Lt. Col. Henry Vallena MUNRO, M.P.P.

Lt. Col. Henry Vallena MUNRO, M.P.P.

Male 1745 - 1781

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  • Name  Lt. Col. Henry Vallena MUNRO, M.P.P.  [1
    Prefix  Lt. Col. 
    Suffix  M.P.P. 
    Born  Aug 1745  Braemore, , Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Jan 1781  Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I89  Munro
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2013 

    Father  Rev. John MUNRO, Of Braemore,   b. Abt 1690, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1743, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Janet GUNN,   b. 6 Jan 1693, Thurso, , Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Of, Braemore, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jun 1714  Halkirk, , Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3863  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah HOOPER,   b. 10 Mar 1743, Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1767  Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Nancy Ann MUNRO,   b. Abt 1767, Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Saint Croix Cove, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. George MUNROE,   b. 1768, , Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Henry MUNROE,   b. Mar 1768,   d. 1874
    >4. David Davidson MUNROE,   b. 1776, , Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Gaspeareange Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. John MUNRO,   b. 30 Jan 1777, Granville, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   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
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F44  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 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.

      References:

      (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 [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S301] Clan Munro files - Adams, George, George Adams, History of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia by Calnek - p. 555 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S345] Clan Munro files - Wood, Joan Elizabeth, Joan Elizabeth Wood, Membership application for Joan Elizabeth Poole Wood date d 3 Jul 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S345] Clan Munro files - Wood, Joan Elizabeth, Joan Elizabeth Wood, Email from Joan Wood dated 26 Jul 2004 (Reliability: 3).