re: ships WILLIAM: 120 tons, arrived NY from Londonderry (N.Ireland) with 186 passengers in 1739. [Public Records Office, London: CO 5:1226/149.
WILLIAM (OF RHODE ISLAND) : from Dublin (Ireland) to America with 52 passengers in Feb. 1741. [Irish House of Commons]
WILLIAM AND JAMES: from Belfast (N. Ireland) with passengers bound for the Carolinas in July 1739. [Belfast Newsletter 3:7, 1739]. ....................... Would the ship "William", Commander John Adare / Adair who dc.1696 have sailed between Barbados and Rhode Island, New York, and was he connected to William and Alexander Adair / Adear / Dear families noted in the Oyster Bay, New York, Town Records ?