Thank you Barbara for kindly offering to look up Adairs in “The McKitricks and Roots of Ulster Scots.” p.520. 10 Sep 1670.(? Tack by Patrick McDowell of Logan ?) ...... to Patrick Adair at the Mill of Bally McConnell in Ireland.In 1659 James McDowel, held land in Ballymaconnell, Parish of Bangor, co. Down, N. Ireland.
Any Adair references would be very interesting, thankyou.
Another possible Patrick Adair link is in "Belfast Merchant Families in the Seventeenth Century" p.217 snippet view. (will of .... ? - perhaps also in Dublin Wills ?) "...... William Orr, William Lockart, wittnesses to will : Hugh Kennedy, Patrick Adair, Samuel Martin.... grandson Capt. Samuel Martin of Greencastle, Antigua, d. 27 December 1701.... nephew or cousin James Martin, merchant in Dublin.... will proved 9 May 1727..... "
"The Baronetage of England" by John Debrett. 1839 p.247 "Martin of Lockynge" Samuel Martin of Greencastle (son of Sam Martin, co. Dublin) m. Lydia, dau of Col. George Thomas of Angitua (George Thomas from South Carolina returned to Antigua at the end of 1737) and had 1) Samuel Martin who had (amongst other children) ....a) Samuel Martin, M.P. for Camelford 1747-1768 (was there an MP for Camelford ?) ....b) Josiah Martin, Colonel in the Army and .......Governor of North Carolina (1770 ?)who .......m. his cousin, Elizabeth Martin, .......dau. of Josiah Martin of Long Island. 2) Josiah Martin who had (amongst other children) ...a) Elizabeth Martin who m. her cousin, ......Josiah Martin, Governor of North Carolina.
Wonder if Rev. Patrick Adair (dc.1698) married a Miss Martin from this family group?
I think Alexander Adair (who m. Lydia Thomas dau of Sir William Thomas), was heir of William Adair (Sec. of Virginia and son of Rev. Patrick Adair dc.1724 of Carrickfergus).
Wonder if Sir George Thomas and Sir William Thomas were related as they both appeared to have connections to Adairs ?