re: Patrick Agnew, who succeeded, and m. Martha Houston, (or Margaret Houseton) possibly dau of William Houston of Craigs, co Antrim. Children:
1. William Agnew, who succeeded. 2. Francies Agnew. 3. John Agnew. 4. James Agnew (?) 5. Patrick (?) 6. Henry Agnew m. Grace Harries. 7. Hugh Agnew (?)
William Agnew, succeeded, and m. his cousin, Margaret Stewart, (of Kellymorn / Killymoon Castle ?), Cootestown, co Tyrone, Ireland. (Dr. Egle, Editor of the "Pennsylvania Archives," derived his information of the ancestry of James Agnew, (1711-1770), from Robert Agnew, of Cootestown, or Cootes' Hill, Ireland).
Children: James and WIlliam, d. as young unmarried men. Two daughters: 1. Maria Agnew, ...m.1stly, James Ross ...m.2ndly, Valentine Jones (in Donaldson's will ?) ..........one son, Edward JONES Agnew 2. Jane Agnew m. Henry Shaw, afterwards of Ballygally ...(Shaws of Ballygally married Houstons). ....Shaws had the "4 townlands of Craig" from ....the Earl of Antrim c.1660s. This was next ....to Houstons of Cullybackey, Craigs Parish, ... who were from Cottreoch, parish of Whitehorn, ....Wigtownshire, Scotland.)
................................... JAMES STEWART Born: 1665 (of Killymoon Castle ?) Died & Buried: Derryloran, 1726 ..was a very waywood boy in his youth and after an adventurous career in his native land and in Paris, received a commission in theAustrian Artillery 1/1/1703. He took part in Central European wars and in Balkan campaign, friend of Emperor Joseph 1. PRONI, T559 will : (Capt) dated 23/5/1726, proved 21/7/1726. Married, 1709 HELEN AGNEW dau of Patrick Agnew of Killwaughter, co Antrim, N. Ireland, children: 1. William Stewart 2. Patrick Stewart, b. 1711 3. Margaret Stewart, b.1712 ......m. William Agnew of Killwaughter (her cousin).
also connected to this family was Helen Agnew who m. Edward Jones (rel. of Valentine Jones, above,mentioned in Donaldson's will ?).