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William Duff (abt. 1754 - 1795)

William Duff
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Husband of — married 9 Apr 1787 in Redmarshall, Durham, Englandmap
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Died in Fulford, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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The son of James Duff was baptised on 16 March 1754 at Fordyce, Banff, Scotland,[1]

On 9 April 1787 at Redmarshall, Durham Major Duff of the 26th Regiment married Miss Skelly, of Yarm, daughter of the late Gordon Skelly esq, Captain in the Navy.[2]

William Duff, major in the 26th foot, died on 5 July 1795 at Fulford near York.[3] He has a memorial in the Duff House Mausoleum at Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The inscription reads:

Major WILLIAM DUFF, 26th Regiment,
son of James, second Earl of Fife.
Died 1795, aged 41.[4]


  1. Name: Duff Gender: Male Baptism Date: 16 Mar 1754 Baptism Place: Fordyce, Banff, Scotland Father: James Duff FHL Film Number: 990824, 990991, 990992 retrieved through
  2. Name William Duff Marriage Date 09 Apr 1787 Marriage Place Redmarshall, Durham, England Spouse Dorothy Skelly FHL Film Number91109 retrieved through
  3. Leeds Intelligencer 13 July 1795 page 3
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #150038487

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