Some men from co. Antrim, N. Ireland,
Henry McCulloch / McCulloch, Wm. Houston (his agent),
and I think Crymble andDobbs may have been agents for
Lord Caterat (not sure of spelling) who may have been Lord Lieut. of Dublin, Ireland when he was granted land in North Carolina.There may have been a firm of Adair, Crymble and Huey, papers may be in the PRONI, N. Ireland.
This Adair / Crymble family was related to the Agnew and Houston families of both Northern Ireland and Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Adair, Agnew & Houston families, co. Antrim, N. Ireland. -
From Agnew Family of Lochnaw, Wigtownshire, Scotland papers.
Irish Estate, Kilwaghter / Kilwaughter (near Larne) co Antrim AD1636-1712 :
505 29 April 1636
Lease by Sir Randell McDonell, earl of Antrim, to Sir Patrick Agnew of Lochnaw, of his 3 townlands in the 'Toche' (Tough) of Larne, (co. Antrim, N. Ire) for 77 yrs viz.
Lelies / Lealies,
Drumidonochie / Drumadonaghy,
Drumicho / Drumnahoe
Balliaderdawn / Ballyedward , for 77 years
(see map of Parish of Kilwaughter townlands at the PRONI website)
Copy of ratification by the said Sir Patrick and Andrew Agnew, his son and apparent heir, to Patrick Agnew in Ballikeill / Ballykeel, (Parish of Kilwaughter, co. Antrim)
of his lease of the quarter of land of Ballikeill, a parcel of the townland of Drwmnedonachie / Drumadonaghy in Learne (Larne, co. Antrim, N. Ireland)
507 17 April 1641
Lease by Milmore Ogneeve of Altscale to Patrick Maxwell, dwelling in Ballikele, of 28 acres called Lease-drimbard, part of the townland of Altscale, for 21 years.
508 10 May 1645
Factory by Sir Patrick Agnew of Lochnaw to Andrew Agnew, his son and heir, to possess, set and receive the rents of his lands of Larne (co. Antrim, N. Ireland).
509 22 May 1645
Leases granted by Andrew Agnew (all beginning 1646)
1. Andrew Blair, John Yuing (Young), Alexander Dinlap (Dunlap / Dunlop) and Adam Belione (?), 100 acres of Drumnicho / Drumnahoe, for 1 year.
2. Patrick Agnew and Ninian Montgumrie (Montgomery), 50 acres in Leales / Lealies and 10 acres in Drumnicho, for 1 year.
3. Thomas Steill (Steel ?), John Mure (Moore ?), Florie Lich (Leech / Leach) and John Blair, 120 acres of Drumnadonachie / Drumadonaghy, for 1 year.
4. William McChachie, 90 acres in Leles / Lealies, for 6 years.
5. Capt. Alexander Dundas, the five quarter land belonging to Ogneve and his subtenants and the half townland of Listron-baird / Lisdrumbard / Lisdrumbarde, for 11 years.
510 19 Nov 1651
Petition by Patrick MAXWELL to the Commissioners of the Applotment to be restored to his possession of the lands of Lisdrumbard / Listronbiard / Lisdrumbarde, from which he had been excluded by the sheriff of Galloway; bearing order for his reinstatement and list of tenants
511 12 April 1652
Assignment by Patrick Maxwell to Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw of his right and possession of 56 acres of Lisdrumbarde and the whole five quarters of lands, commonly called 'the Agnewes (Agnew’s) lands'
512 AD1652-1657. 8 items
Cells rolls and other papers relating to assessments upon Sir Andrew Agnew's lands and other lands in the barony of Glenarm
513 28 Oct 1653
Petition by Sir Andrew Agnew to the Commissioners of Revenue for the province of Ulster, for repayment of rent of his lands taken up by the collector of the barony of Glenarm; bearing order in terms of the petition
List of goods and livestock belonging to Sir Andrew Agnew's tenants in the parish of Kilwaghter / Kilwaughter
Rental of Sir Andrew Agnew's old lands
516 8 items. AD1653-1656
Accounts and receipts for the rents of Sir Andrew Agnew's lands in Kilwaghter
517 30 Nov 1654
Depositions by Capt. John Agnew and James SHAW of Ballygelly, concerning the lease granted by the earl of Antrim to Sir Patrick Agnew
Note of cess payable out of each barony in co. Antrim
519 19 Feb 1657
Lease by Sir Patrick Agnew of Lochnaw and Sir Andrew Agnew, his eldest son, to Patrick Agnew in Ballikeill / Ballykeel of the quarterland called Ballikeill / Ballykeel, part of Drumnedonochie / Drumadonaghy, with half of the moor, for 57 years
520 16 Oct 1657
Receipt by Adam Boyd of Bushmills to Sir Andrew Agnew for the lease granted to the latter's father by the late earl of Antrim
521 21 May 1659
Lease by Sir Andrew Agnew to Patrick Agnew of Beleekeel / Ballykeel of the three townlands called Lellis / Lealies, Drumidonychie / Drumadonaghy, Drumniko / Drumnahoe, and Belyaderdawne / Ballyedward, excepting the quarterland called Balykeell / Ballykeel, for 11 years
522 15 Aug 1659
Receipt by John Mountgomry to John Donnaldsone for the freight of slate shipped to Scotland
523 16 June 1665
Receipt for rent due to Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw by Patrick Agnew of Kilwoghter / Kilwaughter
524 26 March 1675
Lease by Sir Andrew Agnew to Patrick Agnew of Killwaghter of the three townlands commonly called Lelish, Drumnidonochie and Drumniko, Beliaderdawn, except for Bellikeill alias a part of Drumnidonochie, together with half of the moor, for 11 years.
525 2 items c.AD1690
Rentals of Sir Andrew Agnew's lands in the parish of Kilwaghter
526 2 items. AD1690-1691
Receipts for the rents of Kilwaghter, 1686-7, collected by James Wilsone / Wilson
527 3 items AD1690-1693
Account and receipts for the rents of Kilwaghter, collected by Patrick McCaigchie
528 23 Nov. 1691
Leases granted by James Agnew of Lochnaw (all for 7 years)
1. William Willie (Wylie), 38 acres called the Mickel Well.
2. James Kid (Kidd)and Thomas Whit (White), 45 acres.
3. John Speir (Spier / Speer), 10 acres in Drumechoe / Drumnahoe
529 16 Nov 1692
Title Lease by Sir Andrew Agnew, sheriff of Wigtown, to James Archibald and James Ramsay of 39 acres in Drummidonnaghan / Drumadonaghy, for 11 years
530 3 items. Nov 1692
Rent-rolls and accounts of rents of Kilwaghter, collected by James Getty
531 20 Nov 1693 – 1 Aug 1695
Factory by Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw to Patrick Agnew of Kilwaghtter to collect his rents in the parish of Kilwaghter; with bond by the latter to account to James Agnew of Lochnaw for the same
532 8 items AD1693-1708
Rent-rolls and accounts of payment of the rents of Kilwaghter by Patrick Agnew
533 14 items. AD1695-1705
Receipts for payments by Patrick Agnew out of the rents of Kilwaghter
534 5 items. AD1702-1712
Title Account and receipts for payments to Sir James Agnew by Capt. James Stewart of Killimane.
550 29 May 1644
Bond by John Ross of Balneill to relieve Sir Patrick Agnew of Lochnaw, sheriff, Andrew Agnew, apparent of Lochnaw, and Thomas Stewart, sheriff clerk, in the exchequer for the feu-farms and duplication due upon the infeftment of Sir Robert Adair in the mains of Sawlsait, St. Johnes Mylne and Barholis Mylne
675 AD1699 - 1700
Letters from Sir James Agnew of Lochnaw to (Andrew) HOUSTOUN, writer in Edinburgh, his cousin, concerning the settlement of debts and other legal business.
1. Lochnaw, 9 January 1699;
2. Lochnaw, 2 October 1699;
3. Stranraer, 10 April 1700
Contemporary notes of the marriage of Andrew Adair, minister at Whithorn,
and Isabella McDoual (McDowall / McDowell), and of the births of their children.
Andrew Adair may have been of the "Little Genoch, Wigtownshire, Scotland" Adair family.
Relatives may also have been in Ballyclare, Ballynure, co. Antrim and elsewhere in co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.