Sir George GUN-MUNRO, I , of Poyntzfield

Sir George GUN-MUNRO, I , of Poyntzfield

Male Abt 1717 - 1785

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  • Name  Sir George GUN-MUNRO, I , of Poyntzfield  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix  Sir 
    Suffix  I , of Poyntzfield 
    Born  Abt 1717 
    • Estimate: This birth date is an estimate based on the birth dates of nearest relatives or contemporaries, or based on other clues such as christening date, marriage date, birth order, etc.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1785 
    Person ID  I10695  Munro
    Last Modified  18 May 2012 

    Father  Rev. John MUNRO, Of Braemore,   b. Abt 1690, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1743, Halkirk, Caithness, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Janet GUNN,   b. 6 Jan 1693, Thurso, , Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Of, Braemore, Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jun 1714  Halkirk, , Caithness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3863  Group Sheet

    Family  Hon. Charlotte POYNTZ,   b. Est 1719,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [4
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13811  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • in about 1780, Sir George Gun Munro of Poyntzfield, Baronet of Nova Scotia purchased the estate of Ardoch in the Black Isle and renamed it Poyntzfield in honor of his wife.

      One reference says he died in 1803. He was married but left no heirs. He was succeeded by his nephew, George Gun Munro of Braemore.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Delage, Margaret Van Amburg
      "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - L/87

      "John min of Halkirk d 19 Apr 1743 and by Janet Gun of Braemore had John Gun of Braemore who d May 1773, Sir George Gun Munro of Poyntzfield who d 1785, Robert, Henry of Granville Nova Scotia who d 1781, David and Janet. Mackenzie is confused and unreliable on this family."

      George's wife, Charlotte, was quite wealthy. After they were married, he purchased the lands of Ardoch, in the parish of Resolis, county of Ross and renamed the estate Poyntzfield in her honor.

      He spent large sums of money on the estate and was the first owner in the Black Isle to carry out agricultural improvements on a large scale by reclaiming, enclosing, planting, draining, liming, fallowing, and sowing green crops on his estate. He also planted fine trees in the policies around the Mansion-house of Poyntzfield.

      He and his wife had no children, and upon George's death, the estate was inherited by George Gun Munro II of Braemore.

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 545 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S294] Clan Munro files - Moore, Carolyn M., Carolyn M. Moore, Membership application for Carolyn M. Moore dated 5 Apr 2004 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S783] Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org, (http://www.wikipedia.org/ : continuously updated), accessed 18 May 2012), Munro Baronets (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 552 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 548, 552 (Reliability: 3).