THIS FAMILY OF ADAIRS WERE KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE ADAIRS OF THE GANAWAY.
[White limestone tablet in surround, in a low stone and rail enclosure with modern Adair stone]
Erect. by Samuel Adair, MASTER MARINER Ballywalter, in memory of his beloved son Samuel who died 8th Jan. 1872 aged 26 yrs.
Also in memory of his beloved daughters Sarah and Mary Anne, who died in infancy.
Also in memory of the above Samuel Adair who died in the Island of Jamaica , 7th April 1873 aged 54yrs. [BORN 1819]
Samuel, son of William and Mary Adair, born 2nd Aug. 1884, died 29th June 1887.
Also Sarah, infant daughter, died 29th Feb. 1888.
Also above named William Adair, born 22nd June 1847, died 6th June 1889.
Also Margaret Adair, wife of above Samuel Adair, sen., died 8th May 1891 aged 75 yrs.
[In a low-railed enclosure]
Erec. by George Adair in memory of his daughter Lizzie who died 21st. Jan. 1881 aged 4 yrs.
Also his son Campbell who died 11th March 1881 aged 2 yrs.
also a child died in infancy.
Also his son Samuel who died 25th March 1900 aged 9 yrs.
Also the above named George Adair who died 19th Dec. 1906 aged 53 yrs.
Also his son L.Cpl. John Adair 10th R.I.R, Battelion killed in action 11th Nov. 1916 aged 30 yrs. [LANCE CORPORAL ROYAL IRISH RIFLES]
Also his wife Anna who died 16th Jan. 1931 aged 80 yrs.
Also his daughter Lillian CAMPBELL [Lily] died 11th April 1953 aged 69 yrs.
Also his son George who died 25th Jan. 1961 aged 79 yrs.
TEMPLEPATRICK GRAVEYARD MILLISLE
Here lieth the body of James Adair, Junr. who died 11th Nov. 1811 aged 28 yrs.
Also Margaret Adair, daughter of Alexander Adair of Craigboy, who died 27th Aug. 1828 aged 14 yrs.
Also in memory of the above Alexander Adair of Craigboy, who died 25th Nov. 1856 aged 75 yrs. [BORN 1781]
Also his wife Mary Adair who died 1st. Jan. 1871 aged 82 yrs.
Also his grand son John Adair who died 24th Aug. 1877 aged 30 yrs.
Also his son William Adair who died 29th Nov. 1879 aged 65 yrs.
Erect. by Margaret Adair of Ballyvester in memory of her father John Adair who died 7th March 1880 aged 82 yrs. [BORN 1798]
Also her mother Catherine Adair who died 17th Feb. 1885 aged 80 yrs.
Also her brother James Adair who died 7th March 1901 aged 50 yrs.
Also the above Margaret Adair who died 8th august 1919 aged 75 yrs.
Erect. by Alexander Adair of Craigboy in memory of his father James Adair who died 1st. Sept. 1901 aged 78 yrs.
Also his mother Margaret Adair who died 22nd. sept. 1902 aged 63 yrs.
We have reason to believe that this Hannah Adair daughter of James Adair and Hannah Reid, belonged to this Adair family.http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?topic=8895.0
Craigboy is between Millisle and Donaghadee. Ballyvester is also a townland around Millisle/Donaghadee.
RESEARCHED, EDITED, AND POSTED BY,
LENA MCVEA CO. ADMIN.