There was reportedly a James / Robert Adair who m. June 11 1734 to an Esther McBride in co. Antrim, but I have been unable to find a church record for this marriage.
Would they have been related to your Adair family and the McBride family (below ) ?Thankyou.
Nathaniell McBryd / McBride m. Sep 26 1708 to Eliza Griffin, had :
son, William McBRIDE b. May 28 1710, Antrim
dau, Esther McBryd / McBride, Jan 12 1712, Antrim
Were they relatives of -
"The great grandparents of the most numerous family of Washington county, Pennsylvania,McBrides were natives of near Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, where they lived and died.
The great-grandfather's name was Nathaniel McBride and the great-grandmother's maiden name was Hamilton (was this Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Eliza Griffen ?)
The grandfather's name was James McBride, and the grandmother's maiden name was Sarah Sprowls; both were natives of Ireland but were married in this country.
Nathaniel McBRIDE and some other brothers never came to this country. James McBride, when twenty-three years of age, came to America with his brothers, Isaac and Samuel, about 1772, and settled first on what was afterward taken up and known as the "Washington lands" on Miller's run, Washington Co., Penn.
Soon after their settlement here, Gen. Washington, at the suggestion of his agent, Capt. William CRAWFORD, had a survey made of these lands, and on July 5, 1775, a military patent was issued to Washington for 2,813 acres, from Lord Dunmore, Governor-general of Virginia.
In the meantime the McBrides, along with other settlers, made improvements on said lands, believing, as Col. George CROGHAN, an Indian agent, (friend of James ADAIR, the trader ? ) told them, that Washington had no right there and advised them to remain. Washington's journal shows that on September 19, 1784, "he came to the settlement," but having learned that they were a religious people deferred his visit until "Monday, September 20, went early this morning to view the land and to receive the final determination of those who lived upon it." . . .
"Having obtained a pilot near the land, I went first to the plantation of Samuel McBRIDE, who has about five acres of meadow and thirty acres of arable land under good fencing, a logged dwelling house with a puncheon roof and stable or small barn of the same kind. The land rather hilly but good, chiefly white oak. . . .
Next James McBRIDE 's three or four acres of meadow, twenty eight acres of arable land, pretty good fencing, land rather broken but good, white and black oak timber mixed, a dwelling house and barn--of middling size--with puncheon roofs."
His journal further shows that they with Thomas Biggert and nine others were ejected from their improved lands in 1785. Samuel McBRIDE and family, with his brother Isaac McBRIDE, a bachelor, went to MAHONING in eastern OHIO.
James McBRIDE, with Thomas Biggert and several others of those ejected, settled in what is now Robinson township, Washington Co., Penn.