Alderman of Paris. 16th century character.
Échevin de Paris. XVIe Siècle.
A city council was appointed in France in the Middle Ages, as a judge of the feudal lord. In some regions, the community judges was also City council, juror, trustee or peers (Rouen). The Parisians were councilors or provost, as an ecclesiastical official title.
Source: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, par Henri Gourdon de Genouillac, 1879. Henri Gourdon, known as Gourdon de Genouillac (1826 – 1898) was a French historian, novelist and heraldist specialising in the French nobility and its coats of arms. He was scientific editor of the Journal des employés de Paris, the Journal héraldique, the Monde artiste (1862-1898) and the Passe-temps, a literary and anecdotal journal.