William MUNRO

William MUNRO

Male 1674 - 1746

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  • Name  William MUNRO  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born  1674  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Apr 1746  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William was buried at the North Burial Ground.
    Person ID  I184  Munro
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2013 

    Father  John MUNRO,   b. 1637, Evanton, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1691, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah LAWTON,   b. 1640, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1693, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1663  Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F31  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary LINDSAY,   b. 28 Nov 1677, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1760, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1701  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Hezekiah MUNROE,   b. 27 Jul 1702, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1702
    >2. William MUNRO,   b. 20 Nov 1703, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759
    >3. Nathan MUNRO,   b. 11 Jun 1706, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Capt. Bennett MUNRO,   b. 1 Oct 1708, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1775, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George MUNROE,   b. 31 Aug 1710, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1744
    >6. Nathaniel MUNRO,   b. 27 Oct 1712, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794
     7. Benjamin MUNROE,   b. 16 Nov 1714, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1743
     8. Mary MUNRO,   b. 15 Dec 1716, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Hezekiah MUNROE,   b. Est 1718,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Susannah MUNROE,   b. 20 Dec 1720, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Jul 2013 
    Family ID  F1479  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      (The following is from an e-mail message from Marston Watson - 25 Jun 2013)

      «i»William purchased commonage #33 (4 acres) from Obadiah Pappilon for £39 on 22 Aug. 1718. [NEHGR 124:176] William was a member of the first vestry at St. Michael's Church in Bristol, which was established through the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. [De Wolfe Howe, Bristol, Rhode Island: a Town Biography, 29-30].«/i»
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      Ref. (1) says that William was the son of William [185].

      William settled in Bristol, Rhode Island in 1698. He owned a farm that extended from the Grey Farm on the north to Mt. Hope on the south, and east to the Narrows. It was called the "Major Munro Farm" and was owned by the Munro family until 1900. It was later occupied by the Columban fathers.

      He served as executor of the estate of his neighbor, Colonel Henry McIntosh (Mt. Hope Farm) and managed the property of his widow, Madam McIntosh. At the orginization in 1724 of St. Michaels Church, Bristol, Rhode Island, William became Vestryman. His son, Bennett [183], grandsons James [6969] and Edward [182], great-grandson Bennett [181], 2nd great-grandsons John [179] and Otis [7052], and 3rd great-grandson Wilfred [7053] have all been Vestrymen - six generations.

      When he died, he had 30 slaves who were given to his children. He and several of his descendants were buried on the farm and their grave stones were later moved to the Major Munro lot at the North Cemetery (Neck).

      One of his sons is said to have had no children, and another is said to have moved to Connecticut.

      His wife, Mary Lindsay, was the sister of John Lindsay, who married William's sister, Elizabeth. One source says his wife was Elizabeth Carey, but this is unconfirmed. On Mary's grave stone it says she died 8 Nov 1760 at the age of 85, which places her birth in about 1675. Ref. (1) says 1685 and other sources say 1684, 1685 or 1677.

      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Munro, Joyce Underwood - "Representative Men and Old
      Families of Rhode Island" - Chicago - 1908 - p. 1754

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S527] Clan Munro files - Christofferson, Helen Elizabeth, Helen Elizabeth Christofferson, Membership application for Helen Christofferson - 25 Sep 20 06 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Munro Family by E. W. Wait published 1958 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S610] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Thomas Edward, Thomas Edward Monroe, "New England Families" - John Monroe (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S823] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Chuck, Chuck Munro, E-mail from Chuck Munro - 5 Jan 2012 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S812] Clan Munro e-files - Watson, Marston, Marston Watson, E-mail from Marston Watson - 25 Jun 2013 (Reliability: 3).