Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Jean Claude Panet


Panet, Jean Claude (1720-1778), judge, was born in Paris, France, in 1720, the son of Jean Nicolas Panet and Marie Madeleine Françoise Voucher. He emigrated to Canada as a soldier in the troops of the Marine, and in 1741 was admitted to practice as an attorney. In 1744 he was appointed royal notary in Quebec, and in 1751 an assessor of the Sovereign Council. He was present at Quebec during the siege of 1759, and remained in the city after its capture. In 1760 he was appointed by General Murray chief clerk of the superior court of Quebec, and in 1765 clerk of the court of common pleas in Quebec . In 1766 he resigned this post, and the next year he was admitted to practise as a barrister. In 1775 he was named a justice of the peace for Quebec, and in 1776 a judge of the court of common pleas for Quebec. He was thus the first French-Canadian judge under. British rule. He died at Quebec on February 28, 1778. In 1747 he married Marie-Louise, daughter of Claude Barolet; and by her he had fourteen children. He was the author of a journal du siège de Québec, published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec in its Manuscripts, fourth series (Quebec, 1875). See P. G Roy, La famille Panet (Lévis, 1906).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 81.


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