WESTMINSTER ABBEY, London England.p.383 (an Harleian Book ?) April 15 1752. Alexander SMALL, Esq. died the 7th : in the North Cross. "The Funeral Book says that he died in his seventy-eighth year, and the journals of the day describe him as formerly an eminent surgeon in York Buildings, Westminster, Gent., to whom he bequeathed his manors of Clifton and Hardmeade, co. Bucks (England) and his real and personal estate generally, in trust for the purposes of his will.
To his wife Martha he gave the use of his house, etc., at Chelsea, and 600 pounds per annum, which was to be reduced to 200 pounds if she married again.
Other considerable bequests were : to his daughters, Mary ADAIR and Sophia CHURCHILL, his brother Thomas SMALL, his sister Agnes SMITH of Dundee and her dau. Euphania CHESHOLME, and their children.
If his son Alexander SMALL, then not twelve years of age, died without issue, his estates were to revert to his dau. Sophia CHURCHILL and her issue, with the remainder to his dau. Mary ADAIR, her sons William & Alexander ADAIR, William CHESHOLME, son of his said niece Euphania Chesholme of Dundee, and said Alexander SMALL, of York Buildings, surgeon, as tenants in common. To the last named he left all his chirurgical instruments, medicines, etc., in his house in York Buildings, but did not state any relationship between them.
May have been a burial in Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland, of an Adair or Lennox from York Buildings, London, England.