James Gordon Duff

1798 - 1st Aug 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of James Duff of Gordon, Duff & Co, Madeira. The award of slave compensation appears to have been the recovery of a trade debt secured by a court judgement.

  1. The Pedigree Register Sept. 1913: 08/02/1800 James Gordon Duff, son of James Duff merchant of Finsbury Square enrolls at St Paul's. James Duff of Gordon, Duff & Co. Madeira died 01/04/1812 at Banff. James Gordon Duff died 01/08/1845 aged 57.

  2. James Gordon Duff shown as of 112 Bishopsgate in 1845 and late of 138 Leadenhall Street in 1850 in lists of shareholders of the National Provincial Bank of England

  3. Married Emma Jones St George Bloomsbury 09/12/1829.


T71/896 Barbados claim no. 1710.

  1. The Pedigree Register, Sept. 1913.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 20442, 13/02/1845, p. 436 and London Gazette, Issue 21072, 27/02/1850, p. 571.

  3. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; children's names and dates of baptism from Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]; James Adam Gordon Duff's death date from National Probate Calendar, death 26/05/1873 in India, effects in England under £100, resworn at £3000.

Further Information

Emma Jones (1829)
James Adam (1832-1873), Frances Elizabeth (1833-), Emma Jane (1836-), Maria (1838-), John (1839-), Mary Ann (1841-)

Associated Claims (1)

£468 0S 2D

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
James Gordon Duff
Madeira merchant  

Cultural (3)

Caledonian Asylum...... 
Caledonian Society...... 
Scottish Hospital & Corporation......