re: Michael Adair of Dublin, Ireland, merchant, whose will dated 18th July 1699, married Catherine Stokes 2 Dec 1679.
Would Catherine Stokes be related to Jeremiah Stokes,
executor of the Will of Patrick Adair of Belfast & London,
whose will was proved 1764 ?
There was a Jeremiah Stokes, perhaps in Rutherfordton / Rutherfurdtown,North Carolina. Would Jeremiah have been related to the James Adair who gave land for the courthouse there ?
will dated 25 April 1758
will proved 28 March 1764
Some names in will :
Patrick ADAIR of London, merchant (real estate in Curgie, Wigtownshire, Scotland).
father, late James ADAIR of Belfast, merchant ;
mother, Jane ADAIR of Belfast ;
late dear wife (nee TOUCHET);
father of late wife, the late Thomas TOUCHET of Manchester, England ;
mother-in-law, Mary TOUCHET ;
brothers-in-law, Thomas TOUCHET of Manchester and
...Samuel TOUCHET of London and John GRIER of London, merchants ;
brother, James ADAIR of Belfast, merchant ;
late brother, William ADAIR of London, merchant ;
daughters, Jane ADAIR & Margaret ADAIR (refer “Belfast Newsletter”) ;
late cousin, Alexander ADAIR of London ;
widow of late cousin Alexander ADAIR was Mary ADAIR (nee SMALL)of London ;
cousins, William ADAIR of Pall Mall, London
(who was Secretary for Virginia, America),
Robert ADAIR of Dover Street, London ;
cousin, Christian Mc Dowall, Gt Pulteney St, London, England;
cousin Jane, (wife of?) Mr. MURRAY of Hammersmith (England) ;
cousin, Ann ANDERSON of Belfast, N.Ireland, who was
widow of Rev. Anderson of Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland
partner, Robert ( JACKSON ?) of London ;
partner, Jeremiah STOKES, merchant in London ;
Rev. Dr. Samuel( CHANDLER ?) of (church of) Old Jewry, London(refer notice in “Belfast Newsletter”) ;
brother James ADAIR,
John GRIER / GREER (who died),
Margaret or Jane may have married Mr. Patterson,
and appears they may have been contesting will
of Patrick Adair - refer "Belfast Newsletter".