re: David, Daniel & Donald Adair may be in :
FHL film 1696658 Item 4.
Account book of the Rev. Andrew ROWAN (not Brown),
rector of Dunaghy, co Antrim, c.1672-1680.
(May also be in Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 3rd series v.5 (1942) p.65-76 if anyone has access to JSTOR.)
refer author, David Alfred Chart.
James & John ADAIR& Huston / HOUSTON AD1753
Sadsbury (Upper Octorara), CHESTER Co PA
Did they emigrate with Rowan / Roan family of Clough / Clogh,
Parish Dunaghy, co Antrim, N. Ireland or with Rev. Adam Boyd ?
Thomas Craighead, who came to New England in 1715,
accompanied Rev. Wm Homes / Holmes, who m. Mr. Craighead's sister Catherine.
"Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America" (Heritage Books, 1989)
IBSN 1-55613-235-2 . Charles Knowles Bolton.Appendix:
James Holmes, Ruling Elder, from Clough
(ref Rev. Andrew Rowan, Rector of Dunaghy 1672-80)
(Clogh-galdanagh, Parish Dunaghy, co. Antrim, which included the town of Ballymena )
(was there a Thomas Adair, R.E. of Clough, or Houston, R.E. of Clogh ?)
Robert Holmes, Ruling Elder, came from (Parish of ) Islandmagee, Antrim
p. 242 Several went to Nutfield by way of Dracut.
"History of the Presbyterian Church in Forks of the Brandywine, Chester, Co., Pa",
James M'Clure, 1885
Rev. Adam Boyd was ordained and installed at his little log church on 13 Oct 1724.
Ten days later he and Jane Craighead were married by her father,
Rev. Thomas Craighead in his house at White Clay Creek, Chester Co, PA.
Would the Adairs and Houston's be connected to any persons in the
undermentioned CHESTER County, PA, wills ?
ROWAN, CORNELIUS. New London. (Late from Ireland)
August 18, 1725. 7/l/1725. A. 173.
Wife Ann now in Ireland
Son Abraham, all estate real and personal and failing them
To my grandson David Rowan.
Executors: James Cochran of Octoraro (Sadsbury)
and James Moor, New London.
Guardians: Rev Wm. Boyd of Octoraro
and cousin Robert Finney.
Witnesses: James Mole (Moule ?),
On 26 May 1742 John Patten and William Wilson,
both of Gray Abbey in the County of Downe, Ireland,
made an oath that Anne Rowan, Sr., alias Patten,
the late wife of Cornelius Rowan, formerly of Ireland
and lately of New London in the County of Chester, deceased,
died in Ireland in the year 1739.
In 1743 John Wilson was of Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
Rev. Andrew Rowan's brother (Cornelius?) was rector of Maghera
(cf Archibald Boyd of 1718, who had been minister of Maghera)
Andrew Rowan had a son Neal b. 1677. d. 1678;
Neal and Cornelius are often the same name,
i.e. Cornelius Adair / Neal Adair.
WILSON, HUGH. Fallowfield.
April 12, 1725. September 2, 1725. A. 175.
Dau, Katherine Wilson
Son, Gideon Wilson, 50 acres of the land I bought from Geo. Leonard.
Son Samuel, 150 acres, the remainder of land bought off Leonard, when he is of age,
he paying to his 2 ygest sisters Martha & Sarah 14pounds each when of age ,
Son William Wilson.
Son Joseph Wilson
Executors: (Rev. ?) Adam Boyd and John Devor.
LIGHTFOOT, THOMAS. Darby.
January 7, 1724/5. November 9, 1725. A. 180.
Wife Margaret who was widow of John Blunston late of Darby.
Daughter Katherine MILLER,
Sons, William & Michael LIGHTFOOT
Dau, Abigail WILEY.
Late wife's 2 children, viz John WILEYand Mary Jackson.
Son Jacob money to be paid out of my real estate in New Garden Township when 21.
Remainder of estate real and personal to son Samuel LIGHTFOOT also executor.
Son Michael and son Thomas Jackson of Marlborough, overseers.
Witnesses: Richd. Parker (Paca ?), David THOMAS,
SADSBURY (Upper Octorara ?) tax list 1753 :
Charles Ackles (inmate)
Gerrard Allison (freeman); Robt Allison (inmate); Jas. Allison (poor man);
David Beard (Baird ?)
Wm Beaty, farmer (inmate); Wm Beaty jnr (inmate)
James Boyd (miller); James Boyd (farmer),
James Boyd (smith); James Boyd (weaver),
Adam Boyd; Robt. Boyd; Wm Boyd
Wm Brown (freeman)
John Camble (inmate); William Camble
Hugh Cowan; Hugh McCowan; James McCown (inmate);
Joseph Cowan, Robert Cowan, Wm Cowan
Margaret Craighead (poor woman)
Edward Cuningham / Cunningham (inmate)
Robt Gilky, Walter Gilky, William Gilky
Henry Goorly (freeman)
Daniel Henderson; Wm Henderson (inmate)
Levs. HUSTON (inmate)
Elizabeth Hutcheson (poor woman)
Jas. Kenan (inmate)
John Kinkead; John Kinkead (inmate)
James Leonard (inmate)
Susannah McCalb (poor woman)
John McCasson (freeman)
Hugh McCowan; James McCown (inmate)
John McDonald (inmate)
Joseph McDowell (inmate)
Gravenor Marsh; Henry Marsh; Wm Marsh
James Miller; Robert Miller; Samuel Miller (inmate)
Wm Moore (miller); Rachel Moor,
William Moor jnr; Wm Moore (inmate)
Henry Oneal (inmate)
James Patton; Robert Patton
Patrick Pike (freeman)
Sam Rankin (freeman)
Joseph Rickmond (inmate)
John Robb (freeman)
Danl. Smith (inmate)
Joseph Talford (Telford ?) (inmate)
James Williams; Joseph Williams
John Wray ( Rea / Rhea ?) (inmate)