Robert Adair m. Miss MacAulay, grand-dau (?) of (Hugh Boyd ?)High Sheriff of co Antrim (?)
Miss MacAulay had 2 brothers, the ygst bro, Hugh MacAulay b. 6 April 1746 at his mother's family home at Ballycastle (Boyd). He attended school in Ship Street, Dublin, Ireland. (may have attended my ancestor's school - Rev. Thomas Ball, St. Michael le Pole, Dublin, and his son Rev. John Ball also schoolteacher there).
In 1766 Hugh MacAulay, b-i-law of Robert Adair, moved to London and became acquainted with Burke.About 1770 James Adair, the author, went to London - was he an acquaintance of the b-i-law of Robert Adair ?