Boutroue d'Aubigny, Claude de

Claude de Boutroue d'Aubigny, chevalier, INTENDANT of New France 1668-70 (b at Paris, France 1620; d in France 1680). A Parisian judge and member of the noblesse de robe, Boutroue served as intendant of Canada between Jean TALON's first and second terms. He was reported to be assiduous in his duties and attempted to suppress the brandy trade with the Natives. Though he quarrelled with the governor, Rémy de COURCELLE, Boutroue continued to enjoy the patronage of Colbert, the French minister in charge of colonies.