re: HISTORY OF GALLOWAY. p.376 by M’Kerlie. PORTREE NOW DUNSKEY. re: “about 1388, Robert Fitzgerald, a son of the Earl of Desmond (Norman origin), who owned the lands of Adare, in Ireland, fled to Galloway, and assumed the name of Robert Adare. Being an adventurer, and hearing about Currie, he watched for a long time, and at last, getting an opportunity, he killed him, and the castle and lands became his.” ........................... King Robert II (Stuart) of Scotland, (reigned 1371-1390), (grandson of Robert the Bruce),
m.1stly Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adair More of Rowallan, county of Ayr. One of their daus,Jane, m.2ndly Sir James Sandelands of Calder, ancestor of the Lords Torphichen (Templar Knights ?)
m.2ndly Euphema, Countess of Moray, (dau of Hugh, Earl of Ross).
(ref. Burke - 1832)
King Robert Stuart succeeded his uncle, King David II of Scotland who reigned 1329-1371. Kind David had fled to France in 1334 and returned in 1341.