re: "Declaration by Patrick Adair, Belfast, concerning sums paid by Leues Stewart, Edlderstown, Scotland, as part of the marriage portion of Anna Helena Adair (nee Scott) widow of William Adair, to Sir Bruce (Bryce) Cochrane, at the request of Anna Helena Adair, for the use of her infant son, Robert Adair, and placed by Sir Bruce Cocharane in the hands of his brother, the Earl of Dundonald. 19 April 1688."
Would this document state the relationship between
Patrick Adair and William Adair (dc.1661, husband of Anna Helena Scott) ?
BLAIR / COCHRANE / SCOTT / ADAIR ?
Alexander Blair, later Cochrane (d prior July 1641)
mc. 24.7.1593 Elizabeth Cochrane
(dau of William Cochrane of that ilk) and had children :
1... Sir John Cochrane bc. 1604,
.....m. Grace Butler (cousin of Duke of Ormonde ?)
2... Sir William Cochrane, 1st EARL of DUNDONALD b 1605 d 1685
.....m.after 14.4.1633 Eupheme SCOTT,
.....(dau of Sir William Scott of Ardross)
........2a. William, Lord Cochrane (dvp 25.8.1679)
............m. (1653) Catherine Kennedy, bur 15.2.1700,
...........(dau of John Kennedy, 6th Earl of Cassillis) had son,
................2c.. John Cochrane, 2nd Earl of DUNDONALD d 17.5.1690
.................... m. 1684 Susanna Hamilton (d 7.2.1737,
....................(dau of William Douglas-Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton)
3.....Colonel Alexander Cochrane of Auchencreugh, d by 1673,
.......m. Agnes Richieson d prior 1668
4...Colonel Hugh Cochrane of Ferguslie (alive 1689),
....m. Joan Savage (dau of Henry Savage of Ardken)
5...Colonel Sir Bryce Cochrane (bc.1620, dsp 1650)
....m. Elizabeth Napier (widow of Walter Scott of Harlawood)
....(?rel. of Walter SCOTT of Harlewood, father of Helena who m. Adair ?)
6...Captain Uchtred Cochrane, RN d prior 1661.
7...Gavin Cochrane of Craigmure d 1701
....m. Margaret Cleland (dau of James Cleland of Faskin)
8...Elizabeth Cochrane (alive 1647)
....m. Captain John Lennox of Woodhead (d Auldearn)
9...Grizel Cochrane bc. 1615
....m. Thomas Dunlop of Househill (alive 1646)
Elizabeth, daughter and heirefs of William Cochrane of that ilk, married to her coufin Alexander BLAIR, a younger fon of John Blair of that ilk (an ancient and honorable family in the fhire of Renfrew) by Grizel his wife, daughter of Robert lord Semple, who immediately after his marriage affumed the name and arms of Cochrane, according to the above entail; all which appears from a charter under the great feal of king James VI, of the lands and barony of Cochrane, to and in favours of Alexander Cochrane, alias Blair, third lawful fon of John Blair of that ilk, and Elizabeth Cochrane his fpoufe, third lawful daughter of William Cochrane of that ilk, dated 7th February 1601. He got alfo a charter under the great feal of feveral other lands, Alexandre Cochrane de evderft (sp)dated anno 1618. He was a man of fingular virtue and probity, and greatly improved the eftate of the family. By the faid Elizabeth Cochrane, he left iffue of feven fons and two daughters
1. Sir John his heir. 2. Sir William of Cowdon, who fucceeded his brother. 3. Alexander, a great loyalft, and a colonel in the army of King Charles I, whofe grandfon was larid of Manfhiel. 4. Hugh, anceftor of the Cochranes of Fernguflee. 5. Sir Bryce Cochrane, who was likewife a colonel in the royal army, from the beginning of the civil war, till he loft his life in the king’s fervice, anno 1650. 6. Arthur, alfo a captain in the royal army. 7. Captain Gavin, anceftor to the Cochranes of Craigmuir. 1ft daugher, Elizabeth married to John Lennox of Woodhead, Efq. 2. Grizel, married to Thomas Dunlop of Houfe-hill. He was fucceeded by his eldeft fon,
Sir John Cochrane of that ilk, a man of fingular worth and hornour, a firm and steady friend of king Charles I, was a colonel in his army, and in great favour with his majafty. In 1644, he was sent ambaffador to follcit affitance from feveral princes in behalf of the king. After the murder of the king, he attended king Charles II, to foreign ports, who fent him on a particular embaffy into Poland, anno 1650, but before his return, the king and his army were overthrown at Worcefter. Sir John remained with his majefty during his exile, and married _____ Butler, a daughter of the family of Ormond; but dying a little before the reftoration, without iffue, his eftate devolved upon his brother,
Sir William Cochrane of Cowdon, and though, in the beginning of the civil war, he appeared to be on the parliament’s fide, and was for some time employed to their fervice, yet he was inviolably attached to the intereft of the royal family. He eminently diftinguifed himself in their fervice upon every occation; particularly in the parliament of 1647, of which he was a member, and none was more forward than fir William in calling forces for the relief of the king, who was pleafed to raife him to the dignity of the peerage by the title of Lord Cochrane 27th December 1647.2nd though it is alledged by the bifhop of Guthrie, that he was on of the Scotch lords who voted for the delivering up of the king to the English, yet it appears he continued fteady with his loyalty, for which the commonwealth of England impofed no lefs a fine upon him than five thoufand pounds Sterling, anno 1654. And as none had contributed more heartily and fiercely to bring about a reftoration than lord Cochrane, fo it was no fooner accomplifhed than he was made one of the lords of the privy council to his majefty, anno 1660, and got charters, under the great feal, William demino Cochrane de Paifley et Dundonald, of feveral lands and baronies, inter 1660 et 1668. He was alfo conftitued one fo the commiffioners of his majefty’s treafory and exchequer, (with Alexander Adair, son of Sir Robert Adair ?) and he was further dignified with the title of earl of Dundonald, by patent to the heirs-male of his body, dated 12th of May 1669. He married Eupheme, daughter of fir Willaim Scot of Ardofs, in Fife-fhire, by whom he had two fons, and one daugher:
1. William lord Cochrane 2. Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree, anceftor of the prefent earl of Dundonald, of whom more hereafter. His daughter, Grizel, married to George lord Rofs, and had iffue. The earl died anno 1686.
William lord Cochrane, eldeft fon and apparent heir of William firft earl of Dundonald, married lady Catherine Kennedy, daughter of John earl of Caffilis, by lady Jean Hamilton, daughter of Thomas earl of Haddington, by whom he had four fons and three daughters: 1. John, afterwards earl of Dundonald 2. William of Kilmarnock, whofe fon, Thomas, fucceeded to the earldom, as will be fhown hereafter. 3. Thomas of Pollskelly, who married Diana, daughter and heirus of fir David Cunningham of Robertland, without iffue. 4. Alexander of bonfhaw, whofe male linc is extinct. 1ft daughter, Margaret married to Alexander earl of Elington, and had iffue. 2. Helen, married to Hugh earl of Suther-land, and had iffue. 3. Jean, married 1st to John Vifcount of Kilfyth. And dying anno 1679, was fucceeded by hi eldeft fon