Does someone have enough Munro Clan knowledge to help out here?

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I stumbled on this family....this woman, who was a Munro married two different Munro men with the same first name....the stories seem to match across the profiles, but, it would be great if someone knowledgeable could really make sure this story is correct and the profiles have good sources.
WikiTree profile: Margaret Munro
in Genealogy Help by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (720k points)
Reminds me of a sitcom plotline.  They weren't identical twins were they?

If they were, then there's a possibility they were the same man and he faked his death.

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Hi Robin

I might be able to help.  But I noticed a couple of things in the bio you might like to check.  The 60th Regiment of Foot was not a British raised unit.  It was raised at New York and numbered 60th (Royal American) Regiment.  However its officers were recruited from Europe – not from the American colonies – and consisted of English, Scots, Irish, Dutch, Swiss and Germans, but were not British Army officers.  The unit was on establishment to the British Army in 1774 and  I have checked the Officer Rolls of the 60th through to 1780 but cannot find any Donald Munro.

The bio where it mentions: "Donald Munro born c. 1740; married 27 July 1774 at New York City" might imply that this Donald was in New York already and recruited as part of the recruitment of the 60th.  The other Donald may have arrived as part of a British unit. 

Are there any other clues you might have?

Doug

by Doug Straiton G2G6 Mach 2 (20.8k points)
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