Edward Holgrove

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Edward Holgrove started life in the SCA as Duncan Macquarrie just before TYC (which he didn't attend), joining via what became known later as S. Giles College in the fall of 1985. He met his future wife, Lucy Holgrove, at that time. He became a Sergeant-at-arms to Her Excellency, Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland alongside his good friend William of Thetford thanks to the training and encouragament of his good friend Barak de Noirville.

In A.S. LIII Edward was made seventh Baron of Seagirt at the Tir Righ August Investiture.


Edward is a stationer and bookseller in Norwich c.1620. A member of the local trayned bandes, Edward is interested in cartography and the design of fortifications. He plans to emigrate to New Amsterdam to seek his fortune in the new world.

Alternate Personae

His Lordship has gone by the following names during his time in the SCA:

  • Duncan Macquarrie (registered as Macquarie thanks to a spelling error - probably on my part) - a late sixteenth century Scotsman from the Island of Ulva.
  • Nuncan di Naimo - an alias given by his lady commemorated in the song The Ballad of Nuncan.
  • Gaius Agrippa Militaris - Optio of Legio XXIII (Ferox)
Arms of Edward Holgrove



Registered, June 2017: Edward Holgrove;

Registered, September 1986: Duncan Macquarie


Registered, June 2017: Per pale sable and gules, in fess three cannon barrels palewise argent.


Registered, December 1990: (Fieldless) A bat-winged grenade argent.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Award of Arms (An Tir)
  • Sergeant (Lions Gate, later Seagirt)
  • Goutte de Sang (An Tir)
  • Magistrae Ithra (Ithra)
  • Fellow of Saint Giles
  • Seagull (Seagirt)
  • Seagirt Bardic Champion (AS XXXXX)
  • Silver Lyre (Tir Righ) (AS LII)
  • Skald of Tir Righ (Bardic Champion) (ASLII)

Current Offices

  • Seventh Baron of Seagirt
  • Castellan (Tir Righ)

Past Offices Held

Shire of Seagirt (pre-barony))

  • Senechal
  • Master of Stables
  • Castellan
  • Chronicler

S. Giles College

  • Chancellor (seneschal)
  • Registrar (castellan)

Barony of Seagirt

  • Castellan


Event Steward for:

Guy Fawkes 1987
Seagirt Picnic 1989
Daffodil 1990
Roman Military Workshop 1991
Inaugural SeaLion War 1993
Northern Region Rapier Championship 1998

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