John Agnew

Rockcliffe, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    10 December 1782Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    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

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in La Manche, France. A family called Agnew was granted the hereditary post of sheriff of Galloway by King David II (1329–1371).English (of Norman origin): from Anglo-Norman French aignel, aignau ‘lamb’ (Old French agneau, agnelle).Irish: 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 (8)

    • John Agnew in entry for William Agnew, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Agnew in entry for Samuel Huston Agnew and Nelle Mar Rutter, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • John Agnew, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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