James Duff 5th Earl of Fife

6 July 1814–7 August 1879 (Age 65)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of James

When James Duff 5th Earl of Fife was born on 6 July 1814, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Sir Alexander Duff, was 36 and his mother, Anne Stein, was 25. He married Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay on 16 March 1846, in Paris, Seine, France. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1814 and Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 7 August 1879, in Fulham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65, and was buried in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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James Duff 5th Earl of Fife
Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay
Marriage: 16 March 1846
Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff
Alexina Duff
Elizabeth Duff
Ida Louisa Alice Duff
Alexander William George Duff 1st Duke of Fife
Jenny Lind Duff
Agnes Cecil Emmaline Duff
Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary Windsor

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  • Marriage
    16 March 1846Paris, Seine, France
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 3
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 18
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 6329;2007: 12505; 2010: 16536)Irish and Scottish: from Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’, used both as a nickname and a personal name. In Scotland, it is typically a descriptive epithet for a dark-haired man (compare Dow 1). In Ireland, it is usually from Ó Duibh ‘descendant of Dubh’ or Mac Giolla Duibh ‘son of the servant of Dubh’. It is also found as a short form of Duffin and a variant of Duffy . See also McDuff .In some cases possibly also a shortened form of Breton Le Duff , a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (19)

    • James Duff Duff, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • James Duff, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Colonel James Duff, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

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