Peter Digges La Touche

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Biography

There were two Peter Digges La Touches in the Dublin banking family in the early 19th century. The first, a founding subscriber to the Bank of Ireland c. 1783 , was the son of James Digges La Touche (1709-1763) and younger brother of William George Digges La Touche (1747-1803). A third brother reportedly went to Jamaica and died there; his property, including enslaved people, passing to his brothers. No death-date has yet been found for this first Peter Digges La Touche (who was born c. 1753), and it is possible that he was the Peter Digges La Touche shown as co-owner of Koningsberg Castle and Cape Clear in St Mary Jamaica in the 1810s, with his nephew James Digges La Touche (1788-1827, q.v.). A second Peter Digges La Touche (c. 1790-c. 1869) was a partner in La Touche & Co. (acquired by the Munster Bank in 1871). This man would have been young, but not impossibly so, to have been co-owner in the 1810s. It is not yet clear which of these two men was the awardee of slave compensation in the 1830s. Cape Clear and Koningsberg Castle in St Mary Jamaica are shown against 'Lynch and Latouche' in the Jamaica Almanacs between 1815 and 1833. Mary Digges Latouche (q.v.) was also awarded compensation for eight enslaved people on Koningsgberg Castle.

  1. An unsourced genealogical website gives Lynch and Latouche as a West India merchant of Dublin, a partnership between Robert Latouche and Patrick Marcus Lynch. It is not clear how this firm related to the co-owners (Patrick Lynch, James Digges La Touche and Peter Digges La Touche) in the 1810s.

Sources

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; Jamaica Almanacs 1815, 1824, and 1833.

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

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Name in compensation records
Peter Digges Latouche
Occupation
Banker

Associated Claims (2)

£3,729 2S 11D
Awardee
£3,086 17S 6D
Awardee

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] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

It is possible that the Peter Digges La Touche of 1817 and of 1834 were different men.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

It is possible that the Peter Digges La Touche of 1817 and of 1834 were different men.


Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland