re: Adair, Edmonstone, Maxwell and Halliday connections.
Arthur Maxwell, d.prior 25 JAN 1721 in Ireland,
will 2 Nov 1720 Drumbeg, co. Down, Ireland
Registry of Deeds, Dublin abstracts, Vol 1, pub. 1708-1745
Arthur Maxwell, Drumbeg, Co. Down, Esq.
Written 2 Nov. 1720. Codicil 19 Jan. 1720/21. Probate 25 Feb. 1720/21.
Wife: Anne Maxwell (Anna Helena Edmonstone, step-sis of Robert Adair)
Sister : Elizabeth Shaw als. Maxwell.
Niece : Mary Shaw.
Sister : Mrs. Helena Dalway als. Shaw.
Brother : Henry Dalway.
Nephew : Robert Dalway and his wife and three sisters Betty, Elinor and Leny Dalway.
Niece : Jane Kenedy als. Maxwell of Londonderry, widow.
to : Brother Oliver McCausland of Strabane, Esq., for use of his niece Jane Kennedy of Londonderry.
Sister: Margaret Hamilton als. Maxwell, her husband Archbald Hamilton
Sister-in-law : Mrs. Elinor Stewart and her daughter Anne Stewart.
Niece : Anne Stewart of Newry, widow.
Niece : Katherine Rainey.
Nephew : William Rainey, junr., Belfast, merchant (sole exor. and trustee).
Person obtaining possession of testator's estate to take name and arms of Maxwell.
Trustees : Hugh Henry, Dublin, Esq., William Rainey, junr., Belfast.
Joseph Marriott, Thomas Street, Dublin.
Arthur Maxwell, son to John Maxwell late of Strabane,
Patrick Maxwell of Belfast.
John Dalway, Dublin, Esq., and his wife.
Isaac McCartney, Esq.,
Rev. James Killpatrick of Belfast (friend),
James Cobham, Broad Island (friend),
Robert Rainey, Newry.
George Long, Loughbrickland,
Michael Bruce, Hollywood (friend).
Arthur Maxwell, son to George Maxwell, Laird of Dalswinton near Dumfries in Scotland.
James Stewart of Kirkdonnald.
Alexander Tomkins, Prehenne, Esq., his wife and his mother.
Richard Maxwell, Strabane, Esq., and his wife.
John Brown, Killileagh.
Archibald Edmonstone, Duntreath, Esq., and his lady.
Edward Bruce, Esq., Mr. Patrick Bruce and his wife.
Rev. James Bruce.
stipend to Rev. Mr. Patrick BRUCE for his two seats in the meeting house of Drumboe so long as he is preacher to that congregation.
John Malcom and elders to distribute legacy to poor of Dunmurry congregation.
Belfast - nomination dates of Pastors :
1675 Rev. Patrick Adair
(there was a second Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus who was father of William Adair, Sec. of Virginia - refer will of Wm Adair dc.1783, mentions relatives in Wigtownshire)
1719 Rev. Samuel Halliday, installed July 1720.
"In compliance with this petition the Presbytery directed the Rev. Samuel Halliday, Raphoe (Convoy)" (Co. Donegal ?).
Were there any Adairs of Convoy, co. Donegal ?
Alexander Dalway of Bella Hill, (Bellie Hill ?) co. Antrim, N. Ireland
(was this near the address of Patrick Adair ?)
in 1715 M.P. for Carrickfergus, d.1718,
m. 27 Sep 1695 Anna Helena (dau of Archibald Edmonstone and his wife, the widow of William Adair who dc.1661)(and step-sister of Sir Robert Adair II ),
and had issue :
Elizabeth m. James McCartney
Anne Dalway m. 1stly Arthur Maxwell of Drumbeg, co. Down,
...and m.2ndly Rev. Samuel Halliday of Belfast (who may have married Ann Adair, dau of .............. ? ).
Arthur Maxwell of Drum (Drumbeg) had a sister Margaret. Margaret Maxwell, b.1651, d. 12 Jan 1736, Drumbeg,
m. Archibald Hamilton b.1645, d. 9 Feb 1725.
Were they related to James Adair snr, father of the "Recorder of London".Did James Adair snr, have land in Maryland and appointed an attorney (Maryland State Archives)
re: 1720 Apr 27 marriage Matthew ADAIR at Ballynahinch Presb Church by Rev Henry Livingston.
Robert Livingston, parish Dromara of Finis.
There was a Rev. Livingston of Stranraer, Wigtownshire,
not sure of the date, but may have been about the time of Rev. Blair of Portpatrick / Port Montgomery ?