re: In 1704 there was an Andrew Maxwell, Ruling Elder, Ballynahinch, co. Down, N. Ireland - was he Andrew who d.1722 and witnesses to his will were Thomas, Alexander
and John Adair, who may have attended the same church ?
James Adair jnr (son of James Adair snr of Belfast and Jane of Glasgow ?) m. Margaret Maxwell
(dau of Henry Maxwell & his wife Dorothy Brice)
and he appears on an Adair chart HA12/A2/1/66
as brother of Patrick Adair who m. Jane Touchet.
The son of James Adair jnr, had properties at Comber and Kilmood, co. Down, N. Ireland. He was the "recorder / serjeant" in London and was nearly in charge of Ireland at one stage.
William Adair of Ballygraffin, near Comber, co. Down, N. Ireland, a commander of the Battle of Saintfield, effected his escape to America c.1798-1805, followed by his brother.
The home of Adair of Ballygraffin is shown on the Taylor and Skinner "Road of Ireland, 1783" map no. 281, shown as 184 of 187 at the website :
Index for Adairs on these maps were :
20, 21 Ballymena (13 and 14 of 187)
269, 270 (missing)
280 (missing) probably in co. Down
281 (see above, Ballygraffin)