John MUNROE

John MUNROE

Male 1666 - 1753

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  • Name  John MUNROE  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born  10 Mar 1666  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 8
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Sep 1753  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10
    Person ID  I106  Munro
    Last Modified  25 Sep 2013 

    Father  William MUNROE,   b. 10 Oct 1625, Inverness, , Inverness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1718, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha GEORGE,   b. Est 1634, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1665  Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F293  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rachel,   b. Est 1668,   d. 29 May 1741, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  25 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F1350  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Hannah MARRETT,   b. 17 Aug 1668, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1716, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1692  Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. John MUNROE,   b. Abt 1693, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 16 Feb 1781, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah MUNROE,   b. Abt 1695, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1716
     3. Constance MUNROE,   b. Abt 1697, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Jonathan MUNROE,   b. Abt 1699, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1724
    >5. William MUNROE,   b. Abt 1700, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 Jun 1783
     6. Elizabeth MUNROE,   b. Abt 1703, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >7. Susannah MUNROE,   b. 23 Jun 1705, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >8. Lt. Jonas MUNRO,   b. Abt 1707, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1765, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Martha MUNROE,   b. 6 Dec 1710, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >10. Marrett MUNROE,   b. 6 Dec 1713, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1798, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F53  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Munroe was admitted to the church 1 Feb 1699 together with his father, and sisters Martha Commee, Elizabeth Rugg and Hannah Pierce. He was subscriber for the meeting-house in 1692, and was taxed for the purchase of ministerial land in 1693. He was one of the assessors in 1699, 1714 and 1720; constable in 1700, selectman in 1718, 1719 and 1726; also treasurer in 1718, 1719 and 1720. He was employed several years to ring the bell and sweep out the meeting-house, which shows that he did not consider it derogatory to perform this type of work.

      On 13 May 1709, he bought ten acres of land adjoining his farm in Cambridge. On 22 Feb 1723, he gave 20 acres in Lexington to his son, John. This land was sold back to John Sr. in Dec 1725 when John Jr. migrated to New London. John Sr. continued to acquire property in Lexington. In the last deed found for him, he bought land adjacent to that of his deceased father, William.

      According to the Andrews reference, John and others had 900 acres granted to them in 1735 for services rendered in an Indian fight at Lamprey River on 6 Jun 1690.

      John was honored with the office of Lieutenant in the military. He along with others, had nine hundred acres of land granted to them in 1735, for services rendered in the Indian fight at Lamprey River, 6 Jun 1690.

      Lucius R. Paige in his "History of Cambridge, Mass. 1630 to 1877," speculates that Hannah Marrett was John's second wife, but R. S. Munroe argues convincingly in his book about the Lexington Munroes that she was John's first wife.

      John's estate was administered by his son William, appt. 25 Nov 1753. No distribution is included in surviving documents. The total value of the inventory of 1 apr 1754 was 791.15.00.

      References:

      (2) "Charles Monroe (1823-1873) of Posey, Vanderburgh & Gibson County, Indiana
      - His Ancestors and Descendants" by Kendyl K. Monroe - (1997) - p. 3-4

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 11, 12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 563 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S20] Clan Munro files - Bainter, Nancy E., Nancy E. Bainter, Lineage Report - p. 3 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of Robert Monroe - p. 1 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 2, 3 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S254] Clan Munro files - Roeser, Waldomar Monroe, Waldomar Monroe Roeser, Descendants of John Munro - p. 1 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S727] The Monroe Book, Dr. Joan S. Guilford, (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.).

    7. [S882] Clan Munro e-files - Murguia, Barbara J., Barbara J. Murguia, E-mail from Barbara J. Murguia - 9 Jan 2013 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 2, 5 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 569 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 5 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S488] Clan Munro files - Andrews, Arlene MacGregor, Arlene MacGregor Andrews, Letter from Arlene M. Andrews to Clare Monroe dated 25 Ma r 1990 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 3 (Reliability: 3).