re: (From Robert) "A typed copy of an old document headed with the Royal Arms was passed to me by a relative of a great uncle Robin Adair Brooke, which reads:
"KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTES that I, Robin Adair, for divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving have made and do hereby name make and in my stead and place put and constitute Ann Adair my true and Lawfull Attorney --- IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the seventeenth day of May in the 20 year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, King George ---- and in the Year of Our Lord 1785." It is signed Robt. Adair
in the presence of Sam Hoggan and *E.O Osborne
The in between part of the text refers to Comissioners of his Majesties Navy as well as Sallary Wages Tickets Bounty money Prize money Short Allowance Smart money Pensions and all other Sum and Sums due payeable or belonging unto me for my own or any other Service or otherwise in any of his Majesty's Ships Frigates or Vessels or any Merchant Ship or Ships.
The Jesse Adair in my family is of the Royal Marines who was still a Captain on 1/2 pay in 1801." Thankyou Robert. ................................. In "Portsmouth Telegraph" AD1801, Vol. 2. (Letter ?) March 2, 1801 Captain E.O. Osborne of the "Arrogant". .................................. I wonder if the witness to the above document was the same Capt. E.O. Osborne and if he was a Capt. of a ship in 1785 ?