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John Munro[1]

Male 1635 - 1691  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name John Munro 
    Born Between 1629 and 1635  Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1691  Bristol, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I68652  My Genealogy

    Father George Munro,   b. Abt 1615,   d. Aft 1648  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Marjory Ross,   b. Abt 1615, Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Notes On A Few Female Ancestors of John Munro,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • 1 _MSTAT Other
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F30737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah,   b. Abt 1634,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1663  Duxbury, Massachusetts Or Little Compton, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Munro,   b. Abt 1664, Bristol. Bristol Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1739, Bristol. Bristol Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Thomas Munro,   b. 1666, Bristol, Newport (Now Bristol) County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1727, Bristol, Newport County Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Elizabeth Munro,   b. Abt 1670, Bristol, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1755, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     4. Sarah Munro,   b. 1672,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Munro,   b. 1674, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1746, Bristol, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. George Munro,   b. 1677,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin Munro,   b. 1678,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Joseph Munro,   b. 1680, Bristol, Newport (Now Bristol) County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. Mary Munro,   b. 1682,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F21555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • See also "Notes on a Few Female Ancestors of John Munro" shown underJohn's "Spouses" as an "Other".

      "From Hector, to his son Robert; then to Robert's son Hugh of Assynt;then to Hugh's son William of Mid-Swordell; then to William's son George;and then to George's son "John who went to the Armie to Worcester 1651'."

      My wife's descent from a John Munro, who was captured at the Battle ofWorcester and then deported as an indentured servant, along with a greatmany other Scottish prisoners from the battle, to Boston, is quite clear.
      It cannot really be proved that John Munro, the prisoner, is the sameJohn Munro "who went to the Armie to Worcester," but it seems highlylikely. No other Munro line has claimed him as its ancestor, and, in theabsence of information that there were any other John Munros at thebattle, I think that there is a presumption that soldier John andprisoner John were the same person."
      Form Doug Hickling

      Descendents from:
      "Poynor/Herwick" Contact: Greg Poynor athttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gpoynor&id=I0930
      &
      Contact: Debbie Allen
      athttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=7kidds&id=I7490
      Who says:
      "Note: John is the same as the "John Monrow" who came on the John & Sarahof London 12 May 1652 along with three other "Monrow" passengers listedas Robert, Hugh & "_____." This latter passenger, whose first name wasobliterated in the record has been demonstrated clearly for testimony ofWilliam that he came in 1652. All were shipped as prisoners of war andconsigned to Thomas Kemble to whom the were indentured. The all arrived @Boston & nothing further was heard of John until he appeared on a recordin Rhode Island in Oct of 1669
      Sources:
      Title: The Monroe Book
      Author: Dr Joan Guilford
      Publication: Genealoogy Publishing Service, 448 Ruby Mine Road, Franklin,NC 28734"

      In addition is added at
      Motteler/Ginsbach Connections
      Contact: Zane C. Motteler Home Page: Zane and Marilynn Motteler
      athttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=zmottel&id=I15297

      "John Munro fought in the Battle of Worcester and was banished to NewEngland by Oliver Cromwell along with his brother Hugh and his uncleRobert. They were shipped, along with other relatives, on the ships"John" and "Sarah", which left England on 11 November 1651. He arrived inBoston in February 1652. On 28 January 1674, he was one of the witnessesto the purchase of Sakonnet (Little Compton, Rhode Island) by ConstantSouthworth from the Indian Squaw Sachem Awashunks. By 1689 he lived inBristol, Rhode Island and was listed in the Census as G. Row (G. is atitle, it stands for Goodman. It is a little lower than Mr.). On 10November 1691, an inventory of his estate was taken in Bristol, RhodeIsland. He descended from Robert Munro, 14th Baron of Foulis (Fowlis),through his third son Hugh Munro I of Assynth. See, "History of theMunros of Fowlis," by MacKenzie. President James Monroe was descendedthrough Robert Munro, 14th Baron of Foulis's son George, and his sonGeorge."

      Also
      "MunroeHodges" Contact: Ken Postle
      athttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2279083&id=I504012988
      Has information on the son Thomas and says

      "...taken prisoner in the Battle of Worcester, the disastrous defeat ofthe Royalist supporters of King Charles II by the forces of OliverCromwell. It was the custom in those days to deport prisoners of war,consigning them to some wealthy man who, in return for paying theirpassage, would be given the privilege of selling their services (fortwenty or thirty pounds) for periods of from six to eight years. InNovember 1651 the prisoners taken at the Battle of Worcester wereconsigned to Mr. Thomas Kemble of Boston and were shipped across theAtlantic in the "John and Sarah." Mr. Kemble was a well-to-do merchantand lumber dealer with interests in northern New England as well asMassachusetts, and he probably had no trouble disposing of his unhappycargo to planters and manufacturers throughout the area. Some of the menhe may have sold for work in the iron bogs of Lynn, Saugus, Braintree orTaunton.
      The record of the consignment to Mr. Kemble of the 272 prisoners on the"John and Sarah," together with their names, appears in the Deeds ofSuffolk County, Book I, page 5. In the list are four Munrows - Robert,John, Hugh and another whose first name was torn so that it could not beread, but which Mr. Mackenzie and other historians believe to be William.
      One of the early settlers at Cambridge Farms (now part of Lexington) wasa William Munroe who became the founder of the large Lexington Munroefamily. He is known to have been born in Scotland in 1625, and both Mr.Mackenzie and John G. Locke, a former historian of the town of Lexington,believe that he is identical with William, son of Robert of Aldie, bornin 1625 and captured in the Battle of Worcester. Robert of Aldie's sonWilliam is known to have been deported, hence the historians' belief thatthe obliterated name on the passenger list of the "John and Sarah" isWilliam. Mr. Mackenzie died before he could establish the ancestry of thethree other Munrows on this ship, but he did believe that there was ablood relationship between the four men and that Robert, John or Hugh wasthe founder of the Munroe family of Bristol, R. I. It is my belief thatit was John Munrow who was the founder of this family."

      Similar information at "Rehoboth Munroes" Contact: Kenneth Postle
      athttp://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2411622&id=I516582015

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.