Philip MUNROE

Philip MUNROE

Male 1718 - 1790

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  • Name  Philip MUNROE  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born  26 Feb 1718  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Dec 1790  Surry, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Surry, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Surrey Village Cemetery
    Person ID  I666  Munro
    Last Modified  3 Feb 2014 

    Father  Ens. William MUNROE,   b. 10 Oct 1669, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1759, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Johanna RUSSELL,   b. 15 Mar 1680, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1715  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F303  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary BENJAMIN,   b. 18 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Mar 1740  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary MUNROE,   b. 4 Dec 1740, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lois MUNROE,   b. 11 Dec 1742, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Johannah MUNROE,   b. 28 Dec 1744, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1749, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Prudence MUNROE,   b. Abt 1747, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1748, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2010 
    Family ID  F302  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Abigail PARKER,   b. 1731,   d. 8 Oct 1801, Surry, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1749  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Abel MUNROE,   b. 7 Oct 1750, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1824, Hudson, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Prudence MUNROE,   b. Est 1752, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Philip MUNROE, M. D.,   b. Aug 1753, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1832, Surry, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Mary MUNROE,   b. Abt 1757, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1805, Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Lemuel MUNROE,   b. 1 Mar 1759, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1857, Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Abraham MUNROE,   b. 1762, Surry, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1851, Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Abigail MUNROE,   b. 4 Sep 1763, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Edmeston, Otsego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Sarah MUNROE,   b. 4 Oct 1764, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >9. Isaac MONROE, M. D.,   b. 1767, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Hamilton, Madison Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Jacob MUNROE,   b. 2 Nov 1769, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bridgewater, Oneida Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Jonas MUNROE,   b. Jan 1770, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Paris, Oneida Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sally MUNROE,   b. 1778, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2009 
    Family ID  F1282  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Phillip's four oldest children, his first wife, Mary and his mother Johanna all died at about the same time, evidently in an epidemic. His last surviving child at the time was dead by 23 Dec 1749. At this time, Philip was 31 years old. He must have married his second wife, Abigail, between 1749 and 1753. From the 35th to 60th year of his age, 11 more children were born to him and Abigail. She was about 22 when the first was born and 47 at the birth of their last child.

      Philip was of Shrewsbury, Boylston and Rutland, Massachusetts. The first Shrewsbury deeds call Philip Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts. A little later he was called of Shrewsbury. There are 18 land transfers of places that he bought and sold. He lived on one of the places called the 'Roe farm', which was still standing in 1963.

      He was living on the "Hill" in what is now Boylston, but was Shrewsbury North Precinct in his time. Two of his children were baptised in the church of the North Precinct or Second Parish on the same day, 2 Nov 1769.

      Philip Munroe started acquiring land in Shrewsbury Area about 1763, he sold 5 acres to Jonathan Weelock in Shrewsbury in 1763, and in 1765 he purchased a piece of land from Benjamin Tainter. In the deeds he is called "Philip Munro a labourer". Today he would be called a land speculator. Most of the deeds call him of Shrewsbury, two call him of Rutland.

      Two deeds establish his connection to Surry, New Hampshire. The first deed dated 22 Dec 1789, in which he is called a physician, and the second dated 29 Dec 1789. He had established himself of Surry, New Hampshire by about 1783.

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

      [Abraham Munro] ĞiğSon of Philip Munro (1718-?) and Mary ___? Baptised Shrewsbury, 4 September, 1763.

      Mackenzie Page 587
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      Ğ/iğError alert: RW Munro says Philip was the son of Ens. William Munroe and his first wife, Mary Cutler. Other references say Philip was the son of William's second wife, Johanna Russell. Philip's birth date is after William and Johanna's marriage date.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Griffin, Richard
      - Farlow, Donna

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of Robert Monroe - p. 1 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S559] Clan Munro files - Antunes, Rebecca E., Rebecca E. Antunes, Membership application for Rebecca E. Antunes - 16 Dec 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 6, 20-21 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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 13 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S715] Clan Munro e-files - Spencer, Suzanne, Suzanne Spencer, Email from Suzanne Spencer - 16 Sep 2009 - Descendants of Philip Munroe - compiled by Suzanne Spencer, Jenny Bommarito and Craig Richardson (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of John Munro - p. 2 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S882] Clan Munro e-files - Murguia, Barbara J., Barbara J. Murguia, E-mail from Barbara J. Murguia - 9 Jan 2013 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S727] The Monroe Book, Dr. Joan S. Guilford, (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.).