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Epithet: Consul-General at Cadiz

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Epithet: MP for county Banffshire; afterwards Viscount Macduff, and 2nd Earl Fife

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James Duff was born on 29 September 1729. He was the second son of William Duff (d. 1763), Earl of Fife, Lord Braco of Kilbryde, Viscount Macduff, in the Peerage of Ireland. Like his father before him he was MP for Banff, elected first in 1754, then re-elected in 1761, 1768, 1774, and 1780. In 1784 he was MP for Elgin. He succeeded to the Earldom in 1763 and became a British Peer in 1790, as Baron Fife. He held the title of Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire and he founded the town and harbour of Macduff. Duff was well-known as an agricultural authority and breeder of cattle. James Duff, 2nd Earl of Fife, Baron Fife, died at Whitehall, London, on 24 January 1809.

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Epithet: Viscount Macduff, 2nd Earl Fife

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Title: 2nd Earl of Fife

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