From "The Agnews of Lochnaw; A History of the Hereditary Sherrifs of Galloway with Contemporary Anecdotes, Traditions, and Genealogical Notices of Old Families of the Sherrifdom, 1330-1747" by Sir Andrew Agnew, Bart., M.P. Published 1864, Edinburgh, by Adam & Charles Black
Page 377: "At Stranraer the 1st of March 1672, it is agreed betwixt Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, Sherrif of Wigtown, and Mr. Alexander Adair son to umquhile Sir Robert Adair of Kinhilt -- now donator of the ward and nonentries of the Baronie of Kinhilt and Drumoure; -- the forsameikle as there has been firme friendshipp in tymes bygane amongst their predecessors and for maintaining thereof they did accord, that what thieffs should be apprehendit within the said Barony of Kinhilt, whether be the Sherrif officer or Barronne officer, the goods of the condemned thief should be equallie devidit amongst them...Whosoever shall be the first apprender or by whomsoever of the said parties he shall be judged, the goods of the said condemned shall be equallie divided betwixt Sir Aw. Aw. and Mr. Ar. Ar. and both parties oblige themselves to give faithful Inventar and Information to one another of the same."
This compact was duly "insert and wrytt in the Buiks of Counsell and Sessione," and had, as they expressed it, "the strength of ane decreet in forme as effeirs."
In 1673, Alexander Adair of Drumore married Margaret Agnew, the Sherrif's cousin, daughter of Patrick Agnew of Sheuchan."
---Footnote:2nd June 1673, Margaret Agnew had 700 merks yearly settled on her with the 2 1/2 merk land of Cardryne, the 2 1/2 merk land of Calcoress, the 16 shilling land of Agnew of old extent, lying in the parish of Kirkmaiden.Ratified 15th April 1713, at Drumore, after Alexander Adair's decease, by his nephew, Sir Robert Adair, disponing "the House of Drumore to her if he stand not in need of it; or forty pounds for a jointure-house yearly."
Note:The author stated in his Preface:"....A most interesting document was sent to me by the late Mr. Adair of Genoch, being an account of the Adair family, copied by his grandfather in 1760; compiled from original papers of Sir Robert Adair of Kinhilt, whose family played a prominent part for the four previous centuries in Galloway history."
According to this record, Alexander Adair is the son of Robert Adair of Kinhilt (s/o William Adair & Rosina McClelland?).Is this the same Alexander Adair who married Margaret Agnew?Were they the parents of Thomas Adair of Ireland who came to America and died in South Carolina?
And did Rev. Patrick Adair & his wife, Jean Adair, have a son named Alexander?I've seen so many online genealogies list this Alexander as Margaret Agnew's husband.