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Hector Munro

Hector Munro

Male 1798 - 1868  (69 years)

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  • Name Hector Munro 
    Born 28 Nov 1798  Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1868  Galt, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10672  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Family 1 Janet Love Rae,   b. 18 Sep 1806, Orphir c 24-9 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1843, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1825 
    Children 
     1. John Rae Munro,   b. 1826,   d. 13 Apr 1886  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     2. George Granville Gower Munro,   b. 12 Feb 1827, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1901, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     3. Hugh Andew Johnstone Munro,   b. 1829,   d. 1832, Drowned at Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     4. Margaret Glen Rae Munro,   b. 1842,   d. Aft 1894  (Age > 53 years)  [natural]
     5. George Traill Munro,   b. 1837,   d. 18 Jul 1890, at sea aboard the Hazeldean Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]
     6. Hugh A J Munro,   b. 1840  [natural]
     7. Richard Honeyman Rae Munro,   b. 1840  [natural]
     8. Ellouise W G Rae Munro,   b. 1846  [natural]
     9. Jessie Glen Rae Munro,   b. 1838,   d. 1870  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F3148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marjory Geddes,   b. 1798 
    Children 
     1. John Cruickshank Munro,   b. Abt 1850,   d. 28 Aug 1838, Grenada, west Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William Munro,   b. Abt 1850  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born 28 November 1796, fourth son to John MUNROE of Kirkton, Captain in the Sutherland Militia; entered the army in 1811, as an Ensign in the 89th Regiment; 1813 promoted to Lieutenant in the 49th Regiment and “carried the colours at Chrysler’s Farm — for which he received a medal — and was wounded. He was also present at Plattsburg and Lundy’s Lane. He was placed on half-pay on the 25th of March, 1817, from the 103rd Regiment, but on the 25th of December, 1838, was again placed on full pay as Lieutenant in the Royal Newfoundland Veterans, and when the Royal Canadian Rifles were formed he obtained a company in 1846. He soon after 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. He was for several years President of the Galt and Hamilton Highland Societies, and it was largely owing to his patriotic exertions that the fine and striking monument, on which his name appears as hon. secretary, was erected at Queenston to the memory of Sir Isaac Brock”; 1st marriage to Marjory GEDDES, (2 children); 3d marriage to Margaret RAMSAY (daughter of John CROOKS, Niagara, Canada) (no children); died at Galt, Ontario, 12 February, 1868, aged 71 years, “where his widow, now deceased, survived him for several years.