LATOUCHE, John I (c.1732-1810), of Harristown, co. Kildare.
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Family and Education
b. c.1732, 4th s. of David Latouche, banker, of Dublin by Mary Anne, da. of Gabriel Canasille of Dublin, formerly of Montaubon. m. 9 Dec. 1763, Gertrude, da. of Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald of Corkbeg, co. Cork, 2s. 2da.
MP [I] 1783-1800.
Dir. Bank of Ireland 1783-4.
Latouche’s grandfather David Digues Latouche, who founded the Irish branch of the family, was a Huguenot refugee who came over to England from Amsterdam with William III, fought at the Boyne and settled in Dublin, first as a maker of poplins and subsequently as a banker. His descendants, whilst remaining bankers, became country gentlemen, married into leading families and purchased Irish close boroughs. Every Irish parliament in the reign of George III included a Latouche and at the Union there were five. They received £30,000 compensation for the disfranchisement o