William Digges La Touche

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Dublin banker, High Sheriff of Dublin 1849 and partner in La Touche & Co. (acquired by the Munster Bank in 1871). The William Digges Latouche who was a founding subscriber to the Bank of Ireland c. 1783 (and who died 1803) was a relative, probably his grandfather. Co-awardee with Peter Digges La Touche (q.v.) of Cape Clear and Koningsberg Castle in St Mary Jamaica, which are shown as 'Lynch and Latouche' in the Jamaica Almanacs between 1815 and 1833. Mary Digges La Touche (q.v.) was also awarded compensation for eight enslaved people on Koningsgberg Castle.

  1. An unsourced genealogical website gives Lynch and Latouche, the co-owners of Cape Clear and Koenigsberg Castle, as a West India merchant firm of Dublin, a partnership between Robert Latouche and Patrick Marcus Lynch. LBS has found nothing to substantiate this. The co-owners (Patrick Lynch, James Digges La Touche and Peter Digges La Touche) in the 1810s appear to have been the heirs of John James Digges La Touche.


Mrs A. M. Fraser, 'David Digues La Touche, banker, and a few of his descendants', Dublin Historical Record, 5 (2) (December, 1942), pp. 55-68; T71/856 St Mary Nos. 14 & 15; Jamaica Almanacs 1815, 1824, and 1833.

  1. http://genforum.genealogy.com/jamaica/messages/3710.html [accessed 16/02/2013].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm Digges Latouche

Associated Claims (2)

£3,729 2s 11d
£3,086 17s 6d

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
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
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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)...
Grandson → Grandfather
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Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland