The Rev. William Ogilvie was the third minister of Larne and Kilwaughter, 1699-1712.(This is the Presbyterian meeting house, known as HOTT or "Head of the Town" on Meetinghouse Street in Larne where the Agnews attended church.It is still a thriving congregation today).
There is much written about Mr. Ogilvie in a book called "Congregational Memoirs of the Old Presbyterian Congregation of Larne and Kilwaughter," by the Rev. Classon Porter, R. H. McIlrath, and J. W. Nelson.I obtained my copy in person from the minister of the church on a recent visit there.
Classon Porter wrote (page 30):
A great granddaughter of this minister, the late Mrs. Major Rowan, of Merville, near Belfast, kindly favoured me some years ago, in reply to an application which I made to her on the subject, with the following brief account of her ancestor, and of his connexion with this Congregation:
"The Rev. William Ogilvie was descended from a younger son of Lord Airlie, and, in the year 1699, got a call from Scotland to take charge of the Presbyterian Congregation of Larne.He was considered a very learned and pious man, and left behind him a great many valuable books and manuscripts, none of which, I grieve to say, are now forthcoming.About the year 17__, the Rev. Ogilvie married Jane, daughter of Patrick Agnew, Esq. of Kilwaughter House, who assigned, as his daughter's marriage portion, the townland of Ballyloran, held by him under the Antrim family by virtue of a determinable lease.The Rev. W. Ogilvie went to reside at Ballyloran, and there he died, in the year 1712."
The story of how Mr. Ogilvie came to Kilwaughter-Larne is a fascinating one and is described in great detail and over many pages in the above referenced book.