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DUFF, Alexander of Keithmore
(About 1623-About 1700)
GRANT, Helen
(About 1633-1694)
INNES, John 5th of Edingight
(About 1638-After 1724)
(About 1650-)
DUFF, Patrick of Craigston
DUFF, John Merchant, Provost of Elgin, Factor to Lord Fife


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1. GORDON, Margaret

DUFF, John Merchant, Provost of Elgin, Factor to Lord Fife 2

  • Baptised: 24 January 1689, Grange parish, Banffshire, Scotland 2
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Margaret 1
  • Died: 1751 1
  • Buried: 1751, Elgin Cathedral, Moray Scotland 1

   Another name for John was Provost Duff, elder.1

   User ID: G183.

  General Notes:

156 10 / 37

from Births and Baptisms 2

John married Margaret GORDON, daughter of William GORDON 3rd of Farskane and Helen DUFF.1 (Margaret GORDON was born about 1700.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Among the Duff House papers there is an order, dated 1720, by John Duff, merchant in Elgin, to 'deliver one Boll of oat meal to ffindlay Dul'f at the lattcr's house at Longbride.'

'The latter' cannot be traced. John does not seem to have been especially successful in business, nor did he leave his children very well off, but he is said to have spent a good deal of money upon their education. He married Margaret Gordon of Farskane, by whom he had seven sons and four daughters. He died in 1751, 'A gentleman well beloved and universally lamented.' 'His family burying place is in the Cathedral in Elgin. His sons were Patrick, Archibald, William, John, and James. His daughter Anne married James Leslie of Bennegoith, near Forres.' (Baird.)"

from Book of the Duffs 1


1 e-books, The Book of the Duffs vol. 1 compiled by A and H Tayler (1914).

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

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