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Andrew Agnew

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
Death: April 28, 1849 (56)
Rutland Sq, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Agnew and Martha de Courcy, Hon.
Husband of Madeline Agnew (Carnegie), Lady Agnew
Father of Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet of Lochnaw; Agnes Bell; Mary Graham Douglas; Martha Maitland-Heriot; Captain John de Courcy Agnew and 5 others

Occupation: 7th Baronet
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About Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet of Lochnaw

Sir Andrew Agnew of Locnaw, 7th Bt. succeeded to the title of 7th Baronet Agnew of Lochnaw co. Wigtown on 28th of June 1809. He was educated at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant in 1828. He held the office of Member of Parliament (P.M.) for Wigtownshire between 1830 and 1837. He has an extensive biographicalentry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

√ Burke's Peerage - page 47 Volume 1 107th edition

  • Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 7th Bt; b Kinsale 21 march 1793; educ Edinburgh and Oxford Us; V-Lt 1828 and MP Wigtownshire 1830-37; m 11 June 1816 Madeline (d 21 June 1858), dau of Sir David Varbnegie od Pitarrow, 4th Bt, and d 28 April 1849 ...

Biography Andrew Agnew was the son of Andrew Agnew and Martha, daughter of John de Courcy, 19th Lord Kingsale. He attended the University of Edinburgh and the University of Oxford. He succeeded his grandfather as 7th Baronet Agnew, of Lochnaw on the latter's death on 28 June 1809.

Agnew was Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire, 1830-1837. He stood as a moderate reformer, but soon became deeply attached to the cause of Sabbatarianism, and pressed for the banning of all secular labour on Sunday. For this purpose he introduced no less than four Sabbath Observance Bills in the Commons, none of which passed.[1] It was the third attempt which drew on him the wrath of Charles Dickens, whose essay Sunday Under Three Heads (1836) is very largely a personal attack on Agnew,[2] whom he described as a fanatic, motivated by resentment of the idea that those poorer than himself might have any pleasure in life. While Dickens made many cogent arguments against the Bill, the strongest perhaps being that people cannot be forced to go to Church on Sunday, his personal attack is probably unjust: the Dictionary of National Biography speaks of Agnew's "genial and kindly nature". He left Parliament in 1837, and no further effort to proceed with a Sabbath Observance Bill was made.

He died from scarlet fever in 1849 and he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son.

He is buried in Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh against the north wall.

Family He married Madeline Carnegie, daughter of Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet and Agnes Murray Elliot on 11 June 1816, and had issue:

Agnes Agnew (d. 1893), married Rev. Thomas Blizzard Bell in 1845[4] Martha Agnew (d. 1904), married Frederick Lewis Maitland-Heriot in 1848.[4] They are ancestors of actor Charlie Cox. Mary Graham Agnew (d. 1885), married James Douglas in 1858[4] Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet(1818–1892)[3] Captain John de Courcy Agnew (1819–1916)[5] Reverend David Carnegie Andrew Agnew (1821–1887))[5] James Andrew Agnew (1823–1918)[5] Sir Stair Andrew Agnew (1831–1916)[5] Thomas Frederick Andrew Agnew (1834–1924)[4] Lt.-Col. Gerald Andrew Agnew (1835–1927)[4]

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Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet of Lochnaw's Timeline

March 21, 1793
Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
January 8, 1818
Age 24
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
October 8, 1819
Age 26
May 3, 1821
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June 21, 1823
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July 19, 1826
Age 33
Leswalt, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 6, 1831
Age 38
July 5, 1834
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December 18, 1835
Age 42