John ap Griffin

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John and Flavia
Information
Resides: Angels
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.
Heraldry
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Baron John ap Griffin, OP was the Eleventh Baron of the Angels and is a member of the Griffin Freehold.

Persona

Once upon a time, a Welsh trader named Master John ap Griffin packed up his best wool clip and headed for the fabled city of Novgorod. Along the way, he took up with a band of Rus who were on their way to Constantinople (when you're heading that far East, might as well keep going) The merchanting was profitable and the scenery exciting, so he never quite made it back to Wales. He journeyed throughout Europe and the Great Silk Road, trading whatever came to hand until one day he crossed paths with a dynamic Genovese merchant baroness (Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani). Their mutual love of merchanting, travel and each other has led to a thriving business and wonderful marriage of many years. They have two daughters, Lady Kathryn du Griffin, and Viscountess Lorissa du Griffin, who had the distinction of being the youngest monarch in the SCA, when she was the 10-year-old 7th Princess of Caid.

Offices and Positions

SCA Corporate

  • Twice a member of the BoD (mid-70's & late 80's)
  • Editor of Progress Reports & Daily Newsletters for SCA 20th Year & 25th Year Celebrations

College of Heralds

  • On committee (with Duke Siegfried von Hoflischskeit) to investigate heraldic submission backlog problem, 1978
  • El Munadi Herald, 1974-1980's

Barony of the Angels

Classes Taught

More Info

  • John and Flavia founded and operated Griffin Dyeworks which offers quality dyes and fiber tools, natural dyes like earth oxides and dye pigments, as well as roving, yarns, threads, drop spindles,lucets, nålbinding needles, kumihimo forms, silk scarves, dyepots, and many other useful items. The goal is to serve the needs of spinners, dyers, weavers, felters, knitters, and other fiber artists. In February 2015, Lady Mariam Albarran took over management of the business.