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.
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
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.)
Grenier, Benoît (28 août 2002). Devenir seigneur en Nouvelle-France - Mobilité sociale et propriété dans le gouvernement de Québec sous le régime français, Mémoire présenté à la Faculté des études supérieures de l'université Laval pour l'obtention du grade de maître ès arts (M.A.). p. 65
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.
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.
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.