FAMILY TREE OF ALEXANDER DUFFUS OF ELGIN, MORAYSHIRE, SCOTLAND (A1)



Gordon Duffus with sons Robert & Iain

 

ALEXANDER DUFFUS OF MORAYSHIRE, SCOTLAND (A1)

 

Generation No. 1

1. ALEXANDER1 DUFFUS was born Abt. 1728 in Morayshire, Scotland, and died 1770.

More About ALEXANDER DUFFUS:

Fact 1: farmer at Broomhill of Pettendrich, Morayshire

Child of ALEXANDER DUFFUS is:

2. i. ALEXANDER2 DUFFUS, b. Abt. 1750, Morayshire, Scotland.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ALEXANDER2 DUFFUS (ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1750 in Morayshire, Scotland. He married ELIZABETH ANDERSON.

More About ALEXANDER DUFFUS: Fact 1: farmer at Mains of Findrassie, Morayshire

Child of ALEXANDER DUFFUS and ELIZABETH ANDERSON is:

3. i. ALEXANDER3 DUFFUS, b. 1778, Elgin, Scotland; d. December 12, 1852, Elgin. Scotland.

 

Generation No. 3

3. ALEXANDER3 DUFFUS (ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1778 in Elgin, Scotland, and died December 12, 1852 in Elgin. Scotland. He married JEAN ANDERSON March 24, 1813.

More About ALEXANDER DUFFUS:

Fact 1: farmer in Elgin

Fact 2: buried at Elgin Cathederal

More About JEAN ANDERSON:

Fact 1: Buried in Elgin Cathederal yard.

Children of ALEXANDER DUFFUS and JEAN ANDERSON are:

i. JAMES4 DUFFUS, b. 1813; d. 1886.

4. ii. ALEXANDER DUFFUS, b. 1815, Elgin, Scotland; d. January 24, 1897, Elgin, Scotland.

iii. JOHN DUFFUS, b. 1820; d. 1836.

iv. ELIZABETH DUFFUS, b. 1826; d. 1892.

 

Generation No. 4

4. ALEXANDER4 DUFFUS (ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1815 in Elgin, Scotland, and died January 24, 1897 in Elgin, Scotland. He married MARGARET WILLIAMSON.

Notes for ALEXANDER DUFFUS:

There are two grave stones in Elgin Cathederal which read as follows: "Erected by James Duffus in memory of his brother John Duffus who died 4-10-1836, age 16. And his mother Jane Anderson who died 10-11-1848 age 65. And his father Alexander Duffus, farmer in Elgin, who died 12-12-1852 age 74."

Erected by Alexander Duffus in memory of his brother James Duffus who died 20-6-1886 age 73. And his grand-son John Clark Duffus, composiotr, who died 5-9-1890 age 19. Also, his sister Elizabeth Duffus who died 3-2-1892 age 61. Also in memory of his wife Margaret Williamson who died 13-3-1893 age 69. And the said Alexander Duffus who died 24-2-1897 age 81."

More About ALEXANDER DUFFUS:

Fact 1: Occupation - Blacksmith

Fact 2: Lived at 237 High St.

Fact 3: Buried in Elgin Cathederal yard.

More About MARGARET WILLIAMSON:

Fact 1: Buried in Elgin Cathederal yard.

Children of ALEXANDER DUFFUS and MARGARET WILLIAMSON are:

i. JANE5 DUFFUS, b. 1849.

ii. ALEXANDER DUFFUS, b. 1850.

5. iii. JOHN DUFFUS, b. May 02, 1857, Elgin, Scotland; d. March 08, 1924, London, England.

iv. JAMES DUFFUS, b. 1854.

 

Generation No. 5

5. JOHN5 DUFFUS (ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born May 02, 1857 in Elgin, Scotland, and died March 08, 1924 in London, England. He married ELIZABETH MCLENNAN.

More About JOHN DUFFUS:

Fact 1: Left Elgin and was a London banker.

Fact 2: September 03, 1878, Started work with The Standard Bank of South Africa.

Fact 3: June 17, 1902, Retired from banking due to illness.

Fact 4: 1909, Last known address: 5 Trotter Ridge Lane. Whetstone, England.

Children of JOHN DUFFUS and ELIZABETH MCLENNAN are:

i. LENNOX DOUGLAS GORDON6 DUFFUS, b. 1883.

ii. HAROLD BRUCE DUFFUS, b. 1887.

iii. LUCIE DUFFUS.

6. iv. COLIN MCLENNAN DUFFUS, b. June 15, 1891, London, England; d. New Milford, NJ.

v. LEEBIE DUFFUS.

 

Generation No. 6

6. COLIN MCLENNAN6 DUFFUS (JOHN5, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born June 15, 1891 in London, England, and died in New Milford, NJ. He married KATHLEEN BROWNE November 05, 1913 in Canada.

More About COLIN MCLENNAN DUFFUS:

Fact 1: Worked in Nova Scotia with Royal Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Fact 2: Came to United States during World War I.

Fact 3: Lost both legs due to accident.

Child of COLIN DUFFUS and KATHLEEN BROWNE is:

7. i. ROBERT WALTER COLIN7 DUFFUS, b. June 25, 1915, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Generation No. 7

7. ROBERT WALTER COLIN7 DUFFUS (COLIN MCLENNAN6, JOHN5, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born June 25, 1915 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He married JOHNNA SMITH June 15, 1938.

 

Children of ROBERT DUFFUS and JOHNNA SMITH are:

8. i. ROBERT WALTER COLIN8 DUFFUS, JR..

9. ii. DONALD ALLEN DUFFUS.

10. iii. GORDON DOUGLAS DUFFUS, b. December 16, 1946, New York, New York.

iv. MARILYN JOAN DUFFUS.

 

Generation No. 8

8. ROBERT WALTER COLIN8 DUFFUS, JR. (ROBERT WALTER COLIN7, COLIN MCLENNAN6, JOHN5, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1).

Children of ROBERT WALTER COLIN DUFFUS, JR. are:

i. COLIN9 DUFFUS.

ii. KATY DUFFUS.

iii. KARA DUFFUS.

9. DONALD ALLEN8 DUFFUS (ROBERT WALTER COLIN7, COLIN MCLENNAN6, JOHN5, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1).

Children of DONALD ALLEN DUFFUS are:

i. KEITH9 DUFFUS.

ii. KEVIN DUFFUS.

iii. CHRISTOPHER DUFFUS.

10. GORDON DOUGLAS8 DUFFUS (ROBERT WALTER COLIN7, COLIN MCLENNAN6, JOHN5, ALEXANDER4, ALEXANDER3, ALEXANDER2, ALEXANDER1) was born December 16, 1946 in New York, New York. He married (1) JOANNE SHELLEY MINICLIER June 30, 1965. He married (2) CYNTHIA LOIUSE SLAUGHTER August 25, 1979.

Children of GORDON DUFFUS and JOANNE MINICLIER are:

i. ROBERT LOUIS9 DUFFUS, b. January 19, 1966.

ii. PAIGE MCKENZIE DUFFUS, b. April 29, 1972; d. September 26, 1989.

 

Child of GORDON DUFFUS and CYNTHIA SLAUGHTER is:

iii. IAIN MCLENNAN9 DUFFUS, b. July 18, 1983.


TWO OF THE THREE DUFFUS GRAVESTONES IN ELGIN CATHEDRAL

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1. "Erected by James Duffus in memory of his brother John Duffus, who died 4–10–1836, age 16. And his mother Jane Anderson, who died 10–11–1848, age 65. And his father Alexander Duffus, farmer in Elgin, who died 12–12–1852, age 74"

2. "Erected by Alexander Duffus in memory of his brother James Duffus who died 20–6–1886 age 73. And his grand–son John Clark Duffus, compositor, who died 5–9–1890 age 19. Also his sister Elizabeth Duffus who died 3–2–1892 age 61. Also in memory of his wife Margaret Williamson who died 13–3–1893 age 69. And the said Alexander Duffus who died 24–2–1897 aged 81."

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EXCERPT FROM A RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM THE MORAY DISTRICT COUNCIL (25 Sept., 1980):

"JOHN DUFFUS was born at 237 High Street, Elgin, on 2 May, 1857. In the 1861 census, the family is as follows:

ALEXANDER, age 40, Blacksmith, born in Elgin*

MARGARET, age 38, wife, born in Glasgow

JANE, age 12, daughter

ALEXANDER, age 11, son

JAMES, age 7, son

JOHN, age 3, son**

In 1871 they were still at 237 High Street with the exception of Alexander. James was by this time a cabinetmaker. Alexander Duffus senior died at 237 High Street on 24 February, 1897, aged 81... The two gravestones in the Cathedral are next to each other, which is unlikely to be a coincidence. The brief family tree below shows that James and Alexander were brothers:

JAMES ALEXANDER JOHN ELIZABETH - born: 1813 born: 1815 born: 1820 born: 1828
died: 1886 died: 1897 died: 1836 died: 1892" (Alexander is my Great–great Grandfather while **John is my Great Grandfather )


EXCERPT FROM "MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED Being A Guide To Visitors" (1868)

 

(237 High St.) Elgin... 237High St.jpg (18642 bytes)"Next to Murdoch's Wynd, in a recess off the street, is a quaint old house which at one time belonged to the Dunbars of Hillhead, then to James Stephen, Provost of Elgin, who married a daughter of Sir Harry Innes of Innes, latterly to a family of Duffus, who still possess it."

ALSO: Bishopmill (Elgin): "The Lossie is here spanned by a handsome iron bridge, erected in 1831 in place of a stone one which was swept away by the great flood of '29. When this bridge was built, the contract for the iron work was accepted by John Duffus & Co., iron–founders in Aberdeen, who erected the bridge in their own yard – the specifications bearing that it was to be set up, but not specifying where, so that the Road Trustees had to pay them to take it to pieces, carry it to Elgin, and put it up in its proper place!"


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