McDouall family of Logan, Wigtownshire (Scottish Archives)
GD141/3925 April 1588. At Drummoir (Drummore).
Copy of charter by Ninian Adair, yr. of Kinhilt,
with consent of Elizabeth Gordon, his spouse,
in favour of his 2nd son, James Adair and his heirs male,
whom failing, to the said Ninian and his heirs,
of the 5 merklands of Corshie (Corgie / Curghie), in the parish of Kirkmaiden in Rynis in satisfaction of his bairns part,
rendering 4d. Scots and reserving liferent to Ninian and his spouse
and the annualrent of the principal sum of 1000 merks
to Elizabeth (Gordon) as widow.
Wit:- William Adair, my son and heir,
George Campbell in Logane,
John McCristeine of Barchaskine,
James Hawthorne, son of Henry Hawthorne of Areis (Aeries ?)
William Adair in Auldtoun, (Altone ?)
Cuthbert Campbell in Polquhlmrik,
James Patersoun doctor, ????
and John Murray my servitor.
Elizabeth Gordon, married first, to John Grierson of Lag (Lagg),
from whom on 30 Dec 1558 she had a charter of the lands of Brocloch (Brokloch),
and m. 2ndly (contract 18 June 1566, Reg. of Deeds, viii, f.354) to
Ninian ADAIR, son and heir of William ADAIR of Kinhilt.
Elizabeth Gordon's father, John Gordon of Lochinvar, died at the battle of Pinkie 10 Sep 1547.I had thought that and Adair may also have died c.1547-1551.
Would this mean that the above Ninian Adair, yr, ("the younger")
may have had grandfather Ninian (m. McDowell ?) who was still living in 1588 ?
I had some of Ninian Adair, yr,sons listed as:
1. William Adair (son & heir, see above)
2. James Adair of Corgie (above)
....Rev. Archibald Adair of Raphoe (a younger son, graduated c.1589)
It was William Adair (Adare) the son, whom c.1608 offered 3 of his sons as hostages in an endeavour to make piece between the English, Irish & Scots, said he had castles and the family had originated from Adare (possibly early-mid 1400s from Ireland )