My Grandmother transcribed in 1949 some notes written by my Great-Great Aunt in about 1910.They record details of the Adair family “in the windows at Ballymena” in Ulster.There were 10 windows, each depicting members of the Adair family.She recorded the following [comments in square brackets are my own]:
1st Window. Loyal au Mort. Robert Fitzgerald “exile”.He took Dunskey and held Portpatrick 1298. Picture of Dunskey.
2nd Window. Alexander Adair.Soldier. Obiit in bello pro roge open Flodden [latin probably wrong – it is hard to read] Adair. Bishop 1484. He biggit the Churches of Dunmore, Kirkmaiden and Stranmaer [Stranraer?]
3rd Window. Ninnian Adair, held lands of Kinhilt, under charter 1595 William Adair, Commendator, Abbey of Soulseat [?] Co Wigton 1608
4th Window. Alexander Adair, Bishop of Killanaanchoring [?] 1630, Waterford and Lismore 1631. Izza [?] VIII 23. William Adair, Soldier, Minister.Preached at Ayr 40 years and at Ballymena PS CII 13
5th Window. Robert Adair.Soldier.Commissioner for the wars in Galloway.Marched to Dunbar 1650. Robert Adair.Last Knight Banneret.He led his own Regiment of Horse to the Boyne 1690
6th Window. Robert Adair, Surgeon.He was with Wolfe in Quebec. James Adair, Recorder of London 1798
7th Window. James Adair, Soldier R. M. Fell at Port St Lazare 1746 William Adair, Commissioner General.He first settled in England 1750.Pictures of Wingfield Castle and Flixton [in Suffolk]
8th Window. William Adair, Soldier.He held Culmore “Quantum posuit” John Adair, Geographer.Rewarded by the Scots Parliament for his works
9th Window. William Adair, Soldier 1786.He fought at Gibraltar (picture) in the great siege. [He is my Great-Great-Great Grandfather] Robert Adair, Soldier.He fell at Waterloo 1815 [The Gibraltar William’s nephew]
10th Window. Robert Shafto Adair, 1st Baronet.He rode as officer in the 1st Life Guards 1811.[The Gibraltar William’s eldest son] Robert Adair, Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary. He served at Constantinople (picture) and saved the Belgum Co at Mechlin [?]
Would anybody be able to tell me whether these windows still exist, and if so where?