JOHN G. DUFFUS
G Duf fus
447 Charleston Dr.
20 April 1996
Dear Mr Duffus,
I have received your letter dated 4th March 1996 (how did you get my address?) regarding your family tree. Unfortunately I am not directly related to any of the Duffuses that you mention.
My great grandfather was born illegitimate with the name William
Duffus Clark. I have been told that he found out his father was named
Duffus and so changed his own name to William Clark Duffus.
I was also told that when he was an apprentice tailor, his apprenticeship was paid for by "a house in the Perth Road area". This is where John H. and George Duffus lived. Maybe one of them was his father.
Of coarse I have no conclusive proof of this as the truth will have died with William and his Mother.
One interesting point is that George Duffus had a son called Russell, and William Clark Duffus also had a son by that name.
Thank you for the biography of John Henderson Duf fus.
I took it for granted that my Duffus line started with my great grandfather and therefore never bothered about other Duffuses, but if and when I come across any information I will send it to you.
There is a gravestone in a cemetery on the Perth Road in Dundee, which reads:
John H. Duf fus
and Janet Stewart his wife
in memory of their children
who died 12th March 1852
aged 2 years & 10 months
who died 12th April 1852 aged 15 months
who died 24th JanY 1862 aged 4 months
who died 11th Novr 1875 aged 23 years
JOHN H. DUFFUS
who died 19th JanY 1896 aged 80 years
26th FebY 1903 aged 79 years
and their daughter
24th FebY 1949 aged 82 years
also their daughter
20th Feb 1965 aged 100 years
There is also a John Duffus (late of the excise) born in Edinburgh, died 20 Sep 1848 aged 70 years, in one of the burial registers.
Isabella Duffus died 30 May 1921 aged 70 years, wife of John McGregor.