Will dated of William Adair, dated 18 May 1782 proved 16 July 1783
Daughter : Jane Brice
Son-in-Law : Edward Brice
Servant at Ealing (Middlesex, London, England) : Hudson
Widow (Brewster ?) of Stranraer (Wigtownshire, Scotland)
William (Jones ?) of Lincolns Inn (London, England)
(Miss ?) Charlette (Jones ?)
William (Jones ?)
Lord George Lennox
Lieutenant Corporal Hodgson
Right Honourable Augustus Lord Keppel
(Beeston ?) Long of the City of London
Edward Payne of the City of London
Joshua SHARPE of Lincolns Inn (London, England)
Robert Adair of Argyle Buildings (Middlesex, London, England... perhaps "Robin" ? )
John Adair of Saint Albans Street (Middlesex, London, England)
John McDowall of Logan (Wigtownshire, Scotland)
James Adair Esq. of Soho Square (London, England)
James Adair of Lincolns Inn (London, England)
Alexander SMALL, surgeon, of York Buildings (London, England)
sister-in-law, Mrs. Adair
Miss Catherine Hodgson
Miss Frances Payne
Miss Elizabeth Payne
Miss Maria Brice
Miss Margaret Brice
Mr. Thomas Bullock, Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. Doubleday, my clerks.
(A very large sum) “to the benefit of the poor of the parish of Kirkmaiden in the shire of Galloway (Wigtownshire) in North Britain where I was born”...........................
and in such manner as the said John McDowall of Logan (Wigtownshire) and the Minister for the time being of the said parish of Kirkmaiden during their joint lives and after the decease of the said John McDowall the Minister for the time being of the said parish and the owner for the time being of the Estate of Logan.....
(A large sum to) the Owner of the manor of the Ballymena Estate (for the benefit of the poor of the parish of Carrickfergus in Ireland where I was educated to be divided among such poor freemen of Carrickfergus in such manner as my cousin Robert Adair of Ballymena in the said Kingdom of Ireland during his life and after his death the owner for the time being of the Ballymena Estate.....
(A sum ) to and for the benefit of the labouring and industrious poor of the parishes of Flixton, Homersfield and Saint Cross in the Counties of Suffolk and Norfolk or one of them in such manner as my nephew Alexander Adair Esquire during his life and after his decease the owner for the time being of my said estate at Flixton.......
To the poor widows of the parish of Ealing in the County of Middlesex (London, England) to be named by the said Edward Payne (of Ealing House near Acton Church where “Robin Adair” was buried ? ) and Frances his wife (nee Adair ?) and the survivor of them and after the death of both of them by the Minister and Church Wardens of the said parish of Ealing....
Horses, stock, cattle, household goods, furniture, china, linen, glasses and other moveables that shall be in or about my house in London and at Flixton Hall except plate gold sword presented to me by the Earl of Albermarle (was he Governor of Virginia, America c.1754 and William Adair secretary of Virginia ?) on his return from the Savannah a gold snuff box gold watch gold medal of the late Lord Anson my pictures books and book cases (etc, etc ..)... and in my stables in Duke Street Saint James’s (London, England) to my said nephew Alexander Adair...
My said gold watch made by (Graham ?) with the chain and seals thereto affixed and the said gold snuff box to Captain William Adair the eldest son of Robert Adair of Ballymena Esquire.
My house in Half Moon Street, Piccadilly to sister-in-law Mary Adair (nee SMALL ?) and after her death to my daughter Jane Brice.
James Adair Esquire of Soho Square (London, England) and
James Adair Esquire his son now of Lincolns Inn (London, England).
Arthur Brice, son of Edward Brice (and Jane Adair) when he arrives at 16 years.
Trustee (?): Alexander Adair (nephew & agent of William)
Richard Croft of Pall Mall, Banker, (London, England),
Edward Brice of Soho Square, (London, England)
Edward Payne (Ealing House, Greater London, England.
Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter c.1763 re hemp to an Alexander Small, but I am not sure if it is the same person.