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Subject: Adair & connections to Craighlaw, Kircowan, Wigtownshire
Date: 22 Aug 2005 00:34:12 -0600


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Surnames: Adair, Agnew, Hamilton, Shaw, McDowall, McDouall
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Adair & connections to Craighlaw (Craglok ?), Kirkcowan / Kircowan, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland.
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Early Scots Settlers in the County of Antrim, N. Ireland :
Elizabeth Brisbane, wife of John Shaw, Ballygelly, Cairncastle 9 Feb 1625
James & John Shaw, Ballygelly, Cairncastle, 9 Feb 1625
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Hugh (?) Adair m. Margaret Agnew
(dau of Patrick Agnew, 3rd of Galdenoch
& Anna Shaw, b. prior 1651 of Ballygelly, Cairncastle, co. Antrim, N. Ireland)
and had dau. Isabella Adair.
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William Hamilton of Woodside, (d. 10.07.1689) 7th of Ardoch,
......1st of Ladyland, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland,
......m. (1662) Janet Brisbane (dau of John Brisbane of Bishopton).

......1. John Hamilton, 8th of Ardoch, 2nd of Ladyland, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire
..........(relative of Mr. Hamilton, friend of Robbie Burns ?)
...........sold Ardoch and Ladyland c1712,
............purchased Ballybregach in N. Ireland and renamed it Ladyland.
............m. Margaret Shaw (dau of Sir John Shaw of Greenock (& Ballygelly ?) )

............1a. William Hamilton, (dsp 1747), 1st of Craighlaw *
...................( Kircowan / Kirkcowan , Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Scotland),
....................m. 1739 Isabella McDouall / McDowall,
...................(dau of Patrick McDouall of Culgroats)

.............1b. Charles Hamilton, 2nd of Craighlaw * (Provost of Irvine),
....................m1. Sarah McDouall / McDowall,
....................(dau of Patrick McDouall of Culgroats)
....................m2. Mary Boddie
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John Brisbane m.1stly Mary Hamilton had children, of whom, two were :
1. John Brisbane m. in l644 his cousin, Mary Mure (Moore),
...(dau of Sir William Mure, of Rowallan, and widow of Walter, 3rd Lord Blantyr). ....He died in 1649 without male heirs.

2. Elizabeth Brisbane m. 26 June 1657 her cousin James Shaw,
...eldest son of James Shaw, of Bailliegellie,
....by which the estate of Brisbane was to be settled on their heirs male,
....and James Shaw, was himself to assume the surname of Brisbane.
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Adair Chapel, Kilbirnie, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia,
near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.



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