McDouall family of Logan, Wigtownshire (Scottish Archives) GD141/39 25 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. ................................... An Island monastry was created on Lundy in the 6th century by Brychan, King of Demetia.St. Stamson was educated c.AD490-500 from Demetia in Wales.
The evidence of inscribed stones in Galloway suggests evidence in the 5th century of an ecclesiastical organization headed by Gallic priests or bishops.It's bishops and a sub-deacon are commemorated on stones at Kirkmadrine and CURGIE in the Rhinns. About the beginning of the 6th century it seems to have shifted eastwards to Whithorn and a church and monastery which Bede called "ad Candidam Casam" near the Houstoun property.
Would any Adairs have traced the history of their property "CURGHIE" and have knowledge of any old paintings or drawings of same ?Would this have been one of the four castles which were mentioned by William Adare c.1598 ?