Outlands LoI dated 2011-05-29

29 May 2011

From the Office of Rampart Herald

Baron Randal Carrick (Randall Jackson)


Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald send his greetings. What follows is the May Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: Mistress Francesca de Pavia, Ray-de-Soleil Pursuivant, Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard, Catspaw Herald Extraordinary; THL Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; THL Ailinn Shadowfox; Lady Leonor Ruiz de Lison; Editha Filia Rolandi; Lord Andrew von Otelingen; Tyr von Wolfsburg, Wimble Herald; Lady Katelin de Irlande; Ines Alfon; and Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald.

It is my intent to register this May the following items from the Outlands College of Heralds:

1: Editha filia Rolandi - New Name & New Device

Vert, on a bend sinister wavy between two linnets close to sinister argent, three twinflowers purpure, slipped and leaved vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Late 12th/early 13th century lowland Scotts-Norman) most important.
Culture (Late 12th/early 13th century lowland Scotts-Norman) most important.

[Editha] - "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html, header Edith, cites several examples of this spelling to the 12th to 14th centuries.

[filia Rolandi] - Latinized name - "daughter of Roland (Rolandus)". Withycombe, "Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names", header Roland, states that the name was introduced into England with the Norman Conquest, is found in the Domesday Book, and was popular throughout the Middle Ages. The Latinized form, "Rolandus", is dated in Withycombe to the Curia Regis Rolls, 1186-1220. "Rolandi" is the genitive form of this name. "Filia" is Latin for "daughter of". This was a common naming form in the desired time period, at least in written records.

This appears to be the first attempt to register teh twinflower as a charge. Submitter provides documentation from the St. Andrews Botanic Garden showing that the flower was known in period in Scotland and named by Swiss Botanist Caspar Bauhin in 1596.





2: Katelin de Irlande - New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2008, via Artemisia.

Katherine Mattingley

Per pale gules and sable two chevronels braced Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

[Katherine] - Talan's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" -- http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Katharine has Katherine la Curzoun (1316), Katherine Bathherst (1392), Katherine Wenborn (1510), Katherine Cheperfeld (1516), and Katherine Elshenour (1597).


[Mattingley] - this spelling appears once in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men & women" by Sara L. Uckelman -- http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582a-m.html


Respectfully submitted,

Baron Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald

Kingdom of the Outlands