- The Reverend Samuel Adams held land in the parish of Litter, barony of Fermoy, county Cork at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Possibly he was a member of the Adams family of Kilbree and Jamesbrook. The Reverend Samuel Adams of Cregg, Fermoy, owned 209 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.
- L.G. Pine traces the ancestry of this family from the fourth son of Edward Adams, a London merchant, who was granted over 2,000 acres in the barony of East Carbery, county Cork, in 1666. Wallis Adams son of Samuel Adams of Kilbree married Frances Goold of Jamesbrook, county Cork and died in 1818. The Goolds appear to have rented Jamesbrook from the Earls of Inchiquin from early in the 18th century. Michael Goold was agent to William 3rd Earl of Inchiquin. Michael Goold-Adams eldest son of Wallis and Frances Adams married a sister of the 1st Earl of Bantry and had 4 sons and 1 daughter. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their eldest son Richard Wallis Goold-Adams held land in the parishes of Ardnageehy, barony of Barrymore and Cloyne and Garranekinnefeake, barony of Imokilly, while Richard's brother Robert held land in the parish of Inchigeelagh, barony of West Muskerry In the 1870s the representatives of the two brothers owned 2,000 acres in the county. Richard's representatives also owned 137 acres in county Limerick.
- A family descended from Edward Adams, a London merchant, who was granted over 2,000 acres in the barony of East Carbery, county Cork, in 1666. The Adams were situated at Kilbree from at least the mid 18th century and were closely connected to the Adams/Goold-Adams family of Jamesbrook. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Wallis Adams held land in the parishes of Drishane, barony of West Muskerry, Ballyoughtera and Cloyne, barony of Imokilly, county Cork. In the 1870s Wallis Adams of Janemount, Glanmire, owned 1,600 acres in that county.