July Heraldic Decisions for the Middle Kingdom

Greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Konrad Rouge Scarpe,

The July Letter of Acceptances and Returns has just been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. It can soon be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/
Official notification will come out shortly to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Jean Yves de Chierebourg. Look for an email form apache@sca.org; if you have items in submission you may want to add it to your address book as we have occasionally had issues with spam filters grabbing them. Please make sure to follow the link in the email as that lets us know that you have received the notification.

MIDDLE ACCEPTANCES

Bethóc MacDonald of Cnoc. Name (see RETURNS for device).
As documented in the Letter of Intent, the locative byname of Cnoc combines the English or Scots preposition of with the Gaelic Cnoc in the same name phrase. In commentary, Adelaide de Beaumont documented de Cnoc/Knoc to the 13th century in Black, s.n. Knox. The 14th century form del Cnoc is also found in the same entry. Therefore, of Cnoc is registerable as a Scots form.
This name combines a Gaelic given name and two Scots bynames. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA. The submitter may wish to know that a wholly Gaelic form of her name is Beathóc inghean Mhic Dhomhnaill an Chnoic, documented by Rocket in commentary.

Caitriona Mhuirnech inghean Roibeaird. Name.

Duncan Burns. Name and device. Sable, a chevron vert fimbriated argent and in base on a plate a brazier sable enflamed vert.
Nice 16th century Scots name!

Erennach Nic Dugal Crawford. Badge (see RETURNS for name change). Sable, a sunflower Or within a bordure checky Or and sable.

Frøkn mac Cainnaig. Device. Per saltire purpure and vert, a saltire erminois between in cross a Celtic cross and three griffins passant argent.

Isaac of Flaming Gryphon. Holding name and device (see PENDS for name). Per saltire azure and argent, two wolves couchant contourny argent and two ravens respectant regardant sable.
Submitted under the name Hrafna-Ivarr.

James Underhill. Transfer of primary name and device to James Underhill. Argent, a skull sable between three crosses formy gules, a bordure sable.
James has transferred his name to his son, who will use it as his primary name.

James Underhill. Acceptance of transfer of name and device from James Underhill. Argent, a skull sable between three crosses formy gules, a bordure sable.
The submitter accepts the transfer of his father’s registered name, James Underhill, to use as his primary name.

Petronella von Eisenberg. Name.
Noir Licorne documented the phrase “der Graff von Eisenberg” in Schlesische General Chronica…, published in 1585 (https://books.google.com/books?id=7WhgAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA302). Therefore, we are able to register this name as submitted.

Sorcha inghen uí Dhonnchaidh. Device change. Argent, in pale three fleurs-de-lys between flaunches azure.
The submitter’s old device, Sable, a triquetra and in chief a crescent between an increscent and a decrescent argent, is retained as a badge.

Wilhelm von Eisenberg. Name and device. Per pale azure and vert, a castle and in chief four mullets argent.
Noir Licorne documented the phrase “der Graff von Eisenberg” in Schlesische General Chronica…, published in 1585 (https://books.google.com/books?id=7WhgAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA302). Therefore, we are able to register this name as submitted.

MIDDLE RETURNS

Bethóc MacDonald of Cnoc. Device. Sable, seven mullets of six points one, two, one, two and one within a bordure Or.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Bjorn Ulfsson: Sable mullety of seven points argent, a bordure Or. There is no DC for the difference between seven and semé. There is no DC for the difference between six and seven points. This leaves only one DC for changing the tincture of the mullets. Additionally, this arrangement of seven charges is not listed in appendix K and would need to be documented.

Brynniulfr Herleifsson. Augmentation of arms. Quarterly sable and vert a bear’s head erased and a bordure argent and for augmentation in base a quill pen fesswise argent enflamed proper.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters could not identify the charge used for augmentation.

Elianora Saunfayle. Augmentation of arms. Quarterly sable and vert, an annulet Or within a bordure argent, and for augmentation in dexter chief a quill pen bendwise argent enflamed proper.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters could not identify the charge used for augmentation.

Erin Nic Duglas Crawford Fitzgerald. Name change from Erennach Nic Dugal Crawford.
Submitted as Erin Nic Duglas Crawford Fitzgerald, documentation could not be found to support the construction of given name + Nic + father’s given name + locative byname + clan byname. This pattern is not found in Appendix A of SENA, and commenters were unable to find evidence to support it. Without such documentation, this name cannot be registered.
The submission form noted that the Anglicized Irish language was the most important to the submitter. Nic is the Scots form of the Gaelic inghean mhic, so would not be found in a name from Ireland. the submission form indicated that Anglicized Irish was most important. The Anglicized Irish form of this particle is ny, nyn (the standard form), nyne, or (occasionally) fitz.
Commenters documented Duglas as a late period English given name in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Examples of nyn (in some spelling) followed by a possibly English given name like Duglas include Durren nyne Hugh, Doryne nyne Alexander, and Ellen nyne David Roche, all found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada’s article “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml). Therefore the name phrase nyn Duglas is plausible.
Upon resubmission, the submitter may wish to know that the forms Erin nyn Duglas Crawford, Erin nyn Duglas Fitzgerald, and Erin nyn Duglas Fitzgerald de Crawford (or of Crawford) were documented by commenters as English-Anglicized Irish forms. A wholly Anglicized Irish form could not be documented.

Roana Aldinoch. Household name Hus Gyldenbrocc.
Submitted as Hus Gyldenbrocc, no evidence was found that inn-sign names were used in Anglo-Saxon England. The earliest example of an inn-sign name that could be found was the early 13th century, with the earliest example of color + charge dated to the early 14th century. In addition, such English house names do not use the form House X. Rather, they use House of the X or X House (among other patterns). Therefore, we are unable to register this name as submitted.
Upon resubmission, the submitter may wish to know that the Middle English Gylden Broc Hus was documented in commentary.

Wilhelm Michalik. Augmentation of arms. Sable, in fess a tree eradicated argent and another Or and for augmentation in base a quill pen argent enflamed proper.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters could not identify the charge used for augmentation.

MIDDLE ERRATA These are corrections to previous LoARs.

March 1993
Merouda Pendray. Badge for Sept Pendray. (Fieldless) A seeblatt inverted gules.
Appearing on the March 1993 LoAR as (Fieldless) A seablatt inverted gules, the primary charge was misspelled. It is a seeblatt.

April 1998
Catherine Margaret Oakley of Rivendale. Device. Per pall argent, sable, and vert, a Catherine’s wheel and an oak leaf argent.
This appeared as an acceptance on the April 1998 LoAR with the note “This was registered on the February 1998 LoAR.” It should have been listed as a return. The device was registered, as noted, on the February 1998 LoAR with the blazon Per pale vert and sable, a Catherine’s wheel and an oak leaf, a chief triangular argent.

February 2011
Hi{o,}rdís Ragnars dóttir. Device. Per pale vert and azure, a mullet of nine points Or and a chief engrailed argent.
When registered the LoAR failed to include a comma following the field in the blazon.

June 2015
Red Spears, Barony of. Order name. Compagnia dei Porci Rossi.
Appearing on the LoAR as Compagnia dei Pórci Rossi, it was noted that the acute accent had been removed from Porci Rossi because it was a modern editorial addition. However, the accent wasn’t actually removed.