re: In 2004 two volumes of maps of the Adair Estate, dated 1789 and 1845 respectively had been kindly loaned to Ballymena Museum. .................... re: Cubit family and their records search. A property in Tasmania, Australia,was named "Dungall". This is the name of a townland land in the parish of Kirkinriola in the vicinity of the town of Ballymena (see maps.) It is also part of the Adair family's Ballymena estate. It would seem that this is where James Cubit had his roots.
The names index listed one Cubit - 26 Sep 1736 (see maps). James Cubit, re a lease of tenements on the east and west sides of North Street, Ballymena. Robert Adair Esq. to James Cubitt for 126 years. Date 26th September 1736 (D929/HA12/E2/1/11). Also a lease of parcel of land on west and east sides of the highway to Broughshane - Robert Adair to James Cubitt, Ballymena, a weaver. (D929/HA12/2/48) Dated 1736. Lastly, lease of a parcel of land west and east sides of the highway to Broughshane for 20 years - Robert Adair to James Cubitt, weaver 9D929/HA12/4/25) Dated 1736.
At this point a search was made of the Adair family estate papers with reference to the Ballymena estate. (D929, D1143, T1310, T1333) The estate rental for 1810 recorded a Robert Cupid as having "lands in Dungall" (D1143/2), the half yearly rent was £0.11.42 paid in May and November.
Estate maps were also examined for the years 1789 and 1845 but no Cubits were recorded for these particular years, (T1310/3).
Another source of information are Church registers and a search was made of the church registers for Kirkinriola Parish. The Church of Ireland registers begin 1789 but are scanty and incomplete (T679/186-194).