Captain George Duff
Died in command of H M S Mars 21st October 1805
To Brigadier-General Dirom
Plymouth Dock, August 15 
I congratulate you most sincerely on your promotion, and I hope you may long enjoy all your good things in health and happiness. It is not yet determined what they mean to do with our ship. I think she must go into dock; but it is not certain whether that may be here or at Portsmouth. Many thanks for your attention to Norwich [Norwich Duff 1792 - 1862, the writer's son who would fetch up as an admiral]. I hope, poor fellow, he will do well: he has not much to look forward to but what he must make for himself.
Please send comments, corrections, additions and amendments to
Clicking here on Index takes you to the index for Charles Hillman's genealogy pages.
Clicking here on Memoir takes you to back to the main text of this biographical note concerning George Duff, Captain of HMS Mars.
Clicking here on Duff takes you to the The Genealogy of the Duff Family.
Copyright © 2003 Sir William Arbuthnot and Charles Hillman. All Rights Reserved.
Updated at 19:11 on 12 March 2008