East Kingdom Results from the September 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

Agnes de Lyon. Device. Or, two badgers combatant sable marked argent, on a chief vert a rapier argent.

Aleta d’Argent. Device. Argent, on a pall azure a hummingbird rising contourny argent. There is a step from period practice for the use of a New World hummingbird.

Ali al-Abbas. Name and badge. (Fieldless) A masculyn vert braced with a masculyn Or.

Questions were raised in commentary about whether al-Abbas could be used as a byname. The attested name of the 14th century historical figure Al-Afdal al-‘Abbas is sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that al-‘Abbas or al-Abbas can be used as a byname.

Ali al-Abbas. Badge. (Fieldless) Two masculyns braced Or.

Alric the Younger. Device. Vert, a boar’s head erased close, on a chief enarched argent four broad arrows vert.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the head’s erasures more boldly, so they may be distinguished. The erasures would be grounds for return or pend for redraw normally, but they match those of the previous submission, and weren’t mentioned then.

Ameline qui dosnoie. Name and device. Sable, a panther couchant argent spotted and collared azure incensed proper, on a chief dovetailed argent three roses fesswise slipped and leaved azure.

Nice late 13th century French name from Paris!

An Dubhaigeainn, Barony. Heraldic title Drake Pursuivant.

Carrick Mac Seáin. Name.

This name combines an English given name with a Gaelic byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Cordeilla Sharpe. Badge. (Fieldless) On a pear vert a bee argent.

The default posture for a bee, as with most winged insects, is volant-en-arrière: the equivalent of tergiant, but usually with the wings spread. As drawn here, the bee’s wings are more folded back along its body. We see this frequently in period emblazons of flies, for example, and consider it an unblazonable variant of the volant-en-arrière posture. The bee’s posture here is acceptable.

Damian MacWard. Name change from Damian Ísólfsson.

The submitter’s previous name, Damian Ísólfsson, is released.

Dimitrios Alexandrou. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, a double-headed eagle maintaining in its feet a spear fesswise, a bordure Or.

Dúnlaith ingen Donnchada. Name and device. Argent, a mouse statant, on a chief vert three double-bitted axes argent.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th century Scottish Highland culture. This name does not meet this request because we have no evidence for the given name Dúnlaith later than the 10th century in Ireland, and no evidence of it at all in Scotland. However, this name is authentic for 10th century Ireland.

Dúnlaith ingen Donnchada. Badge. (Fieldless) A mouse statant maintaining a double-bitted axe vert.

Edwyn Le Braser. Name.

Nice 13th century English name!

Étain ingen Ui Néill. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th century Irish. This name is authentic for 12th century Irish but not later.

Fionnghuala the Volatile. Device. Azure, a manatee haurient to sinister, a chief invected argent.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a New World manatee.

Froði Oddsson. Device. Quarterly sable and purpure, a fox couchant head lowered between three lit candles Or.

Artist’s note: Please draw the candles larger to aid in identifiability.

Froði Oddsson. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox couchant head lowered maintaining a lit candle Or.

Artist’s note: Please draw the candle larger to aid in identifiability.

Joan Malet. Device. Sable, a comet, a gore argent.

There is a step from period practice for use of a gore with another charge.

John Teller. Device. Quarterly sable and Or, a Latin cross swallowtailed argent.

Lupold Hass. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a hare courant argent and a bordure Or.

Nice cant!

Margot de la Mer. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a demi-sun issuant from sinister Or.

Matilda of Oxford. Name and device. Argent, a bear rampant and a bordure azure.

Nice 14th-15th century English name! Nice device!

Miroslava nyakas Miklosne. Name.

Submitted as Milosne Miroslava nyakas, the name was not correctly formed for Hungarian grammar. With the submitter’s permission, and based on commentary provided by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, we have changed the name to Miroslava nyakas Miklosne to use correct grammar and follow an attested Hungarian naming pattern.

Old Stonebridges, Shire of. Branch name change from Norðfj{o,}rðr, Shire of and device change. Per pale wavy vert and azure, a bridge of two spans throughout and in chief a laurel wreath argent.

Submitted as Shire of _ Stonebridges, that form of the branch name conflicts with the registered household name Stonebridge Freehold. The difference in designator between Shire and Freehold does not count for conflict purposes. As the substantive elements differ only by a single letter, these names conflict.

After the close of commentary, the Shire requested that the name be changed to Shire of Old Stonebridges in order to clear the conflict and submitted a petition supporting the new name. We are pleased to grant this request. Stonebridges is a plausible constructed English place name. This construction follows a pattern found in “Compound Placenames in English” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/) because Stone is an attested element found as a generic toponym and Bridges is an attested English surname. In addition, “Compound Placenames in English” shows the pattern of modifying existing place names with Old, as in the example of Old Braynford (1476). Therefore, this form of the name can be registered because it follows an attested pattern and no longer conflicts with Stonebridge Freehold.

The shire’s previous device, Azure, two mountains couped and a Viking longship, on a chief argent three laurel wreaths vert, is retained as ancient arms.

Old Stonebridges, Shire of. Badge. Per pale wavy vert and azure, a bridge of one span throughout argent.

{O,}zurr Styrbjarnarson. Name and device. Argent goutty vert, a leather boot proper, a base vert.

Panther Vale, Shire of. Branch name and device. Vert chaussé Or, in pale a panther statant incensed Or spotted of diverse tinctures and a laurel wreath Or.

The original petition in support of the name and device supplied with the Letter of Intent was not valid because it was dated nearly two years before the submission. The Shire supplied a corrected and updated petition, allowing us to register their name and device. We commend Muirenn Blue Tyger, her deputies, and the Shire for their work getting us the corrected petition.

The identical name was returned on the June 1999 Letter of Acceptances and Returns for lack of documentation for the element Panther in period English place names. On resubmission, documentation was provided for Panther as a 16th century English surname. This branch name follows the pattern of place names in the form Family Name + Generic Toponym, found in “Compound Placenames in English” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/).

Petr Magnusson. Device. Argent, on a flame vert a dagger inverted proper.

Artist’s note: Please draw all charges larger to aid in identifiability.

Ragnar MacHardy. Alternate name Temür Numuchi.

Ragnar MacHardy. Device change. Sable, three flames proper, an orle Or.

The submitter’s previous device, Per pale gules and Or, a wolf rampant to sinister and in chief two wheels counterchanged, is retained as a badge.

Safiya al-Naghira. Device. Azure, on a bend sinister between two pairs of axes in saltire argent three natural sea-tortoises vert.

Sláine ben Rónáin meic Robeird. Badge. Azure, an acorn argent capped and an orle Or.

Symon of Barnsdale. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and vert, in chief three lozenges azure.

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