James Crawford b. Glasgow, Scotland, 19 Aug 1695,
(family may have gone back to Glasgow from Ballymena ?)
and in 1719 emigrated (back ?) to Ballymena, co. Antrim, N. Ireland.
He m. 14 Aug 1725 Miss Milliken, dau of Robert Milliken,
and had sons, William, Robert, James & John before
emigrating to America.
In March 1738 he had land in Paxtang, Lancaster Co, PA.
Would the Milliken and Crawford families have emigrated with Adair / Adear family from Ballymena ?
Other possible surnames were Lyle and Snodgrass.
Pennsylvania. Lancaster County. page 33.
Land Warrant no. 121. 20 Aug 1738.
James Crawford. East Pennsboro Twp. 200 acres.
ADAIR FILES :
HA12/F2/1/12 26 Sep 1684
(may have been a confirmation of an earlier lease).
Robert Adair Esq. to Hugh Craford, shoemaker.
Lease of tenement on the east side of North Street, Ballimenoch for 126 years:
HA12/F2/1/13 7 October 1699.
Sir Robert Adair and John Craford, shoemaker.
Lease of tenement of ground lying between John Dun’s house
and the highway leading to the meeting house
on the east side of North Street in Ballymenagh
with a backside and garden extending backwards :
for the term of 126 years.
PRONI FILE D1364/A/7. 8 April 1758
James Hunter, Ballymena, co Antrim, N. Ireland,
to Samuel Crawford, linen draper
and Wm. Crawford, "glazor", both of Ballymena, co. Antrim.
Mortgage for £33.
"until such time or times as the sd. sum of Thirty three pounds stg., with the
Lawfull Interest there of and the Reasonable Costs that may accrue thereon
be fully and Intirely satisfied and paid".
16 acres of Woodland measure in Brocklamont
and "Todds Hill, adjoining to Ballymena Mill dam",
all in Co. Antrim.(Todds Hill may be about a street away from Ballymena Church ?)
(Brocklamont and Leamore are close to Galgorm)
c.1840 Sir Robert Adair & Henderson Adair may have hadBrocklamont. Leamore & Brocklamont were possibly in the original Adair patent.)
PRONI D1364/A/8. 10 August 1758
James Hunter, Ballymena, co. Antrim
to Wm. Crawford, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Deed of Partition. Recites, deeds of 1683.
Tenement in Ballymena, Co. Antrim;
"Todds Hill" in the parish of Ahoghill, co. Antrim
and Leymore / Leamore / Leighmore, co. Antrim.
What is confusing is another connection to the Crawfords :
MAXWELL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY. p.537
"Abstract of the will of Robert Maxwell, of Finnabrogue, County Down, Esq. January 16, 1767.
First wife, Ann Ward ;
present wife, Ann ;
son Edward (Maxwell) under fourteen ;
son William Henry Wassan Maxwell ;
sister, Margaret ADAIR, wife of James ADAIR, snr.,
and their son, my nephew, James ADAIR, jnr
("Recorder of London") ;
James Crawford, Jr., son of my cousin James Crawford, Sr., of Downpatrick ;
brother, Edward Maxwell, a lieutenant-colonel in the army ;
wife Ann ; James Adair, Sr.; James Adair, Jr., and
Lieut-Col. Edward Maxwell, executors.
A codocil, undated, mentions a son, John Maxwell, born since the date of the will.
Probate January 27, 1769.