1745 - 1781
||Lt. Col. Henry Vallena MUNRO, M.P.P.  |
||Lt. Col. |
||Braemore, , Caithness, Scotland 
||6 Jan 1781
||Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
||28 Aug 2013 |
||Rev. John MUNRO, Of Braemore, b. Abt 1690, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland , d. 18 Apr 1743, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland |
||Janet GUNN, b. 6 Jan 1693, Thurso, , Caithness, Scotland , d. Of, Braemore, Caithness, Scotland |
||Halkirk, , Caithness, Scotland
||Sarah HOOPER, b. 10 Mar 1743, Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada 
|>||1. Nancy Ann MUNRO, b. Abt 1767, Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. 1844, Saint Croix Cove, , Nova Scotia, Canada |
|>||2. George MUNROE, b. 1768, , Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||3. Henry MUNROE, b. Mar 1768, d. 1874|
|>||4. David Davidson MUNROE, b. 1776, , Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , bur. Gaspeareange |
|>||5. John MUNRO, b. 30 Jan 1777, Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||6. Elizabeth MUNROE, b. 1778, d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||7. Robert Pointfield MUNRO, b. 16 Mar 1779, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||8. Sarah MUNROE, b. 1780, d. Yes, date unknown|
||20 Jan 2009 |
- Henry Munroe was commissioned first lieutenant of the first company in Mont- gomery's Highlanders, raised in Argyleshire for service against the French in America in 1759 or about that time. The regiment had scarcely arrived in Massachusetts when the Peace of Utrecht was signed, and the war with France was ended, in consequence of which it never saw any service in the field, and was soon disbanded. According to the terms of enlistment its officers were entitled to grants of land in Nova Scotia, and Henry Munroe received a grant of two thousand acres in that county in 1765. Some of his descendants were still occupying portions of it in 1897.
The Wood reference says that Henry was wounded in the expedition against Fort du Quesne (later renamed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in 1757, and that he saw other action until 1763.
In 1765, Henry had the honor to be chosen the first representative of Granville in the Assembly of the Province, in which he served two years, when he voluntarily vacated the seat. He was appointed Justice of the Peace, and commissioned a lieutenant colonel of the militia in or about 1776, a position which he continued to hold until his death, late in 1781 or early in 1782 when he died suddenly of apoplexy, leaving a widow and seven children with slender means of support, notwithstanding the large grant of land which he had secured on his arrival in the country some years before.
One of Henry's great-grandsons, Henry Munroe, also had the honour of a seat in the assembly as a representative of the county.
Ref 1 gives Henry the birthdate of Aug 1745, but this date must be in error because Henry was commissioned a first lieutenant in 1759 which would have been when he was 14 years old. Also, his father died in 1743.
Ref 5 says Henry was the son of John Gunn Munro and Elizabeth Sutherland. Other references place Henry as the brother of John Gunn Munro.
Ref 6 says Henry and Sarah were married about 1763.
(1) "The Monroe Book" by Dr. Joan S. Guilford - Franklin, North Carolina
(1993) - p. 553, 568
(2) Clan Munro files - Adams, George - "History of Annapolis, Nova Scotia" by
Calnek & Savary (1897) - p. 331-332
(3) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - L/87
(4) Clan Munro files - Delage, Margaret Van Amburg - Text of Land Grant in
Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia dated 30 Oct 1765
(5) Clan Munro files - Hall, Barry Earl - Pedigree Chart of Barry Earl Hall
dated 19 Aug 1997 - p. 2
(6) Clan Munro files - Hall, Barry Earl - Ahnentafel Chart - dated 19 Aug 1997
- p. 1
Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA 
- [S301] Clan Munro files - Adams, George, George Adams, History of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia by Calnek - p. 555 (Reliability: 3).
- [S345] Clan Munro files - Wood, Joan Elizabeth, Joan Elizabeth Wood, Membership application for Joan Elizabeth Poole Wood date d 3 Jul 2004 (Reliability: 3).
- [S345] Clan Munro files - Wood, Joan Elizabeth, Joan Elizabeth Wood, Email from Joan Wood dated 26 Jul 2004 (Reliability: 3).