The Keyes and Adair families were associated with Belfast from c1660.
In 1660 under the patronage of the Countess of Donegall the Belfast congregation obtained Rev. Wm Keyes. In 1673 Rev. Keyes was called to a congregation in Dublin. In 1674 the Belfast congregation called Rev. Patrick Adair who had been in Cairncastle for 28 yrs. In 1694 when Rev. Patrick Adair died the congregation called Rev. John McBRIDE.