some notes : Patrick ADAIR, bc.1675 (?) (son of Wm d.1723 ?)
d. 12 June 1717, bur. June 13 1717
(Belfast Funeral Register, co. Antrim, N. Ireland, now on-line)
Presbyterian minister at Carrickfergus, co. Antrim,from 1702 - did he have relative, “Robin Adair” ?
This Rev. Patrick was son of William ADAIR of Corgie/ Corghie / Curghie, nr Drumore, Kirkmaiden,
and his wife Ann McDowell, of Logan / Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland.)
* See William ADAIR below.
Belfast Funeral Register : May 9 1720 Isabel ADAIR, probably w. of Rev. Patrick ADAIR.
(dau of Robert Adair of Edinburgh, g-son of Rev. Wm Adair of Ayr, relative of John Adair, map-maker of Edinburgh ? )
Belfast Funeral Register - Nov 1 1716 Alexander ADAIR, funeral paid by James ADAIR.
Was this James ADAIR of Belfast "Infeft of Corgie" c.1724 ?
Alexander Adair possibly relative of Rev. Patrick Adair ?
The Chart HA12/A2/1/66 in the Adair files on the A2A website
now on-line, shows Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, N.I.
and his brothers, William and James of Belfast as sons of
William Adair of Corgie and Anne McDoual of Logan,
and William’s parents as James of Corgie and McCulloch.
This Rev. Patrick Adair was father of William Adair, Secretary of Virginia based in London, England,who dc.1783 (refer Bruce Castle, Tottenham, England).
Was Anne McDoual of Logan a grand-dau or relative of an
earlier Adair marriage to McDowell ?
*William ADAIR of Corgie (see above)
Scottish Archives GD141/298. 13 Dec 1692
Discharge by Alexander McCulloch ensign in Col. Hill's Regiment
(was Col. Hill in co. Down, Ireland, or rel. of Rowland Hill who had “Bruce Castle” England ?)
and eldest lawful son to James McCulloch of Mule (?)
to Patrick McDowell elder of Logan (rel. of Miss Adair ?)
and Robert his son,
who owed him 6,000 merks scots as part of the price of
the 5 merk lands of Portincorkie
and 2½ merkland of Inshanks
sold to them by the said James McCulloch "my father"
and paid by the McDowells
to Mr. James Dalrymple of Killoch, clerk of Session,
John Lafris glazier and bailie of Wigton and to
James Dalrymple of *Dunraggit (Glenluce, Wigtownshire, Scotland)
in satisfaction of the said Alexander McCulloch's debts to them
Wit:- Robert McDowell of Creichan
...(Creichan nr Drumore, ancient land of Adairs,
...may have been property early 1600s of
...Wm Adair’s dau / sister who m. Kennedy )
William McKie gardener at Logan,
Mr. John Buchan (Buchanan ?) servitor to said Robert McDowell younger,
William ADAIR of Corghie.
(Wm Adair of Corgie d.1723, m. Anna McDouall of Logan ? )
In the IGI M118902 there are several marriages for Adair / Adane
including William Adair m. 7 July 1711 to Jean McDoual.
Would William Adair have had son “Robin” Adair ?
Another connection to Sir Robert ADAIR and his
dau Isabella who m. McDowell of Logan
was in the ADAIR file HA12/F4/1/10. 29 Dec 1716 :
Draft undertaking by Andrew McCredy,
Provost of Stranrauer / Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland,
to pay sum of 630 pounds, being the residue of the sum of 1,630 pounds advanced to Sir Robert ADAIR of Kilhill and Balimenoch (Ballymena, co. Antrim, N. Ireland),
on security of all his lands and baronies of Drumore and Kilhill (Wigtownshire, Scotland – note date 1716),
to (Sir ?) James Dalrymple of Dunragar (Dunragget / Dunraggit, Glenluce, Wigtownshire),
to whom Sir Robert ADAIR is under obligation by a bond.
With certificate of approval written by Sir Robert ADAIR at
Southwark (Surrey,south London,England)
29 Dec. 1716.
Sir Robert Adair may have been staying at Lloyd's Coffee House(insurer, Lloyds of London ?)