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Re: MR: bagpipes, AOAs, etc.

Poster: James and Nancy Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>

At 12:19 8-11-96 +0000, blackbow@juno.com (David H Ritterskamp) wrote:
>>Jonathan, stop that.  If you bothered to read the text of
>>an AoA scroll, you would know that it specifically states
>>that "X has the right to bear Arms, to wit:  <blazon>,
>>without let or hinderance" PERIOD.  In the case of an AoA
>>the heraldic device is the Arms that are referred to.
>>If the scroll meant that you could bring a sword into
>>court, it would say "X has the right to bear Arms,
>>to wit:  <list of weapons>".  No mention of weapons
>>anywhere....  Alfredo, you ARE correct.
>OK, so why would anybody register and display a coat of arms if they
>don't have an AoA?  It happens all the time.

Well, for one thing, Atlantia has this (to me, silly) custom that AoA
scrolls cannot be prepared if the recipient does not have arms passed.  If a
device is passed by the College of Arms before the AoA is granted, then the
individual will not have such a long wait before finally receiving his or
her scroll -- given a helpful scribe, the scroll itself can actually be
presented when the AoA is given, rather than just a promissory.

Just my tuppence worth....  (Was only a ha'penny, but you know what
inflation's like these days!)

Laird Alasdair mac Iain of Elderslie
Barony of Marinus

James and Nancy Gilly
(formerly KatieMorag@aol.com)

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