Mariota of Kildare

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Mariota of Kildare.jpg
At East Kingdom Coronation in October 2009
Resides: Shire of LyndhavenLyndhaven.gif
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Mariota Device.GIF
Or, a duck purpure statant close, in chief three gouttes de larme inverted, and a base wavy azure
Award & Office Badges
QHD, AoA, Queen's Order of Courtesy, Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent
Exchequer, Accessibility Porter


Hello! My name is Lady Mariota of Kildare. I joined the SCA in 1996 while attending the University of Prince Edward Island. The Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed was my home until the end of 1999 when I left for the Shire of Lyndhaven, to join my lord and get married.


Lady Mariota of Kildare was born in the county of Kildare in Ireland in the year 1461. She is Anglo-Irish, living in the Pale. There are rumours that my father was the FitzGerald, but I won't substantiate any such claims here.

I am a fairly good cook (I haven't poisoned anyone yet), and I am an accomplished seamstress. It is my goal to make garb well, and then decorate the hell out of it.

I have numerous projects on the go. See the projects list below, as it will be changing often!

Offices & Positions

  • Exchequer, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed,08/15/1997 to 08/15/1998
  • Senesgal, Cantref of Ynys y Gwaed, 08/15/1998 to 12/15/1999
  • Tir Mara seat on the East Kingdom Council of the Exchequer, 07/05/2010 to 01/10/2012
  • Exchequer, Shire of Lyndhaven, 05/21/2006 to present
  • Accessibility Porter, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, 08/15/2009 to present
  • Exchequer, Crown Principality of Tir Mara, 10/09/2010 to present
  • Retainer to TRH Edward and Thyra, 06/2012 to 10/13/2012
  • Retainer to TRM Edward and Thyra, 10/13/2012 to 04/05/2013


  • Apprenticed to Mistress Alisay de Falaise
  • Protégé to Master Godfroy de Falaise
  • A member of House Bloodguard, 01/26/2013 to present
  • Journeyman Member of Athena's Thimble, in training for senior member

Event Staff

  • Event steward, Summer's End, Ynys y Gwaed, 09/05/1998
  • Event co-steward, Summer Picnic, Ynys y Gwaed, 07/17/1999
  • Singer, Hanging of the Greens Concert, Ynys y Gwaed, 12/04/1999
  • Dayboard Cook, Spring Schola, Lyndhaven, 05/21/2000
  • Dayboard Cook, Spring Crown Tourney, Lyndhaven, 04/26/2008
  • Teacher, Spring Schola, Lyndhaven, 05/21/2008
  • Gate staff, Middleground, Lyndhaven, 05/21/2009
  • Gatekeeper, New Moone Carneval, Lyndhaven, 06/21/2009
  • Co-Gatekeeper, Summer Event, Smithwick, 06/28/2009
  • Gatekeeper, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/20/2009
  • Head Cook and Co-autocrat, Feast of Fools VII, Lyndhaven, 04/03/2010
  • Teacher, Middleground II, Lyndhaven, 05/20/2010
  • Teacher, Summer Event, Smithwick, 06/26/2010
  • Dayboard Cook, Tir Mara A&S and Heavy List Championships, 09/10/2010
  • Instructor, Alphonso X Collegium, Ruantallan, 11/27/2010
  • Gatekeeper, Feast of Fools VIII, Lyndhaven, 04/02/2011
  • Event steward and teacher, Middleground III, Lyndhaven, 05/21/2011
  • Gatekeeper, New Moon Carnival II, Lyndhaven, 06/18/2011
  • Gatekeeper, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/24/2011
  • Teacher, Fête des Bois, Bois Ardent, 10/01/2011
  • Event Steward, Feast of Fools, Lyndhaven, 03/31/2012
  • Cook, Middleground IV, Lyndhaven, 05/19/2012
  • Retainer for TRH Edward and Thyra, Ruantallan Warcamp, Ruantallan, 06/30/2012
  • Retainer for TRH Edward and Thyra, GNEW, Malagentia, 07/13/2012
  • Instructor, Summer Gathering, Smithwick, 08/25/2012
  • Gatekeeper, Harvest Feast, Lyndhaven, 09/22/2012
  • Retainer for TRH/M Edward and Thyra, EK Coronation, 10/13/2012
  • Retainer for TRM Edward and Thyra, EK Fall Crown Tourney, 10/27/2012
  • Retainer for TRM Edward and Thyra, Feste des Glaces, Havre des Glaces, 12/01/2012
  • Retainer for TRM Edward and Thyra, Market Day at Birka, Stonemarche, 01/26/2013
  • Retainer for HRM Edward, King's and Queen's Rapier Championship, L'Ile du Dragon Dormant, 09/02/2013
  • Retainer for TRM, Coronation, Barony of Carillion, 04/06/2013

Projects & Publications

  • Reconstruction of the 15th century green wedding dress, this project will include the underdress, cotehardie, houplonde, and headdresses, 09/15/2009
  • Embroidered scroll in the style of gothic architecture (ongoing)
  • Many clothing and hat projects (ongoing)
  • Silk veil with pearl beads for EK Artisinal Exchange 01/2013

More Information

Previously known as Moriath of Kildare.