Henry McCULLOH’s deepest interest in the New World was that of a land speculator. In 1737 the Crown delivered to MURRAY (of ...............), CRYMBLE (of Antrim) and James HUEY (of ...............), trustees for McCULLOH, warrants for 1,200,000 acres in North Carolina, on condition that 6,000 foreign Protestants should be colonized.
In 1745 the lands were surveyed in tracts of 100,000 acres, which lay on the upper Pee Dee River, Cape Fear River (including town of ?), and Neuse river. Two of the tracts were assigned to John Selwyn and two to Arthur DOBBS, later to be Governor of the province. McCULLOH was friend of Dr. William HOUSTON.
Houston, Dobbs, Crymble / Crimble, McCulloch / McCulloh may have been related through marriage to Adairs.
Would there be any shipping / passenger records in PRONI withthe firm, Huey, Crymble & Adair (?) c.1730-1750 ?