Richard Caswell m. Eliz. Martin who m. 2ndly by 1718 William Smith (MDAD 1:292). Maryland State Archives.
Major Wm. Dallam m. by 1731 Ann, dau of Wm. & Eliza Smith of BA Co. (MWB 20:345), MINV 79:196).
Wm. Smith & his wife who was the sister of Mrs. Richard Caswell came to America in 1712 with their nephew Richard Caswell (b.1685).
They settled on 230 acres called "Sterling's / Stirling's Purchase" near JOPPA either in Harford Co or Baltimore Co. (Stirling relative of Lord Kerr - Kerr's Regiment & Sir Robert Adair c.1742 ?)
Wm. Smith afterwards m. the widow Dallam and they had dau. Eliz. Smith who m. Wm. Paca.
Richard Caswell (1st Gov. of North Carolina) m. 1723 Christian DALLAM. He sold Land in NC to James Adair Richard Caswell m. Miss McIlwain and in 1755 (her father?) sold land in NC to James Adair.
On Dec 29 1723 Dr. Alexander Adair of Calvert Co. conveyed to Richard Caswell 230 acres which may have been inherited by his wife "Stirling's Purchase".
Robert Adair d.1768, son of Dr. Alexander Adaire, rel. of above families, member of Parliament, for Baltimore, Maryland.
Who were the parents of Dr. Alexander Adaire ? ............................ Robert Adair b._____d.1768 m. Martha (b. 1732/33) dau. of Aquilla Paca and wife Rachel. Martha Adair (nee Paca) was g-dau. of both Aquila Paca (1676-1721) and Wm. Blay and niece of John Paca. Her half brothers: John Scott, Peregrine Brown, John Paca Jr., and Aquila Francis Paca. Her first cousins were Aquila Paca (1738-1788), Wm. Paca, and Frances Paca who m. Richard Dallam (1743-1820) son of ...................?.