[Ansteorra] Simple Grants of Arms

Burke McCrory bmccrory at oktax.state.ok.us
Thu Jun 17 12:07:55 PDT 2004

At 01:32 PM 6/17/2004, you wrote:
>Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 19:47:15 -0500
>From: "Lisa Duke" <arabella at elfsea.net>
>Subject: RE: [Ansteorra] Awards given at Westgate Winter Collegium 2004
>  (the last Simple Grant of Arms in Ansteorra was presented to Guy 
> Lestrange in 1999)
>per our  Kingdom OP  -  Guy got his Grant of Rank in Meridies -
>One of the last awards we gave him before he left Kingdom was his Court
>Barony, I know I painted his Scroll.    Then we was given the Ansteorran 
>Queen's Rapier.
> >>
>Hum, it hadn't occurred to me to look up his name to see WHERE he got his 
>Grant of Arms from (I
>was going off the consolidated list at the back of OP), so if he got his 
>from Meridies, then that
>means the last Simple Grant presented in Ansteorra by an Ansteorran Crown 
>would have been to Sag
>of Toehold (12/12/1998), Arianne of Wyndstay (12/12/1998) and Bonnie Rowan 
>O'Sheay (12/12/1998).
>I don't know the above listed folks, but I'm assuming they were given at 
>the same event (same
>date), as as they don't have a kingdom listed next to their names for GoA, 
>I'm assuming they were
>presented by an Ansteorran Crown.   Leaving a 5.5 year gap between 1998 
>and the one presented last
>weekend to Caitlin nan Cnoc Airgead of Gates Edge.
>For those not familiar with simple Grants of Arms, they are rarely given 
>in Ansteorra, as
>Ansteorra tends to favor Grants with a specification, such as Iris of 
>Merit for arts, and Star of
>Merit for service, among a few other Grants.  The term 'Simple' Grant of 
>Arms, means there is no
>specialization that accompanies it, such as a Simple Award of Arms.
>Guess that makes those that hold a simple Grant of Arms in Ansteorra, 
>doubly honored!
>Cheers, Hillary

They were all given at Wiesenfeuer's Yule revel that year.  Barn and Kat 
were crown.


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