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Minutes of the 23 January 2005 Meeting

[Note: These submissions appear on the May 05 LoAR]

Notes and Announcements

In attendance were: Jeanne Marie Crescent, Lachlan Dolphin, Selene Aurum, Cormac Bellows, Balthazar Seraph, Hrorek Chevron, Honour Popinjay, Damien Sable Fret, Thomas Brownwell, and Jared Alexander Blaydeaux.

Lachlan Dolphin is seeking letters of intent to succeed him in the office of Dolphin Herald. More information can be found in the January Crown Prints.

The July 2004 Letter of Intent was read in summary. A few erroneous items were noted. Crescent will investigate these issues. On this letter is a reblazon of the device of the Shire of Eikdal. Nobody at the meeting could recall such a place, and the kingdom has no files for the group. (In later investigation, it was revealed that the defunct shire was in Simi Valley, CA).

The current schedule for 2005: February 27th, March 20th (April Crown name/armory submissions due), April 24th, May 15th, June 26th (This is a change from the original schedule), July 10th, August 7th, September 11th (Sept. Crown name/armory submissions due), October 2nd, November 6th, and December 4th (Yule party follows the meeting). All dates are subject to change!

Approved submissions will be forwarded to Laurel on the January 28, 2005 Letter of Intent


Caid, Kingdom of

Caid, Kingdom of. (Resub) Transfer of Heraldic Title Green Water Pursuivant to Western Seas, Barony of.

[Name] The title Green Water Pursuivant was registered to Caid in 11/83. The name Caid, Kingdom of was registered 2/75 and Western Seas, Barony of was registered 10/82. The letter transferring the heraldic title to the barony is signed by Dirk Rex Caidis, Chamayn Regina Caidis, and Jeanne Marie Crescent Principal Herald. This request was returned by Laurel 12/03 because no acceptance letter was received from Western Seas. An acceptance letter from the barony is now included.

Transfer approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Angels, Barony of

Mariam Albarran. New Device. Azure, on a goblet argent a mullet of eight points vert and on a chief argent an Arabic pen box vert.

[Name] The submitter's name was registered 11/03.

[Armory] The penbox is not identical to the version in the Pictorial Dictionary, but given the variety of pen boxes shown in Saracenic Heraldry (L.A. Mayer, Oxford U. Press, 1999, p. 30), it appears to be a reasonable variant. We will include a photocopy of the page in the packet to Laurel.

Device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Western Seas, Barony of

Western Seas, Barony of. Acceptance of Transfer of Heraldic Title Green Water Pursuivant from Caid, Kingdom of.

[Name] The title Green Water Pursuivant was registered to Caid in 11/83. The name Caid, Kingdom of was registered 2/75 and Western Seas, Barony of was registered 10/82. The letter accepting transfer of the heraldic title from the kingdom is signed by the baroness and by Emrys Green Water; the baron was not available to sign. A transfer letter from the kingdom is also included.

Transfer approved and forwarded to Laurel.


Shannon inghean Bhriain uí Dhuilleáin. New Name and Device. Azure, a dog's head couped to sinister between three mullets and on a chief argent three shamrocks vert.

[Name] The submitter is interested in a feminine name. She will allow minor but not major changes, and if the name must be changed she cares most about the meaning ("Shannon, daughter of Brian of Clan Dillon").

The submitter is claiming Shannon through the legal name allowance, but no proof was provided that this is her legal name. Submitted as Shannon inghaen bhriain uí Dhuilleáin.

The rest of the name is documented based on a letter from the Academy of S. Gabriel (attached) – a report was apparently not issued.

inghaen is a typographical error for inghean ("daughter of"); we have corrected the name to the documented form.

bhriain is a typographical error for Bhriain. Briain is the genitive form of Brian as shown in Mari Elsbeth nic Bryan's "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Brian" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Brian.shtml). The submitted form is lenited, as required by Gaelic grammar.

S. Gabriel report 1646, citing Woulfe, has Ó Duilleáin as a Gaelic family name. uí Dhuilleáin is the form recommended by S. Gabriel.

Name returned for lack of documentation of the given name. Device returned for lack of name.


William Walworth de Durham. New Name and Device. Gules, a bend engrailed argent between a garb and three martlets Or.

[Name] The submitter is interested in a masculine name; no other boxes are checked. The submitter will accept the creation of a holding name, if necessary.

William is the header in Withycombe (p 239) where it states this name is "one of the commonest men's names" from the 11th C. on. R&W (s.n. Williams, p. 493) include le fuiz William dated 1299, Fitz William dated 1300, and William dated 1327.

Walworth is the header in R&W (p. 475) with de Walworth dated 1340 and Walleworth dated 1400.

Durham is the header in R&W (p. 146) with de Durham dated 1236- and Durham dated 1400.

"Patterns of Middle English Names with Multiple Bynames" (Cateline la souriete, KWHS 2004, pg. 93) finds double locatives to be the second most common type among names with multiple bynames. The table of examples has five 14th C names of this type. [Device] The submitter paid for a new name and device, but no paperwork was included for the device. We created the device form from an included sketch. A copy will be sent to Western Seas for the submitter to approve.

Name and device approved and forwarded to Laurel.


OP Notes

None.


Bibliography

Cateline la souriete, "Patterns of Middle English Names with Multiple Bynames". KWHS, 2004.

Mari Elsbeth nic Bryan "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Brian" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Brian.shtml)

Mayer, L. A. Saracenic Heraldry. Oxford Uni. Press. 1999.

Reaney, P. H., and Wilson, R. M. A Dictionary of English Surnames Oxford: Oxford Uni. Press, 3rd ed. 1995. [R&W]

Withycombe, E. G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford: Oxford Uni. Press 3rd ed. 1977. [Withycombe]

Woulfe, Patrick. Sloinnte Gaetheal ir Gall: Irish Names and Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967. [Woulfe]


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