Queries 2016
Scottish Registered Charity No.003688 Foulis Castle Evanton Ross-shire Scotland IV16 9UX © 2018 Clan Munro (Association) info@clanmunro.org.uk Find Us mail

Munro Roots 2017

Munro Roots 2016

Munro Roots 2015

Munro Roots 2014

Munro Roots 2013

Munro Roots 2012

Munro Roots 2011

Munro Roots 2010



 News & Info.

Munro Roots


Clan Munro

name: place: email: message:

date entered

J.Lindsay Munro, Manitoba Canada, munromj@mymts.net

I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandfather, Roderick Munro, born at Tarbat on the Cromarty Firth about 1790. Married Catherine Dunbar 1821, daughter of William Dunbar and Isabella (Ross) Dunbar. Later living at Red Castle, Black Isle. With two children, John and Isabella. Working as stone mason/road worker. Later moving to Cromdale with family. Son John (my Great Grandfather) living at Granton on Spey 1840. Hope to find a person or family that know the same back ground.


Graham Stubbs, New Zealand, pam.stubbs@xtra.co.nz

I am researching the Munro side of our tree. The person we are looking for is Arthur Munro and it was always said that there was a connection to Foulis Castle. What we have at the moment is that his name could be Arthur Wallace Ledsum Munro born 5 February 1836. In the 1851 England Census he is listed as a 14 year scholar living with his mother and father. He next applied for a passport 22 October 1861. Then in the 1871 England census he is listed as living with his father and step-mother Harriet. He has shown his occupation as lieutenant Militia, and living as an annuitant. Our thinking is that he came to New Zealand as a soldier to fight in the New Zealand Land War then when it finished in around 1870 he has returned home. Does this line up with any of your info. We are still trying to access Military Records.


Stephanie Ross, Chicago IL 60610 USA, stephanielross@att.net

I am looking for any information about my great-great grandmother, Annie Munroe Ross, born in Scotland (would like to know where) in 1824, emigrated to Canada in 1836, married John Ross in 1840, lived in Flodden and Sherbrooke CA, moved to US with my great-grandfather, William Ross , lived in Milbank, SD and Melrose Township, Grant County SD with her daughter, Catherine Ross Chapman (wife of John H. Chapman)until Annie's death in 1890.


Matthew Kelly, mastronomy@hotmail.co.uk

Margaret Monro Who married Joseph Portman in Edinburgh in 1802, sadly, on her wedding certificate, her fathers forename is blank, her parish of birth is given as the "parish of Logie, Ross shire". An estimated date range for her birth would be 1760-1785. Most likely around 1780. Any help greatly appreciated.


Janice Korhonen, Robina QLD 4230 Australia, janicekorhonen464@gmail.com

I am researching my GGGGgrandfather David? Donald? Alexander? Henry? Munro B:1764 he had three sons (that I know of) their names David Alexander B:1790 Hector Alexander B:1792 Alexander Henry B:1794-1864 I know that all of their children attended the Caledonian Asylum School as the brothers were all away at war.

Continue Below


Sophie Perkins, sophie.a.perkins@gmail.com

I am looking to find information on the parents of Cecil Lawerence Munro born 1906 Madras India as part of the British Raj he married a Winifred Muriel Lowe and died in 1961 in England.


June Monroe, Las Vegas, NV, Msjunem@yahoo.com

Looking to find any information. My grandfather was Russell Lawrence Monroe, born in Shelby County, Ohio. His father was George Washington Monroe.


RMCappie, Camrose Ab Canada, cappie@telus .net

Hi; I am looking for info on a Munro who married a Janet Ross(Macollach) of the family Ross from Balnagowan Castle, and had a Daughter Euphemia Munro (1806-1895) who married a Abram Moffat ard 1835. Any info would be great.


Lynanne Beck, Victoria BC CANADA, labeck@shaw.ca

John Munro born May 1821 married Ann Gair on December 6, 1841 in Inverness. Trying to find out the name of his father. Family lived in Kilmuir Easter, Rosshire Scotland. Any ideas appreciated.


Meg Carbary, Spring Lake MI 49456 USA, mzcarbary@gmail.com

Looking for any info re the Munros of Rutherglen.  My maternal grandfather, Alexander Munro, emigrated from there to the United States somewhere around 1916-17, living in Belleville, New Jersey.  He had at least 7 siblings in Rutherglen; the only one whose name I know is Sally Black. Would appreciate anything anyone can tell me about these Munros.  I am visiting Scotland in Sept and am just starting the search for relatives!


Carol M Ferguson White, Ontario Canada, carol_m_white@hotmail.com

i am trying to find information on my Munro side of the family.Firstly starting with James Munro born abt 1751 married to a Mary McTavish in 1789 they had 10 children. Janet, Alexander, John, Donald, Mary, James, Anne, William, and Charles.I am told James was a teacher but have found no info on that so far. Charles married in 1835 a Catherine Campbell and had 10 children also, Catherine, James, Mary, Janet, Donald, Duncan, Isabella, Another Catherine, James, Janet. Duncan married a Sarah McQuater and Donald Married Violet McQuater Hoping someone sees something familiar here would love to connect.



Continued from Above

Private Alexander Henry Munro 71st Regiment of Foot.,Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland. Barely 17 years old, he joined the 1st Battalion 71st Regiment of Foot Highland Light Infantry in 1811 as a private, a rank he retained until his discharge from the army nine years later. In April 1813 he joined Wellington’s army at Toro, a town in north-west Spain. His regiment participated in the Battle of Vitoria on June 21, 1813, Alexander’s very first experience of combat.

Between November 10, 1813 and April 10, 1814 the 1st Battalion took part in the Battles of Nivelle and Nive, where Alexander was slightly wounded; also Orthez and Toulouse, where he was wounded more seriously. No details are known of his injuries. Following the end of the Peninsular War on April 17, 1814, Alexander’s regiment left France for Ireland, where they arrived in Limerick on August 4, 1814.

In January 1815 the First Battalion marched to Cork. Here the battalion embarked as part of an expedition under orders for North America. However, departure was delayed due to unfavourable winds preventing the sailing of the vessels. Thus a storm over Ireland altered the course of Alexander’s life. As a result the destination of the battalion was changed and the First Battalion landed in Ostend on the 22nd of April preparing to march south to Leuse.At day-break on the 17th of June, the day before the Battle of Waterloo, the 71st Regiment of Foot, together with the rest of Wellington’s army, took up their position near the village of Waterloo – to the left and rear of Hougoumont, one of the principal strategic points during the battle. Hougoumont comprised just a house, a farm an orchard. The battle began here in the nearby woods where fierce action continued well into the afternoon. For his participation in the Battle of Waterloo Alexander was awarded an extra two years’ service. He received the Waterloo Medal with four clasps. Sadly, 3 officers, 3 sergeants and 62 privates of the 1st Battalion 71st Regiment of Foot lost their lives at Waterloo.