Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameJames DUFF, 4TH EARL OF FIFE, 3968
Birth1776
Death1857
FatherAlexander DUFF, 3RD EARL OF FIFE , 1333 (1731-1811)
MotherMary SKENE , 2024
Notes for James DUFF, 4TH EARL OF FIFE
Succeeded to the estates of Skene and Cariston in 1827. Distinguished himself during the Peninsular War. He volunteered his services, became a Major-General in the Spanish army fighting against Napoleon, and was twice wounded, at the battle of Talavera and at the storming of Fort Matagorda near Cadiz. In consequence, he was made a Knight of the Order of St. Ferdinand of Spain and of the Sword of Sweden. He was also made a Knight of the Thistle and G.C.H., and in 1827 was made a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Fife. In private life he was notable as an art collector, and the towns of Elgin, Banff, and Macduff owed much to his generosity. He died, however, without issue, and was succeeded by James, son of his, brother, Sir Alexander Duff of Delgaty Castle, as fifth Earl.
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