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James DUFF
Agnes KERR
William DUFF
Sarah Ferguson WIGHT
Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF


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1. Lt Col William Henry GRAY

  • Capt Olaf Everard GRAY+
  • Dr Eric Duff GRAY F.R.C.R.+
  • Gladys Duff GRAY

Williamina Agnes Sarah Fergusson DUFF 2

  • Born: 9 Mar 1868, Greenock, Renfrewshire 2
  • Marriage (1): Lt Col William Henry GRAY on 20 Jun 1894 in Old Machar, Aberdeen 1
  • Died: 17 Apr 1933, Manchester 3 4
  • BuriedFem: Southern Cemetery, Manchester 5

bullet  Notes:

Williamina was the sixth of the eight grandparents. Her earliest known Duff ancestor was Archibald Daff, a farmer in Greenock in the early 18th Century. In the 19th Century the family profession changed to brassfounding, in Greenock and Dundee.

Williamina was born in Greenock the day after her father died - she and her only brother John were brought up by their mother in Aberdeen. She married William Gray (qv) in 1894 following a long engagement, accompanied him to India where their three children were born, and returned to Aberdeen when he retired in 1912. After William died in 1915 she continued to live in Aberdeen, then in the mid 1920s moved to England to be with her two younger children.


Williamina married Lt Col William Henry GRAY, son of Capt John GRAY and Margaret Spring MORTIMER, on 20 Jun 1894 in Old Machar, Aberdeen.1 (Lt Col William Henry GRAY was born on 29 Sep 1863 in South Ronaldsay, Orkney,6 died on 14 Jan 1915 in Aberdeen 7 and was buried in St Peter, South Ronaldsay, Orkney 8.)



1 GRO (Scotland), Marriage ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/02 0164.

2 GRO (Scotland), Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 330/00 0012.

3 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1933 Q2 Manchester S 8d 21 (age 64).

4 Probate, National Probate Calendars.

5 Personal communication, Pat Gray.

6 GRO (Scotland), Birth ScotlandsPeople GROS 029/00 0050.

7 GRO (Scotland), Death ScotlandsPeople GROS 168/02 027.

8 Monumental Inscription, St Peter, South Ronaldsay.

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