Col. Sir Hector MUNRO, XIX of Foulis, 1st Baronet

Col. Sir Hector MUNRO, XIX of Foulis, 1st Baronet

Male Abt 1592 - 1635

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  • Name  Col. Sir Hector MUNRO, XIX of Foulis, 1st Baronet  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Prefix  Col. Sir 
    Suffix  XIX of Foulis, 1st Baronet 
    Born  Abt 1592  [5
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Apr 1635  Hamburg, , Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried  Buxtehude, , Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I22  Munro
    Last Modified  18 May 2012 

    Father  Hector MUNRO, XVII of Foulis,   b. Abt 1562,   d. 14 Nov 1603 
    Mother  Anne FRASER,   b. Abt 1564,   d. 16 Mar 1597 
    Married  Abt 15 Jul 1590 
    Family ID  F1579  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary MACKAY,   b. Abt 1594,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Jul 1619  Tongue, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Margaret MUNRO,   b. Est 1613,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Jean MUNRO,   b. Est 1620,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Catherine MUNRO, of Foulis,   b. Abt 1623,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sir Hector MUNRO, XX of Foulis, 2nd Baronet,   b. Aug 1635,   d. Dec 1651, Durness, , Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F1583  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Hector was originally trained for the church, but at an early age he decided on a military career. He went with his brother to join the army in Denmark and served as an officer with distinction in Sir Donald Mackay's regiment. Sir Donald was Hector's brother-in-law.

      When the services of this famous corps were transferred to the King of Sweden in 1629, Hector accompanied his brother officers and subsequently served in the German campaign under Gustavus Adolphus. There, because of his courage and bravery, he rose to the rank of Colonel and had the command of a regiment.

      On the death of his brother the Black Baron, Colonel Hector temporarily returned to Scotland to take possession of the family estates and assume his position as head of his house. While in London, on his journey to the North, he waited upon King Charles I, by whom he was graciously received, and was shortly afterwards in 1634, created a Knight Baronet in the order of Nova Scotia, with a nominal estate of 16,000 acres. The Royal patent, or diploma, conferring the title is dated 7 Jun 1634.

      Having arranged his family affairs--all sadly dilapidated by his brother's expensive habits--Sir Hector returned to Germany to resume his military career in the civil war still carried on there. He "took shipping from Cromarty," and safely landed at Hamburg, in April, 1635, but died the same month in that town. He was buried at "Buckstchood [or Buxtehude], in the Old Land," on the River Elbe, in his forty-third year, about the same age as his brother when he died, the lives of both being much shortened by the hardships which they had endured in the various and arduous campaigns in which they served with so much distinction.

      Hector was succeeded by his only son, Hector.

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      The following is a transcription of RW "Billy" Munro's genealogy notes:

      [Alexander Munro] «i»Eldest son of Hugh Munro of Ardulle (d. 1659) & Ellen Clunas; went to German wars (1626) with Col. Sir Hector Munro of Foulis, & killed there; unmarried, predeceasing father [MacKenzie shows him as succeeding, but Munro Tree does not]. (No Alexander Munro mentioned in Col. Robert Mokro, «u»His Expeditions with the Worthy Scots Regiment«/u», but some are given without Christian names.)

      Munro tree (M/51) MHM pp. 396, 397; Chron Acc ( p. 29).
      «/i»**********

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S686] The Munro Tree (1734), R. W. Munro, (Privately published in Edinburgh, Scotland (1978)), p. 19 (U) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 72, 83-86 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [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 133 (Reliability: 0).
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    4. [S783] Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org, (http://www.wikipedia.org/ : continuously updated), accessed 18 May 2012), Munro Baronets (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 84 (Reliability: 3).