James MUNRO

James MUNRO

Male 1840 - 1917

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  • Name  James MUNRO 
    Born  28 Mar 1840  Forres, , Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  28 Mar 1840 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Apr 1917  [1
    Person ID  I1955  Munro
    Last Modified  26 Oct 2013 

    Father  John MUNRO,   b. 8 May 1794, Dyke, , Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Elizabeth GREY,   b. Abt 1812, Dyke, , Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1897, Whitemyre, Darnaway, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Jul 1839 
    Family ID  F935  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret BONNAR,   b. Abt 1842,   d. 25 Aug 1923 
    Married  12 Nov 1862  [1
    Children 
    >1. John MUNRO,   b. 9 Dec 1882, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1957
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F934  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      Following is an extract from the "Forres, Elgin & Nairn Gazette" of 16 Jul 1884.

      "Dunphail -- A Local Gardener Abroad.-- An American paper given a full description and a woodcut of the gardens at Evergreen Lodge, Clarksville, which are under the entire supervision of Mr. James Munro, from this district. Mr. Munro began his career as a gardener at Dunphail House, then occupied by the late Major Cumming Bruce, M.P. for the county of Moray. Mr. Munro's taste for gardening found a wider shpere in the establishment of Messrs Dickson & Sons, Edinburgh, but his ability for scientific horticulture was chiefly acquired while engaged in the Royal botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, under the instruction of Professor Balfour, a clebrated scientific botanist. He was also employed in the Gardens at Darnaway belonging to the Earl of Moray, and afterwards held responsible positions in some of the most famous English nurseries. After referring to the many beauties of the gardens under Mr. Munro's supervision and the ability with which they were conducted, the writer says--"Mr. Munro differs only in one respect from the celebrated gardeners of Scotland, who are, as a general rule, the most crabbed race of mortals in existence. Munro on the contrary is the best natured, courteous, and obliging gardener we have ever known--and so the ladies find who make Evergreen Lodge their favourite summer evening resort." His numerous friends will be glad to hear of his success."
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      References:

      (1) Clan Munro files - Wheadon, Jean - letter from Graeme Wilson dated 31 Oct
      1997

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S435] Clan Munro files - Alger, Allison Munro, Allison Munro Alger, Allison Munro Alger - genealogy information dated 30 Jun 19 87 (Reliability: 3).