes in bend sable.

  4. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of "Christiana" is found in Reaney and Wilson, page 96, under the header Christian dated to 1154. "de Montford", ibid, page 313, under Montford, dated to 1086. She will accept changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female. No request was made for authenticity.

  5. Eigen of Black Diamond.New Name and Device. Sable, an Amphora and on a chief Or three lozenges sable.

  6. al-Barran, Barony of The documentation on the form is listed as "Eigen - St. Eigen Bishop and confessor, There is a St. Eigen or Eigon's church in Wales near Hay which was built in the 14th C.
    Jevon Eigon ap Meuric - Welch Name, 1391, p. 306 of Reaney & Wilson under Merrick.
    Eigan - variation of Einion, 5 instances of Eigan listed by Morgan and Morgan, p.91 from the Record of Carnarvon Henry Ellis (ed.) 1252
    He notes that he will accept any of these forms but prefers "Eigen" then "Eigan". He will accept changes, cares most about the sound, does not care about the gender of his name, and is interested in having his name be authentic for "any". Black Diamond is a SCA branch group originally registered via Atlantia in January of 1981.

  7. Elaisse de Garrigues. Device Resubmission (K). Azure chaussé Or, an oak tree eradicated argent.

  8. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of Her name was registered in June 2002 via the Outlands. Her previous device submission, "Azure chaussé Or semy-de-lys sable, an oak tree eradicated argent.", was returned from kingdom in July 2002 for charging the chaussé portion of the field.

  9. Geoffrey fitz Robert. Name Change from Harold of Baumaris.

  10. al-Barran, Barony of Harold of Baumaris was registered in August of 1991 via Meridies. Geoffrey is found in Bardsley, page 46, under the heading Geoffrey, dated by citation to 1273; Geoffrey Alexander. Robert is found in Withycombe, p. 254, under the heading Robert dated to 1071. "fitz" is a patronymic meaning "son of" derived from the Latin "filius" which was popular with the Normans around the time of the conquest of England in 1066. He will accept changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for "12th cent. Norman" time period/language and/or culture. If this new name is registered he would like his old name to be released.

  11. George Woulfryth. Device Resubmission (K). Per bend sinister azure and purpure, on a bend sinister argent three gouttes palewise vert.

  12. Caerthe, Barony of His name is currently in submission on the July 2002 Outlands LoI. His previous device submission, "Azure, on a bend sinister argent three gouttes palewise vert.", was returned from kingdom in July 2002 for conflict with Corwynn of Thornwood (02/75), "Azure, on a bend sinister argent a thorned slip embowed throughout sable". There was but a single CD, for the multiple changes to the tertiary charges.

  13. Gráinne ingen Conaill uí hEachaidh. New Name and Device. Argent, a horse rampant contourny gules crined and unguled sable, on a chief azure three trefoils Or.

  14. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of "Gráinne" is found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600 by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan © 2000-2001 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/1201-1600.shtml "Conaill" is found in 100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland compiled by Heather Rose Jones (ska Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn) copyright c 1998, 2002. "Eachaidh" is found in The Book of Ulster Surnames by Robert Bell, The Blackstaff Press, Belfast Ireland, 1988, page 138-139, under the heading MACCAUGHEY. "Caughey, MacCahey, MacCaughey, MacGahey and MacGaughey all derive from the Gaelic Mac Eachaidh. Eachaidh is an old personal name anglicised as Aghy." The patronymic construction she used was found at Feminine Name Construction in the Annals of Connacht: 1224-1544 by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan © 2000 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsConnacht/Construction.html She will accept changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for "15th Century Irish" time period.

  15. Hákon Refr. Device Resubmission (K). Gules, a fox salient contourny Or.

  16. Caerthe, Barony of His name is currently in submission on the August 2002 Outlands LoP. His current device submission, "Gules, a fox salient Or.", will be returned from Kingdom in October 2002 for conflict with Lucas d'Avignon - February of 2002 (via ): Gules, a fox salient within an orle of fleurs-de-lys Or. One CD for secondary fleurs, and conflict with Anne de Junius - March of 1989 (via Atenveldt): Gules, a fox sejant to sinister grasping in its teeth the lower end of the bag of a bagpipe Or. Only 1 CD for posture. This submission will also likely conflict with Anne de Junius unless the bagpipe is of significant enough size to be considered a sustained charge.

  17. Isabella di Edera. New Name and Device. Gyronny of ten argent and sable, an ivy leaf inverted proper.

  18. Unser Hafen, Barony of "Isabella" is found in Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 by Arval Benicoeur © 1998 by Josh Mittleman http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/ in the section labeled "These names occur fewer than 5 times:" "di" is the Italian particle meaning "of/from" in either the context of a patronymic or locative byname. "Edera" is the Italian word for Ivy. The documentation provided for these last two items is rather sketchy. The website http://www.june29.com/IDP/IDPsearch.html is referred to on a printout which includes the word edera, but no indication was given of what search was used to yield these results. She will not accept major changes, cares most about the meaning/language/culture, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for "Italy" language and/or culture.

  19. Katherine Niemann. New Name and Device. Per chevron vert and sable, two mullets of four points and an open book Or.

  20. Unser Hafen, Barony of "Katherine" is found in 15th-Century German Women's Names by Brian Scott (Talan Gwynek) http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/german15f.html. "Niemann" is found in Brechenmacher, page 320, s.n. Niemand(s). She will accept changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female. No request was made for authenticity.

  21. Meriel of Tay. New Device. Argent, a lozenge gules between four roundels vert, a bordure gules.

  22. Unser Hafen, Barony of Her name was registered in September of 1990 via Calontir.

  23. Roderick Conall MacLeod. New Badge. Barry wavy vert and Or.

  24. Caerthe, Barony of His name was registered in November of 1995 via the Outlands.

  25. Vladimir Musat. New Name and Device. Per chevron vert and sable, two Catherine wheels argent and a badger salient Or.

  26. Unser Hafen, Barony of "Vladimir" is documented using Paul Wickenden of Thanet's Dictionary of Period Russian Names 3rd ed. http://www.sca.org/heraldry/paul/ No photocopies of documentation were included for "Musat", only the following citation on the name form: "Musat, adj. p.329, Constaninesca, Onomastic Romín (reconstructed title)" There is a "Mushat" listed in Paul's dictionary. He will not accept major changes, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for "Romania".
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November 2002 Letter of Response
November 2002 Letter of Intent
March 2003 LoAR Results
Return to the Rampart home page.

Anyone who wants to may send me a letter of comment by e-mail regarding this Letter of Presentation.
Please have your commentary on this letter to me by the end of October.

Please send commentary to: musimon@zcloud.net