Adair - McDowall - Haltridge. Thankyou Barbara. re "Belfast Merchant Families in the Seventeenth Century," by Jean Agnew Appendix B entry for William Haltridge, merchant of Dromore, p. 255-56 p. 28 in a discussion of kinship links: " Black George Macartney's son Isaac married the daughter of William Haltridge, a wealthy Dromore merchant..."
footnote regarding Isaac Macartney's land acquisitions in Ireland : "Macartney later acquired property in Counties Down and Armagh which had been bought by his father-in-law, William Haltridge of Dromore."
HA12/F4/1/9. June 1, 1714 (PRONI new catalogue - Adair files ?) http://http:// applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/SearchPage.aspx
Certified copy of entry in the Register of Bonds and Assignations within the shire of Wigtown (Scotland) relating to the lease by Sir Robert Adair of Kinhilt to Patrick McDowall of Culgroat of all the holms of Drumore in the parish of Kirkmaiden, Shiredom of Wigtown, for a period of 21 years, reserving to Sir Robert Adair the CASTLE with all the rooms therein, together with stables for the use of his horses whenever Sir Robert Adair shall come to reside at DRUMORE ; reserving also the Knockenrae as it is enclosed.
refer AD1684 Parish List on internet “Wigtownshire Pages” p.31 of Parish of Kirkmaiden,- LOGGAN : Pat. McDouall of Logan & Isobell Adair, his lady. DRUMMORE: Alexr. Adair of Drummor, Margrat Agnew. ..................................................... Isabel Adair (of Kinhilt), dau of Sir Robert Adair m. Patrick McDouall / McDowall (of Logan, succeeded c.1661 ?) and had dau,
....Joanna McDouall / McDowall (of Logan), ....m. as his 2nd wife, Sir William Maxwell (1st Bt of Monreith) who d.1709 (son of William Maxwell (of Monreith) and Margaret McCulloch (of Myretown) ......Sir William Maxwell had m.1sly Elizabeth Hay (of Park), ......dau of Sir Thomas Hay (1st Bt.) and Mary Hamilton (of Hamilton).
Sir William Maxwell was executor of the will of Houston of New Castle County, Delaware, America, and of Cottreoch, Whithorn, Wigtownshire.These Houstons went to Ireland with William Adair, father of Sir Robert Adair and they shared with them a quarter of various lands.
William Houston and wife, nee Vans, were granted denization about AD1624 with Adairs. .............................. Isaac MacCartney (bro. of General MacCartney) 1690 High Sheriff of co. Antrim, Ireland m. Anne Haltridge (co-heiress with her sister the wife of John MacDowal of Freugh, and grandmother of Patrick Macdowal, Earl of Dumfries, Scotland) sister and heir of of John Haltridge of Dromore, co. Down, Ireland (M.P. for Killileagh). The co. Down estates were sold to Sharman in 1738. ....................................... Scottish Archives : GD141/211. Instrument of Sasine at the hand of James McKittrick N.P. narrating that William Adair of Corghie (descendant of James Adair) in implement of his Marriage Contract with Anna McDowell sister of Patrick McDowell of Logan dated 2 June, 1670, infeft the said Anna for life in the 5 merklands of Corghie in the parish of Kirkmadin 8 Jun 1670.