Family Jolly de Fleury
The family Jolly de Fleury is a family of Parisian magistrates whose several members illustrated themselves under the Ancien Mode.
Jolly de Fleury settled in Paris at the beginning of the 17th century;
- Jolly de Blaisy (marquis in 1695).
The toponym Fleury comes from the ground of Fleury on the current commune of Fleury-Mérogis (current Département of the Essonne), acquired by François Jolly in 1602 and where Guillaume-François Jolly de Fleury made build a castle at the beginning of the 18th century.
The family carries “of azure to the natural money lily, with the chief of gold charged with a pattée sand cross” .
Among the most notable members of the family Jolly de Fleury, one can quote:
- François Jolly , chief of the council of the cardinal of Richelieu, lawyer at the Parliament of Paris.
- Guillaume-François Jolly de Fleury (1675 - 1756), was prosecuting attorney with the Cour of the assistances (1700 - 1705) then public prosecutor with the Parlement of Paris (1705 - 1746).
- the abbot Jean Omer Jolly de Fleury (1700 - 1756) was a famous bibliophile.
- Joseph '' Omer '' Jolly de Fleury (1715 - 1810), wire of Guillaume-François, was prosecuting attorney with the Grand the Council (1737 - 1746) then at the Parliament of Paris (starting from 1746) and finally President with mortar. It was made famous for the jokes whose Voltaire overpowered it, in particular following the judgment delivered on its indictment on June 8th 1763 prohibiting the practice of the variolous inoculation.
- Omer Louis François Jolly de Fleury (1743 - 1784) which was the lover of Jeanne Louise Catherine Voidet, baroness of Estat.
- Jean-François Jolly de Fleury (1718 - 1802), was intendant of Dijon (1749 - 1761), clerk about the Holy Spirit from September 15th to 16th 1774, general administrator of finances (equivalent of General inspector of finances) (1781 - 1783).
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