Colonel Sir Hector MUNRO, XXIX of Foulis, 11th Baronet

Colonel Sir Hector MUNRO, XXIX of Foulis, 11th Baronet

Male 1848 - 1935

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  • Name  Colonel Sir Hector MUNRO, XXIX of Foulis, 11th Baronet  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix  Colonel Sir 
    Suffix  XXIX of Foulis, 11th Baronet 
    Born  13 Sep 1848  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Dec 1935  [1, 2, 6
    Buried  Kiltearn, , Ross-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Sir Hector's burial monument reads:

      "To the Memory of Colonel Sir Hector Munro
      3rd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
      11th Baronet and 29th Baron of Foulis
      Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarth
      A.D.C. to their majesties King Edward VII and King George V
      Born September 13th 1848
      Died December 15th 1935"
    Person ID  I32  Munro
    Last Modified  18 Dec 2013 

    Father  Sir Charles Robert MUNRO, XXVIII of Foulis, 10th Baronet,   b. 20 Oct 1824,   d. 29 Feb 1888, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Anne NICOLSON,   b. Est 1826,   d. 3 Oct 1903 
    Married  19 Mar 1847 
    Family ID  F1611  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Violet STIRLING,   b. 29 Feb 1856,   d. 20 Feb 1946 
    Married  7 Apr 1880 
    Children 
    >1. Eva Marion MUNRO,   b. 28 Apr 1881, Of, Foulis, Ross-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1976, Dingwall, Ross-Shire, Scotland, (Foulis Castle) Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Isobel Euphane MUNRO,   b. 23 Apr 1883,   d. 1918
     3. Robert Ian MUNRO,   b. Mar 1887,   d. 12 May 1888
     4. Violet Florence MUNRO,   b. 10 Sep 1889,   d. Abt 1969, London, , Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Alice Margaret MUNRO,   b. 22 Oct 1892,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Hector Charles Seymour MUNRO,   b. 30 Mar 1895,   d. 23 Oct 1918, Cambrai, , Nord-Pas-DE-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Apr 2012 
    Family ID  F1612  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sir Hector Munro, 11th Baronet, assumed the management of the Foulis estate in 1875, even though both his father and grandfather were still alive at the time.

      He was an enthusiastic Freemason and served for several years as Master of the Fingal Lodge in Dingwall. In 1890, he was made Provincial Grand Master of the Province of Ross and Cromarty. For a time, he commanded the third Batallion Seaforth Highlanders.

      He was very popular and highly esteemed as an unassuming county gentleman, taking a lively and sympathetic interest in his tenants, and an active part in all county business.

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      iSir Hector Munro inherited the castle from his father in 1886 at which time it was let. He and his family did not come to live at Foulis until 1893. Before coming to reside at the castle with his young family, Sir Hector and his wife, Violet, made considerable improvements.

      The attic on the top floor was all lined with tongued and grooved boarding backed with felt to lag and make warmer the rooms which were used by the housemaids. /i

      ("The restoration of Foulis Castle" - by Eleanor "Timmi" Munro of Foulis - Clan Munro Australia Newsletter - Don Munro, Editor - Vol. 8 #1 - Apr 2011)
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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 7, 8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] History of the Munros of Fowlis, Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L., (Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)), p. 158 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S691] Clan Munro Magazine, Clan Munro (Association), No. 21 - 1996 - p. 4 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S804] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Don, Don Munro, Clan Munro Australia Newsletter - Vol. 8 #1 - Apr 2011 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S823] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Chuck, Chuck Munro, E-mail from Chuck Munro - 17 May 2012 (Reliability: 3).

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

    6. [S588] Clan Munro files - Nagel, Elaine, Elaine Nagel, "Munro Clan" by Elaine (Monroe) Nagel - Summer 1996 - Vol 1 , #2 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S293] Clan Munro files - Munro, Thomas Nye, Thomas Nye Munro, The Clan Munro - p. 2 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S804] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Don, Don Munro, Clan Munro Australia Newsletter - Don Munro, Editor - Vol. 8 #1 - Apr 2011 (Reliability: 3).