James Digges La Touche

1788 - 1827


James Digges La Touche (1788-1827) was the son of William George Digges La Touche (1747-1803), the Dublin banker and diplomat. A brother (not identified in the source but now known by LBS to have been John James Digges La Touche (q.v.)) of William George Digges La Touche had reportedly gone to Jamaica and died there without issue, his property passing to his family in Ireland. On the death of his father William George Digges La Touche in 1803, James, together with Peter Digges La Touche (probably his uncle but possibly his brother), inherited the estate(s) and enslaved people. There is a series of pained references to the inheritance (which James Digges La Touche referred to as 'my transatlantic property') in the memoir of the life of James Digges La Touche published in 1868, in a chapter focused on James Digges La Touche's correspondence with Rev. J. M. Trew.


William Urwick, D.D., ´┐╝BIOGRAPHIC SKETCHES OF THE LATE JAMES DIGGES LA TOUCHE, ESQ. BANKER, DUBLIN, Honorary Secretary to the Sunday School Society for Ireland, during Seventeen Years from its commencement (Dublin, 1868), pp. 167-183.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
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These men were certainly related, but James Digges La Touche's brother William reportedly died in 1823. The will of Grace Digges La Touche proved in 1843 (PROB 11/1982/395) shows that her (deceased)...
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Other relatives
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Either nephew and uncle or...