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Annotated History Project

Officer Lists

Society Officers

(‘Present’ would be AS XIII sometime - this is updated from a document compiled by Mistress Hilary of Serendip)

Board of Directors (Formed July 1968)Jon DeClesJuly 1968 - April 1975
Diana ListmakerJuly 1968 - May 1976
Harold Breakstone July 1968 - January 1972
Ruthven of RockridgeJanuary 1972 - April 1974
Douglas BrownbeardApril 1974 - September 1976
Ruthven of RockridgeApril 1975 - October 1977
Carolyn O’ConaireApril 1975 - February 1978
William of HoghtonApril 1975 - June 1979
Steward (Chancellor/Seneschal of SCA)Jon DeClesJuly 1968 - Spring 1973
Samuel de BassetApril 1973 - Spring 1974
Thorvald im GrimmiSpring 1974 - (May?) 1976
Deputy StewardSamuel de BassetFall 1971 - April 1973
Thorvald im GrimmiApril 1973 - May 1974
Ruthven of RockridgeMay 1974 - May 1976
Chancellor of the ExchequerSiegfried von HoflichskeitApril 1967 - August 1968
Diana ListmakerAugust 1970 - 1972
Kreig Allerhochst1972 - 1973
Douglas BrownbeardSpring 1973 - 1976
Lord Laurel King of ArmsHarald of BreakstoneAugust 1969 - 1973
Ioseph of Locksley1973 - 1975
Karina of the Far West1975 - 1979
RegistrarSiegfried von HoflichskeitApril 1967 - September 1970
BoncueurSept. 1970 - October 1974
Eilis ni Roibeard O’BoirneOctober 1974 - May 1975
Richard the Short1975 - 1978
ChancellorDavid of IllwheirlaneJuly 1968 - ?
Jon DeClesFall 1969? -
Earl MarshalEdwin BersarkSummer 1971 - 1973
Richard Ironsteed1973 - 1976
Master of SciencesWilliam of the ShireSpring 1972 -1979
Mistress of ArtsDiana ListmakerJuly 1968 -1975
TribuneHarold of BreakstoneSummer 1971 -
Stock ClerkHarold Haakonson1971 - 1972
Timothy Stonewall1972 -1973
Alice of Briar Brook 1973 - 1979
Deputy ChroniclerLinda Muriell von KatzenbrasseJune 1974 - May 1975
Eilis ni Roibeard O’BoirneMay 1975 -
TI Editor (Redactor)Jon DeClesApril 1967 - June 1969
Kerry the RockJune 1969 - Spring 1974
Sylvanus AndereSpring 1974 -1974 (end?)
Clerk of the ChanceryCreated 1/27/73?

Heraldic Officers
(No Date Specified)

CaidCrescent HeraldConrad von Regensburg
AngelsSeraphCadhla of Tregden
John ap Griffin (untitled)
CalafiaTrident (acting)?
IslesRed TowerRenfield of the Inland March (Edmund Renfield Wanderscribe)
An TirBlack LionJerald of Galloway
MadroneRobert of Westmarch
Three MountainsJerald of Galloway
Principality of the MistsGreen CloakLeon de Asturias
Province of the MistsNebulyWilhelm von Schlüssel
Southern ShoresSilver GullPaul the Barbarian
MarinGrey Colin of the Axe

Kingdom Officers

SeneschalJon DeCles5/67 - 6/70
Stefan de Lorraine6/70 - 1/6/73
William the Lucky1/6/73 - 1/4/75
Andre de Sevastopol1/4/75 - Present
Earl MarshalEdwin Bersark5/67 - 11/71
Caradoc ap Cador11/71 - 1/6/73 (?)
(Acting)Siegfried von Hoflichskeit1/6/73 (?) - 2/23/73
Kevin Peregrynne2/23/73 - Present
Mistress of ArtsRima of Rockridge
Christina of the Runes
Master of MusicAlphonso de Castille
ChancellorDavid of Illwheirlane7/68 - Present
(David considers himself on leave from this position, as he does not currently live in The West, but was never released from it ...)
Chancellor of the ExchequerSiegfried von Hoflichskeit7/68 - ?
Robert of Dunharrow1/70 - ?
ScribeAlisande du Rohan (Henrik)1/8/71
Andre de Sevastopol
Annette of Fair Monte
Principal Herald(College setup in April ‘68)
Herald of Breakstone (Court Herald)- August 69
(Clarion)Randall of HightowerAugust 69 - ?
(Vesper)Karina of the Far West?
Master of SciencesJon the Lean (Jon FitzRolf)7/72 -?
Brian Dritar an Con?
Mistress of the ListsDiana Listmaker
Karina of the Far West
Rachel Col de Cygne
Janet Breakstone
Gormflait niCuallachin3/26/72
Annette of Faire Monte
Morgan FitzRolf
Royal ChatelaineArdis an Dearg4/69 - Sept. 70
Luise of the PhoenixSept 70 -
Golden Key(Founded by Diana)
Ruthven & Rima of Rockridge1/70
ConstableDavid of Illwheirlane1/71
Stefan de Lorraine1/70
Samuel de BassettAutumn 71?
Steven MacEanruig5/72
Sheridan of Greenholm5/72
Eleacar ben David5/72
Neil of Gyr?
Robert of WestmarchMay 4, 1974
Clerk of the College of BardsGwydion AendderwynFall 1971
Royal PavilionerMarynel of Darkhaven
Pavilioner to the ArtsRaymond the Mild5/72
Royal Dance MasterAllen van Ore
Tourney MastersBela of Eastmarch
Karina of the Far West
James Greyhelm
Verena of Laurelin
Siegfried von Hoflichskeit
Ardis an Dearg
Royal FalconerMark von dem Falkensfenn
Mistress of Games & JollitiesSheen of Ire
Mistress of Equestrian ArtsSuzanne of Ravenhill< July 71
Editor of The PageDiana Listmaker(still as of 5/70)
Hal Ravn, Dorothey of ParavelNov 1971 - 5/75
Trude Lacklandia5/75 - ?

"Duke Siegfried was the first Chancellor of the Exchequer of the SCA. He was such at the time I joined (Oct. 1967- AS II) and continued, I think, until Don/Jon incorporated the SCA (summer, 1968, ie. early AS III), after which Don became Steward, Chronicler, Exchequer, and Chairman of the Board. I was the first Chancellor of the Exchequer of the West Kingdom (after the kingdom and the SCA were no longer synonymous). I was appointed in late AS III (between March Crown of AS III & May Coronation of AS IV , both being Spring of 1969) by then King Caradoc at the recommendation of then Crown Prince Siegfried, who foresaw that the Kingdom would now need funds of its own, apart from those of the SCA, Inc. I suppose it was originally an appointment for life, since when I was knighted by Siegfried at his coronation that May (our first ever overnight event), my scroll read "Robert of Dunharrow - Knight, Chancellor of the Exchequer" However, after slightly over a decade, in early AS XIV, I finally managed to get someone else to do it. So April 1969 to about June 1979 would be about it. I was given the office, but no rules about how to do it, so I made all that up as I went. (As did most other original great officers.) We had not one penny to start either, so I had to devise ways of getting people to put coins in the hat, later teaching them that paper money was needed when we started having to actually pay to use sites. (After Prop. 13 impoverished all local parks.)
     “I squeezed all the money I could out of the populace, then sort of sat on it like Smaug to keep it from getting spent wildly. Only one king in 30 reigns ever asked me how much money we had, they would just ask if we could afford something and I would say we could or could not and that was always accepted. I think we had a cushion of over $1,000 by the time I passed it on. That was a fair fortune in those times. (Considering we all thought Don mad in AS III when he proposed raising $100 to incorporate the SCA.)” - Robert of Dunharrow

“As Sir Robert says, getting small amounts out of Don even for the filing fee to become a non-profit tax exempt corporation was like pulling teeth. Though I fondly remember my appearance before an IRS agent in San Francisco, accompanied by the Board of Directors as we successfully convinced the gentleman that the SCA was an "educational corporation" within the meaning of the Code.” - David Of Illwheirlane

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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