Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Jacques de Meulles


Meulles, Jacques de (ft. 1682-1686), intendant of New France (1682-6), was the son of François de Meulles, seignoir of the forest of Montpensier, in Poitou. Before coming to Canada he held the office of grand bailiff of Orléans. He was named intendant of New France on May 1, 1682, and he arrived at Quebec on October 9, of that year. His period of office was uneventful, except for his quarrels with the governors. His complaints against La Barre were mainly instrumental in procuring La Barre's recall; and he himself was succeeded by Champigny, in 1686, owing to his opposition to Denonville. He sailed for France during the first week of October, 1686. He married a sister of Michel Bégon, intendant of Rochefort, and father of Michel Bégon, intendant of New France . See R. Roy, Jacques de Meulles (Bull. rech. hist., vol. viii), and Intendants of New France (Trans. Roy. Soc. Can., 1903).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 282.


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