re: William Adair of Pallmall and Sir Hew Dalrymple. "At the beginning of the eighteenth century, John Adair, the laird of Little Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland was married to Mary Agnew, a near kinswoman of the celebrated Sir Andrew Agnew, colonel of the Scots Fusiliers at Dettingen."
"Her son (Capt.) Thomas (Adair) succeeded his father in 1721, and, retiring with his captaincy, settled on the estate (of Little Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland).
He married Jean, daughter of Andrew Ross of ..... Balsarroch and Balkail...., a lady member of a family which has given many distinguished men to the army and navy. Among them Admiral Sir John Ross, the Arctic explorer, Sir Hew Dalrymple, and Field-Marshal Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, were all her great-nephews, and her son, Dr. John Adair, (d.1794) was the man in whose arms Wolfe died at the taking of Quebec; it is he who is shown in Benjamin West's picture supporting the General." ...................... London Metropolitan Archives ACC/0657/002. AD1765 William Adair, trustee of will of Sir Charles Howard, General of H.M. Forces.
ACC/0657/003. AD1766 Marriage settlement of land in St. George, Hanover Square, London, England, known as Furzy Close or Upperhill Field, Contents: bequeathed by General Sir Charles Howard, on the marriage of his only daughter, Eleanor Dalrymple. 1) John Dalrymple of St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster ...(where Robin Adair m. Lady Caroline Kepple ?) 2) Eleanor Dalrymple, wife of 1) 3) Sir Hew Dalrymple of North Berwick, and ...John Hamilton of Bargaine (Bargany ?) Scotland 4) William Adair of Palmal / Pall Mall, St. James, Westminster, ...and George Lewis Scott of St. Anne, Westminster.
Property papers - Grosvenor Square. Mortgage and Assignment O/179/7.29 Sep 1755 - 25 Dec 1761 contents: 1) Sir William Courtenay 2) Countess of Albemarle, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex. 9th April 1761 Assignment (parents of Caroline Adair ?) 1) George, Earl of Albemarle, William Adair 2) Anne, Countess of Albemarle, William Adair
Was "Robin" Adair rel. of John Adair & Mary Agnew ?