LATOUCHE, John II (?1774-1820), of Merrion Square, Dublin.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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Constituency

Dates

1802 - 1806
1807 - 30 Jan. 1820

Family and Education

b. ?1774, 2nd s. of John Latouche I*, and bro. of Robert Latouche*. educ. Eton 1788; Trinity, Dublin 2 Feb. 1792, aged 17. unm.

Offices Held

MP [I] 1796-1800.

Sheriff, co. Leitrim 1808-9.

Biography

‘Discount’ Latouche, a partner in the family bank, was returned for Harristown by his father during the last Irish parliament and like him opposed the Union.1 As his seat was disfranchised, he transferred to the city of Dublin in December 1801, reminding the citizens in his address of their partiality to his father in 1767 1767 and requesting government to be neutral as between him and the sitting Members, who supported government. In this he was disappointed, but he ousted George Ogle after a keen contest. Government became uneasy about the Latouche family’s sense of grievance.