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James Sutherland, 5th Lord Duffus

(b. June 8, 1747, Scotland – d. Jan. 30, 1827, London, England )

Gender: M

Eldest son of Capt. Eric Sutherland of Duffus by his wife and cousin, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Dunbar. The title and dignity of Lord Duffus were restored to James by Act of Parliament on 25 May 1826, his grandfather having been attainted after the 1715 Jacobite uprising. He served in the American wars and from 1792 to 1799 was the factor of the Earldom and Bishopric Estates in Orkney. He died unmarried in London.

Also known as:

  • 5th Lord Duffus
  • James Sutherland
  • Captain Sutherland




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