re: Scottish Regiments (c.1757) Northern Ireland Establishment Scots : Adair, Alexander (Philadelphia) Adair, Thomas (Dublin) Agnew, Henry, (New York City)
Perhaps there may be information on Thomas Adair, Dublin, in : "Minions of Fortune": The Regimental Agents of Early Georgian England, 1714-1763. by Alan J. Guy.
i.e. Whitlock, Carlton, Major, Regimental Agent of Dublin. Footnotes: 145-2 William Chaigneau, Esq. of Dublin was with Maj Carlton Whitlocke, a regimental agent, representing principally fomations on the Irish establishment.
Was there any connection between Alexander Adair of Philadelphia (possibly proprietor of the tavern in Chestnut Street) and Thomas Adair, Dublin ?
There appeared to be a William Adair, Army Agent, in Halifax, Albany, NY about 1752.
Some of the army soldiers from Ireland (Scotland & England) stayed in America after 1757 and reportedly received 50 acres of land.