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1 -F-i- THE AGNEW ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER NO. 7 -JANUARY 1986 CHIEF ' S llessage It ws with gret disppointment, tht I missed the mjority of the Gthering lst yer through illness, nd so ws unble to give my wif e the support she deserved in crrying through the Gthering in Gllowy. I ws looking forwrd to meeting ll who ttended, but hope tht in the yers to come I will mke up for lost time. The Assocition, with its brnches throughout the world, from its oldest brnch in Austrli to its newest brnch in the. ULfji=jiL+ s.h_._llb`e_lfello_w.ship~of._agnew.s_.whos.e._m`in_mo±i.v.e,_is_to -- hve fun nd meet kindred spirits of the sme gene. We ech hve our dif ferent resons for wnting to belong nd we must work in hrmony to keep ourselves nd our fellow members hppy, lthough extended, fmily. I hope in the yers hed we will increse our membership nd increse our contcts, but s we grow bigger keep our unity nd our sense of fun. It never does to.tke ourselves s n Assocition too seriously. For 1986 my I wish you ll the best nd in due course I look forwrd to renewing cquintnces nd mking new friends. Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnw Bt Chief of the Agnews.

2 2. TIl[ INTEHNATIIINA[ AfiNEW fiathehinfi The 2nd Interntionl Agne-w Gthering ws unintentionlly divided into three definite sections:- two dys in Edinburgh/ Glsgow, the weekend t I,ochnw nd three dys in Irelnd. Here follows three reports written by different nonymous writers who hve written their reports objectively nd not s personl ccounts. I,ike the course of true love, the Agnew Gthering did not run entirely smoothly. Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnw Bt ws ill, the lst minute rise in numbers dded strin to the ctering rrngements wherever the Agnews went, nd there ws confusion bout the ferry booking to Irelnd etc. However, one of the following reporters summed it ll up with these words: ''The best thing bout writing report so long fter the event is tht one tends to remember the things tht relly mtter rther thn the petty irritting things tht one found irksome t the time. '' THE AGNEw- GATHERING IN EDlintmGH _ -_- -_--`=_i _I -_ i-_. -=====_---- _ ---- i-i-_---- _ I The Agnew fmily Gthering in Scotlnd in July 1985 ws well worth witing for - it ws quite unforgettble experience, bringing members of the Assocition from Austrli, Americ, Cnd, nd different prts of the British Isles together, mny of whom hd never met before. Sir Crispin nd I.dy Agnew hd gone to gret trouble to rrnge to tke us to interesting plces, nd.it would be hrd to decide which prticulr prt ws the most enjoyble. Most people hd rrived in Edinburgh by the 17th of July, nd the Gthering strted with cocktil prty t the Mlcolm Innes Gllery, where we were received by Sir Crispin nd I.dy Agnew, nd met together for the first time. Everyone ws busy exchnging informtion bout their own life, nd their prt of the world. F.e t. morn.ing erly, Sir Crispin, Ldy Agnew nd Swnzie, Ldy Agnew were on the privte coch, which ws t our disposl during the whole tour. We ll piled in nd went west, to Glsgow - except for few people who preferred to remin in Edinburgh. Both cities merited t lest week ech to strt to explore, so it ws hrd to decide which to choose. But the fmous Burrell Collection, set up in 1982 in mgnificent new gllery on the outskirts of Glsgow, ws n exciting prospect, nd very populr. We went first to Glsgow Cthedrl, historicll.y nd rchitecturlly Glsgow's most importnt building, minly 13th century, Erly English in style. It is smller thn most cthedrls,

3 -,: - - 3, 3. but contins gret del `of interest. I remember the tpestries prticulrly, nd the beutiful choir screen. Afterwrds we hd lunch nd went on to visit I.he Royl Highlnd Fusiliers Museum. The Regiment is n mlgmtion in 1959 of the Royl Scots Fusiliers, in which so mny of the fmily served with distinction, nd the Highlnd Light Infntry. We were given coffee there round mrvellous old tble, with the portrits of ll the Colonels of the Regiment looking down on us. There ws gret del of interest to study there, especilly the photogrphs nd reports of the men who hd been wrded the Victori Cross -tles.of gret heroism in the field of bttle. We then went immeditely by coch to the Gllery where the Burrell Collection is housed. It is set in prklnd, with woodlnd in the bckground, nd is constructed of red sndstone, ple Portlnd limestone, glss nd timber, but lso hs some medievl rchitecturl stonework incorported, nd one cnnot fil to be ttrcted by the unusulness of it ll. Sir Willim Burrell, welthy shipowner, gve his priceless collection of lifetime to the City of Glsgow. The Museum is ll on one floor, very spcious, lbyrinth of exciting things to see -silver, glss, cermics, ntiquities from Egypt, Greece nd Itly, Chin nd Jpn - wonderful exmples cross the centuries of jdes nd bronzes, tpestries nd furniture -the list would be endless. The Europen pintings re from the 15th century to erly 20th century, nd include fine collection of French l9th century works, lso of mny of the _-mpres s.i`onis ts=f~ p.r_t i.eu-i-lrly~degsi-~we -werre ius t` ge±t'i ng~us-ed.~~to finding our wy round when we hd to leve to return to Edinburgh. There would lwys be plenty to look t next time! In the evening we ll met t the King Jmes Hotel for specil dinner nd cbret. There were two long tbles of Agnews, nd some more members of the fmily hd flown in to join us. It ws very hppy evening, nd gret fun. Ldy Agnew hd mde n Agnew flg for ech of the ldies, which must hve tken ges - personl compliment to ech of us who remember tht hppy occsion when we glnce t the flg, now residing t home. Next morning, Ldy Agnew borded the coch nd told us tht Sir Crispin ws seriously ill, nd tht it ws suspected tht he hd Glndulr Fever. We were very concerned for him, prticulrly s it becme obvious tht he hd been feeling fr f.rom well the dy before, but hd crried on, without word. I:dy Agnew nd Swnzie, I,dy Agnew took over, nd tht dy we went to visit Drumlnrig Cstle, north of Dumfries. It is the ncient stronghold nd home of the Dukes of Buccleuch nd Queensberry, nd Ldy Agnew hd rrnged tht the Cstle would be opened for privte visit by the Agnews. It is Renissnce cstle, built mostly in the 17th century, on the older 14th nd 15th century cstle, in the locl pink sndstone. It is set on hill, with brethtking views of the estte ll round, some of it derived from King Robert Bruce in bout Drumlnrig is steeped in history, nd once gin -

4 4. filled with tresures! Three people from the Estte took us round in smll groups, nd told us bout vrious things of specil interest. A chrming person who took one group round sid she ws the wife of one of the frmers on the Estte, whose fmily hd been there for mny yers. She sid ''we cre bout the Buccleuch fmily, nd they cre bout us''. The elegnt rooms re full of beutiful things, nd the Cstle lso hs the feel of rel home. We left reluctntly, nd went on to very plesnt lunch t the Woodle Hotel t Moniive nerby, before continuing our journey to Strnrer. As we trvelled through the Gllowy countryside, Swnzie, Ldy Agnew told us mny things bout tht prt of Scotlnd, on which she is expert. We went first to Lochnw Cstle, t Leswlt, to set down few people who were stying there, then continued few miles further.to Portptrick, where most of us were booked to sty. Ldy Agnew hd rrnged for us to sty t the Portptrick Hotel, where we hd very friendly welcome. No one could fil to be delighted with the pnormic view of the costline nd hrbour from the windows. The ccolrmodtion ws very good, chrming nd comfortble hotel, which is perched on the hillside, overlooking the ncient port, which hs long history. The old hrbour ws gretly used in the pst, s the journey cross to Donghdee in Irelnd is the shortest route. In the lst century, vst mounts of money were spent on rebuilding it, but the se wshed the gret grnite blocks wy, s if they were toys, every time there ws bd storm, nd in the end, it ws bndoned. i-_-t±_=hs_=b.eep_->us,ed. eszert s.inj longer. Strnrer, with its sheltered pproch ±O,±S_I THE AGNEFT GATHERING AT IOCHNAW On the Sturdy morning, seminr ws held in the Portptrick Hotel. In the bsence of Sir Crispin, South Austrlin Ry Agnew, chired the meeting. Those who ddressed the Gthering included Swnzie, Ldy Agnew, Ldy Agnew Sir Crispin's wife, Vi Coulthrd (Agnew Commissioner for Austrli), Lois Scheik ( member of the Bord of Directors of the Agnew Assocition of Americ), Dr. Mrie Agnew Mrcelli, Sturt Agnew nd Cludi Agnew. But everyone present lso hd the opportunity of sying who they were nd where their fmily cme from. It ws then time to bord the bus for Lochnw where we hd tour of the Cstle conducted by Dr. Andrew Agnew followed by lunch nd lter hd the plesure of receiving Isbel Sevill Wilhelmin Agnew escorted by her mother nd grndmother. Isbel wsn't in the lest perturbed by the piping of Jock Agnew, by the clpping nd cheering, or by the bttery of flshes nd we hve n bsolutely delightful picture of her wide eyed, nd with just the hint of smile, in the rms of her mother. It ws unfortunte tht number of people didn't feel up to ttending the dinner nd ceilidh held t I.ochnw on Sturdy evening. Those who did hd mrvellous time becuse Andrew, Shirley nd Jock Agnew nd the younger members of their fmilies soon hd everyone dncing nd singing.

5 5- On the Sundy we were lucky enough to hve both Swnzie nd Susie s our guides for tour of the Rhins of Gllowy, prticulrly scenic nd ttrctive prt of Scotlnd which is certinly worthy of nother visit. I remember quite distinctly how excited Swnzie ws when she ws ble to point out to us some of the fmous belted Gllowy cttle nd how we enjoyed wndering round the well mintined ruins of Glenluce Abbey not to mention holding our breth s the bus driver negotited some of the nrrow country lnes. And while Susie might hve hd some dif f iculty in f inding somewhere for us to hve lunch on Sundy, the sustennce provided by the little hotel in Glenluce ws excellent. All too soon though it ws time to sy goodbye to Swnzie nd Susie nd those who were not going on to Irelnd. This second interntionl gthering of the Agnews in Scotlnd my hve hd its problems, including the enormous strin nd hrd work tht 85 people cused t Lochnw nd ll who were helping there. But it would be shme if it were decided tht the ttendnt hssles outweighed the vlue of such fmily re-union nd certinly sincere thnks is extended to Lochnw for its hospitlity. THETHEAGREWGATHERINGINULSTER For those with their roots in Ulster this ws probbly the highlight of the trip to the United Kingdom. And it doesn't relly mtter in retrospect tht the visit begn disstrously rithl.the._ferry_bookingsl being-mislid by-b-ritish-ril nd-thts consequence the whole progrmme orgnised by Pt Alexnder nd Donn Hotling ws thrown into confusion. Wht remins is the joy of meeting our kin nd of ctully seeing the country of our ncestors. And it would be remiss if tribute were not pid to Pt nd Donn for ll the time nd ef fort involved on their prt in ctully getting everyone there. It ws wonderf ul tht when the group did f inlly rrive in Ulster, seven hours lter thn expected, number of Agnews were still witing to greet them - it certinly sys something for their fortitude nd determintion. At the sme time it ws rther unfortunte tht hving experienced so mny highs nd lows in dy mny people were just too tired to pprecite Bllyg ly nd Kilwughter Cstles nd the Lme Historicl Museum. All they relly wnted to do ws to get to their hotel, hve dinner nd go to bed. The next two dys were spent trying to ctch up on wht hd been missed on rrivl dy s well s trying to do everything else on the progrmme. The Ulster Folk nd Trnsport Museum t Cultr (ner Holywood County Down) nd the Ulster-Americn Folk Prk ner omgh were certinly worth visiting nd gve better ide of wht lif e must hve been like for our ncestors before they emigrted to the New World nd in the cse of the ltter wht life ws like in pioneer Americ. 0

6 6. Other things included the Cocktil Prty hosted by the Northern Irelnd Tourist Bord which ws ttended by something like 250 people, visit to the fmous Linen Hll Librry, reception with the Lord Myor in Londonderry, the Gints Cusewy, Dunluce Cstle nd the Mgnif icent Antrim cost nd visit to Bushmills Distillery. The dys were certinly filled. Is it ny wonder tht on more thn one occsion dinner ws still being eten t 11'45 p'm.? After three dys in Ulster, twelve of the prty went on to Dublin while others flew bck to Britin or home nd this ws officilly the end of the Agnew Gthering It certinly hd been group of different ntionlities nd diverse bckgrounds, but despite this everyone enjoyed something in common - the nme nd fmily ffilition. TE[E IAST vrords ON THE AGREw GATHERING 1985 The Chief 's Illness Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnw Bt regrettbly retired to bed with glndulr virus on the third dy of the Agnew Gthering. However, supported by lrge dose of penicilln, he mnged to ttend the House of Lords the following week to her the good news tht the legl cse in which he hd been involved to estblish the Erl of Annndle, hd been won. Sir Crispin is =._pew_`=fl! ±y=_r_es=o=v.e.=`e~9=fi9p h± i_±±±e=.5_l5==~.e± =_~,i Domestic Dissters The sme week s the Agnew Gthering, lrge portion of the ceiling of the min room in the home of Sir Crispin nd Ldy Agnew of Lochnw fell down cusing.considerble dmge. The previous week the sme ccident hd occurred in the 14th century dining room of Blir Cstle, the home of the Duke of Atholl. Blir Cstle ws the site of th\e triumph of I.t. Generl Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnw, 5th Bronet. He nd his troops, on behlf of the Hnoverin government, successfully defended Blir Cstle ginst the Highlnders prior to the Bttle of Culloden in The ceiling of Blir Cstle is still under repir, but Sir Crispin's ceiling is.now bck in plce! Thnks nd Apologies Ldy Agnew of Lochnw wishes to express her sincere thnks to ll those who gve her ctive nd morl support during the Agnew Gthering in the bsence of her husbnd. It ws much pprecited nd will be remembered for long time. It ^goes without sying.how bitterly disppointed Sir Crispin felt tht he Ws unble to be t Lochnw nd sends his most sincere pologies to everyone t the Gthering.

7 7. BEFORE AND AFTER THE AGNEW GATHERING by Cludi Agnew, South Austrli (wife of Ry Agnew) 0 We lredy hd sense of extended fmily before we rrived in Edinburgh s our trvels hd strted long before the Gthering. From Austrli we went to Americ I irst nd styed with Pt nd Dick Alexnder in Sm Frncisco. Pt Alexnder is leding member of the Americn Agnew Assocition nd she introduced us to Buzz nd Ktie Hodges whose whole fmily we lter met t the Gthering in Britin. In Cnd we hd very plesnt evening with Doris Agnew in West Vncouver, who we lso sw t the Gthering, nd who took some of her lte husbnd's shes to be interned in very moving service in the locl grveyrd to Lochnw. Then we hd drinks with Dr. Mrie Agnew Mrcelli in New York who ws to give most interesting tlk t the Gthering on emigrtion from Irelnd to Americ. We were entertined by Ann, Jeff nd Christopher Burton in Orlndo, (who lso ttended the Gthering with Ann's prents nd brother) nd then on to Europe where we spent two weeks with Vi nd John Coulthrd in Greece nd Turkey. Vi, being the Commissioner for the Agnew Assocition in Austrli, ws lso en route to the Gthering. The Coulthrds introduced us to fellow Austrlins, Joy nd Sturt Agnew in Pris, nd we ll visited Chteu d'agneu in Normndy. ~The~f `l=l-ow~ing-week`ws th-e `c:tu`l ~Gthelin`g~ ~-~ thfe `purp-ose of our whole trip. but perhps our extended sty in Irelnd proved to be the most fscinting for us personlly. A few yers go we estblished contct with Sdie Agnew Neeson whom we were sure ws directly relted nd our visit confirmed this. The interesting thing ws tht no-one mong the fmily in Northern Irelnd knew tht Ry's gret grndfther hd existed. Willim Agnew ws the oldest of ten children - couple of his siblings were nerly twenty yers younger thn h`e ws. When he nd his wife Ellen (nee Power) nd their two young sons Dvid Alexnder (Ry's grndfther) nd Willim Jmes emigrted to South Austrli in 1876 it ws s if they cesed to exist. And while we knew tht Willim hd brothers nd sisters there ws only one whose nme we knew nd tht ws Smuel whom we knew hd served in the rmy. We lso hd photogrph of nother person who ws obviously brother but we didn't know his nme. I think tht Sdie's oldest brother, Tom Agnew, ws perhps little scepticl before our rrivl but when he sw our photogrphs nd Ry showed him ll the evidence we hd ccumulted he ws bsolutely convinced of the reltionship. We lso met Sdie's osther brothers, Dvid, John nd Jmes Agnew s well s Jmes' fmily. Wht this visit to Ulster did ws unfold for us new chpter of fmily history. Tom, Dvid, John, Jmes nd Sdie's grndmother ws Ctherine Agnew. She ws sister of the Willim

8 8. Agnew who emigrted to South Austrli. It lso provided the perspective for wht we lredy knew. We now hve much better understnding of conditions in Irelnd midwy through the lst century. And of course we hve discovered whole host of fmily connections. We cn't wit to mke return visit. A SYNOPTIC CHART by Swnzie I]dy Agnew of Lochnw, wife of Sir Fulque Agnew, loth Bronet A synoptic chrt is the term given to wether mp t one prticulr time, with the 'highs' nd 'lows' depicted by isobrs detiling the direction nd force of winds. It seems n pt term to pply to the events f fecting the formtive yers in ny one life. Here outlined by dte nd event re the erly yers of Fulque Agnew, loth Bt of Lochnw nd fther of the present chief. 1898/9 Chrles Hmlyn Agnew mrried Lilin, Ann Wolf -Murry of Cringeltie Peeb lesshire. 9 Ot Fulque, Melville, Gerld, Noel borri =`_.._~ ==._.i _.~~_±_:_g: P±e_=~= i-----_-.--==-==_->==-=1_---i-<--_===-==----= _4th Hussrs Cntoneinent, / gi7/ 8 Returned to Britin with his mother, his fther engged in the Boer wr in South Afric. Plced in the cre of Arbell nd Croline Agnew in custody of his fther; first t Lyndhurst in the New Forest nd lter t Chobhm, Surrey. Sent to privte school t Wlmer, Kent. Enters Elm field House, Hrrow under Mr. Kiddermster, for the rmy clss. Enlists under ge during the summer vction, in the wr. Accepted for the Mchine Gun Corps; fights t Pschendle nd Ypres. Mentioned in desptches for brvery. Trnsfers to the Royl Flying Corps fighter plnes - "Sopwoth Pups". Is shot down, the nvigtor.killed. 0

9 4, / / / /29 A yer in hospitl in the services hospitl, set up in Crlton Terrce, IJondon.. Enlists in the 2lst Lncers nd sees service in Irelnd. on dischrge joins the expedition of Roger Popock on the ycht, 60 ton "Frontiersonn", orgnised to survey the lndings for the f irst British round-the-world flight. The ycht, formerly wr-wreck, sinks in Los Angeles By. Crew dispersed. Signs on s stoker on freighter bound for Buenos Aires, vi Cpe Horn. A 3 month voyge. Return voyge to Sm Frncisco. Finds temporry work t privte stble in Psden. Enlists s trooper in the U.S. Cvlry t the post t Monterey. Detiled to the unit for breking in new mustngs. Applies for posting to the Interntionl Pece-k.eeping,F'orce in Chin_. Is ccepted; gzetted Lie~ritennt in the U.S. Mrine Corps. Succeeds to the title of loth Bronet of Lochnw nd returns to Britin temporr i ly. A KII]wAUGHTm connectlon 0 Mrs. Nncy Thomson from New South Wles, Austrli hs contcted the Agnew Assocition. Her gret, gret, gret, gret grndfther, Vlentine Jones, merchnt of Belfst, mrried the only dughter of Willim Agnew of Kilwughter Cstle. The only son of this mrrige ws Edwrd Jones who chnged his nme to Edwrd Jones Agnew who represented the County of Lme in Prliment from 1792 to It is interesting to note tht the coch he used is t present being restored by Mr. Willim Hrvey, whose grndfther worked for the Agnews of Kilwughter. It ws Edwrd Jones Agnew who purchsed the nerby lnds of Bllyglly nd Crncstle in 1820 nd it ws he who renovted Kilwughter Cstle nd dded the lrge high tower. It ws his eldest grnddughter, August, who mrried Count Ugo Blzni nd she inherited the cstle. Agin, they only hd two dughters nd on the deth of their eldest dughter, Nor, in 1975 the estte pssed into her Itlin fmily, nmely Binc Blzni. From then on the cstle hs chnged hnds severl times nd fllen into totl disrepir nd shmbles.

10 10. ANOTHER KII.RAUGHTER CONNECTION! Mrs. Jcqueline Hugseng (nee Agnew) now living in Wles hs mde the lines of communiction buzz in serch of her ncestry. Her gret, gret, gret grndfther, Willi'm Agnew, originlly cme from Lme (possibly the sme Willim Agnew referred to bove?) nd her gret grndfther's cousin, known s Cptin Andy Agnew, ws cptin of the infmous ship "Clyde Vlley". Although she hs no clef inite proof of her connection to the Agnews of Kilwughter Cstle, there is n overlp of ownership of lnds belonging to her ncestors nd lnd belonging to Kilwughter estte. In her serch, Mrs. Hugseng hs referred to n rticle by John M. Dickson in the Ulster Journl of Archeology of 1901 on the Agnews in County Antrim. It refers to the Lord of Lirn (Lme) who ws the first Sheriff of Wigtown, nd to the mrrige of his son to dughter of Princess Mry. This rticle ws bsed upon informtion in "The Hereditry Sheriffs of Gllowy" but the genelogy is extremely suspect. Mrs. IIugseng hs lso been told bout the Itlin connection by n elderly reltive (ged 81 nd the oldest member of her fmily live). She tells of the mrrige of August Agnew to Count Blzni nd August's cousins, the Glt Smiths who occupied the cstle for while. It seems mystery s to wht Count Blzni ws doing in Ulster or how he met August, but interestingly Mrs. Hugseng tells us tht school ws estblished in 1896 by the Count. to commemorte the union. The Agnew-Blzni Memoril School ws used up until 1931 when it wtes ` purehtsi3 ` b~y= the +A-ntrifi -County---Coun-ci=l~nd=j:is-i.us±~T-mow==---_I being converted into house. The ddress she hs for Count Blzni is 5 Vi Vicenz, Rome (in cse nyone is in Rome nd wishes to do some Sherlock Holmesing). Mrs. Hugseng is now in contct with Sir Crispin Agnew, Mrs. Pt Alexnder nd Rockwood Museum in Delwre who re ll ssisting her to trce her ncestors. FAMILIAR I=CEI0S AT IOCHNAW by Jock Agnew Everyone hs herd the skirl of the Bgpipes. Irrmeditely you think of piper blowing lustily into the bg under his rm, with three drones spred on his shoulder, nd both hnds fingering the chnter. These re Highlnd Pipes. At the Agnew Gthering in July, I sounded not only the Highlnd Pipes, but wht must once hve been fmilir noise to the ncient wlls of old Lochnw - Lochnw in the 16th, 17th nd l8th centuries -the I.owlnd Pipes. The Scottish bellows-blown bgpipe probbly developed quite seprtely from the Highlnd Bgpipe -the Piob Mhor, Gret Pipe. However, there is some evidence of cross-breeding between the Highlnd Pipes, Lowlnd pipes nd Irish Uillenn Pipes. And

11 11. there is very close resemblnce between the I.owlnd Pipes nd the Northumbrin Hlf-long Pipes. The source of energy (i.e. bellows rther thn lungs) to fill the bg is no+ the only thing tht is different between Highlnd nd Lowlnd Pipes. The Lowlnd Pipes hve the three drones fitted to single stock, nd the tuning my be different. ---_,+ The three drones of the highlnd Pipes re tuned to 'A' on the chnter - one bse nd two tenor drones - nd ech drone is fitted seprtely to the bg. The three drones on the Lowlnd pipes re f itted to single lrge stock which is tied into the bg. And while the tuning of the drones E±}[ be the sme, the Lowlnd (some cll them Border) pipes cn hve the third drone tuned to fifth -tht is to 'E'. The fingering is the sme for both the I,owlnd nd Highlnd Pipes. it is not known, though, just exctly how the music ws interpreted on the Lowlnd Pipes - they were virtully extinct for bout hundred yers fter Wlter Scott's dy. In fct Sir Witer Scott's uncle ws skillful performer on the Lowlnd Pipes, nd fmous story is told of him: ''When on his dethbed t the ge of 90 (this ws in 1823), he hd his son Jmes ply over to him fvourite Lowlnd tune, tht he might be sure tht he left him in full possession of it. After hering it he hummed it over to himself nd corrected it in severl of the notes". After which, presumbly, he died pecef ully. -T.he-Scott-i-sh-Smll -Pipes, whic~fr I--i-so p-rp.ed t th-e~gthering-, re smll reltions to the Lowlnd Pipes, the gret difference being tht the chnter hs stright rther thn conicl bore. So there is less volume of sound, nd slightly different rrngement of finger holes. In 1757 the 77th Regiment (Montgomery's Highlnders) hd thirty pipers -nd they ll plyed the Scottish Smll Pipes. It is probble tht the populrity for this type of bgpipe ws high fter the bttle of Culloden, when the Highlnd Bgpipe ws prescribed s "n instrument of wr". One gret dvntge of the Smll Pipes is tht you cn ply them indoors without rising the roof. And since they re blown by bellows, you cn sing s you ply. Perhps in my cse tht isn't such good ide! "THE WHITES 0F THEIR EYES" by Mjor Dougls Agnew A militry history of the Agnews published by the Assocition. Only few copies left t fl9.00 (sterling) incl. postge. Apply to: The Agnew Assocition, 6 Plnerston Rod, Edinburgh Eh9 ltn, Scotlnd

12 12. AN AnTisT IN TliE FAMILY Ldy Agnew of Lochnw (Gertrude) wife of Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnw 9th Bronet, is well known for being the striking subject of Singer Srgent's well-known portrit. Until recently she hs been the only Agnew to mke nme for herself in rtistic circles but now Philip Agnew from Queenslnd Austrli, hs been trcing nd photogrphing s much s possible of his.fther's rtistic work. The result is vst collection of crictures, posters, etchings, lndscpes, murls nd so on, in vriety of mediums. Among them re some wonderful portrits nd etchings of boriginl fces, mgnificent murl of Austrlin life on the wll of pub in Cooktown; some very musing crtoons of outbck Austrlin chrc ters n.d some striking Queenslnd posters to mention but very few from the bursting portfolio. Grnet Gerld Agnew, Philip's fther, obviously hd super=b_ t.=l_ent together with keen perception of the humn rce nd wonderful sense of humour which comes out in his drwings. Aeep-`yEAt ffie=je jt= igr Philip Agnew hs been reserch{nn:"g:gff::t ycgk!s fotrh; H±yffi :i# ;ffi# :'npfo- :s considerble informtion on his gret grndfther, the Rev. Philip Peters Agnew, who rrived in Sydney from Englnd, vi New Zelnd, in Although he returned to Englnd fter 30 yers nd died there, his fmily remined in New South Wles but his son (the present Philip Agnew's grndfther) lter settled in Queenslnd. So it ws in Queenslnd tht Grnet Gerld Agnew, the rtist, ws born. Philip Grrick Agnew, son of Grnet Gerld Agnew, tkes up the story of his fther's life... GARNET GERALD AGNEW (AR'I`IST) Grnet Agnew ws born t Southport Queenslnd,17th August His fther, Philip Plmer Agnew ws the postmster, (nd prt owner of the Southport Hotel?) In 1895 his fther ws ppointed postmster t DUNWICH, the old peoples' home on Strdbroke Islnd. Aprt from this institution, this prt of the islnd ws very sprsely settled. Grnet grew up with love of boting, `fishing, nd the bush. He hd mny friends mongst the boriginls who were then numerous on the is lnd.

13 13. 0 He ws educted s border t Ipswich Grmmr School. When returning to Dunwich he often siled to the islnd in one mn bot from Clevelnd. He hd no forml rt trining, but probbly gined some inspirtion from his uncle GEORGE, who ws n rtist (who is sid to hve pinted some bckdrops t the Regent Thetre in Brisbne). Much of his erly work ws on posters nd bckdrops for film nd stge shows. It ws through this tht he first met Dorothy Nellie Willims (mteur singer, recently rrived with her prents from Birminghm Englnd). They were mrried in Brisbne in In 1920 he took his wife nd dughter, JOY, to Sydney where he ws employed by "FILMADS", mking nimted crtoons dvertising vrious products. These were screened in movie thetres. (I remember seeing one nimted crtoon he mde clled ''OUT OF THE INKWEI.L''. It commenced with ''still" picture of brush nd bottle of indin ink. The brush then rose up, dipped itself in the ink, drew figure, which then commenced to move). His two sons were born in Sydney; Philip Grrick (1921) nd Wrren Strdbroke (1923). In 1925 the fmily moved to Brisbne (14 Cmeron St West End). Grnet ws employed s Stff Artist on the Brisbne Courier, (dily newspper), nd Queenslnder, (mgzine). In ech issue he pinted full size cover sheet (fter the style of the old "Sturdy Evening Post.'). We children sometimes hd to pose. whilst he pinted some scene (often mildly humorous). -~~~In 19307~ `t the -time~of the gret d'e~press'ion-he ws r~etrenched. At this time he ws lso hving dif f iculties with his eyesight which he ttributed to ll of the close work he hd done under mercury vpour lmps whilst in Sydney. A friend nmed Percy Ashworth offered him work t his gold mining clim t CHINA CAMP, n extremely isolted spot in the rin forest south of COOKTOWN (Fr North Queenslnd). This hd been one of the lluvil mining sites of the 1870's gold rush. He worked there for 2 or 3 yers. Whilst there, occsionl visits to ''town" entiled two dy wlk to Cooktown; usully ccompnied by nother miner, Abbie Cluson. They usully styed t the WEST COAST HOTEI.. Using the only vilble mterils (house pint), Grnet pinted frieze round the top of the wll in the br. The four min pnels depict incidents of the Plmer River Gold Rush (1870's), not in romntic style; but with srdonic irreverent touch tht suggests deep understnding of ll fcets of humn nture. Included re wives nd mothers frewelling their menfolk deprting for the diggings, some fshionbly dressed, others in rough clothes 'vi7ith miners tools. There re pig-tiled Chinmen, "good time" girls, frock co+ed clergymn; nd blind mn being robbed. The centrl figure is jubilnt miner with his hnds full of nuggets, un.wre of the sudden deth tht is bout to overtke him. Behind the br is nother scene; joyous group holding hnds nd singing Auld I,ng Syne. All of the figures in this scene re life-like representtions of wellknown citizens of Cooktown t tht time (1932).

14 i 14.. Grnet returned to Brisbne in 1934; but work ws still scrce. He did some more QUEENSLANDER covers, nd lot of dvertising posters, "TRUTH" nd newspper. occsionlly In 1935 cted he s nd relieving his fmily stff moved rtist into on house t 48 Bennison St Ascot Brisbne. During the yers of World Wr 11 he ws stff rtist on the BRISBANE TELEGRAPH; nd produced dily crtoon on current events. After the wr (in ccordnce with generl policy) this post reverted to its former holder. Grnet then ttempted to orgnise system of syndicted dily crtoons for provincil newsppers. This filed, minly through problems of trnsport nd communictions t the time. In November 1951 he died in Brisbne Generl Hospitl. Aprt from the work he did for newsppers, nd the dvertising posters, most of Grnet Agnew's rt works were done either for his own stisfction or for friends. These works include oil pintings, wter colours, lino cuts, nd sketches in pencil, nd indin ink. He hd delightful sense of humour which hurt nobody; nd ws penetrting observer of humn nture. These qulities were obvious in ll his work. (Whilst he ws in Cooktown one of his pintings of the Endevour River ws presented to the then Governor of Queenslnd, Sir Leslie Wilson) In 1985 my son Mrk, my brother Wrren, nd I, begn to seek out nd photogrph s much of his work s we could. In My 1985 we hd cmping tour to Cooktown nd photogrphed the frieze. As it is so high in the br it,hs not been vndlised; but the colou'rs re fded fter these 50 odd yers. (other rtists hve since pinted scep.es elsewhere in the sme br; nd-s result peop`le--sometimes confuse Gme_t-_ -Agn.ew,_Lw`i±h-lit-her other rtists). our colour slides nd prints of the frieze were not very cler. However, we lso took blck nd white pictures, in sections. Some of these hve now been enlrged nd joined to mke continuous picture. These cn lso be processed to overcome much of the effects of the fding. The crictures in the Cooktown Museum reproduced quite well in colour prints. There is n extensive collection of his originl (wrtime) crtoons held by Grnet's three descendnts. Vrious oil pintings, wter colours, lino cuts, etc. re held by ourselves nd other reltives nd friends. All of the pictures of which we re wre, inc`luding the wrtime crtoons, hve riow been photogrphed. (notes compiled by Phil Agnew 29/1/86) FROM SUBSTANCE T0 SHADOW In fmily, such s the Agnews of Lochnw, divided loylties hv8 inevitbly risen whereby the Normn invsion under Willim the Conqueror (1066), took the nme of Agnew or its derivtives, to Nor folk in Englnd, to Lme in Ulster, nd into Gllowy in Scotlnd. [This ws the first dispor, the second cme predominntly in the l9th century, when emigrnts crried the nme of Agnew throughout the English-speking world].

15 15. The Norfolk Agnews dispper from post-medievl records; those of Lme, with its troubled history, re poorly supported; but the Gllowy Agnews possess n extended documentt.ion from the ppointment of Andrew Agnew (d. 1455), s the Constble of Lochnw nd lter the first Sheriff of Gllowy. The theme propounded here is not only of divided loylties between old nd new homelnds; but loosening of bonds from Lochnw nd from Gllowy, which hs finlly led to the exclusion of the chief from his ncestrl heritge. In the exmintion of these ssertions the nme given to the eldest son, gives ground for climing n mbivlence in dherence to the fmily interests in Ulster nd those in Gllowy. We see the pull between Irelnd nd Scotlnd s symbolised in the nme of Andrew, Ptron Sint of Scotlnd, nd Ptrick, Ptron Sint of Irelnd. For seven genertions between c nd 1600, Ptrick succeeds Andrew, from fther to son, sve for the nme of Quentin (d.1498). The lst Ptrick (b..1578) becme the first Bronet of Nov Scoti, in Chrles I's reign. Therefter Ptrick s one of the trditionl nmes of the eldest son gives wy (with the exception of Jmes) to Andrew, for the next 9 genertions. The Agnews, even in Christin nme, re henceforth unequivoclly Scots in their llegince to the Crown. The lst Andrew died in 1928, nd the two Agnews succeeding to the title revert in nme to Normndy, with F.ulque nd Crispin; Knight nd Sint, s first nmes. Here, too, is n instnce of distnc`ing from Scotlnd nd implicitly of Gllowy`. The loosening of bonds between lird nd lnd is relted to the pssge of history over 5 centuries, bringing bout widening of personl horizons, during the process of ntion building, culminting in the emergence of the United Kingdom in 1707 nd the expnsion of the British Empire, with I.ondon s the cpitl. Alleginces thus shift from the immedite concerns of Gllowy to greter ntionl involvement. The widening of horizons is netly summrised in the socil sttus nd plce of provennce of the brides chosen b.v the Agnew heirs to ber the next genertion of sherif.fs. The bride of the first Sheriff (d.1455) is not known; his son chose dughter of MCDowlls of Grthlnd, who, it is reputed, were the originl i.e. indigenous lndowners, before the rrivl Normn overlords. This then is mrrige between neighbours. In the next 9 genertions the Agnews, s Sheriffs of Wigtown nd therefore of West Gllowy, cme to know nd to sty with the more distnt lndowners. This resulted in no less thn three mrriges to brides from the Cordons of Lochinvr nd three from the houses of the Stewrts, two from Grlies, nd one, Ldy Anne Stewrt, dughter of Alexnder, Brl of Gllowy, herself grndchild of Grlies. The Vus of Brnbrroch, the Kennedys of Culzen nd the Hys of Prk provided three other connections which one might cll regionl.

16 t`s- 16. The mrrige of Jen Hy of Prk in 1656 (her home the Tower House in the eminence overlooking the lluvil lnd of Glenluce Abbey), ws the lst, sve for Elenor of Croch (in.1714), to mintin regionl loylty in common upbringing of husbnd nd wife. After the Union in 1707, representtion in ntionl institutions nd the incresing obligtions of militry service, took the Agnew heirs beyond the conf ines of Gllowy nd in consequence to mrrige llinces with "outsider" brides. In the lst two centuries, the de Courcy mrrige from Irelnd, the Ginsborough mrrige from Englnd nd the Vernon mrrige from Wles, illustrtes the loosening of bonds with Scotlnd, ending hplessly in the childless mrrige of Andrew Noel 9th Bronet, to Gertrude Vernon in 1889, so ptly depicted s London "slon hostess" in the Singer Srgent portrit. It is reported, she hd wrned her husbnd she never would (nd never did) live t Lochnw. With the sle of the remnnt of the estte in 1948, nd the demolition of tht prt of the sttely home of 1832, substnce hd been reduced to shdow; but like the phoenix, there is new wkening in the Agnew Assocition, under the guidnce the present chief, Crispin nd his wife Susn Strng Steel Logie in Angus (in.1980). SWANZIE AGNEW OF LOCHNAW "CRISplN nd SUSIE" by Susie Crispin nd Susie re the nmes which we like everyone to cll us but there re occsions, like ddressing n envelope, when custom dicttes little more formlity. On these occsions, from fmily nd friends like, we get host of different combintions of our nme nd lthough we gldly nswer to ll of them, it might be interesting to know the correct form. The following combintions re muong Sir Agnew Sir Lochnw Lord Crispin Lord Agnew I,ord Lochnw Ldy Susn (Susie) Ldy Crispin Ldy I-ochnw Ldy Isbel (my dughter) Ldy Swnzie (my motherin-lw) The following is CORRECT Sir Crispin (if speking to him) Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnw Bt. (on n envelope). I.dy Agnew (if speking to me. Ldy Susn is n esy mistke but this inf ltes me to being either the dughter of Mrquis, n Erl or Duke, nd not merely the wife of Bronet).

17 17. Ldy Agnew of Lochnw (on n envelope). Iidy Agnew (if speking to my mother-in-lw). Swnzie Ldy Agnew of Lochnw (on n envelope). Isbel hs no title but on n envelope would be clled Miss Agnew of Lochnw. If we hve ny more dughters they will be simply Miss Mry(?) Agnew etc. Our first son will be Mr. Albert(?) Agnew, younger of Lochnw until he succeeds Crispin. Any subsequent sons will be plin Mr. George(?) Agnew. et. But t the end of the dy, plese just cll us Crispin nd Susie! BITS AIND BOBS Aqnew BibliocTrT]hv I m compiling bibliogrphy of books, reports nd importnt documents written by Agnews. Would members of the Assocition be good enough to consult locl librries to scertin if the nme Agnew ppers in the uth6rs list_ed. Plese se`nd findings of pu6lic-tiorls stting uthor, title, dte nd publisher to: Swnzie I.dy Agnew, 3 I,onsdle Terrce, Edinburgh EH3 Scotlnd. A cyclostyled bibliogrphy will then be distributed with subsequent newsletter. Fme throu h Cricket It is not of ten tht the nme Agnew hits the ntionl newsppers but it certinly did in the Summer of 1985 in Britin with the co'ntroversil rrivl of Jon Agnew (nicknmed Spiro) in the British cricket tem. Controversil becuse of his somewht errtic fst bowling when there were other more stedy bowlers vilble. His cricket creer strted in 1984 when he plyed in two test mtches ginst the West Indies t the ovl, I,ondon nd retined his plce ginst Sri I.nkns t Lord's. The two 'mtches, however, proved to be bptism of fire s his four wic.kets cost 68 runs ech nd he missed out on the originl tem lter sent to Indi. At Christms 1984 though, his winter job of selling windows ws interrupted by n emergency cll to join the Indin tour when Pul Allott returned home with n injury. A five-wicket hul in his f irst mtch ginst South Zone t Hyderbd erned Agnew plce in Englnd's squd for the finl Test t Knpur but he ended up s 12th mn.

18 i` 18. Agnew's strt to the 1985 seson ws plgued by minor injuries but he returned to top form erly July, with nine-wicket hul ginst Surrey t the ovl. It is now hrd to rgue with Agnew's selection since in shortened Summer he climed bout 40 victims. It seems very likely tht we shll see him hitting the hedlines gin in n ers of vour Iiife" This ws the heding given to n rticle in locl Clifornin newspper written bout Albert Agnew's journey to the Agnew Gthering in Scotlnd in One of the resons for his trip ws to gther informtion for fmily history which he is compiling for the younger members of the fmily nd he hs been in communiction with Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnw to verify some fcts for his history. The newspper rticle red s follows: Three dys were spent t Lochnw getting to know reltives from other prts of the world. At the ceilidh, mny dnced the Highlnd fling to the squeling bgpipes nd the songs of Scotlnd were sung nd cups of kindness were drunk for Auld Lng Syne. Surprisingly, no Scotch ws in evidence - just excellent French wine. Before leving Scotlnd, Albert lso svoured the Highlnds of Perthshire nd visited Culzen Cstle, Ayrshire, the Plce of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Cstle, nd Cthedrl ruins t St. Andrews. Time ws spent in Englnd too to view the pre-eminent meglithic g::::= ffou:t cnoeph±eens9e;otsetlh±esbe: ri:t*dtr,]ei :em:=t n±exp%=t: := instrument of English constitutionl history; the Beulieu Plce nd Abbey home of Lord Montgu nd fmily; beutiful Lyndhurst in the New Forest of Hmpshire; the Yorkshire Dles; nd the fmous historicl sights of I,ondon! Aonew Hero Mjor T. Agnew of the Ulster Defence Regiment ws mentioned in disptches for brvery on 17 April The Chninq Se The se is clm nd quiet, gentle nd kind, The colour of glittering emerld. The f ishermen sil gently out of the hrbour As the se clmly bows. The rging storm mkes the se md. It rges nd rors, kicks nd thumps the hrbour. It will spring nd pounce, crsh nd bsh the bech, Kill the shore, crck rocks: it is drk murky green. Then it slows down, The devil inside crwls wy. Clmer nd clmer it gets, Then it is lovely light crystl. 8 E:::dco :fr-m#ngr9_yers Jne Cooper

19 J 19. AnA new Film.' The Agnew Assocition hs been pproched by smll film compny with the ide of mking video film trcing the history of the Agnews. Obviously the filming would hve to be done in Scotlnd s well s Northern Irelnd which would mke it expensive. The minimum cost to mke it worthwhile would be in the region of 8,000 nd would be rised from within the Assocition. If you think this is worthwhile project nd would be prepred to contribute, plese contct the Agnew Assocition t 6 Plmerston Rod, Edinburgh, EH9 ltn. The film, of course, would be vilble to be borrowed by members of the Assocition ll over the world. Incidentlly, the sme film compny supply video film cmermn to ccompny you on your holidy, or prt of it, in UK, to sve you the trouble of crrying your own cmer! Eire t Regimentl Museum During the Agnew Gthering in July 1985, Agnews who jc>ined in Edinburgh visited the regimentl museum of the fmily regiment, in Suchiehll Street, Glsgow. The following week, the museum building ws bdly burnt, together with the contents of the upper floors. The min museum disply ws on the ground floor so the mjority of rtifcts were sved. The museum trustees hve now bought n old courthouse building in the centre of Glsgow nd intend to move into the new premises in the Autumn. Membershio Sors The membership of the Agnew Assocition continues to rise stedily every yer. A specific count hs not been crried out in Austrli or Britin, but the Americn Assocition reports tht they now hve 78 members nd still incresing. In the short life of the Assocition there, this is extremely good nd ref lects the Success nd hrd work of the leding members of the Assocition nd of the dvertising in the pproprite mgzines. Scottish - Americn Centres The City of Shellmn, Georgi ws proclimed the ntionl culturl centre for Scottish-Americns lst Spring by the Governor. Building ws strted on Culloden Dy to construct Scottish-Americn Heritge Centre to be used s museum with sections for industry, eduction, griculture, militry history, sports, rts nd science. It is scheduled for completion in the first hlf of There is lso Scottish Americn culturl centre now underwy in New York under the guidnce of Ldy Mlcolm Dougls-Hmilton who hs done so much for interntionl reltions nd communictions.

20 `i} }=., 20.. Scottish Clns Council of Austrli Vi Coulthrd, Commissioner for the Agnew Assocition in Austrli is ctively involved in the estblishment of the Scottish Clns Council of Austrli, to be known s The Clns Council. The Council will encourge the trditions of Scotlnd, help ny cln societies nd promote friendship mong Scottish people. Vi, nd her husbnd John, both cme to the Agnew Gthering in July. In ll there were seven Austrlins there which ws fntstic number from so fr wy. New Aonew Boutique in Svdnev The Agnew Boutique nd Commonwel Centre in Sydney, Austrli hve moved premises nd cn now be found t: Room 602, 6th Floor, Gowings Building, 45 Mrket Street, Sydney, NSW Tel. (92) or Agnew Trtn (plus Agnew scrves, ties, crest bdges) cn lso be purchsed by mil from: Kinloch Anderson Ltd., John Knox House, 45 High Street, Edinburgh EHI Agnew gifts nd trtn cn lso be purchsed from: Lochni`w =Cstle,1-eswlt, by Strnrer, Wigtownshire, Scotlnd. A Tste of Scotlnd 0 ::::::r3:gfc htolspnft"]s±cthyemend±scud±:d± ;Ce::ge: ofrt t :%gt:i:de:::=:i or modern presenttion of fresh produce from Scotlnd's unrivlled nturl lrder. "Tste of Scotlnd" resturnts/hotels re lso committed to excellence of service nd clenliness, nd membership is limited to those estblishments which, fter regulr incognito inspection nd ssessment, meet the Scheme's criteri. A "Tste of Scotlnd" is now producing specil guide of their resturnts in Scotlnd which is being distributed overses in pproprite tourist centres nd events, so tht you cn pln your gourmet trtn trip in dvnce. "Tste of S6otlnd" representtives hve lredy been to Texs for meetings in preprtion for the 1986 Cln Gthering there. Locl Texn resturnts nd hotels will hve received specil dvice nd recipes for pproprite menus during the Gthering. The "Tste of Scotlnd" recipe book, "Sc.ottish Cookery" by Ctherine Brown will be on sle t the Texs Gthering.

21 Q`,-.i, 21. To Stv t Lochnw,T..: In ddition to the fully serviced ccommodtion injliochnvl Cstle itself, there re ~lso severl self-ctering.i,.cuttges on `the property which cn`be rent:edrfor short or longr:peichqds \throughout the yer. There is plenty. to see nd.do in:.thevee includ`ing fishing on Lochnw I.och (the White Loch)t' :Detils of` ll ccommodtion nd.`.rtes Cn be obtined from,cdrochnw : Cst.Le, LLeswlt., by Strnrer, Wigtownshire, Scotlnd - A AMERICAIN AGINEW GATHERLING 1986 Plns re lredy forging hed for the Agnew Gthering in Colordo in This will tke plce t either the end of August or first week of September. Ides re in the ir for semin,rs on Agne,w genelogy, bnquet, locl sigh.tr-seeing et. It is impertive tht you contct one of the.orgnisers s soon s possible if you re considering ttending this Gthering. The orgnisers re: Kenneth nd Dorth Agnew 8054 So Quince Wy Eng lewood Colordo Mrs. I]ois Schieck 0972 Thunderbird Drive Corl Springs Florid Mrs. Pt Alexnder P.O. Box 759 EI Grnd Cliforni Plese support this Gthering -the more the me`rrier! `0 CONVENER RESIGNS Colonel John Pd:kj Agnew hs_.resigned s convenei>,ft theragnew` Assocition ref,jmeric.. 'He.ws one of the orlginltlnstdgtqrs of the Americn brnch tnd he nd his wife hve put *Er Llot.`Qf '`_ work into i± since`,its formtion. However hisajipersonl work.. I lod hs become `+oq grethfor him to continuelch±<s 'deiv = role, t. in i=he Assocition.. The Agnew Assocition s!t whol±e`;is:deeply grteful for his enormous contribution to its development in Americ nd would like ±o thnk him most sincerelyi'ind' wish him well in the future. Of course he will remdm member of the Assocition nd in tht wy the Assocition Will hppily remin in contct with him.

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23 c=r Assocition A-nts Yer ended 20th June, The Assocition's Ninth Yer Cpitl Acxsount Opening blnce t 2lst June, Add Sul)sc.riptions (U.K. nd overses ) Current Account Opening blnce t 2lst Jme, Add Interest Sles of 'Thites of Their ftyes' Iess Txtion Bnk Acoimt The current blnce t 20th June 1987 is Certified correct (Sgd. ) Edwin Agnev Ftwin ew Eon. Tresurer 30th June, 1987 B,i ii ::i.::. 'L