Louis (Joliet) Jolliet

Louis (Joliet) Jolliet (1645 - 1700)

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Louis Jolliet formerly Joliet
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Died in Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 2 Jan 2019
05:39: Danielle Liard edited the Biography for Louis (Joliet) Jolliet (1645-1700). [Thank Danielle for this]
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Biography

Louis (Joliet) Jolliet is Notable.

Louis JOLLIET d'Anticosti et de Mingan (1645 - 1700)[1]

Along with Jacques Marquette, he was the first non-indigenous to explore and map much of the Mississippi River in 1673.

Baptism

The son of Jean Joliet and Marie d'Abancourt, Louis was baptized on September 21, 1645 at Notre-Dame-de-Québec. The baptism does not indicate the date and location of his birth.[2][3][4]

Marriage and Family

He married Claire Françoise Bissot, daughter of François Bissot and Marie Couillart, on 7 October 1675 at Notre-Dame-de-Québec.[5][6] Together they had the following six children:

  1. Louis
  2. Charles
  3. François
  4. Marie Genevieve
  5. Jean Baptiste
  6. Claire Catherine

Charles, Jean Baptiste, and Claire Catherine all had children in New France. His granddaughters, Marie Anne Jolliet, and Marie Claire Fleury, married the founders of the accomplished Taché and Taschereau families, respectively. His daughter Marie Genevieve married in New France, but later moved to La Rochelle with her husband, Jean Grignon.

Death

The last three years of his life are shrouded in uncertainty and he died between 4 May and 15 Sept. 1700. In May 1700, Louis Jolliet left for Anticosti Island and was presumed to have died. Although his body was never found, and the place and date of his death remain unknown, a mass for his soul was said on September 15, 1700.

Notarial acts in this period:

Oblig. de Louis Jolliet et Claire Bissot à Jean Gobin pour vente et livraison de marchandises et argent à eux prêté pour leur commerce à Mingan (18 mars 1700). Vol XVIII pg 255 Notaire Louis Chambalon[7]

Proc, de Vincent Guillot, habitant du Mont Louis, à Joseph Riverin, pour recevoir de Louis Jolliet, père ou fils, la somme de 300 livres à lui (7 mai 1700). Vol XVIII pg 261 Notaire Louis Chambalon (Note: l'acte qui montre le paiement à Vincent Guillot par la suite est fait par Louis Jolliet fils.)[7]

Sources

  1. Grenier 2002, p. 65
  2. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L993-F9S4-Y?cc=1321742&wc=9RLX-4WG%3A17585101%2C19508101%2C19508102 : 16 July 2014), Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1621-1679 > image 38 of 512; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  3. https://www.genealogiequebec.com/Membership/LAFRANCE/acte/57232
  4. Vachon 1966
  5. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8993-F9SG-7?cc=1321742&wc=9RLX-4WG%3A17585101%2C19508101%2C19508102 : 16 July 2014), Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1621-1679 > image 499 of 512; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  6. https://www.genealogiequebec.com/Membership/LAFRANCE/img/acte/67140
  7. 7.0 7.1 BanQ Notarial acts index

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Images: 6
Louis Jolliet Statue, Parliament Building, Quebec
Louis Jolliet Statue, Parliament Building, Quebec

François Bissot-Tanguay Collection Vol 1 page 56
François Bissot-Tanguay Collection Vol 1 page 56

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Louis Jolliet baptism Image bottom left
Louis Jolliet baptism Image bottom left

Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale
Carte de la decouverte faite l'an 1673 dans l'Amerique Septentrionale

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On 24 Jul 2018 at 18:31 GMT Danielle Liard wrote:

On the namesake son, there are later records than that cited on here in notarial acts, so may have been a traveling man. Biographi.ca site has great data on his travels/accomplishments, they are free to copy, they simply require a specific format for source citation to validate use.

On 23 Jul 2018 at 21:11 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:

Thanks for adding the notarial records to the profile, Danielle. Also, nice job on Marie d'Abancourt's profile.

It would be great to see more done with his bio. Given his fame and early Canadian birth, he might make a good candidate for a featured profile someday. I'm spending a bit more time these days on his descendancy, but may add more to the profile when I have a chance.

It's interesting to see his son Louis mentioned then, he joined his sister Marie Genevieve ("Marie") in La Rochelle a short time later. He was the godfather to his niece, born there in April 1701.

On 23 Jul 2018 at 18:16 GMT Danielle Liard wrote:

All the sources listed that have bio data say the same thing, unsure where the data comes from, a search in inventoried notarial acts shows 2 in the time period that are relevant to him, the second one is a procuration to collect monies, said collection is done with Louis the son and not the father later.


Would definitely amplify this bio, he deserves it for sure.

On 22 Jul 2018 at 18:14 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:

Is there a specific source or set of sources to corroborate the Death section? I'm not sure how we can know that he died by 15 Sep 1700, if his body was never recovered.



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