re: JAMES ADAIR Married to Annabella / Anna, daughter of Allen / Alex Blair. He was described as a Captain in the Navy, presumably in the Royal Marines.
Was James Adair son of James Adair of Corghie who d. 1634 ?
McDouall family of Logan, Wigtownshire GD141/149 19 June 1634 Precept of C.C. by Robert Adair of Kinhilt as superior, to bailie to infeft Wm. Adair of Corghie as heir to father the deceast James Adair of Corghie in the 5 merkland of Corghie, (written ?) at Dunskay Wit:- John Kennedy of Knokdaw, Fergus Kennedy his brother James Blair minister of Port Patrick (rel. of Anabella who m. Capt. James Adair ?) and James Glover notary. ................................... Rev. James Blair, minister of Portmontgomerie / Portpatrick m. Jean Agnew and in 1648 they had Dunskey. Was this the same James Blair who was granted Irish Denization 22 June 1615 ? In 1642 there was a James Blair, Captain of the Earl of Leven's Regiment in Carrickfergus (PRO State Papers SP 28/120)
There was also an Alexander Blair, granted Irish denization on the same day as the above James Blair - would Annabella Blair who m. James Adair have been daughter of Alex (not Allen) Blair ?
On 28 Nov 1617 Alexander Blair of Bangor (nr Belfast) and Hugh Blair of Ballyshenog were granted Irish denization. In 1659 there was an Alexander Blair was in Maghera, co Londonderry.
In 1642 there was a Bryce Blair, Capt. of (Montgomery ?) Earl of Eglinton's Regiment, in Bangor (SP.18/120). 1623-1634 Robert Blair was minister at Bangor, Diocese of Down, Ireland.
Robert Blair, b.1593 Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, minister Bangor 1623-1634, m.1st Beatrix Hamilton who d.1633 (dau of Robert Hamilton), m.2nd Catherine Montgomery, dau of Hugh Montgomery of Busby. This may be about when Blair acquired Dunskey from Montgomery ?Were James and Alex / Alen Blair sons of Robert Blair of Irvine / Dunskey , and Anna Adair nee Blair dau of Blair of Dunskey ?
On 20 May 1617 John Blair of Carrickballidone was also granted Irish denization.
In 1642 Sir William Blair was a Captain of Maj. Gen. Robert Monro's Regiment, Carrickfergus.
Retours of Services of Heirs, Vols. I, II, III. AD1544-1699 may have more data on the Blair family.