re: "Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. County Wigtown" p.59. #151. Inscribed Panel, Kirkmaiden Church. AD1618.
Another AD1618 reference to Adairs in Kirkmadin was in the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, deed no. 1755.20 Jan 1618. Registered at Edinburgh. (In Latin) The King confirmavit et de novo dedit PATRICIO ADAIR fratri germano Willelmi Adair de Kinhilt, heredibus ejus et assignatis quibuscunque, - terras de Altoune, in parochia de Kirkmadin in lie Rines, dominio de Galloway, vic. Wigtoun ; - quas D. Jo. Seytoun de Barnis miles et idem Pat. resignaverunt :- REDDEND. 10 mercas, 2 merc. loco gressume et 2 merc. augmentationis, nomine feudifirme ; cum ceteris devoriis et servitiis (si que essent) debitis et consuet. ; necnon duplicando feudifirmam in introitu heredum :- xlviii.340. ................... Ulster Badge. On the institution of the order of Baronets in England, by James I., a sinister hand, erect, open and couped at the wrist, gules, the armorial ensign of the province of Ulster. ................... re: the ancient oak panel of triangular shape in the Kirkmaiden Church - Carved on it in low relief at the apex are two hands appaume (open, meaning power ?), gules (red or gold color), and below, a stag's (wolf's ?) head, argent (for Adair). ................... Would the two hands signify the two brothers - William Adair going to co Antrim, Ulster, and Patrick Adair, his brother, staying in Scotland ?