re: Trinity College Dublin register book of students, "Alumni Dublinenses, 1593-1846" ed. by G.D. Burtchaell, and Thomas Ulick Sadleir, 1944.
Register entry : ADAIR, John, Pen. (Dr.Hill, Dublin) Mar. 26, 1664 aged 17; son of Andrew, b. co. Down.
John Adair bc.1646 had been educated up to 1664, when he entered TCD, by (Rev. ?) Dr. Hill, Dublin.
Capt. Andrew Adair bc 1618, (son of Rev. Archibald Adair) may have married Miss Loftus related to the Forster family ?
John Adair bc 1647 may have been brother of Charles Adair bc 1645-8, who m. Eleanor Cooke of Cookesborough, co. Westmeath, Ireland related to the Forster family ?
Charles and Eleanor had sons Col. Robert Adair 1670-1737 (my ancestor, may have been in Battle of Boyne 1690)and John Adair bc.1672 d. after 1737.
It appears that Andrew Adair's sons Charles and John (and possibly Robert) were born co. Down.
Capt. Andrew Adair was listed in O'Hart's book as being one of the "49'ers", possibly an officer who served in the army of 1649 who was owed money by the government for his services. They were apparently paid by land grants in Ireland, in his case, land grants in County Longford. They may have been Regiments from Scotland who fought in Ireland, i.e. Sir Robert Adair raised money in Scotland c.1642.
Charles Adaire was High Sheriff of County Longford, Ireland Nov 1680 - Dec 1681, and Commissioner of the Peace Dec 1681.
Did he have a brother, Robert Adaire, Commissioner of the Peace Nov 1673.Rob. Adare omitted (from Commissioner of the Peace ?)March 24 1677.Was Charles Adair also known as Robert Adair ?
It would be interesting to know if this Robert Adair had descendants in Dublin, Ireland.
Seeking any references to the Adair and Lambert families in County Longford and County Dublin, especially in the 1600-1700s.Thankyou.