Dr. John MONRO

Dr. John MONRO

Male 1670 - 1740

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  • Name  Dr. John MONRO  [1, 2
    Prefix  Dr. 
    Born  1670  , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Bearcrofts
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1740  , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I10532  Munro
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2011 

    Father  Sir Alexander MONRO, of Bearcrofts,   b. 1629,   d. 4 Jan 1704, , , Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lillias EASTON,   b. Abt 1631,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3813  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jean FORBES,   b. Abt 1674,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Dr. Alexander MUNRO, of Auchenbowie,   b. 19 Sep 1697, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1767
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3816  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret CRICHTON,   b. Abt 1647,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3817  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John was an army surgeon who served in the Regiments of Kenmure, Hill and Belasyse. He studied at Leyden and was a founder of Edinburgh medical school.

      His second wife was the widow of William Main.

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/50

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

      "Sir Alexander of Bearcrofts,...d 4 Jan 1704 having had George, Archibald, Alexander, John and 5 drs."

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/50

      "This was John, army surgeon, served in Kenmure's, Hill's and Belasyse's Regts, studied at Leyden, a founder of Edinburgh medical school, m Jean Forbes and had son Alexander, then Margaret Cichton widow of William Main, and d 1740."

      Ref: "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      314

      I. JOHN MONRO, second son of Sir Alexander Monro, I. of Bearcrofts, and V. in direct descent from George Monro, IV. of Milntown, was the founder of this family. John studied for the medical profession, and served with much distinction as a surgeon in the army of William III. in Flanders. On his retirement from the service, he settled in Edinburgh, where he soon acquired an extensive and lucrative practice. In conjunction with his more distinguished son, and other eminent members of the Medical Faculty, he was one of the founders of that great medical school at Edinburgh for the regular teaching of the different branches of physic and surgery. The Doctor's protrait hangs in the Surgeon's hall, Edinburgh. He died in 1737.

      He married his cousin Jean, daughter of James Forbes, Caithness, second son of Duncan Forbes, I. of Culloden, with issue--one son, II. ALEXANDER 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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      The following is a transcription of RW "Billy" Munro's genealogy notes:

      [Alexander Munro] «i»Son of and only surving child of John Monro, Surgeon (1670-1740) and Jean Forbes.

      Munro Tree L/51 (blank). Mackenzie 314-18. Inglis 8, 57-77. J.P. Munroe 38 (1860), See index p. 306. R. Kerr, Memoirs of Wm. Smellie (1811) vol. ii. Allan Papers # 157. Gents Magazine (1767) 383; Scots Magazine (1767) 390. CMM iv 9. R.E. Wright - St. Clair "Doctors Munro" pp. 27-58. Edin Testaments, 28 Oct 1767. Scots Mag (1757) 614. Glagow Burgess Roll 25 Sep 1725. E. M. Underwood "Boerhaave's Men" passim. E. Peacock, Leyden Graduates (1883) p. 69«/i».
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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 3]

  • 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, 52 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S821] Clan Munro e-files - Robarts, Richard, Richard Robarts, E-mail from Richard Robarts - 24 Oct 2011 (Reliability: 3).

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