East Kingdom results from the July 2019 LoAR

LoARs are published on the Laurel Archives page each month.

The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath King of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

  • An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society.
  • A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work.
  • A “pend” indicates that the item is being held for a month while additional research or work is done.

EAST Acceptances

  • Aaron MacInstalker. Name and device. Vert, two beavers combattant Or and a ford proper.
    Submitted as Arone MacInstalker, the submitter requested the spelling Aaron for the given name if it could be documented. Commenters documented Aaron as a 16th century English given name. Therefore, we have changed the name to Aaron MacInstalker as requested.
  • Aaron MacInstalker. Household name House of MacInstalker.
    Submitted as Clan MacInstalker, it was unclear whether this name was correctly constructed. Evidence shows Clan in Scots used with given names and simple patronymics. Questions were raised about whether Clan would be used with late-period inherited surnames like MacInstalker. Given the choice between a pend for additional research and registration as House of MacInstalker, using an attested pattern for household names based on inherited surnames, the submitter opted for the change.
  • Aaron MacInstalker. Badge. Per fess wavy vert and barry wavy argent and azure, in chief a beaver statant Or.
  • Æsa Sturludottir. Household name Company of Setting Sun and badge. Sable, a demi-sun issuant from base Or eclipsed gules, in chief a mullet of four points elongated to base argent.
    This household name follows the pattern of naming military companies after the full names of their founders or patrons. Examples of this pattern in 16th and early 17th century English include Blue Coats of Captain Roger Sydnam (1573) and Sir John Suckling’s Troop (1640s). Setting Sun was documented as an English given name and surname.
    There is a step from period practice for the mullet elongated to base.
  • Aisha bint Allan. Name and device. Or, three trees blasted, a chief sable.
  • Alexandre l’Espagnol d’Orlienz. Name change from Alexandre Bautista de la Mar and device change. Per fess sable and argent crescenty sable, in chief a lion couchant contourny Or.
    Submitted as Alexandre Li Espaignois d’Orlienz, the submitter preferred the byname l’Espagnol if it could be documented. Heralds at the Pelican decision meeting found l’Espagnol as a French descriptive term used for a person from Spain in Les après disnées du seigneur de Cholières by Nicolas de Cholières, published in 1587. Therefore, we have changed the name to Alexandre l’Espagnol d’Orlienz as requested by the submitter.
    The submitter’s previous name, Alexandre Bautista de la Mar, is released.
    The submitter’s previous device, Purpure, on a cross between four galleons Or, five roses sable, is released.
  • Aliena of the High Reaches. Reblazon of device. Azure, a mountain of three peaks, in chief a compass star argent.
    Reblazoned in March 2001 as Azure, a compass star and a mountain of three peaks issuant from base argent, the mountain is a primary charge while the compass star is visually much smaller. The charges are thus reblazoned as such.
  • Cailte Crobderg mac Scandal. Badge. Sable, a domestic cat’s head cabossed argent charged on the forehead with a triquetra vert.
  • Cecilie Vogelgesangkin. Device change. Or, a martlet azure atop a trimount gules, in chief five musical notes sable.
    The submitter’s previous device, Per pale sable and purpure, two birds respectant argent and an oak leaf inverted Or is released.
  • Christoffel d’Allaines-le-Comte. Household name Maison d’Allaines-le-Comte and badge. Per pale vert and azure, in saltire a ladle and a sword within an orle of ears of wheat Or.
    The element d’Allaines-le-Comte is already registered to the submitter as part of his personal name, and thus did not require new documentation under the Existing Registration Allowance.
    The submitter depicted the ladle in trian aspect, which has been disallowed in recent submissions. However, the depiction closely matches that of the submitter’s legal wife, Isabella d’Allaines-le-Comte, Vert, a cauldron with flames at its bottom and on a chief Or two ladles in saltire vert, and is therefore allowed under the Existing Registration Allowance.
  • Duncan Kerr. Transfer of badge to Eleanor FitzPatrick. (Fieldless) A horse passant gules charged on the shoulder with a cross couped argent.
    With this action, the previously joint badge is now solely owned by Eleanor FitzPatrick.
    Note: This is the Duncan Kerr registered in the East, not the one registered in Caid.
  • East, Kingdom of the. Acceptance of transfer of badge from Eldrich Gaiman. (Fieldless) A camail argent.
  • Eldrich Gaiman. Transfer of badge to Kingdom of the East. (Fieldless) A camail argent.
  • Eleanor FitzPatrick. Acceptance of transfer of badge from Duncan Kerr. (Fieldless) A horse passant gules charged on the shoulder with a cross couped argent.
    This badge was previously jointly owned with Duncan Kerr.
    Note: This is the Duncan Kerr registered in the East, not the one registered in Caid.
  • Eleanor FitzPatrick. Release of badge. Argent, a horse passant and a bordure embattled gules.
  • Eleanor FitzPatrick. Release of badge. (Fieldless) A horse passant gules charged on the shoulder with a cross couped argent.
  • Eleanor FitzPatrick and Julian le Scot. Joint badge. (Fieldless) A horse passant gules charged on the shoulder with a cross crosslet argent.
  • Elspeth Schmalczin von Meittingen. Name change from holding name Sorcha of Ar n-Eilean-ne.
    The submitter requested authenticity for late 15th century German. This name partially meets that request. Both the given name and the surname are from the late 15th century. However, we could not find Meittingen as early as the 15th century; it is attested only in the gray period. If the submitter wishes to drop the locative byname von Meittingen and have a completely authentic late 15th century German name, she may make a request for reconsideration.
  • Emine bint Hamza ibn Habib ibn Hasan. Name change from Erin inghean Chonchobhair.
    This name combines Turkish and Arabic elements, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
    The submitter’s previous name, Erin inghean Chonchobhair, is retained as an alternate name.
  • Esclarmonde al-Andalusiyya. Device. Sable estencelly argent, on a plate an owl displayed azure.
    There is a step from period practice for the use of the displayed posture by a bird other than an eagle.
  • Harun al-Najm al-Shirazi. Name and device. Azure, a heron and on a point pointed argent a mullet of seven points azure.
  • Hekja Hornabrjótr. Name.
  • Markus farmaðr. Name.
    Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!
  • Martha bean Ui Bhrádaigh. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron ployé sable between two bears statant and a stag’s head erased azure, three shamrocks palewise Or.
    This name combines an English given name with a Gaelic byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
  • Maurita al-Andalusiyya. Device. Vert semy of serpents in annulo vorant of their own tails argent, a sun in its splendor per pale argent and Or.
  • Maurita al-Andalusiyya. Badge. Vert, a sun in its splendor Or within a snake in annulo vorant of its tail argent.
  • Muireadhach Ó Cuileannáin. Name and device. Per pale azure and vert, two horses combatant between in pale a badger passant and a crescent argent.
    Nice 16th century Gaelic name!
  • Olivia Baker. Device. Per chevron fleury counter-fleury Or and gules, two musical notes and a lily counterchanged.
  • Olivia Baker. Badge. Or, in fess three musical notes sable, in base a martlet azure, on a chief gules a lily Or.
  • Pádraig Ó Brádaigh. Request for name reconsideration from Pádraig Ó Brádaig.
    The request for reconsideration is well-founded. The header form in Woulfe actually shows Ó Brádaigh and the name should have been registered in that form. We apologize for the inadvertent error and are happy to make the correction.
  • Quintus Tullius Felix. Name.
    Nice Roman name for the last century of the Republic and the first century of the Empire!
  • Rae mac Brádaigh. Name and device. Argent, a stag at gaze, on a chief sable three shamrocks Or.
    This name combines an English given name with a Gaelic byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.
  • Renata Schönnase. Name and device. Per saltire vert and sable, a bull’s head cabossed, in chief an arrow fesswise reversed Or.
    Schönnase is a constructed German byname with the intended meaning ‘beautiful nose’. Various ‘nose’ bynames in Bahlow (Gentry), s.n. Nase include Heseken (“with the nose”), Halfnase (“half nose”), Ruwenese (“crude nose”), dated 1386, 1376, and 1299, respectively. Descriptive bynames with the meaning “beautiful” + body part include Schönhaar (“beautiful hair”, c.900), found in Bahlow (Gentry), s.n. Schönle(in); Schönfu{ss} (“beautiful foot”, 1578), found in Brechenmacher, s.n. Schönfu{ss}; and Sconehals (“beautiful throat”, 1349), found in Brechenmacher, s.n. Schönhals. Therefore, this construction is reasonable and can be registered. We commend the consulting herald(s) who put together these examples, as they provided precisely the information needed to support a constructed byname.
  • William Lockhart. Name and device. Azure, a lion Or charged on the shoulder with a heart gules, an orle Or.
    Nice 16th century Scottish name!
  • Zariy Bandak. Name (see RETURNS for device).
    Submitted as Zari_ Bandak, the given name was not correctly constructed. Ursula Palimpsest documented Zariy as the correct construction for a Persian given name meaning “little yellow one,” based on multiple examples of the Zar- root and the -iy suffix used in attested Persian names. Accordingly, we have changed the name to Zariy Bandak for registration.

East Returns

  • Yehoshua ben Haim haLevi. Device. Azure, a bend engouled of two wolf’s heads, in sinister chief a star of David argent.
    This submission has been withdrawn by the kingdom.
  • Zariy Bandak. Device. Per fess Or and azure, in chief two roundels argent fimbriated each charged with a roundel sable.
    This device is returned for obtrusive modernity. When discussed at the KWHSS Roadshow, the response from the audience was immediate and universal. Especially when combined with the submitted name, which the submitter intended to mean “little yellow one,” the choice of charges, arrangement, and tinctures gave an unmistakable impression of the Minions creatures from the Dreamworks film series Despicable Me who are yellow humanoids who wear goggles that frame their large, round eyes, and dress in blue overalls. To paraphrase the oft-quoted standard for obtrusive modernity, the viewer is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and hauled, willingly or unwillingly, into the modern century (Portia Audi, 8/1992).