He succeeded as the 5th Earl Fife, 5th Baron Braco of Kilbryde, and 5th Viscount MacDuff on 9 March 1857, and inherited many baronies including MacDuff, named for James Duff, 2nd Earl Fife. He was also created Baron Skene , of Skene, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom , on 26 September 1857 in his own right, which allowed him to sit and vote in the House of Lords . 
The Life of James. When James Duff 5th Earl of Fife was born on 6 July 1814, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Sir Alexander Duff, was 36 and his mother, Anne Stein, was 25. He married Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay on 16 March 1846, in Paris, Seine, France. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters.
01/09/2018 · James Duff, 5th Earl Fife (6 July 1814 – 7 August 1879) was a Scottish nobleman. Duff was the son of Sir Alexander Duff, younger brother of James Duff, 4th Earl Fife. He was Member of Parliament for Banffshire from 1837 to 1857; his brother, George Skene Duff, was Member of Parliament for Elgin. He was created Baron Skene, of Skene, in the Peerage ...
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- August 07, 1879 (65)Mar Lodge, Aberdeen, UK
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James Duff, 5th Earl of Fife (1814-1879) Edit with form Main tree descendants James Duff ‡ Birth: 6 July 1814 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Death: 17 August 1879 Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Father: Alexander Duff (c1778-1851) Mother: Anne Stein (c1789-1859) Spouse / partner:
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He was a Scottish nobleman known as James Duff, 5th Earl Fife, the son of Sir Alexander Duff, younger brother of James Duff, 4th Earl Fife, and Anne Stein, the daughter of James Stein of Gilbogie. He was Member of Parliament for Banffshire from 1837 to 1857; his brother, George Skene Duff, was Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs. He was created B...↑ https://archive.org/stream/memorialsoffamil00skenuoft#page/48/mode/2upAlasdair and Hetty Tayler (1914). The Book of the Duffs. William Brown.Thank you to Sir William Arbuthnot for creatingDuff-1166 on 30 Sep. 2013.Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene. pgs. 45, 48.
- July 6, 1814
- Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth (Hay) Duff
- August 7, 1879
James Duff 5th Earl Fife (1814–1879) Earl of Fife, 1885 DUKE OF FIFE, 1889: King Edward VII (1841–1910) Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850–1942) Alexander Duff 6th Earl Fife 1st Duke of Fife (1849–1912) King George V (1865–1936) Louise, Princess Royal Duchess of Fife (1867–1931) Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883–1938) Princess Alexandra
James Duff, 5th Earl of Fife (1814–1879) Alexander Brodie (1829–1867) Historic Environment Scotland