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William Munroe (1669 - abt. 1759)

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William Munroe
Born in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Oct 1697 in Lexington, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 1716 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Lexington, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 13 Jan 2019 | Created 30 Dec 2010
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Biography

William Munroe was born on October 10, 1669 in either Cambridge or Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, son of William and Martha (George) Munroe. [1] [2] His father William emigrated from Scotland to New England about 1652. [3]

He married first, Mary Cutler [3] about 1698, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (___) Cutler. She was born at Lexington on March 15, 1680. [2] [4]

Mary died aged 33 year 3 months [4], at Lexington on June 26, 1713. [2]

He married second, Johanna Russell, daughter of Philip and Joanna (___) Russell. [4] She was born at Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 30, 1683/4 [1] and died at Lexington on September 17, 1748. [2]

In the settlement of Philip Russell's estate, some heirs disagreed with the distribution to his daughters by James Russell, including Joanna Munroe as they were to receive equal shares, but had not. Those appealing to the court on November 16, 1632, included William Munroe. [5]

William died at Lexington on January 5, 1759/60 [2] in his 92nd year. [4]

He is buried in the Old Burying Ground at Lexington where his inscriptions reads: Memento mori Here lies the remains of Mr. William Munro Who Departed this Life January 2d 1759, In the 92d Year of his age. [4]

On March 19, 1660, his son Thomas was appointed adminstrator of his estate, as William had died intestate. [6]

Children

  1. Mary, born on April 3, 1699, baptized on May 4, 1699. [2]
  2. Abigail, born on June 28, 1701, baptized in June 1701. [2]
  3. William, born on December 19, 1703, baptized on January 2, 1704  ; died in his 44th year on August 18, 1747; married Sarah Mason on January 3, 1733. [2] [4]
  4. Thomas, born on March 19, 1706, baptized on March 24, 1706. [2]
  5. David, born on September 28, 1708, baptized on October 3, 1708; died on June 13/14, 1764; married Abigail Wellington on February 19, 1733/4. [2] [4]
  6. Ruth born on March 16, 1711, baptized on March 17. [2]
  7. Hannah, born on March 19, 1713, baptized on March 22. [2]
Research notes

Lexington Births

MUNROE, (Mun-Roe, Roe), William, s. of Wm. & Martha, b. Oct. 10, 1669. (p. 50)
Cutler, Mary, d. Thos. and Abigail, Mar. 15, 1680. (p. 18)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), Mary, d. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Apr. 3, 1699, bp. May 4, 1699. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), Abigail, d. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. June 28, 1701, bp. June 1701. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), William, s. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Dec. 19, 1703, bp. Jan. 2, 1704. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), Thomas, s. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Mar. 19, 1706, bp. Mar. 24, 1706. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), David, s. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Sept. 28, 1708, bp. Oct. 3, 1708. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), Ruth, d. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Mar. 16, 1711, bp. Mar. 17. (p. 51)
Munroe (Mun-Roe, Roe), Hannah, d. of Wm., Jr. & Mary Munroe, b. Mar. 19, 1713, bp. Mar. 22. (p. 51)

Lexington Marriages

Munroe, David, and Abigail Wellington, Feb. 19, 1733-34. (p. 133)
Munroe, William, and Sarah Mason, Jan. 3, 1733 (p. 133)

Lexington Deaths

Munroe, (Mun-Roe, Roe), Mary wf. Wm. Jr., June 26, 1713. (p. 189)
Munroe, (Mun-Roe, Roe), William, (ensign) Jan. 5, 1759. (p. 189)
Munroe, (Mun-Roe, Roe), Joanna, Sept. 17, 1748. (p. 189)
Munroe, (Mun-Roe, Roe), David, June 14, 1764. (p. 189)
Munroe, (Mun-Roe, Roe), William s. Wm. and Sarah (sic), Aug. 18, 1747. (p. 189) [2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baldwin, Thomas, compilre. Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1914, V. 1: p. 507
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Lexington, Massachusetts, Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths to January 1, 1898, Wright and Potter Printing Co., Boston, Massachusetts, 1898
  3. 3.0 3.1 Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Lewis Publishing Company, New York, 1907, p. 279
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Brown, Francis Henry. Lexington Epitaphs: A Copy of Epitaphs in the Old Burying-grounds of Lexington, Massachusetts, Lexington Historical Society, Spatula Press, Boston, Massachusetts, 1905 p. 83: 88-89:
  5. Case 19685:p. 1-28: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)
  6. Case 15724:p. 1-3: Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org)

See also:

  • Locke, John Goodwin, The Munroe Genealogy, (James Munroe and Company, Boston and Cambridge, 1853)(Free e-book. Available at Google Play)

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