Eliz ADAIR bc1710 m. AGNEW of Donegore, Antrim.
AGNEW. Lineage. (written c.1900)
This is an Irish branch of the very ancient family of which Sir Andrew Noel AGNEW, Bart., of Lochnaw, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland, is the head.
Omitting earlier records which extend back for four generations, the first member of whom detailed information exists was, James AGNEW, of Donegore, barony of Upper Antrim, co. Antrim, who d. 26 Feb 1758, aged 50. By his wife, Elizabeth ADAIR, (who d. 6 Feb 1772, aged 61), he left issue, a son.
James AGNEW, of Ballyclare, co. Antrim, M.D. of Glasgow University, and an officer in the Militia, b. 1754; m. 1st Margaret LEE, ( d. 27 May 1804) & had issue,
I. James AGNEW, who d. 5 July 1782 aged 11 months.
II. John AGNEW, d. an infant.
III. James William AGNEW, of whom presently.
I. Elizabeth AGNEW, d. 17 Jan 1786, aged 7 months.
II. Ann AGNEW, b. 1790, d. unm. 21 May 1840, aged 50.
James AGNEW m. 2ndly, the widow of Mr. HORSEMAN, and d. at Ballyclare, co. Antrim, Ireland, 11 Dec 1843 aged 89yrs. His 3rd son,
James William AGNEW, of Ballyclare, co. Antrim, Ireland, M.D. of Glasgow University, an officer in the Yeomanry Cavalry, b. 1787; (d.v.p. at Ballyclare, co. Antrim, 20 August 1823 aged 36 and was buried in Donegore Graveyard),
m. 1814 Ellen STEWART, of the Curran, near Larne, co. Antrim, dau. of Charles Dawson STEWART, and Mary his wife; and by her (who d. at Ballyclare, 19 Feb 1826 aged 33, and was buried at Larne) had issue,
I. James Willson AGNEW (Hon.), the subject of this memoir. *
II. Robert Stewart AGNEW, m. Sep 1842, Elizabeth GREENFIELD, who d. 14 Sep 1865. Robert Stewart AGNEW d. 10 June 1872 having had issue,
1. Robert Stewart AGNEW, d. 1893
2. Charles James AGNEW, d. 7 Oct 1877.
1. Annie AGNEW, m. 16 Nov 1881 to W.J. Ferguson, of Wrafton House, Wrafton, North Devon, England.
* Hon. James Willson AGNEW, M.D., Glasgow, M.R.C.S. England, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, member of the Executive Council, formerly member of the Legislative Council, Chief Secretary and Premier (Head of Government of the State of Tasmania, Australia), b. at Ballyclare, co. Antrim, Ireland, 2 October 1815;
m. 1stly 27 April 1846 to Louisa Mary FRASER, 2nd dau of Major FRASER, formerly of the 78th Highlanders. (see “Burke’s Colonial Gentry” page 591, for descendants).
Hon. James Wilson AGNEW, M.D., Glasgow, M.R.C.S. England, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, m. 2ndly 19 Nov 1878 to Blanche LEGGE, eldest dau of William LEGGE, of Tipperary, Ireland.
Mr. James Wilson AGNEW was educated at London, Paris, and Glasgow, and graduated in 1839 at the latter University, as his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had done before him. He emigrated soon afterwards and after a short stay in Victoria, Australia, was attracted to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by the offer of the private secretaryship to Sir John FRANKLIN,(from Dublin, Ireland) who was then Governor of Tasmania.
Seeking further information on Elizabeth ADAIR, believed to be of the "Loughanmore" Adair lineage, descendants of the James Adair of "Corgie / Corghie", Scotland, lineage.