William Duff-Gordon

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Sir William Duff-Gordon, 2nd Baronet (8 April 1772 – 8 March 1823), known as William Gordon until 1815, was a Scottish politician.

Duff-Gordon was the son of the Hon. Alexander Gordon, Lord Rockville, son of William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen. His mother was Anne, daughter of William Duff. He was returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Worcester in 1807, a seat he held until 1818. In 1815 he succeeded his uncle Sir James Duff, 1st Baronet, as 2nd Baronet of Halkin according to a special remainder, and assumed the same year by Royal licence the additional surname of Duff.

Duff-Gordon married Caroline Cornewall, youngest daughter of Sir George Cornewall, on 5 February 1810.[1] He died in March 1823, aged 50, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Alexander.


  1. ^ Courthope, William, ed. (1835). Debrett's Baronetage of England (7th ed.). London. p. 185. 


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Abraham Robarts
Henry Bromley
Member of Parliament for Worcester
With: Abraham Robarts 1807–1816
Viscount Deerhurst 1816–1818
Succeeded by
Viscount Deerhurst
Thomas Henry Hastings Davies
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Duff
(of Halkin)
Succeeded by
Alexander Cornewall Duff-Gordon