re:Scottish Archives, Papers of the Agnew Family of Lochnaw, Wigtownshire, Scotland, which also includes - Irish Estate, Kilwaghter / Kilwaughter (near Larne)Barony of Upper Glenarm, co Antrim, North Ireland AD1636-1712 :
517 30 Nov 1654 Depositions by Capt. John Agnew and James SHAW of Ballygelly / Ballygally / Carncastle, concerning the lease granted by the earl of Antrim to Sir Patrick Agnew.
In 1668 Patrick Agnew of Ballygally (Castle ?) (or Cairn Castle / Carncastle from which the Parish takes it’s name) just north of Larne Parish, was High Sheriff of Co. Antrim.
Margaret Shaw, (dau of James Shaw and his wife Isabella Brisbane of Ballygally Castle), m. 17 April 1648 Captain John Houston of Ballyboley, (Civil Parish of Ballycor with Ballyeaston), (south of Kilwaughter Parish) co. Antrim, Northern Ireland,
Mary Clements was a blood relation to Sir Houston Smiley of Drumalis, Larne, co. Antrim, N. Ireland.
The Six-Mile Water rises in a spring in Ballyboley Park Moss, in the parish of Ballycor, and becomes the boundary between the parishes of Ballycor and (on the west) Kilwaughter. .......................... Seeking any information on Capt. John Houston.Thankyou.