From The Calendar of State Papers - Ireland. pages 10 and 11. 5th January 1598. Report from Capt. Richard Atherton to the Earl of Ormond. "Also at the time of my abode there, I chanced to converse with a Baron, called the Lord of Gilhilte (Kinhilt), who doth derive himself from Kildare, and writes himself Adare. And after I sojourned the space of 3 weeks and conversing with him about Sorley and his aid from Scotland and his aid from Scotland, at my departure he (William Adare) did call me apart, and disclosed unto me a way to withdraw all the Scots from McSorley, and wished me to make some one of (Scotland or England) (Privy) Council acquainted (secretely) withal. His (William Adare) plan is to send 200 or 300 soldiers into his country, he will deliver unto the chief thereof FOUR of his own CASTLES STANDING UPON THE SEASIDE, all furnished with all provision fit for such purpose. But first he (William Adare) he would have your Lordship to send Captain Ed.Garrett to view the places and if they like the place he (William Adare) would send two of his sons for pledges, lest any evil practice should be doubted. .................................. "An Historial Account of the Macdonnells of Antrim" by George Hill. published 1873 (Google book). p.200 Alexander Adare of Ballicheg Thomas Adare, Provost of (Stranraer ?) William Houstone, younger (married Marion Adair) Sir Robert Adair, served as a Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire 1639 to 1648. (Appears Adairs may have gone back to Wigtownshire, Scotland c.1639, possibly with Houstons ?)
p.201 Robert Adare, high sherife of Countie of Antrim.