re: Robert Adair dc.1737 son of Charles Adair(e) of CLONBRONEY parish, co. Longford, Ireland. Some of the townlands Robert Adair may have had c.1659 and his son Charles Adair had in AD1684 were virtually next-door to a Mr. HOLMES's townland of "Willsbrook", as shown on #233 "Maps of the Roads of Ireland" by Taylor and Skinner. (AD1777-78).
Robert Adair had a g-dau, Anne Isabella Hepenstall
(dau of Jane Lambert) who d. a spinster, will proved 25 Oct 1801.
She wished to be interred in Kilcroney Church, co Wicklow, Ireland.Some persons mentioned in her will were :
Uncle, (dec'd) Col. Oliver Richard Lambert.
Robert HOLMES Esq. of Willbrook, co Longford, trustee (high sheriff of co. Longford).
Sister *Jane Major and her son Thomas Major under 21yrs.
Brother George Hepenstall of Sandymount, co Dublin, Ireland.
Did Mrs. Jane Major live in co Longford, possibly near the Adair families ?Refer,
IN THE COURT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR SALE OF IMCUMBERED ESTATES IN IRELAND. Notice of sale, 10 May (1853 ?)
ESTATE of STEPHEN MAJOR, Esq., Owner and Petitioner (now deceased), continued in the name of THOMAS ROBERT MAJOR, his eldest son and heir-at-law, a minor.
Lot No. 1. Lands of Lyderchy, o'wise Listerahee,
Parish of Clonbroney, Barony of Granard, CO LONGFORD,
Containing 97a 1r 18p, Irish plantation measure,
being 157a 2r 36p statute measure.
A Lease in perpetuity has been obtained 10 Dec 1852.
Lot No. 2. Lands of Upper and Lower Killeen,
Parish of Granard, Barony Granard, CO LONGFORD,
Containing 170a. Irish plantation measure,
being 275a 1r 24p. statute measure,
held under Lease 13 June, 1750.****
Lot No. 3. Lands of Doogery, o'wise Doogerybeg,
Parish of Cloon, Barony of Carrigallen, CO LEITRIM,
Containing 40a. Irish plantation measure,
being 64a. 3r. 6p. statute measure,
held under Fee-farm grant, 24 March, 1800,
from Martin Crofton ARMSTRONG, Esq.
Lot No. 4. Lands of Dungummon,
called Mount Palles, and Little Mount Palles,
Parish of Kilbride, Barony of Clonmahon, CO CAVAN,
Containing 86a 1r 29p, Irish plantation measure,
being 140a 0r 9p, statute measure
Tithe Rent-charge yearly,
and a charge, by way of Joint-use(sic), of 100?.p.a.,
payable during the life of Mrs. Elizabeth *Jane MAJOR,
the widow of the late Owner and Petitioner.
The Lands of Lyderchy, o'wise Listerrahee, and Killeen,
are within 2 miles of Ballinalee (St Johnstown),
3 of Edgeworthstown, and
3 of Granard.
The Lands of Doogerybeg are within 3 miles of Mohill, Co
Leitrim, and 2 miles of Arvagh, Co Cavan.
The Lands of Dungummon are within 1 mile of Mount Nugent, Co Cavan, and 3 miles of Oldcastle, Co Meath.
For Rentals, and further particulars, apply to
JOHN G. ST. LEGER, Solicitor for Petitioner,
and to Robert STORY, Esq., Solicitor for Plaintiff in the cause of Webb e(sic), Major, 47, Mountjoy-street, Dublin.