Re Betham's entry for Adair/Foulke. The only possibilty I can venture is that Capt. Andrew ADAIR (son of Bishop Archibald Adair) is noted to have married Mary CONWAY Loftus.I will shortly look up this entry on film if it is in Playfair's book "British Antiquity".
In the History of Ballinderry which is 17 miles S.W. of Belfast and 8 m. W. of Lisburn in Northern Ireland, it states that from the 17th century the Parish of Ballinderry was part of the estate owned by the Conways.The first Lord Conway was Edward, the brother of FULKE CONWAY who had been granted the land by James 1.Sir FULKE CONWAY had a castle in Lisburn, the site of which is now Castle Gardens. The Parish extends from the townlands of Ballymacrevin and Crew Park in the north, Derry-killultagh and Aghacarnan in the east, Aghadavy and Moygarriff in the south to Portmore Lough in the west.
In a book c.1837 the names mentioned for Lisburn are: "Ballymacash" of Edw. Johnson, "Brookhill" of James Watson, "Larchfield" of Wm. Mussenden "Lambeg House" of Robert Williamson "Seymour Hill" of Wm. Charley "Chrome Hill" of Richard Niven "Ingram Lodge" of J. Richardson "Suffolk" of J. McCance "Colin" of Matthew Roberts. It is situated near Hillsborough.
Believe there was correspondence in the 1600s re Adair from Conway Lord Killultagh, and may have been Adair Mussenden papers in PRONI.
Are there any Adairs who may have had ancestors from around the above areas and townlands ? Thankyou.