John Adair of Little Ganoch was deceased by 23 Sep 1653. (ref: National Archives of Scotland. GD141/171) He may have had son, Andrew Adair who was cousin of Sir Robert Adair of Ballymena.
Book: Wigtownshire Charters, third series, vol. 51. edited by R.C. Reid. Published 1960 for Scottish History Society. p.101 Little Ganoch in the parish of Inch and lordship of Saulset was part of Saulset Abbey lands and had been acquired by the Adairs of Kinhilt. Little Ganoch provided a patrimony for William Adair, a younger son of the Kinhilt family and his decendants. (see Pt. Bk. of James Glover, f. 107v.) ....................... Notary James Glover Senior, Stranraer 1588-1618, Protocol book Notaries Register 1588-1618 of James Glover Snr of Stranraer. (He may have been the Town Clerk and also an agent for Kennedy of Cassillis). Records legal transactions that have taken place, mainly Sasines. Covers the period of Stranraer's history when the town was elevated in status to a Burgh of Barony in 1595 (by William Adair ?). The original cover to this book has been removed, being of considerable importance in its own right. The cover had been recycled from a sheet of medieval church music of the mid 15th century written on vellum. The first 22 pages of the register have been damaged, otherwise the book is in excellent condition. James Glover's notaries 'mark' is clearly visible at the conclusion of each entry.
Record details A search on related items, can be made on any text below. ...Scran ID: 000-000-497-151-C ...Image Copyright: Dumfries & Galloway Council ...Project: Treasures: Stranraer Museum ...Ref: WIWMS ST/1/7/0 ...Date: 1588-1618 (used) ...Where: Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway, Stranraer (locality) ...Description: Recorded by Notary James Glover Snr of Stranraer 1588 to 1618. ...References: Dumfries & Galloway Council website: museums & galleries .............................. Notary James Glover Junior, Stranraer 1618-1665, Protocol book Notaries register used by James Glover ygr of Stranraer 1618 -1665. Records legal transactions that have taken place, mainly sasines. James Glover has signed the cover below to which a later scholar had added the words 'no person can clearly read this book'. Front of register holds Glover's declaration and notary's 'mark'. A notary's mark was designed to be unique. Glover was expected to provide, in his register, a total account of each transaction. A duplicate record would be drawn up for each of the parties involved. In order that the duplicate contained verification as to its authenticity Glover would have added his 'mark' matching that which appears in the front of his register. After 1617 it was also required in the case of sasines that a notary send a copy to the General Register of Sasines in Edinburgh.
Record details ...Scran ID: 000-000-497-152-C ...Project: Treasures: Stranraer Museum ...Ref: WIWMS ST/1/7/1 ...Date: 1618-1665 (used) ...Where: Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway, Stranraer (locality) ...Description: Recorded by notary James Glover ygr of Stranraer 1618-1665. ...References:Dumfries & Galloway Council website: museums & galleries .................... Papers of the Dalrymple Family, Earls of Stair GD135/849 16 May 1605 & 5/4/1608 Lands of Kilhilt and Drummore. Extract special retour of William Adair as heir of Ninian Adair of Kirhilt (Kinhilt / Kilhilt, his father (husband of Elizabeth Gordon ?), who died 16 May 1605, in the lands of Kirhilt (Kinhilt / Kilhilt), land of Portire in the parish of Insche [Inch],
4 merklands of Stranrawer [Stranraer] port and burgh of barony (then in Parish of Stranraer or Inch ?),
1 merkland of Marstave, parish of Leswalt,
5 merklands of Kildonnane [Kildonan], 5 merklands of Drummoir [Drummore] with patronage of the parish church of Kirkmadyne [Kirkmaiden] in lie Rynnis [Rhins],
5 merklands of Corghie,(James Adair ?) 2 1/2 merklands of Cardryne, 5 merklands of Creichen,(Helen Adair m. Kennedy ?) 16/8d lands of Mulknok, 16/8d lands of Carnegirroch [Cairngarroch](John Adair ?), parish of Kirkmadyne,
all united in the barony of Kinhilt,
and 6 merkland called lie Maynes of Saulset [Soulseat] in parish thereof. ..................... Would anyone have researched these Protocol Books 1618-1665 in the Stranraer Museum, Wigtownshire, Scotland, for John Adair (d.prior 1653) of Little Ganoch / Genoch and any of his ancestors and descendants ?Thankyou.