Denis Digges La Touche

(1895 - 8 August 1915)
     Denis Digges La Touche was born in 1895 in Rathdown RD, Dublin. He was the son of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy.
     Denis died on 8 August 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey. "Find a grave" includes a photo and states: Captain Denis Digges La Touche. The Welsh Regiment 8th Battalion. Aged 20.
Son of Thomas Henry and Anna Frances Digges La Touche, of 230, Hills Rd., Cambridge, England.
Educated at Baymount School, Co. Dublin, and Shrewsbury School.
Elected to a senior scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1913.
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Edith Mary La Touche

(5 September 1897 - 1930)
     Edith Mary La Touche was born on 5 September 1897 in Mussoorie, India. She was the daughter of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy. Edith Mary La Touche was christened on 13 October 1897 in Christ Church, Mussoorie, India. Edith Mary daughter of Thoms henry & Anna Frances Digges La Touche, of Mussoorie, Geological Survey department.. Edith and Avice were listed as Thomas Henry Digges La Touche's children in the 1911 census in 11 Tivoli Tce South, Kingstown, Dublin, Dublin.
Edith Mary La Touche married David Edward Gillespie Wemyss in 1924 in Cambridge RD, Cambridgeshire, England. Tjey had 3 sons..
     Edith died in 1930.

Frances La Touche

(circa 1936 - )
     Frances La Touche was born circa 1936. She was the daughter of James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn. Frances La Touche travelled with James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn on the "Arrived from Rangoon via the Staffordshire James D la Touche, proposed address in UK: Coombs hatchm, Bishops Steignton, of the Forest Service, aged 38, from Burma, with Fracnes M, wife aged 34, child Frances G? 2 and infant Rosemary 7 months". Frances La Touche travelled with James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn on the "The family departed via the Sagaing on 8 Nov 1939 for Rangoon from Liverpool. Mr J F D La Touche. last address in UK: Combe Hatch, Bishop Steignton, Forest Services, 38; Mrs of Teignmouth Devon, housewife, 34; Miss F G D, 3 and Miss R D, 1.".

James Fleming Digges La Touche

(1900 - 12 June 1963)
     James Fleming Digges La Touche was born in 1900. James Fleming Digges La Touche aged 46 departed for Rangoon on 18 Feb 1946 with the Burma Forest Service on the "Worcestershire", whose last address was Newton Abbot.. He was the son of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy.
     James Fleming Digges La Touche was recorded on the 1911 census in Clontarf East, Dublin. James Fleming La Touche aged 10 born India, was a pupil at the Boarding School at Baymount Castle..
James Fleming Digges La Touche married Frances Margaret Dawn before 1936.
     James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn travelled to England on 5 May 1939 per the "Arrived from Rangoon via the Staffordshire James D la Touche, proposed address in UK: Coombs hatchm, Bishops Steignton, of the Forest Service, aged 38, from Burma, with Fracnes M, wife aged 34, child Frances G? 2 and infant Rosemary 7 months".
     James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn travelled to Rangoon, Burma, in November 1939 per the "The family departed via the Sagaing on 8 Nov 1939 for Rangoon from Liverpool. Mr J F D La Touche. last address in UK: Combe Hatch, Bishop Steignton, Forest Services, 38; Mrs of Teignmouth Devon, housewife, 34; Miss F G D, 3 and Miss R D, 1.".
     James died on 12 June 1963 in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. He died 12 June 1963 at Church Rd, Newton Abbot, Devon. Probate granted 20 Sep to Frances Margaret Digges la Touche , widow. Effects £6300 10s..

Child of James Fleming Digges La Touche and Frances Margaret Dawn

John William La Touche

     John William La Touche married Elisabeth Bowker, daughter of Alexander Bowker and Eliza or Elisabeth Unknown, on 9 April 1840 in Leghorn, Tuscany, Italy. The Norfolk chronicle reported on 25 April 1840: Married Rev John William La Touche, Rector of Montrath, Queens county, Ireland, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Alexander Bowker of Kings Lynn, in the county of Norfolk.

Lynette Nowelle La Touche

(24 December 1903 - 1979)
     Lynette Nowelle La Touche was born on 24 December 1903 in Rathdown RD, Dublin, Ireland. She was the daughter of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy.
     Lynette Nowelle La Touche married David Edward Gillespie Wemyss as his third wife, in 1961 in Cambridge RD, Cambridgeshire, England.
     Lynette died in 1979.

Thomas Henry Digges La Touche

(1855 - 1938)
     Thomas Henry Digges La Touche was born in 1855.
Thomas Henry Digges La Touche married Anna Frances Handy, daughter of Matthew Fleming Handy and Isabella Sarah Gamble, on 16 September 1891 in St John's, Monkstown, Rathdown RD, Dublin. Thomas Henry Digges la Touche... Geological Survey, India; residence at time of marriage: Stokeley Vicarage... Shropshire, son of James Digges la Touche, to, Anna Frances Handy, of IglintonPark, Kingstown, daughter of Matthew Fleming Handy, both single and of full age. They signed in the presence of J D La Touche, ... La touche, Isabella Sarah Handy, & ....
     Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy were recorded on the 1911 census in 11 Tivoli Tce South, Kingstown, Dublin, Dublin. Thomas Henry Digges la Touche 55, geological surveyor, retired, born England; wife Anna Frances, 45, born co. Kilkenny, children Avice Gerrtrde 18, born India, Denis 15, born Dublin, Edith Mary 13, born India, Lynette Nowellen 7, born Dublin, Anna Maria Carolina Rietz, visitor 25, kindergarten teacher born Seden and a servant. Married for 19 years with 5 children, none deceased..
     Thomas died in 1938. An obituary in "Nature" 7 May 1838 reads: With the death on March 30 at the age of eighty-two years of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche, the Geological Survey of India has lost its oldest member. Educated at Shrewsbury and St John’s College, Cambridge, that breeding-place of geologists, he was appointed to the Geological Survey of India in 1881, promoted superintendent in 1894 and acted as director in 1906 and 1909, retiring in 1910.

There is a collection of his papers at the National Library Mss Eur C258: letters 1882-1910 comprising mainly correspondence between Thomas Henry Digges La Touche (b 1855), Geological Survey of India 1881-1910, his wife Anna ('Nancy'), and their families in England, Ireland and India; mostly on family matters but also referring to La Touche's work including survey expeditions to India and Burma..

Children of Thomas Henry Digges La Touche and Anna Frances Handy

Hugh de Laci Earl of Ulster

( - 1243)
     Hugh de Laci Earl of Ulster married Emmeline de Ridlesford.
     Hugh died in 1243.

Child of Hugh de Laci Earl of Ulster and Emmeline de Ridlesford

Maud de Laci

( - 1264)
     Maud de Laci married Walter de Burgh Earl of Ulster, son of Richard de Burgh the Great and Una or Agnes O'Connor. Maud de Laci was born in England. She was the daughter of Hugh de Laci Earl of Ulster and Emmeline de Ridlesford.
     Maud died in 1264.

Agnes de Lacy

     Agnes de Lacy married William Fitzalan or Fitzwilliam, son of William Fitzalan and Isabel de Say.

Children of Agnes de Lacy and William Fitzalan or Fitzwilliam

Aubrey de Lacy

(circa 1100 - )
      Phil wrote onj Gen Medieval mailing list: Blyth Priory Cartulary: "Her son by her first marriage (to Richard Fitz Eustace) was John the constable of Chester who had received his inheritance by 1166.[10] He died at Tyre in 1190, while on the third Crusade. He confirmed to the monks the gifts of Fulk de Lisoriis and his son Robert (No. 357)."
I have double checked the text, and #357 is what is written, but this charter has nothing whatsoever to do with John the constable, or any of his relations. By sheer dumb luck, I was able to get the right charter, because it was on the facing page of another charter cited by Timson. The correct charter is actually 337, and this is the one and only charter that mentions John the constable
Chris Nash wrote: I have discovered a typo in my edition of Timson's work, which I must advise you of now.
"Her son by her first marriage (to Richard Fitz Eustace) was John the constable of Chester who had received his inheritance by 1166.[10] He died at Tyre in 1190, while on the third Crusade. He confirmed to the monks the gifts of Fulk de Lisoriis and his son Robert (No. 357)."
I have double checked the text, and #357 is what is written, but this charter has nothing whatsoever to do with John the constable, or any of his relations. By shear dumb luck, I was able to get the right charter, because it was on the facing page of another charter cited by Timson. The correct charter is actually 337, and this is the one and only charter that mentions John the constable. Aubrey de Lacy was born circa 1100. Gen-Medieval mailing list: I wonder if there's a current consensus here as to the parents of Albreda 'de Lacy'? I note that while DD, without reservation, gives them as Robert de Lacy and Matilda [--] (538) as does Wightman, Todd had written on 13 Jan 1999 sub (prior to DD's publication) --
> The father of Albreda de Lisours, wife of Richard Fitz Eustace, was Robert de Lisours (son of Fulk). By his wife Aubrey, whose other husband was a Lacy (Richard?). There was no blood relationship between the earlier Lacys and the later ones. She was the daughter of Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract.
Aubrey de Lacy married Robert de Lisures, son of Fulk de Lisures and Albreda Unknown (Lisures), before 1130 in Yorkshire. Robert was fined that he might marry the sister of Ilbert de Lacy. He was of Blythe. Robert de Lisoriis is mentioned in 1130 and had married Albreda de Lacy shortly before that.
Aubrey de Lacy married Richard FitzEustace before 1145.
Aubrey de Lacy married Richard FitzEustace Constable of Chester circa 1150 in Sprotborough, Yorkshire. Children of Richard FITZEUSTACE Baron of Halton and Albreda de LISOURES were as follows:
John FitzRichard de LACY Constable of Chester.
Roger FitzRichard 1st Lord of Warkworth.
Robert FitzRichard, born abt 1153 of England; died dsp.
Mary (Sara) FitzRichard.
Aubrey FitzRichard.
Roger de LACY, born abt 1157 of Cheshire, England
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Child of Aubrey de Lacy and Robert de Lisures

Child of Aubrey de Lacy and Richard FitzEustace

Henry de Lacy

     Henry de Lacy was the son of Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract.

Ilbert de Lacy

(circa 1110 - )
      Ilbert was a major landholder and died without issue. His heir was his brother Henry whose issue became extinct in 1193..
     Ilbert died in Yorkshire, England. Ilbert de Lacy was also known as Gilbert in records. He was born circa 1110. He was the son of Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract.

Pernel de Lacy

     Pernel de Lacy was also known as Petronilla in records.
Pernel de Lacy married Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (6) de Tosny, son of Roger de Tosny de Conches (4) and Constance de Beaumont, between November 1232 and November 1234.

Children of Pernel de Lacy and Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (6) de Tosny

Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract

      There is much of interest on this family on the Gen-Medieval mailing list. Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract was also known as Robert de Lacy in records.

Children of Robert de Lacy Lord of Pontefract

Deborah Lacy

(2 February 1653 - )
     Deborah Lacy was christened on 2 February 1653 in Winterton, Lincolnshire. There were two Deborahs, daughter of Anthony Lacy baptised 1653 and daughter of Richard Lacy baptised 3 March 1659 at Winterton.
Deborah Lacy married Humphrey Popplewell, son of William Popplewell, on 20 January 1684 in Winteringham, Lincolnshire. The marriage bond described them as Humprey Popplewell of Kingston? supra Hull & Deborah Lacie of Winteringham. [Winterton?]. He signed Humphrey Poplewell.

Edward Ladds

( - 1810)
     Edward resided at Giddings, Huntingdonshire. He was born in Huntingdonshire.
Edward Ladds married Elizabeth Bowker, daughter of Burgess Bowker and Sarah Robinson, on 27 October 1794 in Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire. Married by licence.
     Edward died in 1810 in Giddings, HUN.

Edward E Ladds

(before 1780 - )
     Edward E Ladds was born before 1780 in England.
Edward E Ladds married Ann Robinson Bowker, daughter of Burgess Bowker and Sarah Robinson, on 19 February 1798 in Glatton, Huntingdonshire. He was of Brighton..
     Edward resided at Alconbury Weston, Huntingdonshire, England, 1810.

Mary Ladds

     Mary Ladds was the daughter of Thomas Ladds and Elizabeth Negus.
     Mary Ladds was mentioned in the will of Mary Dixon dated 29 April 1786.

Thomas Ladds

     Thomas Ladds married Elizabeth Negus, daughter of George Negus and Elizabeth Bowker.

Child of Thomas Ladds and Elizabeth Negus

Mary Ladyman

(circa 1560 - )
     Mary Ladyman was born circa 1560.
     Mary Ladyman married Robert Trull as his second wife, on 14 April 1577 in St Saviour, Norwich, Norfolk.

Children of Mary Ladyman and Robert Trull

Dinah Laflin

(17 December 1794 - before 14 February 1880)
     Dinah Laflin was christened on 17 December 1794 in Gt Bricett, Suffolk.
Dinah Laflin married John Grimwood, son of John Grimwood and Sarah Summers, on 27 May 1822 in Ringshall, Suffolk.
     Dinah Laflin and John Grimwood were recorded on the 1851 census in Aldham, Suffolk. John Grimwade, head, 50, farm labourer, born Ringshall, wife Dinah, 51, born Bricett.
     Dinah Laflin and John Grimwood were recorded on the 1861 census in Red Hill, Aldham. John Grimwade, head, 60, ag. lab,m born Ringshall, with his wife Dinah, 66, born Bricett.
     Dinah died before 14 February 1880 in Aldham, Suffolk. She was buried on 14 February 1880 in Aldham.

Children of Dinah Laflin and John Grimwood

Eliza Lafling

(circa 1855 - )
     Eliza Lafling was born circa 1855 in Nettlestead, Suffolk.
Eliza Lafling married James Grimwood, son of Charles Grimwood and Mary Prentice, before 1 April 1875 in Bosmere RD, Suffolk.
     Eliza Lafling and James Grimwood were recorded on the 1881 census in Mill, Gt Bricett, Suffolk. James Grimwood, head, 36, ag. lab. born Bricett, his wife Eliza 26, born Nettlestead, children Emma Eler 5, born Nettlestead, Frederic 4, James 4 months, both born Bricett.
     Eliza Lafling married Jesse Grimwood as his second wife, before 1 October 1889 in Ipswich RD, Suffolk.
     Eliza Lafling and Jesse Grimwood were recorded on the 1891 census in Gt Bricett, Suffolk. Jessie Grimwood, head, aged 39, ag lab, born Bricett, with his wife Eliza 37, born Nettlestead and children Hettie, 15, born Nettlestead, Charlotte, 14, James 11, scholar, both born at Bricett, Elizabeth 7, Ernest 5, both born at Ringshall, Ellen 3, and Lilly 1 both born at Bricett. The previous entry is Henry Grimwood, shepherd, and his large family.
     Eliza Lafling and Jesse Grimwood were recorded on the 1901 census in Judgement Farm, Wattisham, Suffolk. Jesse Grimwood, head, 50, stockman on farm, born Bricett, his wife Eliza, 47, born Nettlestead, children James 20, agricultural labourer, Nellie 13, Lily 7, Bessie 4, all born at Bricett.

Children of Eliza Lafling and James Grimwood

Children of Eliza Lafling and Jesse Grimwood

Albert Joseph Lafortune

(21 June 1895 - 11 November 1977)
     Albert Joseph Lafortune was born on 21 June 1895 in Beaver Hills, North West Territories, Alberta, Canada. He was the son of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy.
Albert Joseph Lafortune married Alice Mary Whitwell, daughter of Thomas Whitwell and Susan Jane Mann, on 20 March 1924 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The following is a letter written by Albert Joseph LaFortune in reference to St Francis Xavier Church at Mill Bay on Vancouver Island BC. It also makes references to numerous family members & some of the history that goes with them: This is the church in which father & mother were married, either in 1887 or 1888. They were the first couple to married there. Mother's mother, Grandma Handy, was the first to be buried there. Louis Gabourie was a friend of father's. He was with Xavier Vautrin, mother's grandfather in the old Northwest Fur Traders in 1822 when it was taken over by the Hudson's Bay Company. The Sam Handy was probably Grandpa Handy but might have been Uncle Sam. Will Rivers was the husband to a half-sister of Mother's, Amelia Rivers, nee Amelia LeGacy. (LeGace) John Grieg, was husband of another of Mother's half-sisters, Susan Grieg, nee LeGacy or LeGace. John & his father came from Scotland with Lord Selkirk's settlers for the Red River Settlement near Winnipeg, Manitoba. I knew them with the exception of Louis Gabourie. The Barry's were friends of Mother, Father & Uncle Joe LaFortune & his wife Frances. Frances was daughter of one of the brothers Verdier, early settlers at Saanich. They were from France. Old Mrs Barry I knew.She had a wonderful memory, could tell me when Father & Mother were married, when Frank & Fred were born etc. "Handy" you know of. Regarding the mention of her husband being buried in the United Church graveyard - it was then the Methodist graveyard. Mother's sister, Aunt Rebecca Robertson, later Carlson, told me when Grandpa Handy was 98, he died a few days before 99, he asked her to ask the Catholic priest if he could be buried beside his wife. The priest told her only if he became a Catholic. He thought it over a few days then told her "you tell the priest to go to hell & I'll go to the Methodists. Before she died a few years ago Aunt Ellen Dykes, born Ellen Handy, first married to a Cameron, whom she divorced for cruelty, Cameron once tried to kill her with an axe, had a stone placed on each of the graves of her Father & Mother. The work was done by her son-in-law & grandson Alex & Jim McAllister. Joe LaFortune referred to was Joe LaFortune, brother to our Father. Dad told me he & Joe came from a poor family, though at on time they must have been well to do, judging from their proper family name "Tellier de LaFortune". They were from St. Lin, Quebec. Dad told me his Mother's maiden name was LaRamee. St. Lin was where Sir Wilfred Laurier was born. Incidentally Laremy, Wyoming was named after a LaRamee. The town of Laremy, Wyoming learned he was a French Canadian, wrote to Quebec but that Province would find no record of the particular LaRamee though there were families of that name in Quebec. More about Frank & Joe. They never had a chance to go to school; worked on the farm then in the woods from ages 12 & 10. At that age they worked the woods in Quebec, the New England States, south to Florida, then to Mexico. Frank left Joe in Mexico, got to Nevada, where he & a partner filed a claim on a silver mine. Don't know the exact place or name of the mine. It was so successful Father had enough money to visit his family in St. Helene, at the age of about 35. Before leaving his partner had him sign papers, he said were so he could run the mine in Father's absence. At the time father could neither read nor write. On returning from St. Helene found he had signed over the mine to his partner & was out altogether. He then learned to read & write. From there he went to Vancouver Island to again work in the woods. In the meantime Joe then kept in touch somehow. Joe had someone write Father he was sick with Yellow Fever. Father sent for him. Joe filed for a pre-emption on eighty acres at Cobble Hill, after working with Father. Joe married Frances Verdier. Father, Grandpa Handy, Louis Gabourie & others built them a log house on LaFortune Road. Later Father filed a pre-emption next to Joe's & married Mother. Before leaving for Edmonton he sold his place for $500.00. Mrs. Samuelson is the daughter of Rebecca Robertson, our Aunt. At death she was Rebecca Carlson, her first husband, Hank Robertson, was from Little Rock, Arkansas. Don't know which of the Grieg's referred to were but presume they were the children of John Grieg & Susan Grieg, nee Legacy or LeGace. John Grieg did have a brother so it may be the brother's children. Ivan Monk & Helen Best were twins. Mrs. Kathy Robertson was the wife of our cousin Phillip (Pete) Robertson. She was from Scotland. Three of the Deloume family I knew. One is not mentioned as he left the Church, being an agnostic. The other two had a farm, the brother a life-long bachelor, his sister an old maid. They lived in a lovely old log cabin. They told me Frank & Joe had helped build it, in particular doing the floor & inside walls with a (broad axe) not the correct name. So smooth were they one could imagine having been sawn, with few axe marks showing, almost as if they had been planed. The Rivers were Bill Rivers, his wife Aunt Amelia.
     Albert died on 11 November 1977 in Vancouver?, British Columbia, Canada, aged 82.

Child of Albert Joseph Lafortune and Alice Mary Whitwell

Edward Lafortune

(13 January 1897 - 1982)
     Edward Lafortune was also known as Edmund LaFortune in records.
Edward Lafortune married Rosa Belley. Edward Lafortune was born on 13 January 1897 in Beaver Hills, North West Territories, Alberta, Canada. He was the son of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy.
     Edward died in 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Elizabeth Lafortune

(13 June 1890 or 1899 - June 1979)
     Elizabeth Lafortune was born on 13 June 1890 or 1899. She was the daughter of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy.
     Elizabeth died in June 1979. Social Security Death Index: U.S., #1.111.6.141965.14.

Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune

(28 February 1853 - 20 April 1941)
     Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune was also known as Frank LaFortune in records. He was born on 28 February 1853 in St Lincene, Quebec, Canada. He was the son of Soloman Lafortune and Jane Doe La Ramee.
Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune married Mary Elizabeth Handy, daughter of Samuel Wesley Handy and Amelie Vautrin, on 29 October 1888 in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
     Francis died on 20 April 1941 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, aged 88.

Children of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy

Frank Samuel Lafortune

(9 October 1889 - 9 December 1965)
     Frank Samuel Lafortune was born on 9 October 1889 in Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He was the son of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy.
     Frank died on 9 December 1965 in Kimberly, British Columbia, Canada, aged 76.

Fredrick Handy LaFortune

(10 November 1891 - )
      Name change. Fredrick Handy LaFortune was also known as Alfred LaFortune in records. He was born on 10 November 1891 in Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He was the son of Francis or Francois Xavier Lafortune and Mary Elizabeth Handy.
Fredrick Handy LaFortune married Gladys Viola Anderson on 27 November 1923 in Sedgewick, Alberta, Canada.

Isabel Dora Agnes Lafortune

(8 August 1898 - )
     Isabel Dora Agnes Lafortune was born on 8 August 1898. She was the daughter of Joseph Lafortune and Francis Verdier.