re: John Adair of Kilternan, Dublin, Ireland.
**Christopher Johnson of Kilternan, co. Dublin bc.1660
Allen Johnson of Kilternan bc.1695 d 25.08.1747,
m1 **Anne(d. 1731)
A. Allen Johnson of Kilternan b about 1715 dvp 30.07.1747
m 1740 Olivia Walsh d 07.1788, dau of John Walsh of Ballykilcavan,
m2. Gen. Edward Pole
i. Sir John Allen Johnson of Dublin, later Johnson-Walsh, 1st Bart b 1735
m 24.05.1783 Sackville Brereton d 01.03.1847,
dau/coheir of Edward Brereton of Springmount
ii. Sir Henry Johnson, 1st Bart b 01.01.1748, d 18.03.1835,
General, Governor of Ross Castle
iii. Anne Johnson m 18.02.1765 Sir George Pigot, Bart of Patshull
m2 **Abigail Burton dau of Benjamin Burton of Burton Hall,
widow of John Walsh of Ballykilcavan
B Benjamin Johnson b about 1725 had issue
C Robert Johnson had issue
In the 17th century, Kilternan lands were sold to the Johnson family.
Christopher Johnson, in his Will, dated Nov 23, 1705, left his manor house, mill and demesne lands to his wife, and mentions his son
**Christopher and his daughter Maria. His son Christopher succeeded him and d. unm. and by his Will, Feb.17, 1729-30, left the estate to his uncle,
Lieut. Allen Johnson, who
m. (1) ** Ann, —, d. 1731,
m. (2) Nov., 1732, Abigail (Burton), widow of John Walsh.
Allen Johnson, whose Will is dated May 29, 1744,
was succeeded by his son by his wife Abigail (??),
Allen Johnson, m., 1740, his stepsister, Olivia Walsh, and d. 13 July, 1747,
leaving a widow, Olivia, dau. of John Walsh of Ballykilcavan (who m. secondly General Pole), and 2 sons: —
(1) Sir John Allen Johnson of Dublin, M.P. for Baltinglass 1783, took the additional surname of Walsh in 1809;
(2) Sir Henry Johnson, General in the Army, created a Bart.
. When the family on account of the minority of John Allen Johnson was not residing at Kilternan House in the middle of the 18th century, it was let to the celebrated sportsman and mighty hunter, Johnny Adair, whose exploits formed the theme of several songs.