'LaTouche1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: La Touche of Bellevue, La Touche of Dublin, La Touche of Harristown, (Digges) La Touche of Marlay

BIFR1976 notes that "From the fact that the arms of the Digues are identical (with the exception of the chief) with those of the Kingdom of Grenada, it has been surmised that the family is possibly of Spanish origin and that Digues could be a French rendering of Diego." BLGI191, which starts with the David who m. Judith Biard, reports that he was "of a noble Protestant family of the Blesois, which possessed considerable estates between Blois and Orleans, and in other parts of France."
Denis Digues, Sn de la Brosse-Salerne (b c1582, d before 01.09.1629)
m. (1611/19) Judith Beaune, Dame de la Touche et de la Motte (b 1584, d before 030.3.1646, dau of Daniel, Sn de Mandegris & CoSn of Ivry-sur-Seine, widow of Jacob Isambert, m3. Pierre de Beaune)
1. Denis Digues, Sn de la Touche et de la Motte (b 11.08.1627, d 14.10.1677, 2nd son)
  m1. (mcrt 01.02.1651) Madeleine Jacquet (dsp)
  m2. (mcrt 17.01.1654) Madeleine Deplanche (d 03.05.1678, dau of Paul Deplanche)
  A. Paul Digues, Sn de la Touche et de la Motte had issue (who dspm?)
  B. David Digues de La Touche des Rompures (b 15.11.1671, d 17.10.1745, 4th son)
BIFR1976 reports that David "being a staunch Protestant went to Holland after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and became a Capt in service of Prince of Orange (King William III), fought in Ireland, distinguishing himself at Battle of Boyne 1690, and afterwards settled in Dublin, where he established first bank in Ireland".
  m1. (05.07.1698) Judith Biard (dau of Noe Biard by Judith Chevalier)
  i. David (Digges) La Touche of Dublin & Bellevue, co Wicklow (b 31.12.1703, d before 03.03.1785, banker)
  m. (08.02.1724/5) Mary Anne Canaseele (dau of Gabriel Canaseele of Dublin)
  a. David (Digges) La Touche of Marlay, co Dublin (b 1729, d 17.10.1817, MP, 2nd son)
  m. (18.02.1762) Elizabeth Marlay (dau of George Marlay, Bishop of Dromore, son of the Chief Justice)
  (1) David La Touche of Marlay (b c1768, dvp 04.1816, Colonel, MP)
  m. (24.12.1789) Cecilia Leeson (dau of 1st Earl of Milltown)
  (A) David La Touche of Marlay (b 1790, d unm 1830)
  (B) John William La Touche (b c1796, d 27.07.1863, vicar of Mountrath, co Leix) had issue
  m1. Anne Bowker
  m2. H.B. Sheepshanks
  m3. Louisa Wale
(C) George La Touche (b 1798) had issue
  m. (1829-30) Emiliane Nugee
  (D) Peter La Touche (b 1799, d 16.05.1849, Major) had issue
  m1. (1829, sps) Fanny Maxwell (d 22.01.1830, dau of Brig. Gen. William George Maxwell of Dalswinton)
  m2. (11.09.1832) Ellen Maria Bestandig (d 01.07.1845, dau of Charles Bestandig of Gottingen)
  (E) Robert La Touche (b 1801, Captain, 6th son) had issue
  m. Louisa Cook
(F) Elizabeth La Touche (b 1790, d 01.04.1862)
  m. (03.05.1815) (William Crosbie), 4th/last Lord Branden (d 03.05.1832, Rev.)
  (G) Harriet La Touche (b 1795, d 23.12.1866)
  m. (24.05.1817) Villiers Francis Hatton (d 09.02.1859, Rear Admiral RN)
  (H) Mary La Touche (b 1809, dsp 10.08.1840)
  m. (30.04.1834) Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby (d 01.05.1863, Captain, son of Chambre of Kilcooley)
  (I)+ other issue (d unm) - William (b 1799), Cecil (b 1805, d 1835, Captain), Frances (b 1796, d 1827), Emily (b 1807), 3 daus (d young)
  (2) John David La Touche of Marlay (b 02.01.1772, d 08.1838, 3rd son)
m. (16.03.1799) Anne Caroline Tottenham (d 18.06.1852, dau of Charles Tottenham of New Ross)
  (A) David Charles La Touche of Marlay, Sheriff of Wicklow then of Dublin City (b 18.04.1800, d unm 1872, Colonel)
  (B) Charles John Digues La Touche of Tours, France (b 21.03.1811, d 09.05.1884) had issue
  m. (14.06.1860) Marie Rose Appoline de Fouchier de Vangely (d 1908, dau of Col. Alexander A.P. de Fouchoer de Vangely of Tours)
  (C)+ other issue (d unm) - Frances Caroline Sarah (b 1813, d 1877), Elizabeth Louisa (b 1813, d 1891), Anen Caroline (b 1815, d 1844)
  (3) Peter La Touche of Bellevue (b 1777, d 11.02.1830) had issue
m. (06.09.1806) Charlotte Maude (d 03.12.1874, dau of 1st Viscount Hawarden)
  (4) Elizabeth La Touche (b 1760, d 22.09.1788)
  m. (05.01.1781) (Robert Herbert Butler), 3rd Earl of Lanesborough (d 17.04.1806)
  (5) Harriet La Touche (b 1761? d 1841)
  m1. (08.05.1788) Sir Nicholas Colthurst, 3rd Bart (d 07.1795)
  m2. (1798) _ Gray (Lt. General)
  (6) Emily La Touche
  m. (11.1790) George Vesey of Lucan House (Colonel)
  (7) Anne La Touche (1798)
m. George Charles Jefferyes of Blarney Castle (d 1841)
  (8) Maria La Touche (d 1827)
  m. (05.11.1801) Maurice FitzGerald, Knight of Kerry (d 06.03.1849)
  (9)+ other issue (d unm) - George of Dublin (d 1827), Robert (b 1783, Lt. Col., MP), William (d young)
  b. John La Touche of Harristown (b c1734, d 1805, MP, 4th son)
  The following is supported by BLGI1912 (La Touche of Harristown).
  m. (09.12.1763) Gertrude Uniacke (dau of Robert Uniacke FitzGerald of Corkbeg)
  (1) Robert La Touche of Harristown (d 05.1844, MP, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (17.04.1810) Emily Le Poer Trench (dau of 1st Earl of Clancarty)
  (2) Gertrude La Touche (dsp)
  m. (10.07.1797) (Francis Mathew), 2nd Earl of Llandaff (d 12.03.1833)
  (3) Mary Anne La Touche (dsp)
  m. Ralph Peter Dundas (d 1828)
  (4)+ other issue - David (b 1765, d 1773), John (d unm 1822, MP)
  c. Peter La Touche of Bellevue & Luggall, co Wicklow (b 1733, dsp 11.1828, banker, MP)
  m1. (24.12.1766) Rebecca Vicars (d 1786, dau of Robert Vicars of Grantstown)
  m2. (1787) Elizabeth Vicars (dau of Richard Vicars of Lavally, cousin of Rebecca)
  d. Mary Anne La Touche (b 1726)
  m. (10.05.1772) Philip Roberts (Lt, Colonel)
  e.+ other issue - David (b 1728, dvp), James (b 1730, dvp), Gabriel (b 26.12.1734), Matthew (b 1738), Martha (b 1736), Elizabeth (b 1736), Judith (b 1742)
  ii. Jacques Digues = James Digges La Touche of Dublin (b 1709, d before 29.09.1763)
  m1. (03.04.1735) Elizabeth Chaigneau (dau of David Chaigneau)
  a. Elizabeth Wilhelmina Digges La Touche (dsp)
  m. (1780) Robert Barry (son of Sir Edward, 1st bart)
  m2. (1743) Martha Twaites (dau of William Thwaites)
b. James Digges La Touche (to Jamaica)
  m. _ East (sb Mary Wilkins, widow of Edward East of Whitehall?)
  c. William George Digges La Touche of Bassorah (Persia) then Dublin (b 1747, d 07.11.1803, 3rd son)
  m. (c1784) Grace Puget (a 1835, dau of John Puget of London)
  (1) James Digges La Touche of Sans Souci, co Dublin (b 1788, d 1827) had issue
  m. Isabella Cotter (dau of Sir James Laurence Cotter, 2nd Bart)
  (2) William Digges La Touche (d unm)
  (3) Thomas Digges La Touche (b 1799, d 1853, rector of Killenaule, co Tipperary) had issue
  m. Anne Needham
  (4) Esther Digges La Touche
  m. (1823) Benjamin Waller (d 13.06.1868, rector of Rossdroit, son of George of Prior Park)
  (5) Elizabeth Digges La Touche (dsp)
  m. (17.01.1837) Rev. Caesar Otway (d 03.1842, son of Loftus of Nenagh)
  (6) Grace Digges La Touche
  m.(13.05.1828) George Edmond Cotter (d 06.08.1880, rector of Monanimy, son of Sir James Laurence Cotter, 2nd Bart)
  d. Peter Digges La Touche of Belfield, co Dublin (d 1820, 5th son)
  m. (1789) Charlotte Thwaites (dau of George Thwaites)
  (1) Peter Digges La Touche had issue
  m. Mary Anne Moore (dau of Dodwell Browne of Rathain)
  (2) George Digges La Touche of Dublin (3rd son) had issue
  m1. Emily Grucher
  m2. (1840) Frances Otway (dau of Rev .Caesar Otway, m2. Rev. William McNeece)
  (3) Emily La Touche
  m. John Brennan
  (4)+ other issue (d unm) - John James Digges (Rev.), Theophilus Digges, William Digges (d 1834), Elizabeth, Martha (b 1797, d 1810), Charlotte (b 1797, d 1814), Grace, Frances, Henrietta, Gertrude, Sophia
  e.+ other issue - David (b 1745, dsp 16.04.1778), Theophilus of Dublin (b 1750, d unm 12.1777), Jeanne (b/d 1706), Judith (d unm)
  m2. (12.04.1714, sp) Guillelmine Sanbrogen
  C.+ other issue - Daniel in Amsterdam (had issue), Louis (had issue), Henry (b 18.02.1673, d before 03.05.1678), Matthieu Paul (b 24.12.1676), Susane, Madeleine, Jidth (b 23.06.1675, d before 03.05.1678)
2. Marie Digues (d before 1675)
  m. Paul Maria, Sn de Buisson
3. Anne Digues (d before 17.01.1654)
  m. Isaie Guymet, Sn de Beaulieu
4.+ other issue - Louis (b c1622), Judith (b 05.07.1620, d before 1630)

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (La Touche) with some support from BLGI1912 (La Touche of Bellevue) and as reported above
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