Capt. Hector MUNRO

Capt. Hector MUNRO

Male 1796 - 1868

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  • Name  Capt. Hector MUNRO  [1
    Prefix  Capt. 
    Born  28 Nov 1796  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Feb 1868  Galt, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I39652  Munro
    Last Modified  27 May 2001 

    Father  Capt. John MUNRO, Of Kirkton,   b. Abt 1770,   d. 15 Oct 1846, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anabella MACKENZIE,   b. Abt 1772,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F13478  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Marjory GEDDES,   b. Abt 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Crookshank MUNRO,   b. Est 1820,   d. 20 Aug 1838, Grenada, Windward Islands Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. William MUNRO,   b. Est 1823,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13494  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jessie Love GLEN,   b. Abt 1805,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Major George Granville Gower MUNRO,   b. Est 1828,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Rae MUNRO,   b. Est 1830,   d. 13 Apr 1886
     3. Hugh Andrew Johnstone MUNRO,   b. Est 1832,   d. Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hugh Andrew Johnstone MUNRO,   b. Est 1834,   d. Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. George Traill MUNRO,   b. Est 1836,   d. Sep 1870, Lost At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jessie Glen Rae MUNRO,   b. Est 1838,   d. Sep 1870, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Richard Honeyman Rae MUNRO,   b. 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Margaret Glen Rae MUNRO,   b. Abt 1842,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Love Jean C. Glen MUNRO,   b. Abt 1844
    >10. Eloise W. G. Rae MUNRO,   b. Est 1846,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Jessie Love Glen Rae MUNRO,   b. Abt 1848,   d. Abt 1870
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13497  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Margaret Ramsay CROOKS,   b. Abt 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [1
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13599  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In 1811, when he was fifteen years old, Hector entered the army as an Ensign in the 80th Regiment in 1811. Two years later, he was promoted to Lieutenant in the 49th Regiment. He carried the colors at the battle of Crysler's Farm, and won a medal there, although he was wounded. He also fought at Plattsburg and Lundy's Law.

      He was placed on half pay on 25 Mar 1817, from the 103rd Regiment, but on 25 Dec 1838, he was again placed on full pay as a Lieutenant in the Royal Newfoundland Veterans. When the Royal Canadian Rifles was formed in 1846, he was given command of a company. Soon after this, he exchanged into the 2nd Regiment of Foot, or Queen's, and retired by sale of his commission in 1848.

      In 1859, he was appointed Surveyor of Customs at Galt, Ontario, an office which he held for the remainder of his life.

      For several years he was President of the Galt and Hamilton Highland Societies, and largely because of his efforts, a striking monument was erected at Queenston to the memory of Sir Isaac Brock. Hector's name appears on the monument as hon. secretary.


      References:

      (1) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p. 542

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      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. 544 (Reliability: 3).