About Patrick Agnew
"Sir Patrick Agnew, of Locknaw, co Wigtown, 8th Hereditary Sheriff of Galloway, son and heir of Sir Andrew Agnew, of the same, 7th Hereditary Sheriff, by Agnes, daughter of Sir Alexander Stewart of Garlies, was born about 1578; succeeded his father in 1616, being served heir to him 17 January 1617, and, having been Knighted, was created a Baronet [S] 28 February 1629, the patent being sealed 22 February 1630 with rem. to heirs male whatsoever, and with a grant of, presumably, 16,000 acres in Nova Scotia, which were erected into the Barony of Agnew, of which he actually got enfoeffment on the Castle Hill, Edinburgh. He was M.P. [S] for Wigtownshire, 1628-33, 1643, 1644, and 1645-47. He acted as Sheriff of Galloway for thirty-three years, but resigned that office in 1649 to his son. He married about 1598, Margaret, 1st daughter of the Hon. Sir Thomas Kennedy, of Culzean (son of Gilbert, 3rd Earl of Cassilis [S]) by Elizabeth, daughter of David McGill, of Cranstoun Riddel. He died at Lochnaw, at a good old age, in the autumn of 1661, and was buried with his wife, in the old church of Leswalt."
SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; Vol. II; page 368