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Re: SCA History

Poster: "R.S. Ranocchia, Jr. <Maelgwn ap Gruffydd>" <maelgwn@ix.netcom.com>

Beth Morris wrote:
> Poster: Beth Morris <bmorris@access.digex.net>
> Tom Brady wrote:
> >
> > Poster: Tom Brady <tabrady@mindspring.com>
> >
> > At 01:20 PM 10/23/97 -0400, Aileen wrote:
> > >Black Diamond (geographic area of  western VA,  went from Barony
> > >to Shire during this time, but regained Baronial status in the early 80's,
> > >after Atlantia became a Kingdom)
> >
> > Hmmm - I'm not sure of this. As far as I know, BD went from shire to barony
> > (circa 1985) and stayed there. The only group that lost status in BD
> > history is the late Canton of St. Michael's Keep (Roanoke - I think that's
> > the right name), which reformed about eight years later at the Canton of
> > Azurmont. Any of you pre-Stew folk care to comment on this?
> I dunno about pre-Stew, but the BD stuff didn't quite jive with my
> recollection either - I was going to buzz Jonathan or some other Black
> Diamonder from the BeforeTime and see what their recollection was.  I
> seem to recall that from Ish it was a straight line of succession....
> Actually, Maelgwn might remember - he was down there more than I in the
> early years....
> K

As far as I know, Black Diamonmd never lost it's Baronial Status, unless
it happened before 1980 or there abouts. The Black Diamond that I know
and love has always retained it's baronial charter.

Maelgwn ap Gruffydd
Old Mirquey & Hononary Citizen of Black Diamond
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