Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Pierre Louis Panet


Panet, Pierre Louis (1761-1812), judge, was born in Montreal on August 2, 1761, the eldest son of the Hon. Pierre Méru Panet. In 1780 he was admitted to practice as a notary public and barrister in Montreal ; and in 1783 he was appointed clerk of the court of common pleas in Quebec. In 1792 he was elected to represent Cornwallis in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada, and he opposed the election of his cousin, Jean Antoine Panet, as speaker of the House. In 1795 he was appointed a judge of the court of King's Bench at Montreal, in succession to his cousin, Jean Antoine Panet, and he sat on the bench in this court until his death. In 1800 he was elected to represent Montreal East in the Legislative Assembly; but in 1801 he was appointed a member of the executive council. He died at Montreal on December 2, 1812. In 1781 he married Marie Anne Cerré; and by her he had twelve children. 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. 82.


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