Sir Alexander MONRO, of Bearcrofts

Sir Alexander MONRO, of Bearcrofts

Male 1629 - 1704

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  • Name  Sir Alexander MONRO, of Bearcrofts  [1
    Prefix  Sir 
    Suffix  of Bearcrofts 
    Born  1629  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Jan 1704  , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bearcrofts
    Person ID  I10524  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2011 

    Father  Rev. George MONRO, of Pitlundie,   b. Abt 1577,   d. Apr 1642, Suddie, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary PRIMROSE,   b. Est 1587,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Suddie, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9619  Group Sheet

    Family  Lillias EASTON,   b. Abt 1631,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Col. George MONRO, of Auchinbowie,   b. Abt 1662,   d. 1721
     2. Margaret MONRO,   b. 1664, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Archibald MONRO,   b. 1666, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1697, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander MUNRO,   b. 1667, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary MONRO,   b. 1667, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Dr. John MONRO,   b. 1670, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jean MONRO,   b. Abt 1672,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Lillas MONRO,   b. Abt 1674,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary MONRO,   b. 1676,   d. 1706
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3813  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sir Alexander Munro of Bearcrofts served as a Major in a Regiment of Foot in Ireland. He fought at the Battle of Worcester and was captured there, but later escaped from prison.

      He was advocate and clerk of session and served as Commissioner of Supply for Sterlingshire. He sat in Scots Parliament as commissioner for shire. His arms are recorded in the Lyon Register.

      His wife was Lilias Eastoun of Couston. In addition to the sons that are listed, they had 5 daughters.

      Ref: The Munro Tree (1734) - L/47 & Q/41

      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."

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/47

      "Sir Alexander Munro was Commissar of Stirline Major of Foot in Ireland."

      "Sir Alexander of Bearcrofts, advocate and clerk of session, Commissioner of Supply for Stirlingshire, sat is Scots Parliament as commissioner for shire, arms recorded in Lyon Reg, m Lilias dr of John Eastoun of Couston, and d 4 Jan 1704 having had George, Archibald, Alexander, John and 5 drs."

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Q/41

      "...For Munros at Worcester see RSM's Lexington Munroes v, vi and add Major Alexander L/47 who was captured but later escaped from prison (Memorial to Prince of Orange for Alex Monro of Barecrofts, and Life of Prof Alexander L/51 in his Works)."

      Ref: "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      310-311

      V. SIR ALEXANDER MONRO, first of Bearcrofts, who adopted the Army as his profession and served for some time as Major in an infantry regiment in Ireland. He was knighted for his distinguished services in the army, and appointed Commissioner of Stirling. About the same time he purchased the estate of Bearcrofts in that county. He on the 26th of February, 1662, had been admitted a member of the Scottish Bar, at which, in conjunction with Duncan Forbes, III. of Culloden, he exercised considerable influence in mitigating the penalties inflicted upon many of the Scottish nobility and gentry for the part taken by them in the Rebellion of 1688. In the reign of King William, Sir Alexander served as one of the Commissioners for the "Plantation of Kirks," the Duke of Argyll being President, and was M.P. for the County of Stirling from 1690 to 1702.

      Sir Alexander married, with issue, among several other sons and daughters--

      1. George, his heir and successor.

      2. John, I. of Achenbowie, of whom presently.

      He died in 1702, when he was succeeded by his eldest son, VI. GEORGE MONRO,...

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      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - p. vi

      Sir Alexander was an advocate or barrister.

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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, 2]

  • 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).

    2. [S633] Clan Munro files - Monroe, William L., Jr., William L. Monroe, Jr., The Munros - From the Carolinas - by Bill Monroe - p. 5 (Reliability: 3).