James DAFF
Elizabeth LANG
Archibald DAFF
James DUFF


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1. Isobel NEILL

James DUFF 2

  • Born: 20 Jul 1768
  • Christened: 24 Jul 1768, West Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire 3
  • Marriage (1): Isobel NEILL on 17 Aug 1790 in West Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire 1
  • Died: Apr 1838, East Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire 4

bullet  Notes:

The eldest surviving son, James was a farmer at Bridgend in East Greenock when he married Isabella Neill (qv) in 1790. He was also a carter, and towards the end of his life was the tenant of the 35ac Fencewood Farm in East Greenock. He had 11 children with his wife Isabella, six of whom have been traced through Census records.

The eldest son Archibald took over his father's farm: he married Margaret Alexander, and three of their sons also became farmers in the East Parish of Greenock. The eldest known surviving daughter Janet married Andrew Lyon, a ropemaker in Greenoch. The next son James (qv) was a brassfounder. The third son William was a spirit dealer in the West Parish of Greenock: he married twice, and two of his daughters emigrated, Margaret to California and Isabella to Australia. The next daughter Agnes married John Neill, a farmer in the East Parish of Greenock. The youngest daughter Mary married James Scott, a farmer in Inverkip, a coastal village to the west of Greenock.


James married Isobel NEILL, daughter of John NEILL and Isobel RANKIN, on 17 Aug 1790 in West Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire.1 (Isobel NEILL was born on 10 Apr 1771 5, christened on 11 Apr 1771 in West Parish, Greenock, Renfrewshire 6 and died before 1839 7.)



1 GRO (Scotland), OPR Marriage ScotlandsPeople GROS 564/003 0040 0212.

2 GRO (Scotland), OPR Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 564/03 0002 (son James).

3 GRO (Scotland), OPR Birth ScotlandPeople GROS 564/003 0020 0107.

4 Newspaper notice, Greenock Advertiser 16-4-1838. Watt Library BMD Index,

5 Church Register, West Parish Greenock, FHL(L) ref Mf 1041062 (baptism).

6 Church Register, West Parish Greenock, FHL(L) ref Mf 1041062.

7 Inference, James Duff, Registration of Will and Inventory dated 4-5-1844, Scottish Documents ref SC58/42/14 (husband).

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