Doctor Thomas MUNROE

Doctor Thomas MUNROE

Male 1731 - 1785

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  • Name  Doctor Thomas MUNROE  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix  Doctor 
    Born  4 May 1731  Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Sep 1785  Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  1900  Juniper Hill Cem, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I144  Munro
    Last Modified  15 Jun 2008 

    Father  Capt. Thomas MUNROE,   b. 19 Mar 1706, Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth BATEMAN,   b. 14 Mar 1712,   d. 12 Jan 1750 
    Family ID  F74  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah PEARSE,   b. 21 Dec 1742, Of, Bristol Ferry, Bristol Co., Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1830, Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Dec 1767  Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William MONRO,   b. 8 May 1762, Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1786, Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Thomas MONRO,   b. 18 Jan 1765, Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1836, Columbia, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Bateman MONRO,   b. 8 Jun 1767, Warren, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1840, Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. George MONRO,   b. 7 Jul 1770, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1832, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Ephraim MONRO,   b. 19 Mar 1774, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1840, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah MONRO,   b. 7 Jul 1781, Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F73  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Thomas Monro adopted the spelling Monro out of respect for the famous anatomist, Dr. Alexander Monro, Primus and probably also for his son, Dr. Alexander Monro, Secondus both of Edinburgh Medical School during the lifetime of Dr. Thomas Munroe. He was surgeon's assistant in the French and Indian War, served in the Revolutionary War, was taken prisoner and carried to England on the Prison Ship "Jersey". At times, he was called Captain Thomas.

      Because he gave medical care to an officer's daughter, he was released and returned to New England with gifts of silver tankards and silver shoe buckles given to him in appreciation.

      He moved from Concord, Massachusetts to Bristol, Rhode Island before 1762 and began a medical practice there.

      He died in Stonington, Connecticut while visiting a friend and was buried there. In 1900, his great-granddaughter, Lydia M. Cooke [6934] of Bristol, Rhode Island, had his remains brought to her family lot in Juniper Hill Cemetery.

      In 1987, Clara Monroe Smith donated some medical instruments that were used by Thomas Monro to the Clan Munro (Association) in Scotland.

      References:

      (2) "The Monroe Book" by Dr. Joan S. Guilford - Franklin, North Carolina
      (1993) - p. 57-58

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 580 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S537] Clan Munro files - Beckett, Gilbert Percy, Gilbert Percy Beckett, Munro Family by E. W. Wait published 1958 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S100] Lexington Munroes, Richard S. Munroe, (privately published in Florence, Massachusetts (1986)), p. 19 (Reliability: 3).