Samuel Touchet

1705 - 1773


Merchant, speculator, MP and slave-trader, part-owner of Dukinfield Hall in Jamaica.


Sir Lewis Namier, 'Touchet, Samuel (c.1705-1773), History of Parliament online; Kidd, Alan J., 'Touchet, Samuel (c. 1705–1773), merchant and politician', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
1756 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as part-owner of Dukinfield by Laurence Brown, sourced to London Metropolitan Archives, Acc/0775/805-806, Agreement between Samuel Dukinfield and Samuel Touchet, 6/12/1756; in 1766 he appears to have conveyed his share (a moiety) to Sir George Colebrooke, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks.

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Shaftesbury Wiltshire
1761 - 1768