NameEtiennette Bourdin [18], 12G Grandmother
Spouses
Birth1420 [18]
Death1494 [18], [19]
FatherAntoine (i) Boileau (1381-1459)
Marriage1470
Notes for Guillaume (i) (Spouse 1)
[13]Giullaume Boileau, 5th Baron, succeeded his father as Treasurer. In 1470 he married the Hon. Etiennette (daughter of Jean Bourdin, Receiver General of Poitou) with a portion of 400 gold crowns. He died in 1494, having had a family of eleven children. His tomb is still shown at Nismes, bearing the following inscription (in Latin, here translated): To the blessed memory of Sieur Giullaume Boileau, treasurer of our most Serene King. His son, also Treasurer, caused this monument to be constructed, with a chapel for himself and his family, in the year of our Lord 1494 September. Pray to the dead, that they may rest in peace.

According to Lart, [18] Guillaume was the Treasurer of the Royal demesnes of Nismes and Beaucaire.
[19][C-D, III, 384] : Guillaume moved to Nimes and sold his lands in Montereaux.

[BBB]: “ There is only the statement in '1754' to show that Guillaume i was the son of Antoine i; but the fact that Guillaume's son was also an Antoine may be taken as a corroboration. Guillaume himself is the first ancestor of the family from whom its descent is definitely substantiated. Said to have been born in 1420, we know nothing of him until, on 20th October 1469 he was commissioned by the then Treasurer, Mathieu Picot, to receive the payments on his behalf; and he continued in this employment for 15 years.

In 1470 he married at Bourges Noble Etiennette Bourdin, and in the marriage contract he is described as keeper of the salt barns at Montpellier, an appointment connected with the gabelle. On 24th June 1484, he took over the appointment of Treasurer for himself from the then holder, Jean Berri. As part payment he was obliged, by Michel Gaillard, Chancellor-General of France and the husband of Marguerite Bourdin (perhaps a relation of Guillaume's wife) to make over to Picot's children his inheritance of Argenteuil, near Paris. This consisted of a strong house, with battlements, lands, vineyards, fields and gardens, and 120 to 140 livres of income. As far as it is known, this marks the severance of the last tie of the family with the north of France: henceforth they belong in the south.

In 1487 he appears in a curious little incident involving his wife's brother Antoine, who was Receiver of the poll-tax in the Diocese of Nîmes and who had arrested two men for debt on a market-day, contrary to the privileges of the town. The Consuls made representations to the Seneschal, whose Lieutenant sat to adjudge the dispute, with the Judge of the Criminal Court, the King's Advocate, the public prosecutor and Guillaume Boyleaue, the Treasurer of the Seneschalship. The Lieutenant took the advice of these officers and, on their unanimous opinion, he upheld the petition. Guillaume is recorded as having agreed with the decision, but also as having spoken on his brother-in-law's behalf.

The following year, the Commissioners of Account in Paris addressed an instruction to him as the Commissioner for the investigation of francs-fiefs, or noble heritages. The original of an order directed to him as Treasurer in 1493 is among the Rampisham papers. In the previous year, he had obtained from the King letters of reversion of the Treasurership to himself and to his son Antoine. He died on 6th September 1494 and his tomb, in the family house at Nîmes, was to be seen as late as 1754, with the following inscription, translated from the Latin original :-

IHS To the blessed memory of Lord Guillaume Boileau
Treasurer of our most serene King, Lord Antoine Boileau,
his son and Treasurer, caused (this tomb) to be erected
with a chapel for himself and his (family)
in the year of our Lord 1499, in September.

'Pray for the dead, that they may rest in peace'.

He had 11 children. ”
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