ARCHIBALD ADAIR, St. Andrews AD1596. Dundas became bishop of Down and Connor early in 1612, but almost as soon as he arrived he died. Upon Dundas’s death, some Scots living in the diocese attempted to obtain Robert Maxwell, dean of Armagh, as their new bishop. The dean of Down was another competitor for the post although Chichester recommended the bishop elect of Dromore, John Tanner. None of these finally received the appointment, for on 29 November 1612 the king wrote to Chichester informing him that another man from Scotland, Robert Echlin, would replace Dundas.
Born in 1576, Robert Echlin graduated from St. Andrews 20 years later (AD1596). Possibly, like Dundas, he owed his appointment to the bishop of Raphoe (Knox). Echlin and the dean of Raphoe, ARCHIBALD ADAIR, graduated from the same university on the same day. Therefore, Knox, Bishop of Raphoe, could have obtained first-hand information about Echlin from Archibald Adair, dean of Raphoe, and may well have been permitted to influence the choice of the new bishop of Down and Connor (which encompassed co. Antrim) in view of the sudden death of his previous nominee.
(Refer : A.F.S. Pearson, ‘Alumni of St. Andrews and the settlement of Ulster’, i. 66, UJA, 3rd series, xiv. (1951) 8 ; Cal. Patent Rolls Ire., Jas I, p.339 – Archibald Adair made dean of Raphoe in 1611 ; TCD, MS. E.3.6, pp. 212-22 ; Cal. State Papers Ire., 1611-14, p.80 ) ------------- I will have to check on the ministers for Stoneykirk / Stonykirk / Staneykirk / Stanykirk, but the name Callender comes to mind.