'Munro05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Monro of Allan, Monro (Munro) of Auchinbowie (Auchenbowie), Monro of Bearcrofts, Monro of Craiglockhart, Monro (Munro) of Edmondsham, Monro of Pitlundie

                               
George Monro (d c1630, minister of Suddie, Chancellor of Ross)
m. _ Livingston
1. George Monro of Pitlundie, Ross-shire (d 04.1642, minister of Suddie)
m. Mary Primrose
  A. George Monro of Pitlundie (d before 21.09.1686, minister of Suddie then Rosemarkie)
  m. Barbara Forbes (dau of James Forbes of Tolmads)
  i. John Monro of Edinburgh, last of Pitlundie, later in Ireland (d unm, WS)
  i. Agnes Monro
  m. (1643) James Forbes (Captain, son of Duncan of Culloden)
  iii. Jane Monro
  m1. Alexander Ross of Nether Pitkerie (minister of Fearn)
  m2. Duncan Davidson ("ancestor of the Davidsons of Tulloch")
  iv. Margaret Monro
  m. John Munro (son of Colonel John of Limlair)
  B. Sir Alexander Monro of Bearcrofts, Stirlingshire (d 1702, Major, MP)
  m. Lillias Eastoun (dau of John Eastoun of Couston)
  Mackenzie does not identify Alexander's wife whose name was found on Wikipedia ("Sir Alexander Munro"). Mackenzie then identifies Alexander's sons as George, 2nd of Bearcrofts (m. Margaret Bruce, heiress of Auchenbowie), and John, 1st of Auchenbowie (m. Jean Forbes). However, Wikipedia (on 20.09.17) showed the 1st son Major George (d c1760) as 1st of Auchinbowie and the 2nd son John (d 1737) as 2nd of Bearcrofts. In a note under George, Mackenzie states: "We are not at all clear about these marriages, and think there must have been another head of the house which is is here missed out." whilst Wikipedia, which refers to Mackenzie's work, also refers to a later work by John Alexander Innes (1911) called 'The Monros of Auchinbowie and Cognate Families' which we have not seen. We presume that Wikipedia correctly follows Innes's work and that, for Alexander's descendants, Innes's work is to be relied on more than Mackenzie's. Consequently, the following follows Wikipedia (in particular its article "Munro of Auchinbowie") although we take supplementary details from Mackenzie.
i. George Monro, 1st of Auchinbowie (Auchenbowie) (b 1666, d 1721, Major)
  Mackenzie shows George m1. Margaret Bruce (mother of Alexander (dvp) & George) m2. Ann Stewart (mother of Robert, Albert, Hugh, Cecil, Margaret & Mary). Mackenzie appears to have not realised that Alexander did succeed this George and has also confused his (George's) son George with Alexander's son George.
  m. Margaret Bruce (dau/heir of Robert Bruce of Auchenbowie)
  a. Alexander Monro, 2nd of Auchinbowie (d 1742)
  m. (1719) Anne Stewart (dau of Sir Robert Stewart, Lord Tillicoultry)
  (1) George Monro, 3rd of Auchinbowie (b 1721, d 1793, physician)
  Wikipedia reports that, "although George ... had male heirs ..., he sold the Auchinbowie property to a cousin", Alexander (primus) (below).
  m. Jane MacComish (d 28.12.1802, dau of Andrew MacComist of Crieff, relict of Law Roberston)
  (A) George Monro (d c1820, Major)
  m. Elizabeth Aylmer
  (i)+ issue - George (b c1780, d Badajoz1811, Captain), Henry (had issue), Catherine (d unm)
Mackenzie identifies George & Henry
  (B) William Monro of Edmondsham (Dorset), Governor of Trinidad (b 1769, d 03.01.1821, Lt. General)
  The following comes from 'History of the Munros of Fowlis' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1898, p332+) with a little input from Wikipedia ("Hector William Munro").
  m. (1796) Philadelphia Bower (dau/coheir of Captain Edmund Bower of Edmonsham)
  (i) Hector William Bower Monro of Ewell Castle (Surrey) & Edmonsham (b 01.12.1796, d 20.03.1842) had issue
  m. (06.07.1825) Henrietta Lewina Tregonwell (dau of Lewis Dimoke Grosvenor Tregonwell of Anderson, Cranborne & Ashington by Henrietta, dau of William Portman of Bryanston (grandfather of Edward Berkley, 1st Lord Portman))
  (ii) Philadelphia Jane Caroline Monro (b 19.03.1800, d 26.03.1867)
  m. (02.1822) Matthew Munro of Fritham, Hampshire (b 1795, RN)
  (iii) Flora Bower Monro (b 05.03.1815)
  m. (1835) William Rutter Bayley of Cotford
  (iv)+ other issue - Edmund Augustus (b 10.03.1808, d unm 02.10.1852, Captain), Barbadoes Beckwith (b 21.03.1809, d unm 27.02.1828), Harriet Ann (b 23.08.1801, 1802), Sophia Anne Elizabeth (b 24.12.1804, d 1804), Augusta Louisa (b 03.02.1804, d infant), Georgina (b 04.06.1805, d unm 1879), Emily Gordon (b 09.06.1806, d unm)
  (2)+ other issue - Alexander in Edinburgh (b 1724, d 1750), John, Cecil (b 1719, d 1786), 5 others (d young)
  b. George Monro (b 1700, d 03.11.1757, Lt. Colonel)
  (1)+ issue - Alice, Cora
These daughters are mentioned on Wikipedia ("George Monro (British army officer)") as daughters of the character of George Monro as mentioned in 'The Last of the Mohicans' by James Fennimore Cooper.
  c. Margaret Monro (b 1707)
  ii. John Monro, 2nd of Bearcrofts (b 1670, d 1740, surgeon, 3rd son)
  The following supported by 'History of the Munros of Fowlis' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1898, p314+).
m. Jean Forbes (dau of James Forbes, son of Duncan of Culloden)
  a. Alexander ('primus') Monro, 4th of Auchinbowie (b 19.09.1697, d 10.07.1767, professor in Edinburgh)
  m. (07.10.1725) Isabella Macdonald (d 10.12.1774, dau of Sir Donald Macdonald. 4th Bart of Sleat)
  (1) John Monro, 5th of Auchinbowie (b 05.11.1725, d 24.05.1789)
  m. Sophia Inglis (dau of Archibald Inglis of Auchindinny)
  (A) Jane Monro
  m. George Home of Argaty
(B) Isabella Monro
  m. Ninian Lowis of West Plean
  (2) Donald Monro (b 1728/31, d 09.06.1802, physician)
  m. Dorothea Maria Heineken ("a German Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Charlotte")
  (A) Isabella Monro
  m. John Scott (Colonel, son of John of Gala)
  (3) Alexander ('secundus') Monro of Craiglockhart & Cockburn (b 21.03.1733, d 02.10.1817, professor in Edinburgh)
  The following is supported by 'History of the Munros of Fowlis' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1898, p322+) & BLG1952 ('Monro of Auchinbowie').
m. Katherine Inglis (d 1803, dau of David Inglis of Auchindinny)
  (A) Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart (b 05.11.1773, d 10.03.1859, President of the Royal College of Physicians) had issue
  m1. (1800) Maria Agnes Smythe (dau of James Carmichael Smythe (physician to King George III))
  m2. (sp) Janet Hunter (dau of David Hunter of Charlton)
  (B) David Monro, later Binning-Monro 'of Softlaw' (b 1775-6, d 1843) had issue
  m1. (1803) Sophia Home (d 28.05.1806, dau/heir of George Home of Argaty by Jane, dau of John Monro of Auchenbowie)
  m2. (1813) Isabella Blair (dau of Robert Blair of Avontown, Lord President of the Court of Session)
  (C) Isabella Monro (d 1801)
  m. Hugh Scott of Gala (General)
  (D) Charlotte Monro (b 1782, d 1822)
  m. (10.11.1808) Louis Henry Ferrier of Belsyde (b c1735, d 28.01.1833, Lt. Colonel, later in Quebec)
  (4) Margaret Monro (b 1757, d 182)
m. James John Philps of Greenlaw (judge)
  (5)+ other issue - Jean (b 1729, 1731), Mary (b 1730)
  iii. Jean Monro
  m. William Sempil (son of Sir William of Cathcart)
  iv.+ other issue - Archibald (b 1666, d 1697), Margaret, Lillias, Mary
  C. David Monro (d Worcester 03.09.1651, Lt. Colonel)
2. Barbara Monro probably of this generation
  m. Robert Ross of Logie Easter & Ballone (a 1669)
3. daughter probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Ross of Nether Pitkerie
4.+ other issue

 

 

William Monro of Allan (b 1535, d 1612, parson of Nigg)
m. (c1558) Catherine Shaw (dau of Brigadier _ Shaw, Governor of the Lewis)
1. Andrew Monro of Allan (b 1560, d c1650)
  m. Mary Ross (dau of Donald Ross of Balmuchie)
  A. David Monro of Allan (b 1600, d c1680)
m. Marion Ross (dau of Rev. John Ross of Meikle Tarrell)
  i. David Monro of Allan (b 1640, Captain)
  m. Mary Davis (dau of Sir John Davis of Whitehall, son of Sir John (Lord Chancellor of Ireland) by Eleanor (Touchet), dau of Earl of Castlehaven, Baron Audley)
  a. John Monro of Allan (d unm)
  b. Joseph Monro of Allan (d 1713)
  m. Elizabeth Ross (dau/heir of Captain David Ross of Balblair in Edderton)
  (1) David Monro (b 1696, d unm 06.12.1767, WS)
(2) Andrew Monro (d infant)
  (3) Margaret Monro (b c1707)
  m. (1740) Charles Mackenzie of Kingsmills, Inverness ("descended from the family of Fairburn")
  (A) Charles Mackenzie, later Monro of Allan (d 1819, Captain) had issue
  m1. (1773, sp) Mary Macleod (dau of Hugh Macleod of Geanies)
  m2. (1803) Catherine Houstoun (dau of Hugh Houstoun of Creich (& granddau of Sir George Monro of Newmore?))
  c. Andrew Monro
  m. Janet Shaw
  (1) John Monro
  m. _ Manson of Dornoch
  (A)+ issue - John, Donald, daughters
  (2) Janet Monro (d unm)
  ii. John Monro had issue
  iii.+ other issue (d unm) - Christina, Janet, Hellen
  B.+ other issue - George (d unm), Janet
2. daughter
  m. _ Clyne of Cromarty (Bailie)
3. daughter
  m. Finlay Manson (minister of Tain)
4.+ other issue - Donald, other daughters

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History of the Munros of Fowlis' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1898, p305+) with input as reported above
(2) For lower section : 'History of the Munros of Fowlis' (Alexander Mackenzie, 1898, p292+)
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