Thomas of Tenby

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Registered Name: Thomas of Tenby
Resides: Bryn Gwlad
Status: Active
Joined SCA: 1983
Order of Precedence
Thomas of Tenby
Thomas of Tenby Device.jpg
Party of six sable semy of sparks argent and argent, a martlet displayed gules.

His Excellency, Master Thomas of Tenby, OL, Defender of the Dream

Previously Known As:

Other Registered Heraldry

The following device associated with this name was registered in March of 1988 (via Ansteorra) and reblazoned in August of 2012 (via Ansteorra): Per fess sable, semy of sparks argent, and argent, a pale counterchanged, overall a martlet displayed gules.


  • Local Offices Held
    • Baron of Bryn Gwlad (2003-2008)
    • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Barony of Bryn Gwlad
    • Hospitaler, Barony of Bryn Gwlad (thrice)
    • Chronicler, Barony of Bryn Gwlad
    • Deputy Seneschal, Barony of Bryn Gwlad
    • Historian, Barony of Bryn Gwlad
  • Regional Offices held
    • Minister of Arts & Sciences, Southern Region
    • Hospitaler, Southern Region
  • Kingdom Offices Held
    • Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Persona History:

Thomas of Tenby is an obscure 12th century Anglo-Welsh bard. He may have traveled with John Lackland to Ireland and possibly as far as the Kingdom of France. His grandfather was a Welsh hill baron. Most of his descendents were also named Thomas including a 14th century Cisterian monk and the Elizabethan stonemason Thomas Marner who lived at number 10-B Downing Street. All are said to have written poetry, much to the confusion of historians.


Primary Interests:

  • Poetry
  • Performances
  • Persona Play

Other Interests:

  • Rapier Combat
  • Stonework
  • Monasticism
  • Teaching
  • Serving Feasts

Timeline of Activity:

1983 to Present.

Prior Groups

Populace Provided Information:

Notable Contributions or Accomplishments:

  • Thomas of Tenby has rarely repeated a performance.
  • Brother Thomas observed the Rule of Silence from Candlemas to Michaelmas (twice).
  • Baron Thomas established The Order of The Dragon's Egg to honor the contributions of youth to the Barony of Bryn Gwlad.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Recognitions

- Muse of Bryn Gwlad
- Silver Chalice of Bryn Gwlad
- Golden Martlet of Bryn Gwlad
- Lion of Ansteorra


  • Student to Branwen Scholastica
  • Cadet to Don Dupre

Mundane Information:

In Case of Court

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