Tomas de Courcy

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Tomas and Kayleigh at Avacal Summer Coronation 2016
Resides: Montengarde
Date Started: May 2002

Jambe de Lion
Goutte de Sang
Silver Pillar
Award of Arms

Arms: Ermine, on a pale endorsed vert,three roundels argent
Badge: Fieldless, on a bakers peel vert three plates

The Honorable Tomas de Courcy (JdL, GdS), Student to Mistress Inga in hraustliga.
Avacal Champion of Arts and Sciences AS LII (2018)

Tomas de Courcy is a graduate from Oxford who is now employed as a tutor for Charles Blount’s children in This Year of our Lord 1535 in Apethorpe Northamptonshire, England.

Tomas first heard about the SCA at the Tretheway House Demo in Abbotsford BC and his first event was the annual Sealion War between the Barony of Lions Gate and the Barony of Seagirt in AS XXXVI (2002). He and his Lady, Kayleigh de Leis, moved to the Kingdom of Avacal in 2015.

His SCA website may be found here: [1]

In 2009 he started a project to map out the branches of the Principality of Tir Righ using Google Earth. That project has been expanded and now includes the borders of all of the kingdoms of the Known World, as well as all of the branches in An Tir, Avacal, Northshield, Ealdormere, and the Canadian branches in the Kingdom of the East as well as the major wars in the SCA. It is available here: [2].

He was taken as a student to Mistress Inga April 8th, 2018. He was formerly student to Mistress Safiye al-Konstantiniyye.


Baking & Cooking[3], Rapier[4], Thrown Weapons, Games, Heraldry, Marshaling, Pike, and Cartography.

Jambe de Lion February 4, 2012 AS XLVI by King Ieuan and Queen Gwyneth
Silver Pillar February 4, 2012 AS XLVI by Princess Lenora
Lion's Fang February 26, 2011 AS XLV by Baron James and Baroness Margaret of Lions Gate
Scapula Leonis February 5, 2011 AS XLV (Shire of Lionsdale service token)
Goutte de Sang April 10, 2010, AS XLIV by Queen Adwen Wrenn
Award of Arms April 2, 2005, AS XXXIX by Princess Bernadette and Prince Ulf

Avacal Champion of Arts and Sciences April 7, 2018, AS LII - May , 2019, AS LIII
Lionsdale Champion of Arts and Sciences February 2, 2013, AS XLVII - February 1, 2014, AS XLVIII
Baroness of Lions Gate's Champion of Combat June 6, 2010, AS XLIV - November 6, 2010, AS XLIV
Lions Gate Defender of Arts and Sciences February 6, 2010, AS XLIV - February 26, 2011 AS XLV



Lionsdale Webminister September 2009-2014
Lionsdale Seneschal August 2010-August 2012
Lionsdale Deputy Seneschal January 2010-August 2010
Lionsdale Deputy Minister of Rapier 2004-2005

Event Steward

Lionsdale Winter's Tourney February of AS XLVI
Tir Righ Heraldic Symposium April of AS XLIV with Hleafdige Thora Golvik and Lady Kayleigh de Leis
Lionsdale Champion's Tourney June of AS XLII with Her Ladyship Johanna Morgenstochter
Lionsdale Champion's Tourney June of AS XLI with his co-autocrat Lord John Shewan


The de Courcy Estate

Early Life

Tomas grew up the third son of a minor noble in South Eastern Norfolk between Norwich and Yarmouth, a short ride from the River Yare. The family has fared well over the last several generations due to the wool trade and advantageous copy-hold agreements.

Tomas' early life was taken up mostly with lessons and learning about the local trades: sheep and wool. He discovered a passion for his lessons young, and could often be found with his nose in a book of some form or another. Having little interest in trade, and no interest in sheep he decided to follow his brother in education and went to Oxford.

Oxford & Apethorpe

Beginning his education and being accepted into Corpus Christi College (thankfully he was the only candidate from the County of Lincon) Tomas decided that he would make his living by the scholarly arts. After having his Artium Baccalaureus conferred, and becoming a Licentiate the following year, Tomas was hired on by Charles Blount, Baron Mountjoy as a tutor for his children. He now resides in Apethorpe Northamptonshire, and frequently travels to London with Charles as a secretary.

Kayleigh de Leis

Kayleigh is the daughter of an Irish merchant with whom the de Courcys have business with. After meeting and falling in love with her Tomas was set a martial task by her before she would consent to marrying him. With the aid of two of his friends, Don Pierce O'Brien and Lord Sebastian de Sandoval, he won her challenge and she consented to the engagement. They were married the next year.