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Patent of nobility donated by King Willem I of The Netherlands (1772-1843) to Willem Rendorp van Marquette (1769-1827), one of the 36 raden van de stad Amsterdam entitling him to the title of jonkheer.
Kingdom of the Netherlands, Laken d.d. 16 september 1815. Vellum charter, pin holes in the charter. 52x71 cm. Handwritten in Dutch, writing faded but readable. With a hand painted coat-of-arms in colour displaying the family motto: Virtute Duce and the signature of King Willem I of the Netherlands and of Jonkheer Van Westreenen and Anton Reinhard Falck. Royal wax seal attached by green cloh rope, intact. The charter comes folded in a modern cassette. A printed coloured example of the family coat of arms is included in this lot. This patent of nobility was issued to Willem Rendorp van Marquette, son of Joachim Rendorp, a famous mayor of Amsterdam whose house would be ransacked by revolutionaries in 1787, mentioning that he is one of the 36 'raden' (counsellors) of the city of Amsterdam. Rendorp studied philosophy and law in Leiden (earning his respective doctorates in 1789 and 1792) and he was owner and inhabitant of the castle of Marquette in the town of Heemskerk in the province of Noord-Holland. He married Paulina Adriana Boreel. Up to 1812 Rendorp was a partner at the merchantshouse of C.C. Six & Co in Amsterdam. H189
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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