Sir Patrick Agnew, 1st Baronet of Locknaw

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Patrick Agnew

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Lochnaw Castle, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Death: 1661 (78-86)
Galloway, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Andrew Agnew, of Lochnaw, 7th Sheriff and Agnes Stewart
Husband of Margaret Agnew
Father of Patrick Agnew, of Seuchan; Colonel Alexander of Whitehills Agnew; Col. James Agnew of Auchrochar; Sir Andrew Agnew, 2nd Baronet of Lochnaw; Elizabeth Agnew and 4 others
Brother of Rosina Agnew; Jean Agnew; Quentin Agnew; Andrew Agnew and Alexander Agnew

Occupation: Sheriff of Galloway
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About Sir Patrick Agnew, 1st Baronet of Locknaw

Biographical Summary

"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


Sir Patrick Agnew, 1st Baronet (c. 1578–1661) was the son of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw and Agnes Stewart.

Succession He was created 1st Baronet Agnew, of Lochnaw on 28 July 1629. On his death in 1661 he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son. He was buried at Leswalt.

Career He was Member of Parliament for Wigtownshire, 1628–1633 and 1643-1647.

Family He married Margaret Kennedy, daughter of Sir Thomas Kennedy, Master of Cassillis and Elizabeth McGill, (c1598), and had issue:

Sir Andrew Agnew, 2nd Baronet (d.1671) Lt.-Col. James Agnew (d. c1661) Patrick Agnew, 1st of Sheuchan Lt.-Col. Alexander Agnew, 1st of Whitehills Jane Agnew, married Alexander MacDowall (1621) Agnes Agnew, married Uchtred MacDowall (1622) Marie Agnew, married Hew MacDowall Rosina Agnew, married John Cathcart (1632) Elizabeth Agnew, married John Baillie

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Sir Patrick Agnew, 1st Baronet of Locknaw's Timeline

1578
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Lochnaw Castle, Wigtownshire, Scotland
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Age 27
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Lochnaw Castle, Wigtownshire, Scotland
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Age 83
Galloway, Scotland
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