Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameAlexander DUFF, 1326
Birth1623
Death1696
FatherAdam DUFF , 1321 (1590-1674)
MotherBeatrix GORDON , 2018 (1608-)
Spouses
Birth1635
Death1694
FatherAlexander GRANT , 1328
Marriage1650
ChildrenPatrick , 1323 (1655-1731)
 William , 1319 (1653-1722)
 Mary , 2019
 Elizabeth , 2020
 Alexander , 2021 (1652-1705)
Notes for Alexander DUFF
Of Keithmore.

Took advantage of the great depression which prevailed in the country just before the Union with England, and purchased the lands of many of the old lairds in Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. Among the lands which he obtained on wadset or mortgage, and which the proprietors were never able to redeem, was Keithmore, a possession of the Huntly family, from which he took his designation as Alexander Duff of Keithmore. He also further advanced the family fortunes by marrying Helen, daughter of Grant of Ballentomb, ancestor of the lairds of Monymusk. This lady’s prudence and industry, not less than her wealth, went far to raise the fortunes of the family.
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