I was looking at my copy of the Book of the Agnews today and I find that a chapter is devoted to the Pattersons of America.
I find that two daughters of Captain James Agnew, 1711-1770 (My Great 5th Great Grandfather and a Descendant of Agnews of Lochnaw) Martha Agnew and Margaret Agnew married A Samuel Patterson and James Patterson sons of Arthur Patterson who had married Ann Scott, a Granddaughter of Hugh Scott.This Hugh Scott was the Father of Abraham Scott who was the Father of Rebecca Scott, 1707-1779, the Wife of Captain James Agnew.
These Pattersons were Sons of Anne Scott and Arthur Patterson.It seems that Anne Scott Patterson was a sister of Rebecca Scott Agnew.
I have not been able to find where an Agnew male married a Patterson yet.There would have been a close Patterson connection to Rebecca Scott Agnew prior to her daughters marrage to these Patterson Men.The Pattersons were a very proment family in America.
Let us hope that we can get more about this.Do you know if you have a connection to Captain James Agnew 1711-1770?
Captain James had two brothers, Samuel Agnew and John Agnew.I understand that all came with their father, James Agnew, born 1671 at Balloo, Ireland, to America in 1717 and settled in or around Lancaster County, PA.They were members of Old Donegal Church, located in Lancaster County, PA and this is said to be the most notable Scotch-Irish settlements in America.
The Agnews and the Scotts were among the original members of the Old Donegal Church.Andrew Galbraith, who came to America with William Penn, settled the land adjoining the Church and was its first ruling Elder.
What information do you have that connects you to the Agnews of Lochnaw?I might be able to follow from that.
My last line ofGreat Grandfathers who was the head of Lochnaw was Sir Patrick Agnew, of Lochnaw 1st Bt, 1578-1661. Sir Patrick's son, Sir Andrew Agnew, of Lochnaw, 2nd Bt, became the 9th Heridity Sheriff of Galloway.
My Great Grandfather line went through his 4th Son, Lt Col Alexander Agnew, 1st of Whitehills.It went from Lt Col Alexander to his son, James Agnew, born 1645;James Agnew, born 1671; and Captain James Agnew, 1711-1770.
My 4th Great Grandfather was, Samuel Agnew, born 1738, the son of Captain James Agnew.Samuel moved to the Abbeville area of South Carolina and Married Elizabeth Seawright there and had his family in the Abbeville Area.
I hope that we find the Patterson connection.
The ancestors of the Agnews fill the history books of the world.Since I last wrote this group I have found many others in our ancestor line to include Brian Bóruma, High King of Ireland, 926-1014, a very famous man in Irish History.We connect to him at least two times and a possible third.It is said by some that Malcolm II of Alba, King of Scotland an ancestor of ours was married to a daughter of Brian, Blanaid nic Brian which would make three times that descendants of King Brian married ancestors of ours.
One that we are positive of is when Richard FitzGilbert de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke married Aoife MacMurrough, a 4th Great Granddaughter of Brian.Another was when Cynan ab Iago Married Ragnhildir of Dublin.Ragnhildir of Dublin was the Great Granddaughter of Brian.Cynan Ib Iago and Ragnhildid were the Great Great Grandparents of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales (Grandfather of King Robert the Bruce's wife, Isabella, Lady of Mar and mother of Marjorie Bruce).