Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet of Lochnaw

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About Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet of Lochnaw,_8th_Baronet

Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet DL (2 January 1818 – 25 March 1892) was a British politician and baronet.

Biographical Summary

"Sir Andrew Agnew, Baronet [S 1629] of Lochnaw, son and heir, born 2 January 1818 at Edinburgh, educated at Harrow, entered the army, 1835, sometime an officer of the 93rd Foot, serving during the rebellion in Canada, 1838, but retired when Captain in the 4th Light Dragoons, succeeded to the Baronetcy 12 April 1849; was M.P. for Wigtownshire, 1856-68; Vice-Lieut. 1852. He married 20 August 1846, Mary Arabella Louisa, 1st daughter of Charles (Noel), 1st Earl of Gainsborough, by his 3rd wife, Arabella, daughter of Sir James William, formerly Hamyln, 2nd Baronet [1795]. She who was born 16 March 1822, died 27 June 1883, aged 61, at Lochnaw Castle. He died there 25 March 1892, aged 74."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1900; Vol. II; page 370


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

  • Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, 8th Bt. DL (Wigtownshire 1843); b 2 Jan 1818; Capt. 4th Light Dragoons; MP Wigtownshire 1856-68; m 20 Aug 1846 Lady Louisa Noel (d 27 June 1883), est. dau of 1st Earl of GHainsborough (qv) and d 25 March 1892 ...

Sir Andrew Agnew, 8th Baronet DL (2 January 1818 – 25 March 1892) was a British politician and baronet.

Born in Edinburgh, he was the oldest son of Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet and his wife Madeline Carnegie, daughter of Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet.[1] In 1849, he succeeded his father as baronet. Agnew attended Harrow School and served then as cavalry officer.[1] He rose to the rank of captain in the 4th Light Dragoons.

He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Wigtownshire in 1843 and Vice Lord Lieutenant in 1852.[1] Four years later, he entered the British House of Commons and represented Wigtownshire as Member of Parliament until 1868.

Agnew died in 1892 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Andrew.

Personal life[edit] On 20 August 1846, he married Lady Mary Arabella Louisa Noel, daughter of Charles Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough and Arabella Williams. They had 13 children; eight daughters and five sons.[2] Among their children, Mary married the 11th Baron Kinnaird. His daughter Constance married the Revd James Davidson and their son, Nevile Davidson, became the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.[3]

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