Adair (prev. of Kinhilt) & Rutherford of Kinhilt connection :
REGISTER OF THE GREAT SEAL of SCOTLAND (RMS) Under the Commonwealth (Cromwell). Vol. X, pages 81 & 82, #164.... July 26 1653.(short extract) The Keepers grant to Johne SHAW of Grenocke / Greenock (m. to.................?) the 10 pound land of PORTRIE, viz : - MARROK, with the castle, tower and fortalice of DUNSKEY situate thereupon ; corn-mill of PORTRIE, with the 3 mills and mill-lands, etc. viz :- 10 pound land of PORTRIE, 5 pound land of KINGHILT, 3 merk land of DUNTOUNE, port called PORTPATRICK ; lands of MAROK and DUNTOUNE, with several crofts of the said port ; 3 merk land of ENOCH ; 2 merk land of MEKEL PIGMANOCH; 3 merk land of CRAIGOCH ; town or burgh of MONGRUMIE (MONTGOMERIE) sea port of old called PORT PATRICK and now PORT MONGRUMIE, with the whole anchorages, tolls, customs, and other privileges, &c., pertaining thereto, - with the castles, towers, fortalices, manor-places, &c., of the foresaid lands, all lying within the sheriffdom of WIGTON (Wigtownshire, Scotland); - which lands pertained to HEW ( MONTGOMERY), now Viscount of Airds / Ards, his father, and were apprised from him on 1st August 1650, at the instance of JOANE MONTGRUMIE (Montgomerie) alias MACKMATH, relict (widow) of the deceased HEW MONTGRUMIE (Montgomery) sometime of BALHARIE in the country of Doune,(co.Down, N. Ireland) gentleman, and of
(Rev.) SAMUELL RUTHFUIRD (Rutherford), professor of divinity, University of Saint Andrews, now spouse of JOANE (widow of) MONTGRUMIE (Montgomerie) alias (nee) MACKMATH, for his interest, which decree of apprising was assigned by the said JOANE MACKMATH with consent of the said SAMUELL RUTHFUIRD to
Andrew WARDLAW, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, by assignation dated 15th June 1653, and was assigned by the said Andrew WARDLAW to the said Johne SHAW by translation dated 22nd July 1653 :- With precept of sasine. P.R. vii. 82.
(note: this transaction was 100years prior to when Mr. Rutherford of NC wrote to William Adair)