I came come across your posting while browsing. I don’t know whether you are still at it. I have a William Adam and Jean Cruickshank who had the following children in Chapel of Garioch Peter (chr.1769) Ann (1771) James 1775-1848 in New Machar) Isabel (1777) Charles (1780) Alexander (1782–1862 in Old Machar)
I have detail of descendants of James and Alexander(my line)
William was a tenant farmer in Mains of Balquhain. I have come across your Robert Adam and Kathrine Dauney many times and thought that there could be a connection somewhere. I don’t know if you have found one. Judy (nee Adam).