re: James Adair, of Loughanmore, co Antrim, N. Ireland, (will 1685), m. 2ndly Miss Chalmer.
Isabella Houstoun (dau of Sir Patrick Houstoun of that ilk)
m. James Chalmer of Gadgirth, Ayr, Scotland, and had son,
..1. James Chalmer of Gadgirth, Sheriff of Ayr (a 1632)
......m. (1619) Isabel Blair (dau of Bryce Blair of Lochwood, of that ilk), children:
......a. John Chalmer (dvp) m. Mary (dau of Sir Dougal Campbell, Bart of Auchinbreck)
......b. Margaret Chalmer m1. David Crawfurd of Kers
.......................................m2. _ Ferguson of Craigdarroch
......c. Jean Chalmer m. William Gordon of Craichlaw
......d. Elizabeth Chalmer m...... McCubin of Knockdolean / Knockdolian, near Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland *
There was a John McCubin of Knockdolian, Genoch, Wigtownshire Scotland
who dc.1692 - also of Dunamuy / Dunamoy, Parish of Rashee, co. Antrim, N. Ireland.
He had grandson, Benjamin Adaire, possibly related to the Cathcart family of Genoch.
In the Griffiths Valuation of Ireland c.1850
I had noted that there was a Hugh Houston on the townland of Tildarg, and reps (heirs of ?) Thomas Houston on the townland of Ballynashee, which were on both sides of the townland of Carnlea of William & John Adair in Rashee Parish, co. Antrim, N. Ireland,
and McCubin had the townland of Dunamoy / Dunamuy on the southern border of Carnlea.
Papers of the Cathcart Family of Genoch and Knockdolian
GD180/201 19 Oct 1654
Contract of marriage between Fergus McKubbein of Knokdolian and David McKubbin, his eldest son, on the one part, and John Chambers at Gathgirth, Agnes Chalmers, his sister, and Isobel Blair, her mother, on the other part, for the marriage of David and Agnes; Fergus to infeft Agnes in liferent of the lands of Shekshawstone ( Shiek-houston ?), Hanay-es-toune alias the Holl, Ridhill Drummor and Duworne in the parish of Calmonell / Colmonell (just north of Wigtownshire)
GD180/204 24 June 1664
Contract of marriage between John Craufurd of Innerbirkheid and Anna Kennedy, dau of dec'd Wm Kennedy of Gillespie,(think that is nr Auchenmalg, Wigtownshire of Rev. John Adair c.1780) with consent of Margaret McCubbein, her mother, and Fergus McCubbein of Knokdolean, her uncle, and Quentin Kennedy of Drumellan and Robert Chalmers of Sachrie, her curators; John Craufurd to infeft himself and Anna in the 2 mark land of Innerbirkheid and mark land of the Comoun thereof called Wardlawis in the lordship of Giffert and bailiary of Cunynghame(Some of the Cunningham family changed their surname to Dick or the other way round - there may have been a marriage of a Miss Adair to a Mr. Dick in the Adair family in co. Antrim)
GD180/207 21 July 1666
Contract of marriage between William Chalmer, merchant burgess of Ayr, and
Agnes McCubbein,(McCubbin / McKibbin dau of John McCubbein of Balhamie, (Ayr)
with consent of her father (who was also of Dunamuy, Parish of Rashee, co. Antrim, N. Ireland).
GD180/604 AD1737 & 1742
2 Letters to John Cathcart of Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland, from William Cathcart, his brother
1. 23 June 1737 In London, where he is gathering his cargo to go to America. Intends to learn how to make potash.
2. 4 Jan 1742 In Edenhouse [?North Carolina]. He has married the Governor's daughter-in-law. Asks for wine (for the Governor) and plaid (for his wife) to be sent.
(refer Murray / Rutherfurd / Cathcart records in Bertie Co NC which mention Johnson, Houston & McCulloch). Rutherfurd also writes to Wm Adair c.1750s.
2 Letters to John Cathcart of Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland
from John Rutherfurd, (of North Carolina), in London;
1. 20 Jan 1758 enclosed copy letter to Rutherfurd
from Dr. William Cathcart (bro of John of Genoch), in North Carolina).
2. 15 Jan-28 June 1760 copy letter to Rutherfurd
from John Cathcart: concerning business matters relating to Dr. (William) Cathcart,
whose fortunes are mended by a smallpox epidemic, and the education of his son, Gabriel, who is to study the Scotch Law. (Rutherfurd wrote to Wm. Adair c.1852)
(Refer notes on the Murray family of Broughton, Wigtownshire & NC &Rutherford / Rutherfurd families in Bertie Co NC.Some diaries may have been written by Miss Shaw / Schawe).
2 Copies of accounts paid by William Macdoual (McDowell) of Garthland
to Andrew Houstoun, writer in Edinburgh, for expenses in processes.(It appears that the Houston family were also connected to Cathcart / Shaw family in Genoch.)
re the early 1600s in co. Antrim, N. Ireland,
4 gentlemen were each granted 4 parts of land in the Ballymena / Broughshane area -
Adair, Houston, Edmondstone & Cathcart ?
Perhaps someone may be able to connect the Adair families of Genoch, Antrim & York Co PA ?