re: John St Leger wrote a song to commemorate the visit of "Robin" Adair, M.P. to Puckstown, near Artane, co. Dublin Ireland (c.1734 or c.1754 ?)
Sir John Leger, Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland was father of *John St Leger and of General Anthony St Leger who founded the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster in 1776.
*John St. Leger m. Mary BUTLER, dau and heir of Colonel, the Hon. Thomas Butler, bro to the first Earl of Lanesborough.
Forster Adair of Hollybrook, was M.P. for Co Wicklow, Ireland and his bro, John Adair of Kilternan, was M.P. for Co. Cavan, both sons of Robert Adair, M.P. who d.1737. Forster Adair m. Anne Ribton, dau of Sir George Ribton, Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin 1747-48.
Robert Adair was probably a partner of the wine firm Butler, Adair and (William) Aldridge / Aldrich in Dublin, Ireland.
"A History of Irish Music" p.258 by William Henry Grattan Flood,p.258 : "From an advertisement in Faulkner's Journal I find that on June 19th 1742, the Lord Mayor of (the City of) Dublin, William Aldrich, issued a proclamation, forbidding the ...... "
I wonder if that had anything to do with the song about Robert Adair, Butler and Aldridge / Aldrich ?
William Aldrich was Lord Mayor 1741-42, 1743-44 Sir George Ribton was Lord Mayor 1747-48.
Forster or John Adair may have been Sheriff of Dublin.