Archibald MUNRO

Archibald MUNRO

Male 1823 - 1898

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  • Name  Archibald MUNRO 
    Born  20 Dec 1823  Tangy, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  2 Jan 1898  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Grange Cem. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I26514  Munro
    Last Modified  18 Nov 2009 

    Father  Donald MUNRO,   b. Abt 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Rachel KERR,   b. Abt 1800,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F9210  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Robertson TAIT,   b. Est 1825,   d. 3 Aug 1898 
     1. George Archibald MUNRO,   b. Abt 1847,   d. 1912
     2. Charles John MUNRO,   b. Abt 1849,   d. 1941
     3. MUNRO,   b. Abt 1851,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. MUNRO,   b. Abt 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F9211  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Archibald was a native of Kintyre, Argyllshire. He began his education in a small country school about ten miles from Campbeltown. When he was six years old, his parents moved to Campbeltown where he received a good course of training in the grammar school. He became a teacher at a young age and had charge of a country school and later accepted the assistantship of a grammar school where he served for 18 months teaching various subjects including Mathematics, English, Latin, French and Greek among others. He then went to Glasgow University.

      In 1846, he was appointed to one of the higher masterships in the Normal College, Moray House, University of Edinburgh, and during his time there, he earned a Master of Arts, where Professor Dunbar, of the Greek Chair, awarded him the highest prize in the most advanced class. He was offered many positions at home and abroad, but he stayed in Edinburgh and in 1851, opened a private school Middleby Street for the board and education of young gentlemen. Later, that school was moved to a larger building in Causewayside. In 1869, he opened Clare Hall Academy in Newington, a boarding school for boys which became known as an excellent school. He retired from teaching in about 1895.

      Archibald was a regular contributor to newspapers and literary journals. He became an expert on the life of Robert Burns and an accomplished poet himself. He published two books. One about Robert Burns and Highland Mary and the other, "The Siren", was a published book of his poetry.

      He died at his home at 18 Minto Street in Edinburgh.

      Ref: "Clan Munro Magazine" - No. 21 - 1996 - p. 25-26