Last modified: July 10, 2011

Outlands College of Heralds

July 10, 2011 From the Office of the Castle Herald
Baron Randal Carrick

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 10th day of July, A.S. XLV (2011 CE), does Baron Randal Carrick send greetings on behalf of Sheik Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh, White Stag Principal Herald.  We would like to thank Lady Khalidah bint  Yahya'a for agreeing to consider taking over the office of Castle Herald.


It would assist Castle Herald greatly in the future if you would e-mail a copy of the documentation summary for name submissions along with the paper copies;  It saves having to re-type everything again.  Also, please be sure that you include dates of registration and return for armory for previously registered names and resubmissions of any kind.  If Castle can't find where an item was returned, it may be pended until the information is provided or payment is made for a new submission.


Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands Letter of Presentation for July 2011. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Errors found herein are my sole responsibility.  Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by August 15, 2011, for the decision meeting tentatively scheduled for August 17, 2011.  As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

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1. Bryngolau, Shire of. New Branch Name and Device.  Per chevron gules and azure, in a pale a demi-sun issuant from the line of division and a laurel wreath Or.

(Bryngolau) Submitter cares most about the sound of the name and will NOT accept MAJOR changes.

Bryngolau is Welsh for bright or light hill

Both elements of the name, bryn and golau, can be documented at the Welsh Ordinanace Survey site:

Bryngwyn, par., mid. Monmouthshire, 7 miles SE. of Abergavenny, 1481 ac., pop. 294. (white hill); From “A Vision of Britian Through Time” ( (May 2011)

Brynbuga 3379 2007. Borough 1262. Site of Roman fort to the late second century. from “Gazetteer Of Markets And Fairs In England And Wales To 1516” ( May 2011

Golau – adjective meaning light or bright/sunlit: Alltgolau Wernolau (olau is a mutation)

Submitters can document the use of golau or goleu in placenames only to about 1800 but see no reason this adjective could not have been used earlier.

“Elizabeth, the widow of David John, married on 17 March 1807, to John Phillips of Wernolau in the parish of Llanboidy”, The Pembrokeshire historian : journal of the Pembrokeshire Local History Society ( May 2011-05-10

We have found hints that Wernolau may date to the 18th century. Excerpted from “Bye-gones: Relating to Wales and the Border Counties”, pp450 date Sept 26, 1894, viewed at, “The following families have been on their respective farms four generations, none for a period less than three and many for seven generations:- The Sides family at Penybryn, the Morris family at Wernoleu…”

We found several references to the use of Bryn Golau, Bryngolau, or Bryngolea as a placename throughout Wales but we could not document any of these before the beginning of the 19th century. We realize that genealogy sites are often poor documentation, but just to show the usage of the placename we will provide this quote from Edwards Family - Marriage of Charles & Ellenor (, “My first find was Bryn Golau nr Pontypridd in Mid. Glam, the next Bryn Goleu a cairn near Lampeter, Ceredigion. Then there is Bryn Golau in Llantysilio and another in Gwyddelwern, and finally Bryn Goleu on the lower part of the Horseshoe Pass Road from  Llangollen. Probably there are others too.” From various research bu the submitters it appears at least one of these is the name of a farmstead, one is a hamlet and one is a mountain or hill.

Given the fact that period Welsh placenames used a wide variety of adjectives (big, wild, old, high) as well as colors (black, white, red, grey) and the use of Bryngolau can be documented to post-period the submitters believe that Bryngolau is a viable period Welsh placename.

Submitter has provided a sufficient petition in support of this name and device.


2.  Gilliana Leigh Gallwey. New  Name and Device. Sable between three bulls' heads couped argent, armed and engorged of a strand of pearls Or, a chevron argent.

(Drygestan) Gender: Female. Submitter cares most about the sound, 'easy to say together'. Changes accepted.


[Gilliana] - "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names" by Kathleen M. O'Brien ( gives Gilliana Lyche dated to 1549.


[Leigh] - "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names" by Kathleen M. O'Brien ( gives Ellen Leigh Purcell dated to 1598.


[Gallwey] - "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Women's Names" by Kathleen M. O'Brien ( gives Ellen Gallwey dated to 1601.



3. Lelien Widoeghe. Device Change. Per pale vert and argent, six fleur-de-lys two, two, and two counterchanged.

(al-Barran)  Submitter's name was registered on the January 2009 LoAR ( via the Outlands.


Submitter's current device, Argent, on a pile rayonny vert, a lily of the valley slipped and leaved argent, was registered on the January 2010 LoAR ( via the Outlands.


Submitter wishes to retain her current device as a badge.



4. Liu Yuan Ming. Device Resubmission (Laurel). Sable, a bezant charged with a tree proper within a dragon in annulo vorant of its tail Or.

(Caer Galen) Submitter's name was registered on the September 2006 LoAR ( via the Outlands. 


Submitter's previous device, Sable, a pagoda within a dragon in annulo vorant of its tail Or, was returned on the same Letter stating

    This device is returned under RfS X.5 for visual conflict with the device of Balin the Fairhaired, Sable, a square anvil within an annulet Or. It is also returned for conflict with the device of Ellen of Neglamer, Sable, a conical roofed tower Or, ajouree in the upper sinister part, with a single CD for adding the dragon. For those interested, ajouree means that the tower has a window. This is not a detail we would blazon at this time.

    While a pagoda is not found in period European heraldry, we will register them as variants of towers (and as such they conflict with towers). The pagoda in this submission does not match those that we could find. A pagoda should be drawn with at least three tiers and with a pointy, not flat, top. If documentation for the style of pagoda (as a period style of pagoda) shown in the submission exists, the submitter should provide it with any resubmission using this same style of pagoda.

Submitter changed the pagoda to a bezant to clear the above stated conflicts.



5. Pipa de Blakemere. Change of Name from Rayhana bint Yakub al-Najjar and New Device.  Per bend argent and sable, a panther rampant incensed sable and a cross fleury argent, within a bordure embattled per bend purpure and argent.

(al-Barran) Gender: Female.  Submitter cares most about the language/culture of the name, defined as "English".  Changes accepted.


Submitter's current name was registered on the March 2010 LoAR ( via Ansteorra.


[Pipa] - "Feminine Given Names from a Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek ( states that Pipa is a feminine form of Pip, and dates this spelling to 1260.


[de Blakemere] - A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney and Wilson, 3rd Ed., p. 47, header "Blackmer" gives a Kateryna de Blakemere dated to 1296 PN.


Submitter desires to keep her current name as an alternate.



6. Seóan mac Ruaidhrí Uí Cheallacháin. New Badge. Gyronny gules and Or, a mouse statant erect ermine sustaining a spoon argent charged with a fleam vert.

(al-Barran) Submitter's name was registered on the January 2010 LoAR ( via the Outlands.




Thus ends the July 2011 Letter of Presentation.


Yours in Service


Baron Randal Carrick

Castle Herald (Maybe not!!!!)



Line Emblazon Sheet
Color Emblazon Sheet
July 2011 Letter of Presentation
August 2011 Letter of Response
August 2011 Letter of Intent
November 2011 LoAR Results
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