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Archibald Douglas

Male 1703 - 1786  (83 years)


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  • Name Archibald Douglas 
    Born 2 Jun 1703  Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1786  Morton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1025  My Genealogy

    Father Brigadier James Douglas,   b. Abt 1655, Castle Morton, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Jean Maxwell,   b. 1657, Of Dinwoodie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1702 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jean Dickson,   b. 1705, Hartree, Peebles, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1756, Morton Church, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1723  Hartree, Peebles, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Douglas,   b. 4 Dec 1724, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769  (Age 44 years)
     2. Colonel, Ensign David Douglas,   b. 25 Dec 1725, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1821, Bothwell Bank, Near Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. William Douglas,   b. 9 Jun 1727, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1727  (Age 0 years)
     4. Elizabeth Douglas,   b. 9 Aug 1728, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jean Douglas,   b. 15 Nov 1731, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Philadelphia Douglas,   b. 17 Nov 1732, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1741  (Age 8 years)
     7. Henrietta Douglas,   b. 3 Nov 1739, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Hutchison,   b. Abt 1730, Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Nov 1756  Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Archibald Douglas,   b. 4 May 1759, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1810  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A surgeon in Moffat

      It should be stated that Archibald ancestory seems to be at doubt as he, in 1762, paid 20 in legal expences in an attempt to prove his rights to certain lands in Morton and Lochrinnie.

      He claimed to be descended from William Douglas of Whittinghame, son of Sir James Douglas, 2nd Lord of Dalkeith.

      This claim was later taken up by Major Andrew Douglas, Lanarkshire Militia, of Hawtree House.

      The is in The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh a letter from Kenneth Douglas to Dr Struthers identifying a pocket case of instruments as having belonged to his great-great-great grandfather, Archibald Douglas (1703-1786), who practiced in Moffat and Lockerbie and suggesting the stethoscope dates at least from the 1840s when his father, Dr G Halliday Douglas, later President of the RCPE, was a physician to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

      Struthers was Conservator of the Museum 1939-1947

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] IGI2.