After careful study of "The Book of the Agnews" Written by Mary Virginia Agnew and the Study done by that family I firmly believe that James Agnew of Balloo is a Son of Alexander.Have you seen the eivdence in the Book of the Agnews.
The most important evidence is that Captain James Agnew, Jr believed that he was the Great Grandson of Alexander.Who would know who their Great Grandfather was better than the Great Grandson.Captain James knew well who his father was.He traveled with him to this country as a young child.He lived in this country in Lancaster County, PA with his Father, James Agnews.
Sir James Wilson Agnew b 02 Oct 1815 and d. 08 Nov 1901, Premier of Tasmania believed himself to be a descendant of John Agnew, b. 1640, d. 1723 who they believed to be a Son of Alexander Agnew and a brother of Jamea Agnew of Balloo.
The family was recognized by the Head of the Agnew of Lochnaw as being a descendant of Agnew of Lochnaw.
I refer back to the fact that Captain James Agnew, Jr., b. 1711, d. 1770 believed that he was of this family.Who knows better than the man who was living with a man who would have been the Grandson to the man claimed to be his Great Grandfather who he was.I know well who my Great Grandfather was.My father talked about him for over 50 years to me.
You will find engraved in stone, his Grave marker.The Agnew of Lochnaw shield with the Royal Crown over it with the heart of Bruce at the top center inside the Agnew of Lochnaw shield engraved.
Would you deny a man to know who his family is?I see no better proof.That is better than a government record that could be recorded in error.
I would also point out that I lay cliam to the fact that Sir James Kennedy, of Dunure, Younger and Lady Mary Stewart had a daughter as well as sons.I will lay cliam that Sir Andrew Agnew, the writer of "The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway" was accurate when he reported that there was such a daughter and that her name was Mary Kennedy and that she married Andrew Agnew, of Lochnaw, the 1st Hereditary Sheriff of Galloway.
Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw was the head of the Agnew Family at the time and he was in a position to declare such in an official capacity.He had a much authority to do such as any Head of the Agnews of Lochnaw.He stated that he had a mass of Agnew papers and papers provided to him by the head of the Kennedy family at the time.
If this marriage took place then there was your royal link right there.
The next link you might miss was the marriage of Mariota Vaux to Quentin Agnew, of Lochnaw, 3rd Hereditary Sheriff.
Mariota Vaux was a descendant of Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland.The line came to her from Robert II through Robert's son, David Stewart, Earl of Caithness.
David Stewart, Earl of Caithness, was the father of Eupheme Stewart, Countess of Caithness who married Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn.Their son was Malise Graham, 1st Earl of Menteith, and he was the father of Euphemia Graham who married Robert Vaux, of Barnbarroch and Robert Vaux and Euphemia Graham were the Parents of Mariota Vaux.
All the descendants of Mariota Vaux and Quentin Agnew, of Lochnaw, 3rd Hereditary Sheriff were descendants of the Royal Family of Scotland.
There is some evidence to support that Robert Vaux was a descendant of the Royal Family as well.It is reported that his mother was Elizabeth Kennedy a descendant of Sir James Kennedy and Lary Mary Stewart through their son, Gilbert Kennedy, of Dunure, 1st Lord Kennedy.
I believe that there is strong evidence that Captain James Agnew, Jr, b. 1711 was a great grandson of Lt Col Alexanser Agnew.There is strong evidence to show that all Agnew of Lochnaw after the third sheriff were descendants of Kings of Scotland.I believe the Report of Sir Andrew Agnew, the Writer of The Hereditary Sheriffs as well about Mary Kennedy and the first Sheriff.