Alexander MUNRO

Alexander MUNRO

Male Abt 1604 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name  Alexander MUNRO 
    Born  Abt 1604 
    • 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  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I10569  Munro
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2009 

    Father  John MUNRO, Of Pittonachy,   b. Abt 1577, Of, Pittonachy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Florentine ROSS,   b. Est 1579, Of, Cuilich, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3823  Group Sheet

    Family  ROSS,   b. Est 1606, Of, Balblair, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F3825  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Alexander studied for the ministry at the University of St. Andrews. He was appointed minister of Golspie before 1638, and served as a member of the General Assembly that year.

      He was transferred to Dornoch before 12 Aug 1639. On 12 Nov 1641, King Charles I made him a gift of 300 merks yearly. At that time he was serving as a member of the Commission of Assembly. King Charles later granted him 800 merks on conditin that he give 300 merks per year to "upholding the Church," and 200 to the master of the Dornoch Grammar School.

      He served for several years as Regent of St. Andrews University.

      In 1648, he was deposed for "compliance with Montrose."

      He had no children.

      References:

      (1) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - L/54, L/57

      (2) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      504

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA