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James Duff, 5th Earl Fife

James Duff, 5th Earl Fife

British politician
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Intro British politician
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Politician
Gender male
Birth July 6, 1814
Death August 7, 1879
Father: Alexander Duff
The details

James Duff, 5th Earl Fife (6 July 1814 – 7 August 1879) was a Scottish nobleman.
Duff was the son of Sir Alexander Duff, younger brother of James Duff, 4th Earl Fife and Anne Stein, the daughter of James Stein of Gilbogie.
He was Member of Parliament for Banffshire from 1837 to 1857; his brother, George Skene Duff, was Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs.
He was created Baron Skene, of Skene, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1857. This allowed him to sit and vote in the House of Lords.
In 1845, he resided at 30 Pall Mall, London and at Delgatie Castle.
In 1846 he married Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay, daughter of William Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll and Lady Elizabeth FitzClarence (an illegitimate daughter of William IV). They had five children.
Lady Anne Duff, married John Townshend, 5th Marquess Townshend, and had issue.
Lady Ida Duff, married firstly, Adrian Hope and had issue. Married secondly William Wilson, with no issue.
Alexander, created Duke of Fife in 1889. He Married Princess Louise, the daughter of Edward VII.
Lady Alexina Duff, married Henry Coventry, with no issue.
Lady Agnes Cecil Emmeline Duff, married firstly George Hay-Drummond, son of George Hay-Drummond, 12th Earl of Kinnoull, and had issue. Married secondly Herbert Flower, with no issue. Married thirdly Alfred Cooper, with issue. David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister, is a descendant of this third marriage.


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