Andrew MUNRO, Of Westertown

Andrew MUNRO, Of Westertown

Male Abt 1663 - 1724

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  • Name  Andrew MUNRO, Of Westertown 
    Suffix  Of Westertown 
    Born  Abt 1663  Of, Westertown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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  Aug 1724 
    Person ID  I12378  Munro
    Last Modified  30 Nov 2008 

    Father  Sir John MUNRO, XXII of Foulis, 4th Baronet,   b. Abt 1639,   d. 29 Sep 1697, Dingwall, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anne MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1641,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1660 
    Family ID  F1591  Group Sheet

    Family  Helen MUNRO,   b. Est 1660,   d. Abt 1723 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F4498  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Captain Andrew Munro of Westertown served in the 26th Regiment of the Cameronians and received the Blenheim bounty in 1704. He was town councillor of Dingwall.

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - R/13, X & X/1

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - R/13, X, X/1

      His [Sir George's] daughters were...5 Helen Lady Bighouse next Stemster and lastly Westerton...

      Sir George's drs were...5 Helen m...[3] Capt Andrew Munro of Westertown X/1 (Edin Canongate Marrs 8 Mch 1701)...

      Sir John Munro of Fowlis married Anne daughter to Sir Kenneth McKenzie of Coul by whom he had Robert Andrew Jean Christane Anne and Margaret he dyed at Fowlis 15 October 1696.

      Captain Andrew Munro of Westertown married Helen daughter to Sir George Munro of Culrain and dyed 1724.

      Capt Andrew served in Cameronians (26th Regt) and received Blenheim bounty 1704 (Dalton's Army Lists), town councellor of Dingwall, d Aug 1724 (Heirs 26 Oct 1726, bro Sir Robert aucceeding him in Wester Foulis &c); for wife see R/14 and SRS Edin Canongate Marr Reg 8 Mch 1701.

      Ref: "History of the Munros" by A. Mackenzie - p. 94-95, 98

      2. Andrew, of Westertown, a Captain in the army, in which he served for many years at home and abroad. He retired before 1708, and took up his residence at Westertown, parish of Kiltearn. Mr Hugh Campbell, then minister of that parish, was translated to Kilmuir-Wester in February, 1721, and it was not till November, 1726, that his successor, the Rev. William Stewart, was appointed. Captain Munro took very active steps in getting the vacancy filled up. At a meeting of Session and congregation held on the 30th of March, 1724, to moderate in a call to a minister, the Session Records show that "Captain Andrew Munro of Westertown protested that any man that offers to vote as heritor to choose a minister for this parish, not paying stipend or tyend bolls to the minister, such votes to be of non-effect." To this protest Captain George Munro, I. of Culcairn, replied, "that as the heritors present do not take upon themselves to be the judges of the queston in the protestation, which is referred to the Presbytery, who are the proper judges, so they are very sorry that any gentleman who has an heritance and residence in the parish should be thereby precluded from a vote at this election, particularly John Munro of Miltown, who pays nothing to the minister, but some tyends to Fowlis and Inchcoulter." Westertown's objection was repelled, and the meeting proceeded to elect a minister. The Rev. Daniel Mackillican, minister of Alness, and the Rev. John Balfour, minister of Logie-Easter, were proposed, but on the vote bing taken Captain Andrew Munro was the only one who voted for Mr Balfour, while all the elders, heritors, and heads of families voted for Mr Mackillican. Captain Andrew Munro of Westertown married Helen, widow of Joseph Mackay of Bighouse, and fifth daughter of his cousin, Sir George Munro of Culrain and Newmore, Commander of all the forces in Scotland, without issue. She died before June, 1723, Captain Munro dying soon after in 1724.

      Sir Robert, his son Robert Munro, "yr. of Fowlis, Member of Parliament"; George Munro of Culrain, George Munro of Culcairn, Andrew Munro of Westertown, George Munro of Newmore, Hugh Munro of Teaninich, Hector Munro of Novar, John Munro, yr. of Novar, Alexander Munro of Kilchoan, Farquhar Munro of Teanoird, Hugh Munro of Ardullie, and Hugh Munro of Kiltearn, are among "the considerable persons of the shires of Ross and Sutherland," who signed an address to George I. in December, 1714, imploring his Royal mercy for Simon Lord Lovat on his return from France at the instigation of Major James Fraser of Castleleathers.

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