Alexander MUNRO

Alexander MUNRO

Male 1731 - 1809

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  • Name  Alexander MUNRO  [1, 2, 3
    Born  1731  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Mar 1809  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID  I6102  Munro
    Last Modified  21 Sep 2009 

    Father  Daniel MUNRO,   b. 1697,   d. Feb 1764 
    Mother  Christian WYLIE,   b. 25 Apr 1731,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F10041  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret STARKE,   b. Abt 1736,   d. 15 May 1807 
    Children 
    >1. Daniel MUNRO,   b. Abt 1760,   d. 26 Sep 1799, Calcutta, , West Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Gen. Sir Thomas MUNRO, 1st Baronet of Lindertis,   b. 27 May 1761, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1827, Madras, , Tamil Nådu, India Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Alexander MUNRO,   b. 17 May 1764,   d. 5 Jul 1830
     4. William MUNRO,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Abt 1786
     5. Dr. James MUNRO,   b. Abt 1768,   d. 1798
     6. MUNRO,   b. Abt 1772,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >7. Margaret MUNRO,   b. Abt 1777,   d. 23 Jul 1853
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F2461  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/26
      Clan Munro files - Stroud, Anna Margaret

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/26

      "...William [137] is said by Mackenzie to be father of Daniel merchant in Glasgow whose son Alexander (1731-1809) was father of Sir Thomas governor of Madras; but records show that Alexander's father was Daniel, baptd 2 Dec 1697, son of Alexander Munro and Bethia Johnston, tailor in Glasgow, burgh treasurer, bailie and deacon convener who d Feb 1764."

      Alexander was a merchant in Glasgow trading chiefly with Virginia. His wife was the sister of Dr. Stark, a well-known anatomist.

      Alexander was a Glasgow merchant, whose dealings, chiefly with Virginia, were for many years carried on with great success, but in consequence of the Act of Confiscation passed by the Congress of the United States in 1776 he was reduced from a state of affluence to one of comparative indigence.

      Ref. 2 says that Alexander's parents were Daniel Munro and Christian Wyllie, but R.W. Munro says that is an error and that Alexander's father was a different Daniel.

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

      [Alexander Munro] «i»Third and only surving son of Daniel Munro(1697-1764) (tailor) and Christian Wylie B. (? Bapt.?) 25 Apr 1731, merchant in Glasgow (burgess 20 September 1750); said to have been reduced from affluence to compartive indigence by act of confiscation of 1776 (ruined Virginia Trade); d. Edin. 28 March 1809, having married Margaret Starke (d. 15 May 1807), with issue - Daniel (d. 1799, aged 39); Sir Thomas, 1st Baronet«b» «/b»(1761-1827); Alexander (1764-1850); William (d. c. 1786); James (d. 1798), Erskine (m. 1798, 1. [Sir] Jas Turnbull, 2. Hon Henry Erskine), and Margaret. (m. 1801 G.M. Drummond).

      Glasgow Parish Records 1731 (per manuscript of M.W. Grant 1965). Gleig, Sir Thomas Munro. Mackenzie pp 366-8. Burke's Peerage . St Cuthbert's (Edin.) M1 - p 57, Edinburgh Evening Courtant 3 April 1809 & 21 May 1807. Scots Mag. (1809) p. 319, (1798) p. 651. Scots Mag (1807) p. 400. Edinburgh Directories, 1805-6 to 1808-9. Ross-shire Journal. 16 June 1961. Edinburgh Marriage Reg. (1751-1800) p. 573 - dr Erskine. Glasgow Burgess Roll (5RS) 20 September 1750. SRO Glasgow Commissariat Record 26 June 1764. E. Grant "Memoirs of a Highland Lady" (1988 edn) ii 59.
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      The following is a transcription of RW Munro's genealogy notes:

      [Alexander Munro] «i»? Culcraggie family; tailor in Glasgow. Admitted burgess and guild brother in right of wife, 22 April 1697; married Bethia Johnstone, 9 December, 1696; father of Daniel (1697-1764); Robert (1700-__); Isabel(1702- __);Alex (1727x29); John (1732-__);Rachel married William McFarlane); Isabel (baptised 1702); son Daniel had son Alexander (1731-1809) father of Sir Thomas 1st Bart.

      Glasgow High Kirk Parish RecordsI (Glasgow City Archives Office, 1969) Marriage; Glasgow Burgess Roll 22 April, 1697; 18 August, 1727-son Daniel; 20 September, 1732-son John
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      The following is a transcription of RW Munro's genealogy notes:

      «i»? Alexander (1731-1809) ? Merchant, Glasgow; by deposition & sasine, 1774, acquired Ayrshire lands of Shankston Mains, Garclauch, Boilstoun, Grierstoun, Blacklands, Broadmeadow (part of Logan estate), Clocklothir & Tubis (alias Clochlochgair & Cubbs); claimed enrolment as freeholder at Michaelmas Head Court, 3 October 1780, but objection raised; petitioned Court of Session for enrolment, December, 1780.

      Signet Library Collection 'Session Papers' 349/24.
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      References:

      (1) "Munro Eagle" - 26 - 1996 - p. 42

      (2) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      366, 368

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 2, 3, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [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 60 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [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 172 (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 201 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S687] Highland Clans of Scotland, The, George Eyre-Todd, (Garnier & Company, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969 (Excerpts can be found in the Clan Munro files - Eyre-Todd, George)), p. 444 (Reliability: 3).