Capt. William Robert (Robert) Adair of Ballamena married Catherine SMALLMAN of Ludlow, Salop, co. Shropshire, England, and he died April 1762. Perhaps Catherine SMALLMAN may have been from Ludlow Castle. The Shropshire Family History Society may be able to help there: http://www.Salop.free-online.co.ukhttp://www.Salop.free-online.co.uk
They had 2 sons, Robert of Ballamena and Rev. ... of Portsmouth. Robert m. 25th March 1753 (1stly ?)Miss McAulay (dau. of Alexander McAulay) and their son William, b.1754, married Camilla Shafto. The question is whether Mrs. Adair (nee McAulay) died when the children were small and then Robert married 2ndly in 1763 to Caroline Kepple. If it was he, then this Robert who married Miss McAulay may have been"Robin Adair" of the Irish love song.