re: James Adair (shown b.c. 1727 Finnabrogue, Parish of Inch on the IGI) m. Margaret Maxwell, dau. of Henry Maxwell and Dorothy Brice.
Margaret Maxwell was sister of Edward Maxwell of Finnabrogue / Finnybrogue, Parish of Inch, co. Down, Ireland.
In the PRONI index it gives Lieut. commissions, co. Down 28 Sep 1756, James Crawford, Edward Brice Maxwell and James Adair. Also 21 July 1775 Donaghadee port intelligence - 22 transports sailed 67 Regiment Foot, Col. Edward Maxwell.
The PRONI, Perceval-Maxwell papers show they owned, amongst others, the estate of "Gransha" (Granshaw / Grenshaw ?)from where Joseph Adair or John Adair emig. to Canada.
There was a James Crawford, Downpatrick, 14 June 1746.
This James Adair family group were of Belfast, co. Down and London, being of the family of Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus father of William Adair, Sec. of Virginia.
William Adair of Belfast and Flixton who apparently had nephew, Alexander Adair, who left Flixton in his will to the Antrim Adairs, who were the elder branch of the family.
Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus m. Jean Touchet, dau of Joseph Touchet.His brother James Adair, merchant of Belfast m. Margaret Maxwell, dau of Henry Maxwell.
Their parents were James Adair of Belfast, infeft of Corgie, Wigtownshire in 1724, who married Jane of Glasgow (Adair files HA12/A2/1/70).
lists Adair papers Add. 53808 Serjeant James Adair, Recorder of London, - Jean Adair of Belfast (letter 1765) The Recorder of London's father, James Adair, d.1782, and his uncle was Patrick Adair, merchant of London.
Who were the parents of "Jane of Glasgow" ?Thankyou.