"At the beginning of the eighteenth century, John Adair, the laird of Little Genoch, was married to Mary Agnew, a near kinswoman of the celebrated Sir Andrew Agnew, colonel of the Scots Fusiliers at Dettingen."
"Her son (Capt.) Thomas (Adair) succeeded his father in 1721, and, retiring with his captaincy, settled on the estate (of Little Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland).
He married Jean, daughter of Andrew Ross of ..... Balsarroch and Balkail...., a lady noted for herbeauty, her wit, and her Latin scholarship, and a member of a family which has given many distinguished men to the army and navy. Among them Admiral Sir John Ross, the Arctic explorer, Sir Hew Dalrymple, and Field-Marshal Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, were all her great-nephews, and her son, Dr. John Adair, was the man in whose arms Wolfe died at the taking of Quebec; it is he who is shown in Benjamin West's picture supporting the General."