You will find very few ship arrival records, because passenger lists for those coming from the British Isles were not required (they were traveling from one part of Britain to another part of it). If they came on a ship of prisoners, there may be lists in British or Scottish archives.
Maryland land records are available on https://mdlandrec.net/main/index.cfm
It is a free site, but you will need to sign up for a username and password.
Thanks for your help. I registered and hopefully will find what I need.
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You might be able to find information through the following web site. The Maryland Archive
You could also try the individual Historical Societies in the areas that you are searching.
Would you like to share more information about what you are seeking, family names, towns, years and etc?
Lots of information on the Library of Congress pages, here is one follow the arrows on right there are list of people,
the lists give place of nativity and dates of settlement.
Here is another source. https://archive.org/search.php?query=cecil%20county&sin=TXT
Thanks for your help. I'm looking for historic Scottish links to Washington DC, but my time frame begins when Washington was still MD. Beall came in 1651 as indentured labor and went on to own the land on which Georgetown and much of DC was built, but other local families with Scottish roots include Bowie, Davidson, Gordon, Peters. I am looking at the connection primarily in terms of land ownership.
Dear Ms. McIntyre,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the Maryland State Archives Special Collections and located record collections focused on Scottish immigration in Maryland. These include the John and Maria McKenney Collection, Willie Collection of Chisholm Family Papers, Peter Christie Collection, and the Dr. Lois Green Carr Collection. Please contact the Maryland State Archives for access to these collections. Maryland Land Records also are accessible through the Maryland State Archives via the research portal.
Scottish cultural organizations sometimes maintain private archival collections that may contain some of the information you are researching. The St. Andrews Society of Baltimore and St. Andrews Society of Washington, DC are still active organizations that you may contact for additional information.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!