MAUGUE, CLAUDE, notary, clerk of court, deputy to the attorney-general; b. c. 1646 in the parish of Saint-Amand, diocese of Clermont-Ferrand (Auvergne), son of Antoine Maugue, merchant, and of Françoise Rigaud; d. 1696 at Montreal.
The first mention of Maugue in Canada is in August 1673, when he appeared as a schoolmaster at Beauport. On the following 9 December Governor Buade de Frontenac appointed him notary of the seigneury of Lauson. In this capacity Mangue drew up 19 acts, particularly grants of land.
He was summoned to Montreal in 1677, and succeeded Bénigne Basset in the office of court clerk of the jurisdiction; he held this post for seven years, while continuing to function as a notary. In 19 years he signed some 3,000 acts, which have come down to us in a perfect state of preservation.
While serving as deputy to the attorney-general of Montreal in 1692, Maugue died in his fifties after a brief illness, and was buried!) Nov. 1696.
In October 1679, at Montreal, he had married Louise Jousset, who was married again in 1698, to Jean de La Sague.
AJM, Greffe de Claude Mangue, 1677–96. AJQ, Greffe de Claude Mangue, 16 mai 1674–20 juin 1679. É.-Z. Massicotte, “Les tribunaux et les officiers de justice sous le régime français,” BRH, XXXVII (1931), 127. J.-É. Roy, Histoire du notariat, I. Tanguay, Dictionnaire, I, 422,