re: FES vol. 2 p342: Rev. Thomas Kennedy
AD1643. MA Glasgow.
3 Dec 1651 Licen. presb Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland
admitted before Dec 28 1654;
deprived by act Parl 11 Jun dec priv co 1 Oct 1662
not immed obeying he was ordered 24 feb 1663 to leave within a month . he went to Ireland and had charge of a congregation at newtonards
Wodrows Hist i 327; Reids Ireland ii; Bannatyne Miscl ii.
Register of the Great Seal of Scotland -
Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum(RMS) Vol. VIII
page 66,#206(xixi. 349.) 23 May 1618 & 17 July 1621. (In Latin)
REX, - cum consensue etc. –
confirmavit cartam GULIELMI (William) ADAIR de KINHILT, -
(qua concessit M. ARCHIBALDO ADAIR decano de (Dean of ) RAPHO (co Donegal, Ireland)
fratri suo germano (brother of) heredibus ejus masculis et assignatis, in feudi firma, -
5 librat. terrarum de KINHILT, viz.
40 solidat. de CORFINE (Corfin, Corphin, Corphine, Colfin, Colfin Glen)
cum crofta nuncupata Croftintorroch,
10 sol. de Spittell,
45 sol. de KINHILT et Baillie-quherk,
5 solidat. de KINHILT, cum mansione, in baronia de Kinhilt, parochia de Inche, vic. de Wigtoun ; -
quas JO. KENNEDIE de CREICHANE (and of Grenan & Balneil,
nat. son of 3rd Earl of Cassillis.John Kennedy m. Eliz. Kennedy, g-dau of 2nd E. of Cassillis)
et GILBERTUS KENNEDIE ejus filius (his son) resignaverunt :-
(Gilbert mc.1603 Helen Adair sister of Rev. Archibald Adair, dean of Rapho, co Donegal, Ireland)
REDDEND.dicto GULIELMI (WILLIAM) ADAIR
15 libras 10 sol.;et duplum feudifirme in introitu heredum :-
cum precepto sasine directo PAT. ADAIR de ALTOUN :-
PAT. ADAIR de ALTOUN,
WIL. HOUSTOUN de COTREOCH, Wil. Houstoun ejus filio,
Antonio Howstoun de Drummastoun :-
Carta scripta per Jac. Glover notarium publicum :-
Apud Refad in Aird, 23 Maii 1618)”
Register of the Great Seal of Scotland
Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum(RMS) Vol. XI
page 292,#573(P.R. v. 335.) 9 March 1664.
CHARTER granting to Mr. ALEXANDER ADAIR son of the late Sir Robert Adair I
of Kinhilt, knight, and his heirs and assignees whomsoever (subject to the legal reversion), -
the 5 merk lands of DRUMMOIR, with manorplace (Drummore Castle, Kirkmaiden) ;
the patronage of the PARISH CHURCH and parish of Kirkmadin, and teinds thereof,
vicarage and parsonage;
the 5 merk lands of Kildonan,
the 5 merk lands of Creichan
the 5 merk lands of Corghie,
the 2 ½ merk lands of Kirdynie (Cardyne),
the 16s 8d. lands of Multnoch
the 16s 8d. lands of Carn-garroch,
the lands of Kalliens (Callones),Aym,Ceydram,Madencroft alias Cove Croft,
all in the parish of Kirkmaden, and sheriffdom of Wigtoun;
the 5 pounds lands of KINHILT, containing the lands of KINHILT,
with pertinents, in the parish of PORTMONGOMRIEand same sheriffdom ; also
the 5 merk lands of Litle Gamoch(Genoch ?), in the same parish,
with the teind sheaves, vicarage and parsonage, of all the above ; also the following lands
(sometime belonging to the deceased HUGHKENNEDY of CHAPPELL) :-
the lands of Stranraver (Stranraer)andMerkslavie,
the lands of Over and Nether Clenries,
the lands of Glenturro, Meikle and
Litle Arrolands and CREICHANand teinds thereof,
apprised from the lateHUGHKENNEDYofCHAPPELL
at the instance of the said SIR ROBERT ADAIR.etc. etc.
Hugh Kennedy of Chapell m. Florence McDowell and he was
brother of Gilbert Kennedy of Aryewlane, Glenluce who mc.1603 Helen Adair,
sister of Rev. Archibald Adair who was my ancestor.
“History of the County of Ayr” by James Paterson.
p.294.John Kennedy of Baltersane near Maybole also possessed the barony of Greenan at the Doon foot near Ayr.
p.295.Sir John Kennedy of Grenane, miles (soldier) was served heir to his father,
John Kennedy of Baltersanne 22 August 1609.
Was Sir John Kennedy of Grenane an older brother of
Gilbert Kennedy of Glenluce and Hugh Kennedy of Chapell, nr Stranraer, Wigtownshire ?
In 1627 Gilbert Kennedy disponed Uchterlure to Sir John McDowell of Garthland.
I am not sure of the children of Gilbert Kennedy –
did he and his wife, Helen Adair, have a son, also a Rev. Thomas Kennedy ?