Marriage Settlement, 1781, of Lieutenant William Hamilton Blair (Blair’s Cove, Durrus), His Majesties City of Cork Militia to Helen Little, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Sale of Blair Estate, 1866:

Age of Hamilton, b c 1773

It may be a co-incidence but there is a Blair/Little marriage in1807 perhaps the Cork Blairs kept up contact with the extended family in Northern Ireland. The Blairs were closely linked to the Bantry Whites one of whom married a Hamilton from Armagh c 1690.

James Little





Marriage Place:

Presbyterian Church, Kircubbin, County Down, Northern Ireland


Isabella Blair


Z. Mettam. Northern Ireland Marriages, Volume 1 (Manuscript found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City on microfilm 824282, item 2).

Marriages are taken from County Down: Boardmills 1st Presbyterian Church, 1782-1842; 1851-1870; Down/Downpatrick, 1700-1874; Dromara, 1817-1845; Dromore, 1784-1845; Drumbo, 1706-1721; Killinchy, 1812- 1845; Killyleagh, 1835-1872; Kilmore, 1833-1845; and Kircubbin, 1802- 1845.

Registration of marriages at the General Register Office in Dublin was compulsory for all Protestants after April 1845 in Ireland. They are the official record.