Eadweard Boniface




Eadweard is the great grandson of his namesake Eadweard, Baron of Shelford, and is first cousin (once removed) to the current Baron. His Grandfather was the Baron’s second son who went mercantile. The Family is relatively prosperous and has imports/exports, and a part share in a ship or two, as a third son Eadweard isn’t expected to profit from inheritance greatly however is expected to either become a scholar or a Priest by the Family or make himself useful to a powerful patron and so help advance the overall Family some way and will be assisted financially when really needed however is expected to turn a profit and repay the assistance to the family in some way in due course.

Eadweard is a traditional name among the Bonifaces and at least one male is expected to hold the name each generation as a tribute to the families origins and the founder of its current fortunes. While he is not close to his noble relations, they are aware of his existence, and family ties would still mean something if he ever needed to call on them – but it works both ways, someday his cousin might one day expect something of him.

Eadweard is training to become a Tutor for a nobles family so will be learned of letters and numbers and more than one language. To this end he has recently completed his formal education at the Guildhall School on Flaybottom Street. His early education was at the hands of Mistress Marta at her Dameschool in Southgate, and she set him on the path to becoming a Sorcerer as her apprentice. She recently arranged for him to be formally apprenticed as a Scholar at the City and Guild Library, so he can continue his own education. There is some thought to eventually send him to the University at Cantorbridge, but that is some years away yet.

Third son of a spice merchant. The family’s business is located on Cushion Street, the most fashionable shopping street in Ongus. The family home is on Flowers-Are-Fading Road in Sunmedow.

Eadweards Family is as follows:

Father is

Wulfric Boniface
Meaning & History
Old English form of ULRIC

Oldest Brother is Adalbert Boniface 26 9 Born from Father first wife, a Kurlish Woman?)
Eadweard’s Half Brother
From Albert:
From the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal “noble” and beraht “bright”. This name was common among medieval German royalty. The Normans introduced it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Æðelbeorht. Though it became rare in England by the 17th century, it was repopularized in the 19th century by the German-born Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

2nd Brother Hoyt Boniface 22 Mate on a Ship training to become a sailing master
2nd child of first wife who died in child birth. Eadweard’s Half Brother
Meaning & History
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English hoit “stick”, originally a nickname for a thin person.

3rd [PC] Eadweard Boniface (16)
1st child of 2nd Wife

4th Madelina Boniface (14) 2nd child of 2nd Wife
Meaning & History
Latinate form of MADELINE, English form of MAGDALENE. This is the name of the heroine in a series of children’s books by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published 1939., From a title which meant “of Magdala”. Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala – a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant “tower” in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.

(I figure this is a One Faith inspired name chosen by the Wife for the first daughter)

5th Child Euphemia Boniface (12) 3rd child of 2nd wife
Meaning & History
Means “to speak well”, derived from Greek ευ “good” and φημι (phemi) “to speak”. Saint Euphemia was an early martyr from Chalcedon.

Mother: Ariane Boniface nee ’Emilie, A Chaubretten Woman. 2nd Wife of Wulfric.

Wulfric’s first wife was Iðunn Wirnhier

(Regards the names, I hammered the Behind The Name website pretty Heavily for all this)

Eadweard was born on the 16th Day of Heorfest-Monath, AS 976.

Eadweard Boniface

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