re: "Dublin was part of a 4,735 acre tract of land patented to Dr. Charles Carroll of Annapolis, Maryland. He was issued a patented certificate on June 15, 1721. The tract lying north of Deer Creek was known as 'Arabia Petrea.' In 1744 (deed Mar 20 1734) Dr. Carroll sold 'Arabia Petrea' to Isaac Webster and Jacob Giles. Isaac Webster purchased "Christopher's Camp" from Abraham Johns. Robert Adair was witness to Isaac Webster's will. Robert Adair purchased "Christopher's ....?) from Isaac Johns.Wonder if he was Isaac Johns c.1733 mentioned leasing land to Alexander & Elinor Adair in Virginia ?
"George Washington Papers" (Library of Congress-American Memory Collection), on-line. The annotation under the 9 Jun 1769 entry says that (Capt.) John POSEY had just married Elizabeth ADAIR of Chestertown, MD. (Elizabeth died shortly afterwards). note: April 1769John Posey's former wife Martha (Price / Pryce Harrison) had died within the past year. John was living in Fairfax Co., VA, a neighbor of George Washington.
Newspaper advertisement c.1769 : Mr. Robert Adair being considerably indebted to Messrs. Sedgley and Hilhouse, (in Baltimore) I have filed a Bill in Chancery against his Administrators, and Mr. William Moore, and Cassandra, his wife, and Captain John Posey and Elizabeth his wife, the sisters and heirs of Mr. Adair. Signed: James Cheston, Attorney.
ref. Newspaper at - http://wwwhttp://www. msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc4800/sc4872/001281/pdf/m1281-0806.pdf
In Bristol, the Baltimore Company’s contacts were Cheston, Sedgley and Hilhouse
The transportation of convicts was mainly organized by a few merchant firms centered (both ?) in London and Bristol.
From 1727 to 1773, the British government paid ?5 for every convict transported from London and the Home Counties to a single contractor.
Other shipping firms had to rely solely on the profit from selling the labor (7 years ?) of the convicts they transported to America.
Merchant firms that transported convicts were required to secure the convicts from prison to ship to shore and to obtain arrival certificates from officials in the colonies to ensure that the convicts arrived at their destination.
These arrival certificates were then presented by the contracted merchant to the Treasury, which entered the names of each convict into the Treasury Money Books and authorized payment to cover the expense of feeding, clothing, and transporting the convicts. While serving as Lord of the Treasury, Robert Walpole, the future Prime Minister of Great Britain, authorized and signed many such petitions for payment.
Robert Walpole was known to have made reference to Lady Caroline Keppel, wife of Robin Adair.
Would there be any Adairs noted in the Treasury Money Books in the P.R.O. England ?