starts with - James AGNEW of Donegore, barony of Upper Antrim, co. Antrim,(bc1708) who d. 26th February, 1758, aged 50. By his wife, Elizabeth ADAIR (bc.1710, who d. 6th February, 1772, aged 61), he left issue, a son.
James AGNEW, of Ballyclare (it may be helpful to look up any Agnew families of Ballyclare ?), co. Antrim, M.D. of Glasgow University, and an officer in the Militia, b. 1754.
I will stop here because it appears that Elizabeth Adair may have been 44yrs on the birth of this James, which in those days may have been unusual ?
This also does not seem to be the dates which fit in with a marriage in 1710 of a Miss Adair to Mr Agnew of "Derra" or Derry.Miss Adair was dau. of James Adair who m. Miss Crymble and of the family Capt. (Rev.)James Adair m. Miss Blair.They were of the "Adair of Corgie, Wigtownshire" lineage, and "Adair of Loughanmore, co. Antrim" lineage.
There was a Patrick Agnew of Killwaughter who had dau. Helen AGNEW.Helen m. 1709 to James STEWART b.1665, James was bur. Derryloran 1726 (Stewart of Killymoon who were previously of Ballymena).Derryloran (now known as Cookstown) Parish Church, next to co. Londonderry. This Stewart family was related to my Adairs of co. Wicklow through a Molesworth marriage.Also, they were wine merchants in Dublin, same as my Adairs, and my Adairs married into the Cooke / Cook family of Cookstown. You can see it gets rather involved.