Peter La Touche (died 1830)

Peter La Touche (c. 1775 11 February 1830) was an landowner and Irish politician.

The La Touche family were originally from France and settled in Ireland after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

He was the son of David La Touche, MP of Marley, County Dublin and educated at Harrow School (1786–1791) and Trinity College, Dublin He succeeded his uncle Peter Latouche, MP, to Bellevue House, County Wicklow in 1828.

He became a Member of Parliament for County Leitrim 18021806.

He married the Hon. Charlotte Maude, daughter of Cornwallis, 1st Viscount Hawarden, with whom he had nine sons and five daughters. He was succeeded in turn by his sons Peter David and William Robert.

Peter and his brother John were governors of the Female Orphanage Kirwan House on Dublin’s North Circular Road.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nathaniel Clements and
Theophilus Jones
Member of Parliament for County Leitrim
1802 1806
With: Nathaniel Clements 1802–1805
Henry John Clements 1805–1806
Succeeded by
William Gore and
Henry John Clements
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