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|20 Mar 2015||David MacLeod||
Information for Evan Munro, posting of March 2012
My grandfather and your great grandfather, Hugh, were cousins. I live at the Ferry House (Achuvouldrach is the name of the croft) where they both grew up. I can go back a bit further; although the dates have not been verified but are approximate.
Robert Munro was born c1815/16. He married Janet MacKay on 19/3/1845. Roberts' father was Donald, born in Durness parish (probably Eribol) in 1790. He married Catherine MacKay on 10/1/1812 and moved to Achuvouldrach some time before 1837. He took the position of assistant ferryman becoming the head ferryman about 1840. In 1853 he moved into the newly built Ferry House next to the croft (which he continued to work). He was succeeded as ferryman by his son Robert, grandson John and finally his g. grandson Robert Alexander (Alec), my grandfather.
Donald's father was James Munro born 19/3/1767. He was a weaver and married a Janet MacKay on 20/11/1789. His father was Murdoch Munro born c1730. I believe Murdoch's father was another Donald whose father was another Murdoch.
They all lived on what is now Eribol Farm but was then a township controlled by a Munro who was related to the clan chief and also to the chief of the clan MacKay.
It is possible that we also are connected to the those chiefs but it should not be assumed as it was common for people to take the name of the chief on whose land they resided.
I am sorry to hear that your grandfather is no longer with us. I remember him from visits home in the 1960s.
I hope this is helpful. David Macleod, Ferry House, Melness, IV27 4YL
|8 Mar 2015||David L. Innes||I am looking for information on George Donald Munro, born in Saint Nicholas, Aberdeen shire, Scotland on 12 July 1829. He later emigrated to Canada, where he married Harriet Grosvenor Wadman in 1874. I would really like to know who his father and mother were, and who his brothers and sisters were. Thank you|
|Jan 25 2015||Devin Monroe||
My family on the Monroe side has been in Prince Edward County for over 150
years first settling there in South Marysburg township near Babylon Road. I am
trying to find when my family first came to Canada and if they came directly
from Scotland or if they made any other stops in other countries along the
way. I would also be interested to now if they settled directly in Prince
Edward County or if they settled somewhere else with in Canada first.
I am particularly interested in finding out more about Daniel Monroe (he possibly had a variation and may have gone by Munroe or Munro) born about 1804. I have proof he existed and of his death but no proof of his birth. I have heard from my family that they think he came from Scotland but I have not found any records of immigration, baptism or birth as of yet. The Canadian census records I have found mention Scotland as birthplace and one says "Glengarry". His occupation in one census record said he was a cooper (making casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns etc.). He married Elizabeth Burlingham (B. 1818 in Whitby, Ontario) in 1832 They had 5 children and they would be my 3rd great grandparents. Their son Henry Monroe (b 1840 South Marysburg - Prince Edward County) would be my 2nd great grandfather.
Ultimately my goal is to trace my family history on all sides back as far as I can and pick up any details and stories I can along the way. I've hit a road block here with Daniel and finding his origins/parents etc. If anyone can corroborate any information about Daniel Monroe that I have provided or if you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
|Nov 10 2014||Wendy Munro||Looking for information on Malcolm Munro born 1802 in Killlean, Argyll. Died around 1892. Married Flory (Flora) McMillian in S. Knapdale 1829. Had 8 children: Malcolm, Fraser, Nancy, Neal, Duncan, Flory and Mary. Have traced the paternal family tree back this far and have reached an impasse. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.|
|Nov 8 2014||William Merle Munro Jr||I am looking for half brother that I've never met and am pretty sure doesn't know I exist. His name is David Wayne Munro. His mother's maiden name was Lin Eaton and our father went by Merle Munro. David was born in Seattle at Ballard Hospital on July 11 1963. Thank you|
|Oct 8 2014||Amanda Page Munro||
My birth dad's name is Grant Garson Munro born in November 1942. He had
siblings but it is unknown how many, and he may have had a brother named Dan
or Don. From my understanding he resided in Chatham, ON, and moved in the late
60's to Vancouver, BC and stayed. He was a photographer in Vancouver as well.
He passed on in May of 1983 in Vancouver, and police were unable to find his
family. He had dark wavy hair and blue eyes.
His mother might have passed on prior to 1970 but this could be incorrect. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated as I have to come to wall after wall in search of my family history.
|Sep 19 2014||Ronald Fane Munro||My forebears came from Ross & Cromarty and went to Canada at the time of the clearances. My GG Grandfather Philip Munro(e) born Montreal 1831 . Father was John and mother Sarah. Philip came to Australia , married Isabella Collins from Abbotsleigh (Bristol) Eng. in Liverpool, NSW 1858. I would like to trace the deaths of his parents, probably in Canada, and their marriage, probably in Scotland and births and deaths of any other children.|
|Mar 13 2014||Lisa MK||I am looking for any information regarding a George Munroe who was born in Nova Scotia on 4/25/1810 (I believe). He emigrated to the United States probably in the late 1820s and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!!|
|Jan 31 2013||Nancy||My great grandfather Alexander Munro, born Banff, 1855; Great grandmother, Jeannie (McPherson) Munro, born abt 1857, Peterhead, in 1901 census she is listed as head of household. Children Andrew Jameson McPherson Munro, 1881, Lossiemouth, Elgin; Jane Munro, 1886; Robert Munro, 1887, Buckie; Margaret Ann Munro, 1891, Gordonsborough; Helen Munro, 1893, Buckie; Alexandria Ina Munro, 1895, Gordonsborough, Buckie; William W Munro, 1897; my grandmother said her dad Alexander was killed in horse accident when she was very young, family notes say cousin Bella McPherson and aunt Maggie Gill Would appreciate any information. Thank you.|
|Jan 22 2013||Neil Munro||Seeking info on Neil Munro born 1860 in Scotland. Came to Canada then USA, Minnesota. Daughter Mabel Ann Munro my grandmother.|
|Jan 06 2013||Dave Lussier||
Just found out that John Munro and Charlotte Girard are my 6th great
grandparents. John Munro was supposedly born about 1734-1736 in Kilmore,
Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. He joined the 78th Fraser Highlanders in April
1757. He came to Quebec and fought in many battles during the french_indian
War (1757-1763). The 78th Fraser Highlanders were disbanded in Dec. 1763. John
Married Charlotte Girard on June 15, 1772 @ St Joseph de Levis, Quebec,
Canada. John's parents are listed as John Munro (Born abt 1711 at St Denis
Parish), Kilmore?? His mother is listed as Charlotte Leblond (may have been
born in France around 1710-1711) John Munro and Charlotte Girard had 4
Marie Charlotte Munro b; 18 May 1773 @ St-Charles, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada
Marie Louise Munro b; 16 Oct 1774 @ St-Charles, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada
Marie Angélique Munro b; 30 May 1776 @ St-Charles, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada
Jean Philippe Munro b; 30 May 1776 @ St-Charles, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada
Any information about this family is greatly appreciated.
|Dec 29 2012||Mary F. Williamson, UE||
I am finally, after many years, directing my attention to the publication of
the Reminiscences of my great-grandfather Charles Robert Peterkin (1841-1932):
his life as a boy in Aberdeen, the voyage to Canada, and his first two years
here (1853-5). His mother was Marjorie (May) Munro (1807-1846) born in Nairn.
I have found her and siblings on Ancestry but would love to learn more. She
died in Aberdeen in childbirth.
I would appreciate it if you think there might be a connection with your Ontario Munros. I think I have exhausted Scotlands People, but perhaps not -- that was a few years ago although I recently re-joined (and am having trouble bringing up records). I inherited an 1852 book about Australia with John Munro's name written inside-- I don't know what relation he was to May.
The Reminiscences were written when my g-grandfather was in his 80s -- too long for an article but a little short for a book. I edited it down in the Fall for publication in the Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland Family History Society Journal, but then the whole editorial team was dismissed and that project came to an end. Just as well as they didn't really have room for much of it! I do want to include a family tree -- or more than one. I have lots of illustrations, the MS is typed, and I am ready to go!
Any suggestions re the Munros would be appreciated. I could send you details of the few members of the family I know.
Mary F. Williamson, UE
|Jun 18 2012||Scott Munro||I am searching for genealogical data concerning my grandfather Duncan Munro and his family. They came from Ulva, the small island off the west coast of Scotland. Both he and his brother Andrew settled here in Canada in the 1920’s. My grandfather settling here in Ontario and Andrew settling in Nova Scotia. Other members of the family included 4 sisters: Effie, Tina, Bella and Kate ( her son is popular Gaelic singer Archie Maclean). Another brother Neil was killed in World War I.|
|Apr 14 2012||Julia Sierk||My gr-gr-grandfather was Hugh Lindsay Munro, husband to Margaret Forbes. He was b. 1818 in Edinburgh but married in Ontario in 1853, d 1898 in Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska. She was b 1826 in Glasgow and also buried in Ft. Calhoun. I would be most grateful if anyone has information on Hugh’s or Margaret’s families from Scotland.|
|Mar 17 2012||Evan Munro||
I have recently lost my grandfather, his name was James MacKenzie Munro and he
was born in Durness Sutherland, Scotland on November 29th, 1929. His parents
names were, Hugh William and Georgina Munro. His father Hugh was born
September 3rd 1908 in Gobernuisgach, Parish of Durness, Sutherlandshire and
died on April 15th, 1975. His wife Geogina MacKay Munro had but two children
my grandfather James and his sister Joan and passed away October 28th 1983.
Hugh's father James Munro married Georgina MacKenzie Munro who passed away at
a young age while giving birth to twins, they had all together six children,
Robert, Hugh, Jessie, Josephine and twins, Georgina and John. Now I know
that James was born November 6th 1862 and died shortly after his wife, leaving
the six children orphaned. James father's name was Robert Munro who is from
Achulvadrach, Tongue but this is where my family tree with all my research has ended. I am looking to find out more of who my ancestors are before the late 1800's.
Any information regarding something you may know would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
|Feb 23 2012||Eileen Cunningham||
I am searching for genealogical data concerning Donald Munro, who I understand
was an alderman of Outremont, Quebec, in the early to mid-twentieth century.
He was the uncle of my mother, Alice Munro, daughter of William Munro (b.
1871) and Helen Green Bain Munro. Does anyone have information about Donald or
Thank you, Eileen Cunningham
|Jan 12 2012||Peter Elston||I am researching the side of my family that moved to British Columbia. Anne Munro married Peter Campbell who lived in Aberfoyle. Their son Henry John Quick Campbell who is my grandfather was born in Aberfoyle and his mother Anne next appear in Victoria, Canada. Henry returns to the UK in 1915 and joins the 262 regiment. I understand that he could have been a pilot and lost an arm? He marries my grandmother in 1918 and they have 3 daughters. The marriage fails and Henry returns to Canada in 1923, Henry dies 1975 in Saanich aged 82. I never met my grandparents and would be interested to know if there were further marriages’ and/or any information regarding Anne Munro’s family tree.|
|Jan 12 2012||Chuck Munro||
I don't know much about my family, because I am told they didn't talk much
about themselves or their history. It seems there may have been some bad blood
or a falling out along the way. I can tell you what I am reasonably sure to be
fact and what is likely true.
George F Munro was definitely born in Scotland, and if it wasn't in Inverness, it was around Inverness. The family may have just used that name as it would be the largest city in that area. I'm putting his birth year at around 1815, but that could be +/- 5 years or more. Family legend has it that the first born son was typically named George and the first born girl was typically named Grace. Other common family names are Hugh and James.
George immigrated to Canada, although I'm not sure if he came by himself or with other members of his family. It was said that he was a doctor and that his father may have possibly been a doctor. At any rate, the girl he married, Carrie Bates, was born in Canada. Based on one of their son’s birth year of 1845, I would guess that George and Carrie married around 1840.
The only child that we know of is a son named Hugh James Munro, born 1845 around Quebec. Hugh refused to talk about his family to any of his children, but bits and pieces of his background came to be known. We think that he had an older brother and sister, and it was Hugh James Munro who told the story about the first born son and daughter having the names George and Grace. The story goes that Hugh and his father, George, had some sort of falling out when Hugh was a young man, and Hugh either ran away from home or just left when he was old enough. He got odd jobs working on the railroad and prospecting in the United States. He married in 1875, which is somewhat late for that time period. I'm positive that I have family in Canada, and I'm reasonably sure I have cousins in Scotland. Just where are they??!!
Hugh had two children, George and Grace. That George had several children, one of which became my grandfather.
Any further information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
|Sep 27 2011||Ron Hausmann||I am researching my wife's family. Her great, great, great grandfather, David Phillips, married Ann Munro in 1861. He was born in Upper Canada about 1836. His mother, Catherine Phillips, lived with him in Grass Lake. I think his father was Richard Phillips who married Catherine in 1827. They lived in Mount Pleasant and later they moved to Ancaster. Richard Phillips died in 1845. Richard was married to somebody else before Catherine. He lived in LeRoy, New York before moving to Canada. I have found one paper that says he forced with Butler's Rangers. According to this account, he was captured and sent to jail in Connecticut. Do you know some person who could help me research this further? Ron Hausmann|
|Sep 16 2011||Girija Viraraghavan||
We are interested in contacting the descendants of General Sir William Munro, CB, 39th Regiment, soldier and botanist, 1818-1880, who botanised in India,
among other places, including Canada. While botanising In India he discovered a rose species called Rosa involucrata in Mysore
State in Southern India. This rose species which is now called Rosa clinophylla, is a rose we are hybridising with and have released a number of Hybrids with the International Rose Registration Authority. We have many seedlings that we are testing before release, and we would like to name one in memory of General William Munro.
We would be delighted to get in touch with any of his descendants to inform them of our desire to name a rose in memory of their ancestor.
We hope you will be able to put us in contact with members of his family.
Girija and Viru Viraraghavan; Hillview, Fernhill Road; Kodaikanal; South India
|Aug 23 2011||Elizabeth Gurney||I am searching for anyone who knows the whereabouts of descendants of James Munro. He was born in Westbury on Trym, Bristol, England in 1835 and married Sarah Masters in Bristol c.1858. Sarah died in 1868 and James emigrated with 3 of his 5 children to Belleville, Hastings, Ontario. These children were: William H., James and Sarah. James Sr, married again and had 3 more children: Jessy, Edith and Frank. He is a widower again in the 1881 census. Of his 6 children in Canada, William became a music teacher and James is a tin smith. I can find nothing about any of them after the 1901 census. I am descended from James' eldest son Hector John Munro who remained in England. Thank you, Elizabeth (Munro) Gurney.|
|July 11 2011||Sarah Amrose||
I'm looking for information on following Munros. I will give you what I have in hope maybe you can steer me in the right direction.
John Hart, b. 1844, Bradfordshire, England, m. 1 Jan 1880 Jane Munro, Oxford, ON, Parents: Wm & Esther Hart
Jane Munro, b. 27 Nov 1844, Zorra, Lanark, ON, m. 1 Jan 1880 to John Hart, Oxford, ON, d. 23 Mar 1904, Tatlock, Lanark, ON, Parents: Barclay & Ann Munro
John and Jane children
Sarah Jane b. 4 Dec 1882, Woodstock, ON, m. Issac Herbert Linington, d. 8 Aug 1929, Dundas, ON
Noah (Norman) Hart (my grandfather) b. 14 Mar 1884, Oxford, ON, m. 15 Sep 1925 to Annie Pearl Cherritt, d. 4 Apr 1975, Windsor, ON
Any information would be very helpful and thanks for any help you could give me.
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|Jun 16 2011||Sheila Munro||
We are looking for a photo/drawing/sketch of John M. Munro, the grandson of Captain the Honourable John Munro who died in 1800 at Dickinson’s Landing, Dundas County ON. John M.,the son of John Munro Jr., was born 1813 and died in 1884. He married Maria Beckstead and was the father of Enos Thomas Munro of Winchester Township as well as Mary D., Alva, Frances "Fanny", John Melburn, Lutheria and Calvin Malachi Munro. John M. is buried at Maple Ridge Cemetery, North Dundas Township (formerly Winchester Township.
If anyone has such a photo to share, my family would be most grateful.
Sincerely, Sheila Munro
|Jun 12 2011||Dawne McKenzie Yule||
Hello Canadian family (perhaps),
My grandfather, William Irwin or Irwin William Munro, left his family in India in the 1930s or 1940s. He was quite good looking, with, I believe, light blonde hair and light eyes and a slim or athletic build. In India, William/Irwin was a prominent chemist. His wife's name was Olivia and his daughters are/were Betty, still living at 95, and my mother Jean (d. 2004). Unfortunately, he left no forwarding address and family members have been unable to find a grave or death records in India.
There is a Brodie connection. The Brodies were much darker in complexion, and a couple of family members were doctors, I think. They did, I believe, go to Canada. Could my grandfather have met up with them?
I believe my grandfather was educated at Edinburgh University, where he was an outstanding student. He came to India and met my wonderful grandmother. At first, they were happy, but Irwin/William joined a secret society - he rose to the highest rank - and here he began drinking. The drinking became quite a problem. He would work for a few weeks and then take off, eventually not returning at all. His family was devastated. My aunt says that there's only one thing she wants at her age: to find out what happened to her father. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Dawne Yule, nee McKenzie: Sydney, Australia
|Mar 20 2011||Cheri Thomas||
Seeking information on John & Mandy (Cameron) Munro, Western Canada 1840's.
John and Amanda (they called her Mandy) were living in Western Canada when my gggrandmother Isabella was born in 1842. Isabella married Owen Storms in 1859 in Zanesville Ohio so obviously, the family had relocated. They also had one child that we know of named Annie who never married and lived with the Storms family until her death. Family stories tell us that John & Amanda had 9 children. This line is really a "brick wall" for us so if anyone has any info., it would really be appreciated.
|Mar 15 2011||Sue Munro Daniels||Hello to all Munros. Please can any of you help me find where my Gt. Uncle's family are? His name was William Duke Munro, b.1872, Jan., in Dundee, Scotland.. He died in 1944 and is buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. His wife's name was Vincent (unusual for female) Dawson Munro also born in Dundee, Scotland. She died in 1957 and is also buried at Mount Royal Cemetery. I cannot find any of their family after the 1911 Census and because they were (mostly) female, I cannot trace any marriages. The family's names were Annie, b.Feb.1896..Jessie, b.Oct.1899..Maggie, b.Jan.1901..and Chrissie, b.April,1904. They were born in Dundee, Scotland. A further two children were William, b.Mar.1907 and Mabel, b.Jan.1908., were born in Quebec. A later one, Alice, died in infancy in 1912. The last known address I have for the family is Maronier (Marmier) Avenue, Montreal, Quebec. They arrived there in 1905. A sister-in-law of William Duke Munro arrived in Montreal in 1920 to live with them. Her name was Margaret (Stewart) Munro, wife of William Duke's twin, Robert, who died in 1914/15 war. She had with her, her daughter, Jeannie Hume Munro, age about 12/14yrs, and a son, Donald, age about 7/8yrs. Another wee snippet about William Duke Munro was that he was a member of ''The Buffalos''.? I don't know what this is. A club of some sort? He also worked for C.P.E. as Manager. Hopefully, someone might recognise these names (finger's crossed) Sue (Munro) Daniels.|
|Jan 15 2011||Don Munro||Looking for more information re: the descendants of John & Flora Munro from Bernaray-Laxdal-Isle of Lewis. They had 12 children: John; Donald; Flora; John; Mary; William; Alexander (b.1852, who was my Gr.Dad & was married to Ann MacLeod who died & then Mary MacIver); Duncan; Ann; Effie. Any information about the people who lived in the Colregrien-Melbost-Laxdal area would be most welcome. Thank you, Don Munro.|
|Nov 15 2010||Kristine Munro||
Hello Munro Clan! After years of searching I finally came to some headway and found
the obituary to my great grandfather! John Brodie Munro the first 1877-1959.
"MUNRO—John Brodie Munro was born in Scodand and passed away in Salmon Arm, June 19, 1959 at the age of 82. He came to Canada when he was about 17 years of age ... spending various periods of time in several parts of Canada. Some time after the death of his first wife he came to Silver Creek valley. Here he was married to Mrs. Mary Clayton in 1955. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Munro, three children, John Brodie Munro (1912-1964), Mrs. Sam Ateah (Jessie - 1915-2001) and Mrs. Almar Monsen (Daisy), all of Victoria Beach, Manitoba; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 half-sister and many friends.The burial service was conducted in the Silver Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church by the writer, assisted by Brother George Reid. Interment was made in the Silver Creek cemetery. written by: L. R. KRENZLEB"
It is said that when the wife dies (in this case his first wife - the man was not to raise the children on his own, so he gave the three children to an orphanage to care for them)
If you have any information on his first wife's name, I believe her last name was "Copper", or any other information or photos that I could add to my electronic collection please email me. Thanks so much, and hopefully this find of mine, helps you too. Looks like there is a long list of John Munro's in history.
|Aug 4 2010||Rob Munro||
I am looking for any distant relatives of Hugh Munro of Edinburgh Scotland born
1808, posted to Nova Scotia with the British Army. He was Married to
Susannah Skinner and had at least 4-5 children in Nova Scotia: Maria,
Hugh, Douglas,Charles and Henry.
Would love to hear from someone who's related
|May 31 2010||Karen Hodgson||
I am tracing my husband’s family-surname Munro.
I have only been able to trace back to his grandfather’s father (John M Munro 1862-Nova Scotia) and (mother Hannah Murray DOB 1866-Nova Scotia)
I believe in the Stellarton or Pictou county
William J Munro DOB 5-3-1897 died in Massachusetts-USA
Brother John A Munro DOB 1898 died Massachusetts-USA
Anything you may have on record would be greatly appreciated
|May 31 2010||Meredith Allen||
I'm looking for the parents of James Henry Monroe. I've been pointed to John Munro and Janet Peterson/Paterson, both born around 1799, but I don't think their birth dates would put them as parents at 47 years old. Is there anyone out there related to James Henry, father of my great grandfather, Philip Eaton Monroe, who could help me?
JAMES HENRY MONROE, b. July 1846 in Vaughn Twp, Ontario, Canada; immigrated to Massachusetts in 1848; d. 1913; m. on June 1874 Margaret Bearisto, b. 1843?; d. ?
Children of JAMES HENRY and Margaret:
i. Henry F., b. 5 April 1874; m. Alice Caldwell
ii. PHILIP EATON., 5 July 1875, d. 4 May 1957
iii. James, b. 2 November 1887; d. 2 January 1913
iv. Charlotte, b. 23 April 1881; m. George McGrath
v. Margaret, b. 12 July 1887; m. Raymond Burhoe (Brehaut: spelling changed)
vi. Twin, Jennie, b. 29 December 1890; m. Ira Gould; lived in Weymouth, Massachusetts; summers on Rocky Pond, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
vii. Twin, George W., b. 29 December 1890; m. Laura Sherman
viii. Alan, b. 24 June 1893; m. Mattie Sampson
ix. Vance W., b. 16 June 1895; m. Florence Pray
|Mar 3 2010||Donna Munro||
I was wondering if you can help. I am looking to trace my cousins,
Donald and James Munro. The only information that I have is: Donald
and James Munro are twins born to William Munro and 'Ella' Munro.
William Munro is orginially from Milngavie, Scotland and served in the
Highland Light Infantry during the World War II. They immigrated to
Ontario, I don't have dates, but I believe that their sons were born
there around the mid 1950's, perhaps 1956. The last known address was
St Catharines, Ontario.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
|Mar 01 2010||Tom Thorne||
I am researching my family history and discovered some time ago that my Munros come from the Inveraray-Glenaray parish in Argyllshire. The Munros from this area in Scotland grew in number. By the 1841 Census there were 438 people of the name Munro in the Inveraray area. Many made their way to Canada and Australia from 1800 onwards.
My family stayed in Scotland until after WW2. My mother's name is Jean Kerr Munro (1906-1976) and I can now trace her origins to the Inveraray area back to the late 17th Century. My ggggrandfather was Duncan Munro from Inveraray born 1790 died 1882 in Bonhill Dunbartonshire. His grandaughter Agnes Munro (1858-married James Broadfoot in 1882. This family founded a huge Australian branch when they moved there in 1891. His other granddaughter Janet Munro (1858-1898) is the mother of my grandfather Andrew Mitchell Munro (1879-1948).
My main question to your organization is the genealogy of Munros who came from Argyllshire to Canada. I know from anecdotal references that many are related to my early family living in the Glenaray behind the town of Inveraray when they moved in the early 19th Century to Ontario and Quebec. I would be happy to share my researches with anyone in your organization with the same Argyll background.
Here is my sketch of my Argyll Inveraray background.
Early Glenaray Munros:
Archibald Munro in Drimfern b 1712 = Isobel Bell (McIllvoie)
John Munro b 1763 in Drimfern = married 1789 Mary Munro b 1766 in Tullich (other children, Grisel, Isabella, Archibald) I come from their first child:
Duncan Munro b 1790-1882 = Janet McCunn in Roseneath b1783-1869 maried 1818 (other children Agnes, John, Peter but I come from:
Archibald Munro b 1825 = Helen Buchanan Mitchell b 1832-1861 Married 1854 ( other children Agnes b 1855, Duncan 1860-1861) but I come from:
Janet Munro 1858-1898 = ? (illegitimate birth. Father unknown so her son Andrew Mitchell Munro takes his mother's surname)
Andrew Mitchell Munro 1879-1948 = Jane Cameron Kerr 1882-1971 of Helensburgh married in 1899
Their Children: Andrew, Anne, Archibald, Jean, Janet, Agnes, Williamena, Christine, Catherine
Jean Kerr Munro 1906-1976 married Ivor Thorne 1905-1981 from Port Talbot ,Wales
and I am their son born in 1941.
Perhaps someone in your membership has a connection to the people above.
|Feb 25 2010||Shelley Gordon||I am looking for anyone who knows Gordon Monroe. He lived in Amherst Nova Scotia. He married a Doris McCann. They had 2 children a boy name David Gordon and a girl Gwenlyn Elizabeth. David was born in Nova Scotia and Gwenlyn was born in St. Catharine's. Any information would be good.|
|Nov 27 2009||Dominic Munro||
I'm looking for information on John Munro, a salmon fisherman/crofter living at Invernaver or thereabouts in Farr, Sutherland. He was married to Ann(ie) or Margaret (nee) Mackay.
John was father of George Munro (1822 -1898) and also Jan(n)et?, Dorothy (Dolly), Mary, Christi(a)na (Christy).
If anyone could tell me when (likely at the end of c18) and where he was born and who his parents were, then that would be great.
I have pretty definitive information from John onwards, but am struggling with the sheer number of Munros then residing in Farr (e.g. 3 x John Munro in Malcolm Bangor-Jones's 1806 Farr militia list - my money is on the one who is a salmon fisherman in Naver but it's just a punt at this stage). There seems to have been an expanding Munro presence in Farr from at least the start of c17. Any tips or advice very welcome.
|Oct 27 2009||Amy Bridgeman||
My husband is the great-grandson of Alexander Ray Munro, twin to James
McPherson Munro, sons of Hugh Munro and Christina Manson. My husband
and I are visiting Scotland in May 2010 and we’d like to know more
about the family that stayed in Scotland as well as those who came to
Canada. Thank you, Amy Bridgeman.
1 John Munro m. 11 Jul 1834 Janet Murray Latheron, Caithness, Scotland,
2 Hugh Munro b. 18 Jul 1839 Wick, Caithness, Scotland
m. 3 Dec 1869 Christina Manson b. 13 Oct 1842 Canisbay, Caithness, Scotland
3 Angus Munro b. 1870 Olrig, Caithness, Scotland
3 George Baxter Munro b. 1 Apr 1872 Canisbay, Caithness, Scotland
3 John Munro b. 16 Dec 1874 Latheron, Caithness, Scotland
m. Eliza b. 1875 Bower, Caithness, Scotland
4 Ann Munro b. 1892 Bower, Caithness, Scotland
4 John Munro b. 1894 Wick, Caithness, Scotland
4 Donald Munro Wick, Caithness, Scotland
4 George Munro Bower, Caithness, Scotland
4 Alexander Munro Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
4 William Munro Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
3 Esther Munro b. 1879
3 Hugh Munro b. May 1882 d. 9 Feb 1960 emigrated to Canada 1904
m. Jessie Sutherland d. 6 Jun 1946
3 William 'Bill' Munro m. Molly
3 Alexander Ray Munro b. 24 Feb 1885 d. 2 May 1933 emigrated to Canada 1907-8
m. 25 Dec 1922 Melita, MB, Mary Coates b. 22 Oct 1891 d.27 May 1957
4 Mary Evelyn Munro
3 James McPherson Munro b. 24 Feb 1885 Scotland
3 Angus Munro b. 13 Dec 1886 d. 2 Mar 1969 Quebec, Canada
m. Hilda Nienkamp b. 13 Feb 1885 St. Louis, MO d. 26 Dec 1941 Quebec, Canada
3 Murdock Munro b. 1889
|Aug 5 2009||A. M. Trowsdale||My Grandfather, Donald John (D.J.) MUNROE was born in Bredalbane, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. My mother Mary Eva (Marion) Munroe was born in Butte, MT where my Grandfather ( a miner) met and married (1900) Mary Jane MacLeod who was from Prince Edward Island. When they returned to Canada, they lived in PEI. I have not been able to find any records in Nova Scotia of the family or further back to Scotland. His brother was Jack Munroe (who fought Jim Jeffries).|
|May 13 2009||Marion Miles (Ross)||
I'm going to Scotland in August and I'm hoping to find lost cousins.
My great grandmother was Margaret Munro born in Alness to Hector Munro
and Ann (Campbell) abt 1851. Margaret married William Ross in 1877, he
was the son of Flora Ross. He was born in Langwell just outside of
William and Margaret Ross had seven children; Hugh 1877, Hector 1879, David 1881, Flora Ann 1883, Alexander 1885, William 1887 and Roderick 1889. Alexander Ross 1885 was my granddad and he immigrated to Canada about 1902. His brother William married Williamina MacGregor in 1926, and his other brother married Elizabeth Gunn in 1931.
|Apr 18 2009||Kirstie Mitchell||
I am looking for relatives and descendants of Roderick "Scotty" Munro,
the hockey coach. He is my grandfather, James Munro's cousin. My
mother remembers him coming to visit when she was little. I am also
looking for the info and relatives to the rest of the family. My great
great grandparents were George and Catherine Munro. Their children
were George, John, Roderick, William, James, Malcolm, Mary, Catherine,
Teen (Katrina?). My great grandparents were George and Mary (Cassey)
Munro. My grandfather, James, was their only child that survived.
I would be very grateful of any info anyone has.
|Apr 5 2009||L. Harper||I am searching for anyone who knows of Margaret Munro married to William Henry Harper. Margaret's parents were John Munro and Nancy Depperity. Margaret was born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada in 1823 and died in Brockville, Ontario, Canada in October 18th 1915. William was born in England on March 7th 1825-1829 and died April 1st 1907, also in Brockville ,Ontario, Canada. I am stumped and need any hint to research further. Is she from the Hugh Munro in Edwardsburg County, Ontario, Canada? Please anyone, anything will help! Desperate in Canada.|
|Feb 7 2009||Julie Johnson||I'm looking for any information regarding my Great, Great Grandmother Christina Munro. I only know that she was born in 1863 and her place of birth as listed on the 1901,1911 census is Inverness, Ross-shire. Between 1863 & 1892 she ended up living in Liverpool. I have very little information to relate to, I don't know her mother's name, only that her father is listed on her marriage certificate as Hector Munro ( Deceased at the time of her marriage in 1892 ). I realise this is like a needle in a haystack, any information gratefully appreciated.|
|Dec 14 2008||Jo Klyne||
Hi, I'm hoping to find a correct connection for my research of the
Munros in my ancestry. As of yet, other queries that I have made have
led to nowhere. Seems no one is able to help me find the connection I
I presently have:
1. John Fisher b1827 - d? (son of Henry Jr Munro-Fisher & Marguerite LaFramboise), married to Elisabeth Brabant.
2. Henry Jr Munro Fisher b1799 - d1871 (son of Henry Sr Munro Fisher & Madeleine Gauther) married to Marguerite LaFramboise
3. Henry Sr Munro Fisher b 1779 - d1827 (son of Donald Fisher & Elizabeth (Betsy) Munro), married to Madeleine Gauthier
4. Elizabeth (Betsy) Munro b1759 - d1845 (daughter of Reverend Harry 'Henry' Munro & ?), married to Donald Fisher
5. Reverend Harry 'Henry' Munro b1730 - d1801 (son of Dr Robert Munro & Anne Munro), married to ?
6. Dr Robert Munro b? - d1746 (son of Alexander Munro & ?), married to Anne Munro b1718 - d1748 (daughter of John Munro & Katherine Bayne)
7a. Alexander Munro (son of ?) married to ?
7b. John Munro (son of ?) married to Katherine Bayne: children are - Anne Munro and James Munro (per Cupar Deeds 1716-1862 a "Munro, James: son of John Munro, surgeon in Killearn and Katherine Bayne; awarded Bayne Bursary 15 Dec 1718)"
I'm pretty much stuck here. Not even sure even this last piece of information on James Munro actually relates to 7b.
Who is Alexander Munro, who is his wife and who are his parents?
Who is John Munro? Who are his parents?
Some info that I have found don't add up and I am unable to verify what is right and what is wrong.
It seems that most connections I have found for Alexander Munro indicate that he is 4th Laird of Killichoan of Ross-Shire and that he is the grandson to Sir Robert Munro 3rd baronet, 24th Baron of Foulis. So who is the father?
One response received was: "The father of Alexander Munro II of Killichoan was David Munro who was the son of Farquhar Munro III of Teanoird". Is this info for the correct Alexander Munro? And who was Farquhar Munro? And how does he connect to the main line of Munros?
Other responses to my queries only indicate that my info is incorrect but then receive no correction to help move me along.
As for John Munro. Nothing.
If anyone is able to help get me in the right direction that would be most helpful.
Jo-Anne Klyne, Edmonton Alberta Canada
|Nov 7 2008||Kim Brazil||
I know my family history since we have been in the States, as we have basically have remained in the same area for over 100 years. Where I lose track of us is in Canada, and according to my records we were also there for many years as well. Several of my records indicate that in 1844 in Addison, Ontario, James Wiltse Monroe was born, he is the last of my family born in Canada. Chittenden Taplin Monroe, born 1811, in Addison, is the earliest record of my relatives I have born in Canada in believe. So this is my first attempt at reaching out for help. If any of you all have any information or ideas for me, please contact me anytime.
Kimberly Jean Monroe Brazil.
1007 Kermit Drive,Apt 13 Knoxville,Ian 50183
|Aug 16 2008||Bill and Ruth||
As far back as I can get on the Munro's is John Munro b. 1822, Scotland,
died 21 Feb. 1863, Ingersoll.
His children were:
John Oct. 9 1848
Edward 03 Oct 1853
Donald Fraser 28 Feb. 1855
William Apr. 1857
Jane/Jean W. 1863
If you can connect the dots I would be appreciative.
|Jul 6 2008||Amanda Page||
I am searching for the Munro family who resided in Ontario in the 40's, 50's, 60's and possibly until now.
My fathers name was Grant Garson Munro and he was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 24 1942. He was the 2nd youngest of 5 children. Names are not known, but one sibling may have been named Dan or Don.
His mother passed on in 1968 from cancer (she was a housewife) and his father was originally from Scotland and was a retired ceramic tile setter. It is not know when he passed on. Nor are names known.
If you found this family in any of your research or any of this information rings a bell, please contact me. I have been looking for 18 years.
I can be reached at:
Amanda Page (British Columbia)
|Jun 25 2008||Wayne Monroe||
Looking to find the family and ancestors of Philip and his father John Munro, also the location of the parish of St Dennis, possibly in Ross-shire:"Philip Munro, soldier of the 78th Scottish Regiment, at the siege of Quebec in 1757, was the son of John [Munro] and of Charlotte Leblanc, of the parish of St. Dennis, Ross-shire, Scotland. He married in 1772 ([marriage] contract [witnessed or signed by] Fortier, 10 June ) to Charlotte Girard, daughter of Louis [Girard] and of Charlotte Jourdain." Philip Munro & Charlotte Girard were married in the parish of St Henri de Luzon de Lévis, Quebec
1. Jean Monroe (aka John Munro) m. Charlotte Leblanc
|Jun 16 2008||Leigh Ann Summers||
Hello: Would any of your info include Archibald and Catherine (nee Campbell)? They are my g-g-g-grandparents from Scotland. They settled in Euphemia Township in Ontario, Canada. The area would be around Alvinston or there abouts. Archibald was born around 1801 and died around 29 Jan 1857. Catherine was born 1805/1805? I don't have the date of her death yet. She was still alive in 1881 as far as I can tell. A couple of their children are: Donald born in 1838 and Dugald born in 1840. If you could let me know if any of this matches what you have could you please let me know.
|Jun 15 2008||Neil Jenkins||I am interested in contacting the family of Donald Munro, a/b seaman, from Stornoway who sailed on "Benalder" and died in the early 1980's to learn more about family history|
|Mar 16 2008||Clyde Sanger
Why did Hugh Munroe come to Quebec?
Hugh Munroe was born in Loch Broom, Ross-shire in July 1833 and died at Melbourne, Eastern Quebec, in March 1919. His wife, Janet Allan, had been born near Thurso, Caithness-shire in 1836 and died in 1922. They apparently farmed at a place called South Ely, which is no longer on Quebec maps. In the Melbourne cemetery there is also a tombstone to Findlay Munroe, who appears to be Hugh’s father; unfortunately the stone is broken and details of his life are lost in that place. When we were in Inverness and the Black Isle last July, we came across reference to an Alexander Munroe, who seemed to be related. Our family traditions include the phrase “He died for a black face” and we have not, until now, been able to find out to whom this refers. It is possible that, born in the early 1800s and being a rebel by nature, he was threatened by the Clearances. Black faced sheep were being introduced into the highlands and young Alexander, hot of head, stole one to get his own back on the laird (Hugh Munro of Novar). Caught by the laird’s men, he may be the A. Munro (the change of spelling took place in Canada) who appears in the records to have been hanged in Inverness at about that time. The “black face” of our legend may not be human after all – but a sheep!
This may be a clue to the emigration of Findlay Munroe and his infant son Hugh to Canada, and a date in the mid-1830s when they sailed. It might be possible that our ancestor Findlay had a brother Alexander, who was caught up in the quarrel in Culrain and, for some reason, stole a sheep from this estate, was caught and strung up. Why he acted, and how he was caught and suffered, we perhaps will never know. Findlay may, after Alexander’s death, have become marked as a likely “insurgent” and felt there was little future for them in Scotland. He would have moved westward to Loch Broom, in search of a passage to Canada, and in an ironic twist named the son who was born there after the laird who in effect caused the murder of his brother.
We would appreciate any information or opinions that can help us fit the pieces of this family puzzle more neatly together. Thank you
|May 1-4 2008||CMA-USA 2008 Gathering||
Our sister branch of Clan Munro in the USA is holding their 2008 Gathering in Savannah, GA, 1-4 May. Some of us are planning on attending this Gathering as we have very much enjoyed joining with 'our cousins' for the past several years.
For information re the Gathering events, booking at the hotel and registration with the organizers,
|26 Feb 2008||Susan McGuire||
I have been doing some research on the Mechanics Institute of Montreal, founded in 1828.
The president of the MIM in 1862 was Hector Munro, who was, I think, a builder and came as a young man from Scotland. He was active in the organization for some years before and after his presidency.
I looking for any further information about Hector Munro & his family, and if there are any living descendants.
Hector Munro (Monro), born 21 Jan 1807, Roxburghshire, Scotland; m. Mar 1832 Edinburgh to Jane Barnet; they had three sons and three daughters; he died 5 Oct 1888 in Montreal, QC
Thank you for any information you might be able to provide.
|25 Feb 2008||Don Norris||
I'm rather stuck on my Banffshire Munros's.
James Munro, tailor, (April 26, 1826, Cullen, Banffshire-May 13, 1800, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) & Rebecca McNeil, (abt. 1831, Ireland- Nov 1, 1881)
Alexander Munro ( abt. April 19, 1800, Rathven, Banffshire- unknown & Catherine Avid (perhaps Aird) (abt. 1812 +/- years), Scotland - Dec. 13, 1873, Hamilton, Ontario)
Peter Munro (7 August, 1781-?) Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland- ?) & Margaret Bruce
Alexander Munro & Margaret Taylor, Scotland
The first generation or two starting with James Munro are the most accurate and the last two starting with Peter to Alexander are best quess work only.
|21 Feb 2008||JC||I am trying to piece together a family tree for 'the Winnipeg Beauty', Mona Munro. Mona was the daughter of Rebecca and Archibald Munro. She had a brother, Norman, and she was 24 when she married Jim Kilgour in 1918; they had a daughter, June. Mona Jean Munro was born in 1894 and died in 1948.|
|15 Dec 2007||Jo Ann Tuskin||
For those of you with an interest in your family tree, Jo Ann has been setting up a data base on computer with information from members. She has extensive information on the descendants of the following families who settled in Ontario:
David Munro & Nancy McKay
Donald Munro & Ann Campbell
Hugh Munro & Catherine Campbell
Maj. John Munro & Isabella Gordon McKay
Hon. Capt. John Munro & Maria Brouwer
John Munro & Catherine Reid
Peter Munro from Argyll-shire
William Munro & Isabella Finlay
If your family connects to any of these, and you have not yet sent your info to her, please contact Jo Ann. She also has access to the genealogical information from Clan Munro Association – US Branch and can search there for any info or links.
|13 Nov 2007||Louise Mackinnon||
Hello there, this is just a spontaneous enquiry re. my paternal cousin Alistair Munro from Kilmarknock in Ayrshire Scotland.
Alistair married Margaret, approx: 1954, I believe he and Margaret were on the second ship to sail into Canada through the St. Laurence River. I would so very much to make contact with Alistair or family member just to exchange memories of the old times, although I was only a child when Alistair and Margaret left Scotland I do have fond memories of the time I did know them. Hope to hear from some one soon, Enjoy the day, Louise (nee) Munro. South Australia
|11 Nov 2007||Tory Sharp||My great great grandmother Christina Flora Munro born Aug 25 1883 in Kinosota Manitoba was the daughter of Alexander Munro(Hudson Bay ) and Annie (Moore) Moir. If any one can help with information on either side of the family it would be appreciated.|
|28 Oct 2007||Colin Munro||
Hello, my name is Colin and I am a Munro. I would very much like
to research more about my family history. I have some data going
back 3 or 4 generations but not a lot. I would like to go back
as far as possible. I would very much like your help
My great grandfather Peter Munro came to Canada from Scotland in the late 1800's, I believed he settled in Owen Sound area. His wife's name was Annie Watson. Peter was a stone mason, he cut and shipped the bricks to help build old city hall in Toronto. The farthest back I can go on our tree is that Peter Munro's parents were both killed in the Tay Bridge Disaster in Scotland in 1879. That was a very famous story in Scottish history. Peter's father's name was John Munro. That is about all I know for now.
|25 Oct 2007||Charles Munroe||
Tracing the genealogy of Robert Monro I have encountered a mystery and need help in solving it:
1) Robert Monro, born 1716 Scotland, lived at Barochan Cottages, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, died Flanders 1 July 1804. Married Marion (Mary) Wilson 1 December, 1761 Kilellen, Scotland. She was born 1732?. Died Flanders, NJ, 1 March 1805. This Robert is supposed to be an elder brother of General Sir Hector Munro of Novar. Children of Robert Monro 1): Judge William Monro; Catherine Monro; Robert Monro; James Monro; John Monro; Margaret Monro; Ann Monro; Elizabeth Monro; Mary Monro. In 1793, Robert Sr., James and William are in the 1st New Jersey Militia Cavalry.
2) Robert Monro born Scotland (Argyle or Mull date unknown possibly 1724), lived in New Brunswick, NJ, Children of Robert Monro 2): John Monro; Dr Robert Monro; Lt James Monro
In 1878 letters were sent to parties believe to be descended from Robert Monro of Flanders, NJ, by lawyer Irwin Bridgeman: CANADA: Mrs. James Lambie of Winsor, ON; Miss Bowlby, Winsor, ON; Mrs. Thomas Harrison, Persis Douglas & Frank Douglas of Selkirk,ON; John Douglas of Aylmer, ON; Mrs. James Alexander of Simcoe, ON; Mrs. John Henderson of Brandy Creek; Joseph & Samuel D. Budd of Brandy Creek; Zebulon Landon of Simcoe, ON; Colin Monro Dusten & Caleb More Dustien of Wallaceburg, ON; USA: William Monro Force of Newark, NJ; William Douglas of Trumansburg, NY; Robert Douglas of Lena, Umatilla Co. OR; W.H.D. Corwin & Mrs. Robert C. Shaw of Suckassuny, NJ; Mrs. M.T. King & Mrs. J.B. Stevens of Morristown, NJ; Silas Dickinson of Ininiutl, WA; Mrs. Sarah R. Wheeler of Cook County, IL; John M. Dusten no location given.
I would appreciate any information concerning any of the people listed above. Thank you. Charles C Monroe III
|14 May 2007||Kathy Engelhart||
Hi my name is Kathy. I am looking for information on my great-Aunt's
husband Charlie Munroe. Here is what I know. Uncle Charlie was from
Canada maybe near Toronto possibly Brantford. He came to Detroit and
worked in a tool and die shop. He met my Great Aunt, Shirley Lillian
Wheelock. They dated for thirty years before getting married. He died
a couple of years later on Feb 22 or 23 1950 in Grosse Pointe MI.
while shoveling snow. He was born about 1886 in Canada. Shirley and
Charlie eloped to Bowling Green, Ohio about 1948. Charlie loved to
camp and golf. He was a favourite in our family. Everyone loved
Charlie but the 30 year courtship is a mystery. I wonder if he had
another family in Ontario? If you can shed some light on this please
let me know.
|9 May 2007||Shirley Sutherland||
Searching for any info. on the following - have much to share if you
have a connection.
MUNRO, Donald b.1807 Tongue, Sutherland d.1884
m.MACKENZIE,Jannet(Jessie)b.1815 Durness d.1909 Casheldhu
MUNRO, Margaret b. 1841 d 1912 Casheldhu
MUNRO, Eslpie b. Durness 1843
MUNRO, William b. 1844 Durness d. 1894 Golspie
MUNRO, Jemima b. 1847
MUNRO, Dolina b. 1851
MUNRO, Isabella b. 1853
MUNRO, Kennethina b. 1857
MUNRO, William b. Durness 1844 d. 1894 Golspie
m. 1873 MACDONALD, Hughina b. 1852 Durness d. 1851 Golspie
MUNRO, Christina Isabella b. 1873 Tongue
MUNRO, Angusina b. 1876 Cromarty
MUNRO, Donald b. 1877 Urquhart, Ross and Cromarty
MUNRO, Jessie Mackenzie b. 1880 Durness
MUNRO, Archibald b. 1881 Durness
MUNRO, Eppie b. 1884 Golspie
MUNRO, Mary b. 1886 Golspie d. 1952 Golspie
MUNRO, Duncan b.1888 Golspie d.1947 Crosby, ND. USA
MUNRO, William b. 1891 Tain d. 1916 d. France
MUNRO, John Alexander b. 1893 Golspie d. 1917 d. France
|1 May 2007||Eva Wojdylo||
I am not quite sure where to begin... Many, many, many years ago I became good friends with James Munro Vincent and his sweet Mum - Lily Margaret Munro.
We have lost touch in mid seventies, I have later spent many years in Nigeria, and ended up in Canada in 1982.
Recently, as my children have grown and I have become a widow, I am catching up with a lot of old friends trough the power of internet.
One day I typed Jim's name into a Google search and found out sadly that he had died in 1996, at the age of 50.
I was wondering if you can suggest any way of finding out any more details? If I were to travel to the UK, I would certainly want to visit his resting place, as well as the one of his mother. The last time I have seen Jim, I believe he still lived in Folkestone and was teaching in an all boys school in Ashford, but Lily was already gone, having had died of cancer in 1975. He had a cousin - Ian Vincent Munro, son Of Hector Charles Munro (who also died in 1996) and Thelma nee Garbett, however there is no information on him.
I will appreciate any help and/or suggestions.
Thank you in advance,
Eva Wojdylo (nee Oleszkiewicz)
|14 Apr 2007||Susan||
I have a print out of the 1881 Milnton, Kilmuir Easter Ross and
Cromarty census for Ann (Dodds) Munro and her daughter Jessie Munro.
In the "where born" line it reads:
"Rossr Gaelic G, Kilmuir Easter" and I do not understand exactly what that means. Can anyone help?
PS Ann was born abt 1804 and Jessie abt 1840.
|8 Apr 2007||Shelley||I am looking for anyone that is related to a Mr. Munroe from Nova Scotia. His name is Gordon Munroe. He married Doris McCann (she was from New Glasgow). They had two children together, Gwen and David. They moved to St. Catharines Ontario. They separated when Gwen was about 3 yrs old (she will be 58 this July). From what I heard he wouldn't give Doris a divorce and he died when Gwen was about 11 or 12 yrs old. David (61 on his next birthday) spent a lot of time in Nova Scotia when he was a young boy and had TB when he was younger. Hopefully this help. I don't know where he died. Or where he is buried.|
|25 Mar 2007||Marj Powers||I am trying to find information about my family. My grandfather was John Alexander Nelson Munroe, he lived in Moose Creek, Ontario. My great grandfather was Dr. John Alexander Munroe from Delkeith, Ontario Canada who were decedents from Foulis castle Scotland I would appreciate if you could send me some information. Thanks Marj Powers|
|18 Jan 2007||Carole Lindsay||I am researching William Munro who married Anne Wright on 20 Nov 1830 at Aberfoyle. They had two children that I know of: Archibald Munro b 22 Nov 1831 and John Munro b 27 Dec 1833 Is anyone linked to this family?|
|Katherine O'Neill||Catherine Munro born c. 1831 in Ontario, Canada. Father was John Munro, mother Christy. Catherine married Alexander Macdonald abt. 1851, maybe in Glengarry Co., On, Canada. Catherine and Alexander moved from Kenyon Twp in Glengarry Co, ON in 1862 with the following children: John, Alexander, Allen, Margaret. The family moved to Tiny Twp, Simcoe Co. ON|
|Megan Munro||Hi, My name is Megan Jean Munro. I live in Oakville, ON, Canada. I am looking for some of my Munro family. My Father is Robert Wayne Munro son of Camen Munro. My father was Born in Ontaria but did live in Winnipeg. If you know my family, I would love to hear from you because I would love to get to know your family's history.|
|2 Jan 2007||Jo Ann Tuskin||Looking for ancestors of John Munro, married 1766 New Haven, CT, Katherine Reid/Reed, Daughter of Samuel Reid/Reed and Sarah Kellogg. He presumably died before 1782, as she went to Canada as a Loyalist and was known as 'Catharine Leech', widow.|
|12 Nov 2006||Michael Munro||I am looking for information on my GGGG Grandfather Alexander Munro. According to Burkes Coloniel Gentry he was a cadet of Foulis. He was removed from his native country on appointment to the Earl of Caithness in 1784 and settled in Farr, Armadale, Sutherlandshire. He married Barbara MacKay in about 1795. Barbara MacKay was baptised on 15th September 1767 in Durness, she was the daughter of a Hugh MacKay. Alexander Munro and Barbara MacKay owned 'Alexander's Inn' in Farr, Armadale, Sutherlandshire where all their children were born. He later became a boat builder and carpenter. He and Barbara had 8 children: James (b.1796), Gabriel (b.1799), Donald (b.1802), George (b.1804), Honeyman (b.1806), John (b.1808), Christina (b.1808), MacKay (b.1812). The youngest child, MacKay was my GGG Grandfather. What I am looking for is an age or date of birth for their father (my GGGG Grandfather) Alexander Munro.|
|8 Sep 2006||Aline Marsden
|Hi there clan Munro. I have been tracing my family line and have come to a stop on my fathers male line. I am looking for information about a John Munro b 1795,Scotland. Married Mary Raeburn 19 Jan 1816 in Scotland. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.|
|8 Aug 2006||Justin M. Munro||Hello to all of Clan Munro. I am a resident of Vancouver, BC and have a question about kilts. I am to be married in the coming summer and am looking into having a kilt made for the wedding. Only trouble is that I am having trouble finding somewhere to have it done here. It is important that it is done properly, 14 yards and all. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? Thank you!|
|22 Jun 2006||Kirstie Mitchell||Hi. I am looking for information on my mother's family. My grandfather was James Munro, born in Swift Current, SK in 1915. His parents were George and Mary (Cassey) Munro. They came to Canada from Glasgow. George had 8 siblings: John, Roderick, William, James, Malcolm, Mary, Catherine, and Teen (Katrina?). Their parents were George and Catherine Munro. Does anyone know anything more?|
|17 Jun 2006||Pia Goddard||Hello from London, England. I am researching a member of my Monro family who emigrated to Canada in 1898. Campbell Hamilton Monro lived in Winnipeg and was a Presbyterian church missionary in the Q'Appelle Valley. He died in 1948. He was my great uncle. In his obituary it is stated that he was a direct descendant of the House of the Clan Monro. I am looking for any information I can find about his father John James Monro who I believe had five siblings, and also about his own children, of which there were three - Kenneth, Robert and Mackenzie Monro. Thank you.|
|15 May 2006||Sarah Munro||Hi I'm building my family tree and I'm trying to find descendants of Agnes Munro (my great aunt- sister to Joseph, William, Mary Ann, Alexander, Donald, James George, John Mouat (Jock-my grandad), and Ronald) Who moved to Canada. She was born in Glenbervie Kincardinshire 7/3/1889 to Alexander and Agnes Monro/ Munro (cousins) Also I'm interested in any other links as already found my great grandmothers sisters Family in America. Any help gratefully received. Thanks Sarah|
|4 May 2006||Richard Wm. Michie Sr.||Hi, my name is Richard Wm. Michie Sr., my paternal grand mother was Jeane Michie, nee Dingwall, born in Fodderty, 13 June,1887, and to my knowledge, the land called Dingwall was granted to her ancestors by Mary, Queen of Scots. I am trying to find any information possible about that. I also understand, my family line, on her side, goes back into the 1300s. I do have information on some names and places, but dates only go back to about 1831, when her father was born (in Lemlair, a farm on Foulis estate). Her mother was Janette McLennan. Her Parents were married at Kiltearn, Waterloo Inn, free church, 28 May,1858. So far, that's as far back as I've gotten. Grand mother married James Michie, in Sharon,Connecticut,(date unknown). They met there after emigrating from Scotland, and I don't know when they emigrated. As far as I know, they did not know each other prior to then. My grandfather was born in Banff,in1885, no further info as yet. I will need to contact Clan Forbes ! For info on Grandfather. Any one having any information on the Dingwall Sept, I would like to hear from you.|
|31 Mar 2006||Charles Andrew McCloskey||Mr. Higgins - I am interested in letting you know what happened to the "New Orleans McCloskeys" since Mr. Seamus Hasson wrote about us in 1981 (Issue #11 Benbradagh). He made a scant mention of the "Algiers McCloskeys" that branch of which I am a member. Algiers is a part of New Orleans, but, separated by the Mississippi River. New Orleans proper is on the East bank of the Mississippi and Algiers is located on the West bank. We all hail from Dungiven and Derry and are ancestors to the O'Cahans. And, yes, we are related to Hugh McCloskey, buried at the cemetery of St. Patrick's Church, Dungiven. Would like to hear from you and "The Winding Roe". With much thanks, Searlas Andriu McBholscaidh, (my Gaelic name).|
|26 Mar 2006||Jean Olajos
|I am descended from Kenneth Munro, born 1815, who lived at Tain, Ross & Cromarty. He married Annie Menzies. That family lived at 5 Gower Street, Tain. My gr. grandfather was George, son of Kenneth and Annie. George emigrated to Saskatchewan in 1892 with eldest son, David. The rest of the family came in 1897. Kenneth's parents were Donald Munro and Catharine Sinclair. Does anyone have information on this family?|
|17 Mar 2006||Cynthia Monro||Hi, I'm currently tracing my family tree and wonder if anyone here can help. Does anyone here have a John Monro who married Barbara Gardiner/Gardner in Angus Dundee 23rd, January 1846? Don't know much about where they came from in Scotland or who Johns parents were. I know that they moved to Australia in the early to middle of 1850's. Maybe even just before 1850. Could anyone help? Thank you.|
|14 Oct 2005||Mary Bourke||Hi: I am wondering if anyone knows if women were brought to Upper Canada in the 1800's for wives of Settlers. There were 2 Leonard girls-one Elizabeth and one Margaret from Moneymore Ireland who were married to brothers Kenneth and James Urquhart in Glengarry County, Ontario. My father believed they came over on a boatload of women for such a reason but he did not have any proof. Can anyone one answer that question for me. Also was Elizabeth and Margaret sister? I would appreciate any help you can provide me. Thanks Mary|
|29 Sep 2005||C M White||Hello I am reposting a Query for information on a James Munro born abt 1765 in Inveraray and married a Mary McTAvish in April of 1789. they had several children, Donald 1795, Mary 1797, James 1800,Anne 1802, William 1806,and Charles 1810 [my 3x grandfather.] Charles married a Catherine Campbell in Jan of 1835 in Inveraray. And they had Catherine 1835,James 1837, Mary 1841, Donald 1845, Duncan 1848 [my gr-grandfather] Isabella 1850 and another Catherine 1853. They all worked on or around the ship yards. With exception of James 1765 he was a school master. Would appreciate hearing from anyone connected to this family. thank you.|
|29 Sep 2005||M.A.Higgins||
Greetings from Belfast. I am a member of a small group of writers who issue a magazine each year at Dungiven Co. Derry on the Roe valley, called The Winding Roe. We are aware that there is ongoing research on the origins of the Munros clan and the Roe Valley Co. Derry is mentioned. We have a small website at www.benbradagh.com which may interest you as about the Roe valley. We have also some images of the area on the website and we change these from time to time. Enjoy.
Best wishes to you all.= M.A. Higgins Belfast
P.S. Just last week I visited the Storehouse on the Cromarty Firth and on a video presentation I heard mention of the Roe valley and the O'Cathan (O'Kane link). This is indeed the land of the O'Cathans or as the name is Anglicised to O'Kane as now.
|16 Jul 2005||Chris Munro||Hey there, I'm currently out of Canada, trying to become a part of the association. I'm starved for info on my ancestors, my father David Munro, has many ties to Scotland and Australia. So I'm hoping this shall be a grand experience.|
|13 Jul 2005||Virginia Denton||
Taken from my gt grandmother's diary: "My grandmother, Margaret,
was the daughter of a Captain Richards and her only brother, Samuel
Richards was also in the Royal Navy, but died comparatively young.
Margaret's mother was the daughter of Sir Hector Munro of Novar in
Rosshire, but marrying against her father's consent, he had nothing
more to do with her. The title is now extinct, the estate in my time
was owned by a Mrs. Butler-Johnstone and has now passed into the hands
of Mr. Munro Fergusson, M.P. who married Lady Helen Marjoribanks,
sister of the present Lord Tweedsmouth (1899)" I can only guess
that Sir Hector Munro (1726-1805) may have been this man. He was
buried at Kensal Green in 1805,after dying unexpectedly, ...but from
all I've read, this man never married so she would have been an illegitimate
and probably never registered! One more thing to add to
this puzzle is...the signatures on Margaret's marriage certificate are
: Captain John Richards and B.J. Richards!! Her name wouldn't have
been Butler-Johnstone Munro, would it??
Thank you for any suggestions,
|25 Jun 2005||Jennifer Munro||I am looking for any descendents of Sir Hugh Munro of Fowlis. I believe he had some children out of wedlock or in a marriage considered illegal and that I may be related to them. The name du Preez Green in Canada may be connected. Please contact me - this is driving me crazy!|
|25 Apr 2005||Margaret Bardin||I'm seeking information about Dugald Munroe (Monroe) and Jane Cameron (1786-1860) of Moore Co., NC. I have documentation on these 3 sons: Peter (1812-1888), Malcolm, and Dugald.|
|12 Mar 2005||Jerry Jeska||I am interested in information regarding Captain George Munro of Culcairn, captain of one of Lord Loudoun's Independent Companies during the Rebellion of 1746-45, in the years previous to that rebellion. I understand he fought for the government against the Jacobites in 1719 at Glenshiel.|
|4 Feb 2005||Alastair Monro||I would be interested to hear from anyone who has any ancestral links to the following. David Monro, b. 1863, nr Brechin, Forfar; his father was Rev George Monro, b.1821 in Banffshire; he had a brother, Alexander; their father was Alexander M, b 1782 in Banffshire; his father was Alexander M, b. 1739 in Banffshire; his father was James M, b. <1705; his father was Alexander M, b. ca 1670 in Banffshire; his father was another Alexander M. I know the names of their wives and several siblings. I do not know of any emigration to N. America, but it may well have happened.. Do not worry about Munro-Monro spelling diffs. Not many could write >200 years ago!|
|8 Jan 2005||Melissa Goodwin||Looking for GGGG Grandpa's ancestors. ARCHIBALD MONROE / MUNRO immigrated to North Carolina, USA about 1800 from the Isle of Jura via Argyllshire. Anyone have record of him? Thanks!|
|31 Dec 2004||Jack Kerwin||David Munro, born 1740 in Ross/shire. He married Nancy McKay in 1764. I'm looking for the dates of birth/death for David and Nancy. David Munro's father was also named David (born 1714 Ross/shire) and I'm also looking for information on him. What is his date of birth/death. What is his wife's name and the names of their other children. Who were their parents?|
|14 Dec 2004||CC||HI...My father was Alexander Munro b 1921 Bridgeton, Glasgow. In 1952 he came to Canada, his sister Sadie married a Canadian Soldier S. Caldwell in the 1940's and returned to Canada. My Munro's were in Banffshire, Aberdeenshire then moved to the Glasgow area in the 1890's. Names associated are Killin, McOscar, Murphy, Allan, Davidson, Adamson, Dunlop, Buchanan, Laird, Sellar, Hunter, Russel, Any info would be most welcome.. Cheers CC|
|22 Nov 2004||Jennifer Munro||Looking for some history of the Munro's from Fitzroy harbour. Cecil Munro was my great grandfather and Keith Munro my grandfather. Do not have many pictures or background on the family.|
|19 Oct 2004||Harman & Bev Delyea||We are searching for other descendants from Harman's gr-gr grandfather Alexander Munro (b: July 17, 1823, Co. Inverness) and descendants of Alexander's brother Donald Munro (b: Oct 26, 1826, same). Alexander arrived in Canada about 1840 to work as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Co. and married Ann McKenzie. Donald came about the same time. Looking for family members. r|
|22 Feb 2004||C M White||Hello I am trying to find some information on Duncan Munro born Oct 4 1848 in Inverary and Glenaray. I know that he married Sarah McQuater and had 8 children that I know of. What I am trying to find is someone who maybe related to him or his family, He had a brother James Munro born in Dec of 1837, Donald Munro born in Sept of 1845. Plus his sisters Catherine, Mary and Isabella. Isabella, I know married a Lamont but have no info on the others would appreciate hearing from anyone with information. Thank you.|
|23 Jan 2004||Vallena & Henry MUNRO||We are delighted to again be able to correspond via Website with our Canadian "cousins." We are still looking for further connections to our Munro ancestors who came to America before the French & Indian War (1755-63)and ended up as Canadian citizens after the "War Of The Rebellion" (1775-83) We are very anxious to contact any descendents of Capt. Hon John Munro, KRR-NY, who settled in Upper Canada, Dundas Co., Matilda Twp. There are descendants of 7 of his 8 children somewhere in Canada & USA:((1)Christiana m. Dr Philip Mount- Montreal; (2)Hugh Munro m. Angelique Leroux LaRocque - L'Assumption; (3)Cornelius m. Frances DeLisle - Cornwall; (4)Dr. Henry m. Josephete Serindac - St Denis & Montreal; (5)John Jr. m. Kathryn Rosenbarger - Matilda & Williamsburg;(6) Charlotte m Marq. MEGA deLotbiniere - Vaudeuriel & Montreal; (7)William Johnson m. Sarah Sherar -Paspebiac, Gaspe', Quebec & Caraquett, New Brunswick - Henry's G-G-G-Grandfather. All of the above are also connected to the NorthWest Fur Co. and some to Hudson Bay Co. We also are eager to renew old ties - or find new relatives of Munro cousins as descendants of (Judge) Hugh Munro of Bathurst, NBr; Hugh Munro of Edwardsburg, Grenville Co, Ontario; Rev. Harry (Henry) Munro of NY Province, Albany, Schenectady - with descendants of (3rd) wife Eve Jay, and also dau Betsy who m. Donald Fisher - to Canada in 1778. We maintain files on other Munros also - and have some ties to Scotland.|
|23 Jan 2004||Henry D. MUNRO||Greetings ! And a hearty WELCOME TO A REVITALIZED CLAN MUNRO CANADA ! As President Elect of Clan Munro Association USA Inc I bring an enthusiastic group of researchers in all phases Clan Munro. Our newest project is a DNA matching group that is establishing a new parameter in "linking" Munro lines together. The more Munro surname participants we have, the likely are possible "matches" between individuals showing a common line of descent. We also maintain on computer a 40,000+ and "growing" individual name genealogy databank from Munro Association Members. For additional information contact: Mbardin@ghg.net or Margaret Bardin, 4071 Young Street, Pasadena, TX 77504. Please visit our Clan Munro USA Website for further details about Clan Munro USA: Clanmunrousa.org Yours aye, Hank Munro|
|13 Jun 2004||Charles Munroe||I am searching for any Canadian Munros who believe they may be related to General Sir Hector Munro of Novar. In 1874 money was being raised in Canada and the USA in order to send a lawyer by the name of Irwin Bridgeman to Scotland to file a claim on the estate. The effort would have proven futile as the estate had already passed incontestably to a heir. Robert Munro of Barochan Row Huston, Scotland had James born 1771, John born 1756, Robert born ? and William born 1764. Robert Munro died in Flanders, New Jersey on 1 July, 1804. It is believed that sons Jon and Robert fled to "Upper Canada shortly after the Revolutionary War. There is a possibility that James eventually joined them. I am descended from James.|
|23 Dec 2003||Carol M White||Hello I am looking for information on my gr-gr-gr-grandfather James Munro who was born abt 1765 in Inverary. He married a Mary McTavish who was born abt 1769 in Inverary. I know that they had a son Charles [my gr-gr-grandfather] But have no knowledge or being able to find any more children. Would appreciate any help possible. Thank you.|
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