(Adair charts HA12/A2/1/66 & 67 “Pedigree of the Adair family” ) PRONI Catalogue. (Adair files HA12/A2/1/35 – 25 Apr 1588 Grant 5 merklands of Corgie in Kirkmaiden parish, by Ninian Adair of Kinhilt to his second son, James Adair and his heirs )
James Adair of Corgie, Parish of Kirkmaiden, m. Euphemia Dunbar, co-heir of Andrew Dunbar of Mochrum Loch, Wigtownshire (?) They had son, James Adair of Corgie, d.1634, m. Miss McCulloch, dau of Martin McCulloch of Myreton (?). They had son, William Adair of Corgie, heir to his father 19 June 1634, m. Anne McDouall / McDowall, dau. of McDowall of Logan. (Adair files HA12/A2/1/39, 19 June 1634, Attested copy of precept of Clare Constat granted by Robert Adair of Kinhilt in favour of William Adair, Corgie, son of James Adair, for investing him as heir of his father in the 5 merk lands of Corgie.) .............................................. Chart HA12/A2/1/70 (which may or may not be correct, probably made by James Adair, "Recorder of London") shows William Adair m.(2 June 1660 ?) Anne McDouall had sons : 1.William, 2.James of Belfast who m. Jane and had sons, ....a. Patrick Adair who m. Jane Touchet ....b. James Adair who m. Margaret Maxwell ? 3.Rev. Patrick Adair, minister of Carrickfergus ....who m. Isabella Adair, ... dau of Robert Adair & Rachel Forbes of Edinburgh.
Dictionary National Biography (Ireland) According to the “Fasti”, William Adair of Corgie, Galloway & Ann McDowall of Logan (entry no. 214). Ann McDowall marriage contract 2 June 1670 or 1660 . They had son, Rev. Patrick Adair of Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, N. Ireland (d. June 1717 - he was not the Rev. Patrick Adair who wrote the book). Rev. Patrick Adair had son, William Adair d.1783 who was Secretary of Virginia, America. ............................................... Scot’s Peerage, p.278 “Dunbar, Earl of Dunbar” “Andrew Dunbar d.1564 without issue (Reg. Deeds, viii, 30) and his 4 sisters, Janet, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alison were his heiresses. Janet m. William Adair in Altoun (Kirkmaiden) and had a dau, Christian. Margaret Dunbar m. William MacDowal of Freugh and John McDowal of Freugh was in Feb. 1582 her son and heir, (Reg. Deeds XX (1) f.588)”