Alexander Duff (British Army officer)
General Sir Alexander Duff GCH (1777 – 21 March 1851) was a British Army officer of the Napoleonic era.
Duff was the second son of Alexander Duff, 3rd Earl Fife and the younger brother of James Duff, 4th Earl Fife. In 1793, he was commissioned an ensign in the 66th Regiment of Foot, and served at Gibraltar, in Flanders, in the East Indies in 1798, and under Baird during the invasion of Egypt. In 1806, Duff commanded the centre column in the attack on Buenos Aires.
He was elected the Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs, sitting from 1826 to 1831. From 1848 until his death he was Lord Lieutenant of Elginshire, and a deputy lieutenant of Banffshire. He lived at Delgatie Castle near Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
He was Initiated into Scottish Freemasonry in Lodge Holyrood House (St Luke's), No.44, on 30 November 1812.
- "DUFF, Hon. Alexander (?1777-1851), of Delgaty Castle, nr. Turriff, Aberdeen". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- A History of the Mason Lodge of Holyrood House (St.Luke's), No.44, holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland with Roll of Members, 1734-1934, by Robert Strathern Lindsay, W.S., Edinburgh, 1935. Vol.II, p.603.
- Anderson, William (1877). The Scottish Nation. A. Fullarton & Co. p. 213. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander Duff
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs
Sir William Gordon-Cumming
Sir Charles Green
| Colonel of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot
| Colonel of the 92nd Regiment of Foot
John Dalrymple, 8th Earl of Stair
The Earl of Moray
| Lord Lieutenant of Elginshire