Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameWilliam DUFF, 1319
Birth1653
Death1722
FatherAlexander DUFF , 1326 (1623-1696)
MotherHelen GRANT , 1327 (1635-1694)
Spouses
FatherGeorge GORDON , 4008
Marriage1681
ChildrenKatherine , 1318 (1683-1758)
 Helen , 1329 (1682-1746)
 William , 1331 (1697-1763)
 Ludovic , 4009 (1698-)
 Alexander , 4010 (1690-)
Notes for William DUFF
Of Dipple.

Acquired immense wealth as a merchant in Inverness. According to Cosmo Innes, in Sketches of Early Scottish History, " he was a man of very general dealings—large and small. He could take charge of a commission for groceries, or advance the price of a barony, on good security. He had formed extensive connections, and was the first man in the north who dealt in money on a large scale, and he laid the foundation of a very noble fortune."

This highly successful merchant acquired large estates in Morayshire, including Dipple and Pluscardine, and was known as William Duff of Dipple. On the death of his nephew, William Duff of Braco, in 1718, the older family estates also, as already mentioned, came into his possession, and when he died himself in 1722 he left his eldest son the landed proprietor with the largest rent-roll in the north of Scotland £6,500 sterling all clear.
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