These pages are intended for the presentation of any documents which you may want to share with other Agnew family members. Things such as wills, marriage records, personal correspondence perhaps, or any other materials which would fall into the category of "documents".
Submit to ian-at-mtco.com. Please provide proper citation and follow copyright.
Since the recent death of DR. G. Marie Agnew-Marcelli and the termination of the publication of the International Agnew Newsletter (IAN) the various essays she wrote for IAN are provided for review here.
In the mid 1980s there was considerable dialog amongst the members of the Agnew group who collaborated to produce a newsletter, regarding the validity of a claim to royalty by many Agnew researchers. The point being simply, if this be so, then let's validate it with proper research and documentation.
For many of us newcomers to Agnew family history we may not make any connection between the surname Kennedy and that of Agnew. But for those with a serious interest in the historical accuracy of the printed reference material we all find so readily available, this essay reviews this connection and examines in detail how it may indeed not be a legitmate claim to royal descent.
Her title page reads as follows:
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Speaking of the Kennedys-
With the masses of data now easily accessible via the Internet-
What is the Current Documentation Status for Lady Mary Kennedy?
In April of 2013 Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt, 11th Baronet and Chief of the Agnews submitted an article for publication in the then ongoing International Agnew Newsletter (IAN). He presented a conundrum of much interest to all Agnews where he asks simply, are the Agnews of Norman origin or Irish origin? His in depth essay provides an interesting and informative work summarizing the heraldic 'clues' for all to consider.
Over the past years as we traveled about looking for Agnew remants we collected gravestone photos we pulled them together for our own purposes so we could search them out easily and refer to them on and off as our research commenced. They are now available here for anyone to access and use at their discretion.