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Jacques d'Arc (1380 - 1440) was the father of Joan of Arc. He was a farmer in the village of Domrémy in Lorraine. He held the post of doyen, a local post that collected taxes and organized the village defense. He was born at Ceffonds. He married Isabelle de Vouthon (1387 - 1468), called Romée, in 1405. Their other children were Jacquemin, Jean, Pierre and Catherine.

King Charles VII ennobled Jacques and Isabelle's family on 29 December 1429 with an inheritable symbolic denomination. The Chamber of Accounts in France registered the family's designation to nobility on 20 January, 1430. The grant permitted the family to change their surname to du Lys.

During Joan of Arc's youth Jacques and his wife owned about 50 acres (202,000 m²) of land - 30 acres (121,000 m²) of pasture, 10 acres (40,000 m²) of cropland, and 10 acres (40,000 m²) of forest.

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