re: James Adair (shown b.c. 1727 Finnabrogue, Parish of Inch on the IGI) m. Margaret Maxwell, dau. of Henry Maxwell and Dorothy Brice.
Margaret Maxwell was sister of Edward Maxwell of Finnabrogue / Finnybrogue, Parish of Inch, co. Down, Ireland.
In the PRONI index it gives Lieut.commissions, co. Down
28 Sep 1756, James Crawford, Edward Brice Maxwell and James Adair. Also 21 July 1775 Donaghadee port intelligence 22 transports sailed 67 Regiment Foot, Col. Edward Maxwell.
The PRONI, Perceval-Maxwell papers show they owned, amongst others, the estate of "Gransha" (Granshaw / Grenshaw ?)from where Joseph Adair or John Adair emig. to Canada.
There was a James Crawford, Downpatrick, 14 June 1746.
This James Adair family group were of Belfast, co. Down and London, being of the family of Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus, father of William Adair, Sec. of Virginia.
William Adair of Belfast and Flixton who apparently had
nephew, Alexander Adair, who left Flixton in his will to the Antrim Adairs, who were the elder branch of the family.
Were there any Adair / Roane connections in Granshaw, co. Down, N. Ireland ?
ROAN / ROANE were descendants of Sir Archibald Gilbert Roane and wife, Jeannet, from Grenshaw, (Gransha ?) Ireland and previously Scotland. (Not sure if some spellings in Ireland may have been Rowan ?)
John Roan / Roane (1717-1768, Andrew Roan (1713-1768) Margaret, William, Sarah, Archibald, Jennette and Hugh Roan possibly born Greenshaw, Ireland > Dauphin Co, PA.
Andrew & bro John Roane, a Presbyterian minister, emigrated to Pennsylvia from Ireland. Andrew m. Margaret Walker. Archibald bc.1759 in Derry Township, Lancaster (now Dauphin) Co, PA. After both of Archibald's parents died, he became the ward of his uncle, John Roane.
Refer to book "Governors of Tennessee".
Rev. John Roan b. 30 Apr 1717 Greenshaw, Ire, d. 3 Oct 1775,
bur. Derry Cemetery, Derry Twp, Dauphin Co, PA.
He emigrated to America on 3 Sep 1739 to Paxtang, Derry Twp, then Lancaster and (now Dauphin Co, PA).
He m. 21 Aug 1750 to Anne Cochran / Cochrane (relative of Dundonald family ?)b. 25 Mar 1724; d. 22 Apr 1789.
Anne had prev. m. 31 Oct 1745 to Mr. Leckey,
& had dau, Margaret Leckey b. 14 Aug 1746...
Margaret Leckey m. 20 June 1765 David McClure & had Richard McClure.
REV. JOHN ROAN was born in Greenshaw, Ireland, April 30, 1717 (Old Style).
He began the study of the languages Sept. 25, 1729. On July 6 1739 he emigrated from Ireland landing Sep 3 1739;
was licensed to preach June 27, 1744;
May 16 1745 called to Paxton, Derry and Donegal;
ordained Aug. 16, 1745.
Married Aug 21 1750 Anne (Cochran), b. March 25 1724,
who had m. prev. Oct 31 1745 to Mr. Leckey, by whom she Margaret, b. Aug 14 1746, who m. David McClure
June 20 1765 (had son, Richard McClure).
John & Anne Roan / Roane had :
Isabella, b. July 8 1751, died Nov. 27 1758
Jane, b. May 3 1753 m. Wm Clingan June 11 1718
Anne, b. Apr 7 1757, d. Sep 101757
Eliz, b. Aug 14 1758, m. Wm Clark, 1787, and d.1821
Flavel, b. July 31 1760, d. Feb 19, 1817
Mary, b. March 26 1764, m. Nathan Stockman 1789.
Rev. John Roan died Oct. 8, 1775, about three o'clock a.m., aged fifty-eight years, four months, twenty-one days.
Mrs. Anne Roan died Apr. 22, 1789, aged sixty-four years, twenty-eight days.
Tombstone in Derry graveyard, Dauphin co:
The Reverend John Roan, Pastor of Patton Derry and Mountjoy Congregations, from the year 1745, till Oct. 3rd 1775,
Mrs. Anne Roan, Upper Octoraro, Chester Co,
widow of the late Rev. John Roan,
interred in the Presbyterian burying ground of Upper Octoraro. Sermon by Rev. Robert Smith, D.D., of Pequea.
Margaret Roan b.1715 in Greenshaw (Granshaw ?)Ireland, (sister of Rev. John Roan),
m. John Barnet / Barnett had son Sam Barnett m. Martha Cockran / Cochran
Margaret Barnett d. 1790 Paxtang Twp. Dauphin Co. PA.