John Agnew

Rockcliffe, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Agnew was born in 1748, in Rockcliffe, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. He married Jane Hewit on 10 December 1782, in Cumbria, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Agnew
Jane Hewit
Marriage: 10 December 1782
John Agnew
Jane Agnew
William Agnew
Elizabeth Agnew

Spouse and Children

10 December 1782
Cumbria, England, United Kingdom


World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 53

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 60

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 67

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Agnew, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • John Agnew in entry for Samuel Huston Agnew and Nelle Mar Rutter, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • John Agnew in entry for Samuel Huston Agnew and Nelle Mar Rutter, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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