Col. Sir Simon MUNRO

Col. Sir Simon MUNRO

Male 1741 - 1790

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  • Name  Col. Sir Simon MUNRO  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix  Col. Sir 
    Born  1741  Evanton, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Simon was born at Foulis Castle.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Dec 1790  , Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Simon died at his plantation, Navarre in Saint John's Parish.
    Buried  Sunbury, Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Simon was buried at his brother-in-law's Westfield Plantation Cemetery.
    Person ID  I2756  Munro
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2014 

    Father  Sir Robert MUNRO,   b. Est 1714,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1978  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth WEST,   b. 1750,   d. 8 Nov 1807, , Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1768  [1
    Children 
    >1. Elizabeth MUNRO,   b. Abt 1769,   bur. Sunbury, Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harry MUNRO,   b. Est 1771,   d. Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Jane Seymour MUNRO,   b. 14 Nov 1775, , Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1828, , Mcintosh Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Amarintha MUNRO,   b. 6 Oct 1785, , Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1859, Walthourville, Liberty Co., Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann West MUNRO,   b. Abt 1787,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1330  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Simon was the 9th son and had no inheritance, so he went to America in the 1700's and built up a mercantile business in Sunbury, Georgia which was a thriving port south of Savannah at that time. He had warehouses and owned a dock, and might have been given a land grant by the King. He remained loyal to Scotland-England and was a Tory during revolutionary times. He was driven out of the state and fled to Florida (possibly). His wife remained with her children to protect their remaining possessions. He later petitioned the Georgia Legislature to pay reparations for his vast losses.

      He was called Sir Simon Munro of New Inverness, and owned a rice plantation in Liberty County, Georgia.

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      The following is from the James Gordon Munro reference:

      «i»Simon Munro, 1741 - Dec 29, 1790, a slave trader, owned land with partner Darling, along Altamaha and Savannah Rivers and 1700 acres, a plantation he named Novare, granted to him by King George III in Georgia. He married Elizabeth West of Westfield Plantation, Georgia. He is buried at Westfield, donor of the silver communion service used for many years in old Midway Congregational Church. Early in the Revolutionary War, Simon Munro, a resident of St. John's Parish, was banished from the State of Georgia, and forbidden to set foot within its borders, because of his Tory activities (Georgia state historical marker). «/i»The History and Genealogy of the Habersham Family«i» states that Col. Sir Simon Munro was the younger son of Sir Robert Munro 24th Baron of Foulis and Mary Seymour, daughter of Henry Seymour of Woodland County, Dorset. Simon Munro came to Georgia from Inverness.«/i»
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      Error alert: Mary Seymour died in 1732, nine years before Simon's birth so she couldn't have been his mother. He is not listed as a child of Sir Robert Munro of Foulis in Mackenzie or R.W. Munro.

      Ref: Clan Munro files - Davis, Harriette
      - Elder, Charlotte
      - Bond, Denise - letter 28 Aug 1995
      - Martin, Robert - membership application

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Clan Munro files - Bidwell, Miles Oakley, Miles Oakley Bidwell, Membership application for Miles Oakley Bidwell dated 3 Ma r 2003 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S425] Clan Munro files - Martin, Robert Vincent, III, Robert Vincent Martin, III, Membership application for Robert Vincent Martin, III date d 29 Jul 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S709] Clan Munro files - Munro, James Gordon, James Gordon Munro, Membership application for James Gordon Munro - 3 Aug 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S890] Clan Munro e-files - Allred, Lue J., Lue J. Allred, E-mail from Lue J. Allred - 2 Jan 2014 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S899] Clan Munro files - Bond, Denise, Denise Bond, Letter from Denise Bond - 28 Aug 1995 (Reliability: 3).