Nicolas LE JAY, Lord of TILLY and SAINT-FARGEAU... - Lot 19 - Vermot et Associés

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Nicolas LE JAY, Lord of TILLY and SAINT-FARGEAU... - Lot 19 - Vermot et Associés
Nicolas LE JAY, Lord of TILLY and SAINT-FARGEAU [1574-1640] - Important personality of the 17th century who reached the highest offices of the State. His family, enriched in trade, bought lands with rights and titles. Nicolas was thus able to acquire the office of King's Prosecutor at the Châtelet. In 1609, he obtained the very powerful position of Civil Lieutenant at the Châtelet, which put him in charge of the police and responsible for maintaining order, not only in Paris, but throughout most of the kingdom. On May 14, 1610, Henri IV was assassinated... all kinds of disorder were to be feared. Le Jay proved to be efficient: he closed the gates of Paris, controlled the crowds, prevented any gathering, kept his troops in check, and spread the news that the king was not dead, but only wounded. The next day, the Queen Mother was proclaimed Regent - she would never forget Le Jay's decisive role: "he knew how to hold the people of Paris in his hands. Le Jay quickly became First President of the Parliament of Paris. Receipt signed by him, on parchment (9,5 x 22 cm), established on October 2, 1631, of the receipt of a supplement of wages "which it pleased His Majesty to give us." "We Nicolas Le Jay Counselor of the King in his private councils of state, First President in his Court of Parliament of Paris, confess to have received from Noble Homme Jehan de Bordeaux, Counselor of the King receiver and payer of the wages and rights of the Officers of the Parliament, the sum of seven hundred and fifty livres [...]
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