re: From "Gentleman's Magazine". vol. 60. Part I. (1790) 16 March 1790 "Rob. Adair, esq. surgeon-general of the army, and surgeon of the royal hospital at Chelsea. He was near fourscore years of age ; and had married Lady Caroline Keppel, the sister of Lord Albemarle, by whom he has left two daughters and a son. But these are not the only persons who survive to lament his loss. For the great department over which he presided in public, if such skill can be found, cannot find any so well tried. A man of more honour, and more worth, has seldom lived. His friendship to the mother and wife of the late Mr. Hesse closed only with his life. " ................. "The Parliamentary Register" Vol. XXVII. AD1790 (January ?) p.747. Robert Adair and Joseph Partridge, esquires, executors of John Adam Frederick Hesse, Esq.
John Hesse may have worked for Robin Adair. Would Joseph Partridge have been a surgeon from America who went back to London with Hesse ?