August Heraldic Decisions for the Middle Kingdom

The August Letter of Acceptances and Returns has just been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. It can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/08/
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

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke. Reblazon of badge. Or, on a chevron dovetailed between three roundels azure three trident heads palewise Or.
Registered in December of 1995 as Or, on a chevron dovetailed counter-dovetailed between three roundels azure three trident heads Or, the trident heads are palewise.

Endlin von Baden. Name and device. Quarterly vert and purpure, four mascles in saltire points to center Or.

Gavin Hewlett. Reblazon of device. Ermine, on a bend sable three lions passant palewise Or, a bordure gules.
Registered in May of 1994 as Ermine, on a bend sable three lions passant fesswise Or, a bordure gules, the lions are palewise.

Geneviève Duplessis. Reblazon of device. Per chevron purpure and argent all semy-de-lys, three bunches of grapes counterchanged slipped and leaved vert.
Registered in November of 1997 as Per chevron purpure and argent, semy-de-lys counterchanged, three bunches of grapes counterchanged slipped and leaved vert, we are adjusting the blazon to match current conventions.

Isabel la Sauvage. Name and device. Purpure, a chevron argent semy of hearts palewise sable between three braziers Or.
Nice 15th century French name!

Leifr Monsson. Name.

Octavio Gonzalez de Castill. Name and device. Checky gules and Or, a saltire raguly argent and overall a heart sable.
Submitted as Octavio Gonzalez de Castill the submitter requested authenticity for 16th century Spain. The name was changed in kingdom to Octavio Gonzalez de Castil to use a 16th century form of the second byname.
Metron Ariston documented Castill as an unmarked byname in the FamilySearch Historical Records, dated to the late 16th century. Therefore, we are able to restore the submitted spelling. This name meets the submitter’s request for authenticity.

Taddea di Avito del Pace. Name.
Submitted as Taddea d’Avito Delpace, the submitter requested authenticity for a late 14th to early 15th century Italian name. The name was changed in kingdom to use the Italian preposition di instead of the elided form d’ and to use the expected form del Pace instead of Delpace.
All elements were documented in the Online Catasto of 1427, and the pattern of given name + literal patronym + family name is found in the desired time period. Therefore, this name meets the submitter’s request for authenticity.

MIDDLE RETURNS

None!

MIDDLE ERRATA

March 1980
Codran Bloodaxe. Name change from Kodran Bloodaxe.
This appeared on the LoAR as a new name, but it is the same person as Kodran Bloodaxe (registered February 1984 via the East). While we believe it is likely from the paperwork trail we have that the submitter was unaware that Kodran Bloodaxe was registered, at this late date we are loathe to release the prior name without contact from the submitter. Thus his prior nameKodran Bloodaxe is retained as an alternate name.

December 1991
John Skinner of Rivenstar. Name change from holding name John of Rivenstar.
When his name was registered, the LoAR neglected to note that it was a change of holding name.

March 1994
Eoghan Mac Giolla Phádraig. Name change from Eoghan of Wealdsmere and device change. Per pale argent and sable, a saltire counterchanged and on a chief nebuly gules three Celtic crosses Or.
When his new name and device were registered in March 1994, the LoAR neglected to note that he was changing his name, and desired that his previous name and device, Argent, in pale a stag courant gules and a mullet of seven points within a bordure sable, be released.