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Poster: mn13189@WCUVAX1.WCU.EDU

Greetings once again to this fair tavern!

I have been trying to document various Scots titles of nobility that are
roughly equivalent to "Lord" to the early or mid 14th century or earlier.
The closest I have been able to come with anything is the late 14th
century.  I will include a partial list of what I have found below.  If
anyone has any other posible titles or leads that could date from earlier,
for either Scots or Gaelic, please let me know.

Here is what I have been able to find and date so far:
Lord--late 14th (more specific titles such as Lord of the ____ date from
	late 14th to 20th)
Lard--late 14th - 20th
Lerd--late 16th - 17th
Leard--17th - early 18th
Here or Her--late 14th - 16th
Chief or Chefe--late 14th - early 17th*
Chiftane--late 14th - early 17th*
	(* these dates refer to their usage in Scots, not in Gaelic)

Also, I am uncertain as to weather the various forms of Chief and
Chieftain would be suitable terms to use as synonyms for the SCA title of
"Lord" because of the differences between the Gaelic clan society and the 
fuedal system from which we get out conventional titles from.  Any
comments or discussion would be appreciated.

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