author, Fred L. McKitrick,Gateway Press, Inc.:Baltimore, 1979
The Maxwell Family
Among recent contributions of material received is THE CLAN MAXWELL SOCIETY SPRING, 1978 NEWSLETTER.
It is indicated herein that this Society has done enough research to list the surname Mackittarick among "septs, dependents and liegemen" of the House of Maxwell.
Others so mentioned are :Adair, Blackstock, Dinwiddie, Edgar, Herries, Kirk, Kirkland, Maxton, Monreith, Peacock, Pollock, Polk, Sturgeon, and Wardlaw.Our earlier research in Dumfries noted one such connection by the marriage of William McKittrick to Isobel Maxwell, daughter of Lord John Maxwell of Hilles in the 1600s......
all other Adair references are found in the Appendix:
1647 - Nov. 20 - From W.J. McCulloch Notes Vol. IV p 88, Extracts from General Register of Sasines Vol. 57 f 356:James McKittrick, Notary wrote discharge of Wadset by Alexander McCulloch of Torhaus,
c1670- (the same) p 5:James McKittrick wrote and witnessed a Precept of Wm Adair of Corghie, folio 21.
1681 - Oct. 22 - (From same) Vol. V p 96:James McKitrick witnessed Tack of Alexander Adair to John Gordon, lands Clonyeard, Portirrorkne, Barne and Corrachtie in Parish of Kirkmaden, Rynnes and Sheriffdom of Wigton 3 yrs 240 merks.
1670Sept. ? 10(the same) (several entries further up on the same page:Calendar of the Logan Charters, Wigtownshire, page 118, transcribed by R.C. Reid Dec. 31, 1944)
p 142:Tack by Patrick McDowell of Logan and John Gordon of Clanyard to Patrick Adair at the Mill of Bally McConnell in Ireland of the mill & mill lands of Clanyard......for 13 yrs. at yearly rent of 100 merks Scots.Wit. Alexander Gordon, son & heir apparent of said John Gordon, James McKittrick notary and James McKittrick in Portinissok.
1676 - Sept. 11 - (the same) p 158:Disposition by John Gordon of Clanyard with consent of his son Alexander Gordon to Patrick McDowell of Logan of the mill & mill lands of the Barony of Clanyard called Portinekkie as possessed by Patrick Adair constituting William Freeman (?) advocate as procurator.Wit:James McKittrick in Portnessok and others.
1681 - Aug 25 - (the same) p 177:Obligation by tenants of Barony of Dogan "to live regularly, keep from phanatical disorders, keep the church and marry and baptise with present orthodox clergie".(Fragmentary; only 13 signed, not shown which among many shown.) James McKeterick (spelling indicates he did not sign) yr. in Portnessok, Robert Hunter, there, Robert McDowell there, Patrick Corcoran there, James Mitchell, saltman in Myeroch, Samuel Johnston in Kilingen, James Glowan in Grainen, Robert Campbell and Patrick Cowan in Balkelbe, Gilbert Jamieson in Auchneis, Patrick McMurray in Kiltary, William Blain in Kirkbryd, James Gyles in Eldrick, William Chalmers in Garrachtrie, Alexander Paterson, Archibald McChlerie, John Corbeit, Andro McSkellie, Thomas McTeir & John McIlman, all in Garrachtrie, James McCalderoch, John Rodie, John Bell, Robert Adair, Patrick McCalderoch, Thomas Pirrie, all in Kilslay, Uchtreel McMurray, William McMurray, Patrick Shank, all in Grainen Thomas McMurrie, Patrick Jamieson in Kirkbryd, William McKie in Killumquha, John McCarmick, John Jamieson, John Robb & George McMickin in Portnessok, Findlay McCalleroch, Ninian McCalleroch ............(fragment ends here).
1666 June 13 - (the same) (previous entry - Wigtown Sheriff Court Records, p. 9) p. 33:Bond, John Adair in Craigenmoddie to Sir Alex Adair son to deceast Sir Robert Adair of Kinhilt for ? 36 Scots.James McKittrick Notary signs for the granter.
These are all the Adair references I found, but, since the book is 566 pages and only the reference on page 430 shows up in the index, I very well may have missed some.I did read through the Appendix, which is where most of the references were.
The book is due back at the library Sept.2, so if you have any questions before that, let me know....