re: "Adair file HA12/A2/1/66. Patrick Adair (dc.1717), Minister of Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, N. Ireland, was son of William Adair of Corgie, Wigtownshire and his wife, Ann McDowall of Logan. William Adair of Corgie's father was James Adair of Corgie and his wife, McCulloch, dau of Martin McCulloch of Myretoun(?). Wm Adair who m. McCulloch was son of James Adair of Corgie, 2nd son of Ninian Adair of Kinhilt and Helen Gordon.
This Rev. Patrick Adair, Minister of Carrickfergus, married a dau. of Robert Adair & Isabel Forbes. Robert Adair may have been of Maryport, Wigtownshire & Edinburgh, a descendant of Wm Adair of Corgie ?
This Rev. Patrick Adair was father of both William Adair, (b.1702 on chart) of Flixton and Alexander Adair who m. Miss Small of London. William & Alexander's sister was Ann, b.1707, who m. Mr. Anderson, minister of Kirkmaiden (refer William's will). ................. The arrival of King William in Ireland resulted in the relief of Ulster and in the ultimate defeat of James in 1690. King William spent a brief time in Lisburn on 19th June 1690 and dined with his senior officers in the house of William Edmondson, which stood on the site now occupied by the Northern Bank (and of Red Hall, Ballycarry, Parish of Templecorran, co Antrim ?).
The Rev. McCracken of Lisburn called on King William in Lisburn. Later the same day the Rev. McCracken with Rev Patrick Adair (dc.1717 ?) and other ministers awaited on the King at Hillsborough to present a petition.
This Adair family may have been connected to James Adair who m. Penelope Mussenden.