Thank you Allan.It may help sort out the Adairs who were in America, England and Gibraltar.
re a previous message: 1752 - 1783 Adair, William Apothecary Leadenhall St., London, England.
This may have been his address during that period.
William Adair, surgeon of His Majestys Garrison of Fort Saint Phillip in the Island of Minorca, wrote his will on 15 Dec 1770.
He left his estate to be equally divided between his two infant children, Sophia and Walter William Adair. (He was possibly about 60yrs old when they were born.)
He appointed two friends, Walter Sloane Laurie of the 43rd Regiment of Foot and William Fullarton to be guardians of the infants and also executors of the will.
On 5 Feb 1788 at Leadenhall Street, London, England, William Adair made an alteration to the will wherein he disinherited his son, Walter William Adair.
On 14th Feb 1788 he made another alteration appointing two other executors, William ( Cornwell ?) of Waymouth Street and Robert Dallas ( Junr. ?) of Lincolns Inn, London.They were to give all his estate to his orphan daughter.
The will of William Adair Esquire, late surgeon Major to the Garrison of Gibraltar was proved on 3rd March 1796 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England.
From 1759 the 43rd Regiment of Foot was at Quebec, West Indies, and Havana Cuba. and 1763 was in England.
In / from 1774 it was in America at Boston, Lexington, Bunker Hill and New York.
William Adair's friend, Walter Sloane Lawrie is mentioned in 1775 (The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 39 ) at -