Andrew Agnew (1426 - 1455) MP

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Death: Died in Dumfries, Scotland
Cause of death: 'on the service of the king'
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Andrew Agnew

√ Burke's Peerage - page 45 Volume 1 107th edition

"The family is of Norman origin, from Agneaux near St. Lô; Herbert d'Agneaux recorded there in 1082, had an eldest son Herbert who acquired lands at Redenhall in Norfolk after the Norman Conquest. He had three sons, Herbert who inherited Agneaux, Corbin who inherited the English lands, and Robert who was granted L'Isle in Normandy and from whom descends the Marquis d'Agneaux de l'Isle Marie who now represents the French branch of the family. It appears that a descendant of Corbin took part in the 12th century Norman conquest of Ireland, and according to Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, the 17th century authority, the Agnews came to Scotland from Ulster by c. 1200 when William des Aigneus witnessed a charter in Liddesdale in eastern Dumfriesshire. They originally had a charter of Lochnaw c 1330, later lost to the Douglasses. A continued descent is recorded from..."

Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 1st Sheriff

Constable Lochnaw Castle 1426, apptd hereditary Sherriff Wigton 1451, the post being held by successive ASGNEWs till its abolition 1651; supported JAMES II in the Douglas rebellion 1455 d 'on the service of the king' 1455, probably at the battle of Arkenholm 1 May 1455, when the Douglasses were defeated, leaving with a natural son Patrick:

  • 1a ANDREW;
  • 2a Gilbert