Dr. James McKittrick Adair (1765-1802) Studied in Geneva. Graduated at Edinburgh University. Rev. George Lawrie, Minister of Loudon,Ayr, Scotland, introduced him to the poet, Robert Burns.Adair accompanied Burns to Harvieston in October 1787. Dr. James McKittrick Adair m. Charlotte........., half-sister of Gavin Hamilton. Some reports say he died at Harrogate Nov 11 1789, but this may have been another James Adair ?
Dr. George Lawrie was ordained at Loudon, near GALSTON, Ayr, Scotland in 1763 and had son Archibald Lawrie b.1768 who m. Dr.Adair's sister Anne Adair.
Some 200years earlier, William Adair bc1565 d. 1626 (will February 19 1629) m. Rosena McLelland of GALSTON, Ayr, Scotland.