Estate of (Sir James Hamilton) Lord Clandeboy, 11 Nov. 1625. (Holywood Parish, co. Down, N. Ire) ADAIR Alexander, Ballymaghan, Holywood. ADAIR William, wife Catherine Cathcart, and their sons Robert and William, Ballymughan / Ballymaghan. (Robert was later Sir Robert Adair and his half-brother was Rev. William Adair of Ayr, Scotland.
Ballie O'Meachan, now Ballymaghan, a townland in the south of Holywood Parish, co. Down. In 1618 Con O'Neill died at Holywood and was buried in the little church in the townland of Ballymaghan, between Belfast and Holywood.
Was the above Alexander Adair a brother of William Adair, and uncle of Sir Robert Adair ? Did Alexander Adair stay in co. Down when William obtained the land in Ballymena, co. Antrim ?