Belfast News-Letter and General Advertiser, Friday June 29, 1750 A] To be Sold by Thomas Benjamin Adair, Date June 26, 1750 1] "held by Lease under the Right Hon. Lord Masserene for lives renewable for ever" -- "seven Tenements in the Mill Row, opposite the Church of Antrim" -- "two Tenements situate above said Church of Antrim, with large Gardens and fifteen Acres of Land near said Town, on the Right Hand of the Road leading to Ballyclare" 2] "Leasehold interest of the Mill of Fontmillburn, on the road leading from Antrim to Ballyclare, with thirteed Acres of Land" 3] "the Lease of Lochan-More Farm, where Thomas Benjamin Adair now lives, to be either Sold or Sett," ---, "as he intends living in a Town, for the Education of his Children."[Note:]above are my additions ] B] On 3 July 1750, Belfast News-Letter, [Doc ID 48367), Thomas Benjamin Adair's ad was repeated and was preceded by an ad placed by Joseph Sahw which disputed Adair's right to sell the leased tenements of Lord Masserene. Joseph Shaw's ad stated: "whereas said Tenements and Lands were devised to George Sahw of Donegore, by Widow Marr, a near relation of his, who entailed said Lands and Tenements on the said George Shaw and his Issue. And that the said George Shaw not withstanding said entitlement, took upon himself to sell said Tenements." Joseph Shaw was the eldest sone and Heir of George Shaw and gave Notice of his Intent to Sue for Recovery of the above Tenements and Lands on the Death of his Father.
The For Sale Ad was repeated on the 13 July 1750 and on 17 July 1750, ads A] and B} were repeated in the Belfast News-Letter and an additional ad was placed [presumably by T. B. Adair or his agent] stating that Joseph Shaw's ad "tending to discourage any from purchasing thereof, by insinuating as if the said Mr. Adair had not a legal property in this Leasehold Interest nor could make out a good and sufficient Assignment thereof."The additional ad gave notice "that the Lands and Tenements in said Advertisement mentioned, were granted by the Rt. Hon. Lord Masserence to George Shaw deceased; who died intestate, and that there was no Intail thereof made, as may more fully appear by the Marriage Contract of George Shaw, Son and Heir of George Shaw deceased, who sold the same to the said Thomas Benjamin Adair.So that any Person who has a mind to purchase the same, may be fully satisfied on the Title.Dated July 9, 1750.[this ad clearly indicates George Shaw, Son and Heir of George Shaw deceased, and does not mention Joseph Shaw]