A Brief History of the
Shire of Berley Cort.
The present Shire of Berley Cort began as a Canton by the name of
Courtland on the Sedley under the auspicies of the Barony of Caer Mear,
in the EAST Kingdom late in 1979.
The name would not pass, due to both places mentioned being current
towns, so the name was changed to Berley Cort, using part of the words
Berlin, Sedley, and Courtland, where the founding members lived and grew
The first event - All Hallow's - was held in late October, 1981, and the
second event was Beltane in April of 1982. The Shire has continued to have these two events each
year; for 22 years now. All Hallow's is on the last weekend of October, and Beltane on the last
weekend of April.
Our focus is mainly on Arts and Sciences, although we do have Target Archery at the events,
With the advent of the Kingdom of Atlantia, we became part of this
Kingdom, and in the Winter of 1991 - 92 became an independant Shire.
As with any group, the membership has fluctuated somewhat over the years.
However, of the original 5 members, 3 members and their families are
still active. We remain a small, family oriented Shire.
Monthly business meetings are held at 2 p.m., on the second Sunday of the
month, excepting May, when we meet on the 3rd Sunday so families can
spend time together for Mother's Day.
The meetings are held at the homes of members. For information on
meeting places you may contact the Seneschalee at 757-242-4742, and leave
a message, as the meeting location changes from month to month.
In Service to Shire and Crown,
Herridr Freyugydja Ogvaldsdottir
All Hallows XXIII