David Digues des Rompieres La Touche (1671 - 1745)

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Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
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David Digues des Rompieres La Touche

David Digues des Rompieres De La Touche was born in 1671 and educated in a strictly Protestant manner. While in Holland, he secured a commission with Colonel La Caillemotte’s division in the army of William of Orange. He came to Ireland in 1690 and served at the battle of the Boyne, during which La Caillemotte, a younger brother of the old Marquis de Ruvigny, was killed. He later became Captain in Princess Ann of Denmark’s Regiment (later the Liverpool Regiment). Pensioned off on the eve of the War of the Spanish Succession, he settled in Galway where his landlady is said to have suggested he take up weaving to pay the rent. Pasing Huguenots trusted him with their valuables and money . Eventually he set up a bank with fellow weaver Nathaniel Kane in 1722 , this bank was the precursor of the Bank of Ireland.

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1671
November 27, 1671
France
1698
July 5, 1698
Age 26
United States
1703
December 31, 1703
Age 32
1745
October 17, 1745
Age 73
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
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