Monday, 6 June 2016

Agnew of Kilwaughter

 THE AGNEW FAMILY WERE MAJOR LANDOWNERS IN COUNTY ANTRIM, WITH 9,770 ACRES

PATRICK AGNEW, of Lochnaw, Wigtownshire, said to be a kinsman of the Agnew Baronets, was collector of rents in County Antrim.

He married Janet Shaw, and built a castle at Kilwaughter, County Antrim, in 1622.

Mr Agnew was succeeded by his son,

JOHN AGNEW, who wedded his cousin, Eleanor Shaw, and was succeeded by his son,

PATRICK AGNEW, who married and purchased the remaining lands at Kilwaughter which, until 1660, had been in the possession of the Agnews of Lochnaw:
Sir Patrick Agnew, 1st Baronet, 8th Hereditary Sheriff of Galloway, father of Colonel Alexander Agnew, of Whitehills, who, with Andrew Agnew, his brother, afterwards the 9th Sheriff, was frequently in Ulster.
Mr Agnew, High Sheriff of Antrim in 1669, was succeeded by his son,

PATRICK AGNEW, who married and had issue,
PATRICK, of whom we treat;
Margaret, m James Crawford;
Jean, m Robert Blair, of Blairmount;
Helen, m James Stewart.
Mr Agnew died in 1724, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

PATRICK AGNEW, who espoused Martha Houston (or Houseton) and had issue,
WILLIAM, of whom we treat;
Frances;
John;
James (?);
Patrick (?);
Henry;
Hugh (?).
The eldest son,

WILLIAM "SQUIRE" AGNEW, married his cousin, Margaret Stewart, of Killymoon Castle, Cookstown, County Tyrone, and had issue,
James, died unmarried;
William, died unmarried;
MARIA, of whom we treat;
Jane, m Henry Shaw, later of Ballygally.
MARIA AGNEW wedded firstly, James Ross; and secondly, Valentine Jones, by whom she had issue, one son, Edward; and a daughter, Margaret.

Her only son,

EDWARD JONES AGNEW, succeeded his grandfather and assumed the additional surname of AGNEW.

He married Eleanor Galbraith, and dying in 1834, left issue,
William, born in 1824; succeeded though died unmarried;
Maria, m T C Simon Esq.
William Agnew was succeeded in the Kilwaughter estate by his niece,

MARIA AUGUSTA, COUNTESS BALZANI, only child of Thomas Collins Simon and Maria (Agnew) Simon.

The Countess Balzani died in 1895, leaving two daughters,
Gendoluni, Madame Valensin;
Nora.

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