Patent letters from French King Louis XIV, in favor of Nicolas Gaudin, criminal judge at the seat of Avranches and captain of mentioned city.
In October 1643, the king granted him letters bearing derogation and imposition reliefs drafted so that his father Nicolas Guillaume and grandfather Nicolas, suffered by ignorance, extraction and fault for recovering their titles of nobility, and had kept in his capacity as a squire and need for nobility for the joyous accession to the crown.
Today, in consideration of services rendered by the mentioned Nicolas Gaudin’s children: Guillaume (twelve years in the first company of mounted musketeers of the guard), and Jacques (soldier in the French guards, and in the second company of mounted musketeers ), the King confirmed the mentioned letters for their status as the kingdom’s nobility.
Granted in Versailles on October 1678.
One parchment sheet (63 x 39 + 10 re-folded), brown ink writing in French, signed Louis, with brown wax seal (fragment) with red and green silk laces. Countersigned Phelypeaux, visée (viser) Le Tellier.
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