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Archibald Douglas (1695-1756) of Lancaster PA, is my direct ancestor. It appears that he is descended from the Douglas clan of Drumlanrig. It looks like his father was Archibald, who came to Delaware from Edinburgh (1665-1728), and his grandfather was Archibald (1643-1729). The line includes James the Good and Sir William, the first Earl of Queensbury.

Can anyone else confirm this?

March 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterJulie Bauer

I am also of this line through the Douglass wife of Conrad Rutter. A Chris Rutter has come up with interesting info about us. I am currently working on the Douglass Lancaster connection to Sir Robert Douglass 1st Baron Douglass of Nova Scotia.
I have many 19th century original documents relating to our family but have very little that is verified about the Douglass wife just lots of family stories.
I just rediscovered a mid 19th century letter from James C. Douglass to Hannah Douglass Saunders concerning the American Douglass's of Mordington that ties us to Sir Robert. His info has a James Douglass arriving with William Penn in 1682.
However, I think our connection is through Conrad Rutter and his Douglass wife. Conrad arrived in August 1683 on the America and is mentioned in Daniel Francis Pastorius diary, Penn's agent to the Germans, and other Quaker documents.

March 15, 2015 | Registered CommenterPatti Pinkley