Edward MONRO

Edward MONRO

Male 1815 - 1866

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  • Name  Edward MONRO 
    Born  18 Jan 1815  Gower Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jan 1866  St. John's Vicar, Leeds, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Harrow-Weald, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I37719  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  Edward Thomas MONRO,   b. Nov 1789,   d. 25 Jan 1856 
    Mother  Sarah COX,   b. Abt 1791,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 Apr 1814 
    Family ID  F12894  Group Sheet

    Family  Emma HAY,   b. Abt 1817,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1837 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F12911  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Rev. Edward Monro was educated at Harrow and entered Oriel College, Oxford, in 1833, where he graduated B.A., Third Class, on 9 Jun 1836, and M.A. on 14 Jun 1839.

      He entered into Holy Orders and was ordained in 1837 and 1839. He was appointed to the Perpetual Curacy of Harrow-Weald, Middlesex, in 1842, and remained there until 1860. In that year, he was promoted to the vicarage of St. John's, Leeds, where he continued until his death in 1866.

      He was Select Preacher to the University of Oxford in 1852. He was the author of several religious publications, sermons, allegories, and lectures on various subjects.

      Edward was celebrated for his extempore preaching, lecturing, and mission work among the masses, and he possessed a peculiar power in influencing the poor and the young. His memory was most affectionately cherished by his parishioners, both at Harrow-Weald and at Leeds, as well as by many of the leading minds in England. John Keble's essay on his "Parochial Work," fully establishes his remarkable powers and attainments.

      His zeal and work among his people were commemorated by a stained glass window placed in the church at Harrow-Weald.


      (1) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.


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