NameCaptain John GUN MUNRO I57,24
Birth1731, Braemore, Cromarty, Caithness, Scotland23
Immigration1756, USA23 Age: 25
Immi Memocame to fight Seven Years War
Burial MemoHoly Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery
Notes for Captain John GUN MUNRO I
A native of Scotland, John Munro (1731-1800) came to America in 1756 to fight in the Seven Years War. After the war, he became a merchant - trader and a large land owner near Albany, New York. A leading Tory, he was a captain in the 1st Battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York during the Revolutionary War. In 1784 he came to Canada as a loyalist and settled in what became the Lunenberg district of Upper Canada. Leaving his family in Canada, John Munro spent the next three years in England, lobbying in vain for adequate compensation for the property which he had lost in New York. However, he received land grants in the Eastern District and in 1792 was named to the Legislative Council of Upper Canada. His son, Henry Munro (1770-1854) joined the North West Company as a surgeon in 1796 and served at the Grand Portage and the Pic fur trading posts.
McCORD MUSEUM: Originals, Copies, 1685-1855, 12 cm (M20345) The John Munro papers pertain to his military career and his re-settlement in Canada as a loyalist.
The Henry Munro papers mainly concern his private life and business interests in land. It consists of correspondence, from his brother-in-law Chartier de Lotbinière, 1808-1809; a brother, 1802-1805; and a nephew, 1821-1824; containing family and domestic news and a letter from John Strachan on the impoverished state of his sister-in-law Frances Munro, 1811. His land dealings are documented by land grants in Upper Canada, 1796-1797 and correspondence from George Hay in Ottawa concerning land sales, taxes and mortgage payments, 1854-1855. The papers also contain some legal papers of the Seigneury of Boucherville, including leases, sales and land transfers, 1685-1809.
The military material of John Munro contains copies of letters of recommendation, 1780-1785, a master roll and a comptroller's roll for his regimental battalion, 1782, correspondence from his family in Canada describing their living conditions, 1785, and from James Laing concerning economic and political news, n.d.
From "Planters and Pioneers" by E.C. Wright, there is:
MUNROE, Henry..........Granville, 176-. 1st Lieut. Highland Regt., 1st MLA from Granville. b.Scotland, d. 1781/2. m. 1767. Sarah, dau of Thomas and Anne HOOPER. Ch: George, Henry, John, Robert, David, Elizabeth, Sarah.
From "The Loyalists of New Brunswick", E.C. Wright, there is:
John (1)..........Capt.KRRNY (no explanation for this)
John(2)...........From 74th grant at P759 settled Pennfield.
William, yeoman,85 From 42nd. grant at C449
No MUNRO listed in "New Brunswick Loyalists" by Sharon Dubeau
JANIS, Dianne E.. 905118-0619100094007. 110 Fawncrest Court Flat Rock, NC 28731, (704) 698-1212, Date 19 Jun 2000.
"(4th son) Henry, went to America, nothing futher known"
“Loyalist 2006 Mohawk Valley Bus Trip
The bus will then move along the St. Lawrence River east to Cornwall. This area along the river was known as the Front and eight of the Townships fronting on the river were known as the Royal Townships. Mostly Palatine soldiers from the First Battalion of the King’s Royal Regiment of New York settled in the area west of Cornwall.
At Riverside Heights the people will see two churches from the bus, St John Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Loyalist families founded St John Lutheran Church. The burial stones of the Crysler Family and of Captain John Munro of the First Battalion of the King’s Royal Regiment of New York are in Holy Trinity Cemetery. The tour will then pass Crysler Farm Battlefield Park and Upper Canada Village.”58