MAT-FR.1663

Jeton, Armes de Daniel Voysin

1663

Obverse legend: MR. VOYSIN. ME. DES. REQArms of DanTES. PREVOST. DES. MARCHANDS
Obverse description: Mr. Daniel Voysin: Azure, 3 stars, or accompanied in heart by a crescent Argent

Reverse legend: STELLA. REGENS. PORTVSQVE. NOVVS. MEA. GAVDIA ; À L’EXERGUE : 1663

Daniel Voysin de La Noiraye (1655-1717) was the son of Jean-Baptiste Voysin, Lord of La Noiraye and Madeleine Guillard. He married in 1683 to Charlotte Trudaine and had 4 daughters: Madeleine Charlotte, Marie Madeleine, Charlotte, and Marie. He was master of requests and was responsible for the stewardship of Champagne then appointed steward of Hainaut in 1688 (county ceded to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees and which later became the department of the North). In 1694, he was appointed councilor of state of senestre and entrusted with the stewardship of the house of education for young girls of Saint-Cyr that Madame de Maintenon had founded. He became its director in 1701. In 1714, he was appointed Chancellor of France, Keeper of the Seals, replacing Pontchartrain who had been disgraced.