Rev. George MONRO, of Pitlundie

Rev. George MONRO, of Pitlundie

Male Abt 1577 - 1642

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  • Name  Rev. George MONRO, of Pitlundie  [1
    Prefix  Rev. 
    Suffix  of Pitlundie 
    Born  Abt 1577 
    • Estimate: This birth date is an estimate based on the birth dates of nearest relatives or contemporaries, or based on other clues such as christening date, marriage date, birth order, etc.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Apr 1642  Suddie, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I10520  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2011 

    Father  George MONRO,   b. Abt 1552,   d. 1630 
    Mother  Margaret LEVINGSTON,   b. Abt 1554,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3808  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary PRIMROSE,   b. Est 1587,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Suddie, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. George MUNRO, Of Pitlundie,   b. Abt 1602, Of, Pitlundie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 21 Sep 1686
     2. David MUNRO,   b. Abt 1610,   d. 3 Sep 1651, Battle Of, Worcester Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Jane MUNRO,   b. Est 1615,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Sir Alexander MONRO, of Bearcrofts,   b. 1629,   d. 4 Jan 1704, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F9619  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George was minister of Suddie. His wife's first name may have been Christian or Mary. They also had at least one other daughter in addition to the children that are listed.

      Ref: The Munro Tree (1734) L/43

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/42

      "Mr George Munro Chancellor of Ross married a Gentlewoman surnamed Levingston by whom he had George."

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/43

      "Mr George Munro [? Henry] Primroses daughter /illegible/ by whom he had Mr George Lieutenant Collonel David and Mr Alexander Munro and daughters."

      "George min of Suddie; his wife may be Christian (Mackenzie and Inglis say Mary); she was niece of James Primrose clerk to Privy Council."

      Ref: "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      309

      II. George Monro, to whom James VI. in 1586 granted for seven years the Chaplainry of Clyne--now Mountgerald--"for his support in sustenying him at the sculis." He succeeded his father as minister of Suddie, to which charge he was appointed during his father's life in 1614. On the 21st of October, 1634, he was a member of the Court of High Commission, and five years later of the General Assembly of 1639.

      Having acquired the estate of Pitlundie, County of Ross, either by purchase or inheritance, he married Mary Primrose, with issue--

      1. George, his heir and successor in Pitlundie, and in the Suddie charge.

      2. Alexander, of Bearcrofts, who ultimately succeeded as representative of the family...

      The Rev. George Monro died in April, 1642, and was succeeded by his eldest son, III. George Monro,...

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      The following is a transcription of RW "Billy" Munro's genealogy notes:

      [Sir Alexander Munro of Bearcrofts] «i»Third son of Reverend George Monro, Suddie (Black Isle) (died circa 1642) and Mary Primrose; in 1668 "Engagement" fought at Worcester as Major in Royalist Army 1651; bought Bearcrofts Stirlingshire in1657; Commissary of Stirlingshire 1661; Advocate 1662; Commissioner of Supply for Stirlingshire 1661,1667,1678,1689,1690,1696; NP 26 March, 1669;Clerk of Session 1669-1676;implicated in Rye House plot 1683; imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth November 1683 to September 1684; took test and readmitted advocate 1685; Solicitor General March- May, 1689;Commissioner for Stirlingshire in Scots parliment June1690 to January, 1704; knighted 1695 or 1696; died 4 January, 1704, having married Lillias Easton, with issue - George( died circa 1721), Archibald (Born 1666, died circa 1697), Alexander born 1667, twin, died young), John (1670-1740). Margaret( born 1664) ,Mary (born 1667 twin, died young), Lillias, Jean (married William Semple) and Mary (1676-1706)

      Munro Tree L/47; Not in Shaw;s "Knights", Leven & Melville Papers (Bannatyne Club) 153, 245; Parliamentary Papers iii 152-3; R. Woodrow "Sufferings" iv 53; History MSS new series vii 272; Darien Papers (1849) page 393; Calendar of State papers (Domestic) (1694-5) 446, (1696) 121, (1698) 57; Riley (King William & the Scottish Politicians 30/a (1697) 80; RW Munro article in Clan Munro Magazine xviii 24-29; 3RPC ix 173, 178; Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland vii 93, 506-J.P. 1683, 544,viii 226, ix 23 (Solicitor General) ; 71, 140, x 29,Commisioner of Supply; Mackenzie 91, 310-311; Dr. Donald Munro's Memoirs in Professor Alex's "Works" (1781); J.A. Inglis Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica 10-36; R.E.Wright -St. Clair Drs Monro pp2-4; Edith E.B. Thompson " Parliament of Scotland" 1690-1702 page 24; Culloden Papers 22; Scottish RecordsOffice NP 2/10 (26 march, 1689)i 224,228,248 (? & 153); Edinburgh University Journal (Summer 1954) xvii 80; McGill ii 1180.«/i»
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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S668] RW Munro's Genealogy Database, Robert William Munro, (The collected genealogy notes of RW Munro, Hon. Historian of Clan Munro (Association) edited by Dr. Jean Munro, transcribed by Charles C. Munroe, III and others. Transcription completed Jan 2009. Original card file is kept at the "Storehouse of Foulis" near Foulis Castle in Scotland.), card 48 (Reliability: 3).