" 'Suckling's History of Suffolk vol 1 p 201. Flixton Hall. Though the immediate ancestors of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, the present possessor of Flixton, were settled in Ireland, the family is of Scottish descent. ... Alexander Adair, esq, who died in 1834, at the advanced age of 91 years, married Lydia ... Thomas ... by whom he left no issue. He was the nephew of William Adair, Esq. the purchaser of the Flixton estate, and manor of South Elmham; and great-grandson of Sir Robert Adair, who died in 1745 ...' There is, however, beside the phrase 'He was the nephew of William Adair, Esq. the purchaser ...' a long pencilled note which seems to be of much importance as suggesting some kind of mystery in the family ... Most unfortunately, however, the volume - which is, of course, of early-19th century publication - has been rebound at some time, and a great deal of the pencilled note has been cut away. As it stands, it reads: '(x) It is a strange omission not to give the descents of the Adairs of Flixton - whom this Pedigree gives no clue to - I believe William Adair the Purchaser had only a natural son Mr (or Mrs) Adair who died at (?) Trowse. sd. Flixton went to Alexander Adair then ...[completely cut away] ... 5 when he died' (and it looks as though there might have been a further note still)." From a report by Freda Podmore, a professional genealogist, dated 31 January 1955 - now in the Documents Collection at the Society of Genealogists, London (under Adair). I think the Suckling volume referred to used to be on the open shelves of the British Museum Reading Room (under Suffolk) and presumably is now on the open shelves of the British Library new building.