Officers and Council

email and linksUse the contacts information below to send an email with comments or questions to the appropriate Clan MacDuff person.

Please do not, at least on initial contact, send a question concerning Genealogy to the Chaplain. Please send such a request to the Genealogist making sure that you include the word “MacDuff” is in the subject line. Thank you!

Thank you!

Officers and Council

Convener: Bob Spence


Vice Convener: Sean Bradshaw


Secretary: Ryan Gurley


Treasurer: Davie S. Cottrell


Membership Chairman: Scott Fletcher

When emailing, please include the word “MacDuff Membership” in the subject line. Thank you!

Chaplain: Abbot John Isham


Clan Piper: Russell Hurd

Webmaster: Janet Werst

When emailing, please include the word “MacDuff Website” in the subject line. Thank you! 

Newsletter Editor: Janet Werst

When emailing, please include the word “MacDuff Newsletter” in the subject line. Thank you!

Genealogist: VACANT

When emailing, please include the word “MacDuff Genealogy” in the subject line. Thank you!

Past Conveners

In the absence of a Chief, individuals who could trace their roots to the ancient Clan MacDuff have sought to keep their Clan alive and active. Much is owed to those early pioneers who established the Clan MacDuff Society of America, Inc., and to those who have served as leaders ever since. It is only through a large group of dedicated volunteers that this most ancient of Clans continues to thrive.


  • 1973-1978 — Ward Weems, Founder and first Convener
  • 1978-1980 — Richard Irons
  • 1980-1982 — Perl “Pete” Richardson
  • 1982-1986 — William Duff
  • 1986-1988 — Richard Connell, FSA Scot
  • 1988-1990 — George Duff
  • 1990-1992 — Warren Kininmonth
  • 1992-1996 — Ted McDuffee
  • 1996-2000 — Bruce Abernathy
  • 2000-2004 — David Burt
  • 2004-2006 — Jane K. Robitalle, FSA Scot
  • 2006-2012 — Stephen Lundie
  • 2012-2014 — Richard Cooper
  • 2014-2016 — David Cottrell
  • 2016-2017 — Bob Spence

Other Clan MacDuff Societies

Canadian MacDuff Information

A warm welcome to all Canadian MacDuffs! We have received many inquires about a Canadian branch of the Clan MacDuff Society. A former officer of your Society has informed us that this branch is no longer active. We are very sorry to hear that.

We are extending an open hand to our northern cousins to join with us in the great family of Clan MacDuff. We already have a number of Canadian members. Anyone with a surname connection to Clan MacDuff is welcome and there are over 400 sept names eligible.  Please go to the “Membership Information” link, then to “Surnames” to check on your surname. If you would like to become a member you may download an application. Dues should be paid in US currency.

If, in the future, there are enough Canadian MacDuffs who would like to form their own branch once again, we would certainly encourage you to do so and would support you in that endeavor. Meanwhile, we offer you a home with us so that we may share our common heritage.

New Zealand–Clan MacDuff Society of New Zealand
To learn more about the Clan MacDuff Society of New Zealand, contact Robin Duff