Thomas Munro Munro born Scott

1st May 1795 - 15th Mar 1862


  1. Thomas Munro Scott, born 01/05/1795, baptised 07/05/1795 in Auchterhouse, Angus, younger brother of Robert Haldane Scott. Nephew of Thomas Munro, previous owner of Spotfield/Kinloss estate.

  2. "His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to give and grant unto Thomas Munro Scott, of Dundee, in the County of Forfar, North Britain, M.D., youngest son of the Reverend James Scott, late of Auchterhouse, in the aforesaid county, deceased, by Margaret his wife, daughter of the late Reverend James Munro, of Kinloss in the County of Elgin, and sister to Thomas Munro, late of the parish of Trelawny in the county of Cornwall, and the island of Jamaica, Esq., also deceased, his Majesty's royal licence and authority, that he may take and use the surname of Munro only, in compliance with a clause contained in the will and testament of his aforesaid maternal uncle, Thomas Munro, deceased."

  3. The father of Thomas Munro Scott appears in the Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: James Scott, licensed by the Presbytery of Dundee 27/03/1771; presented by the Hon. Walter Ogilvy of Clova 30/07/1773 and called 04/11/1773; ordained 22/04/1774; died 28/02/1804. He married 13/11/1780, Margaret, daughter of James Munro, minister of Kinloss (she died at Wooden 28/12/1834) and had issue: George of Wooden, Roxburghshire, Admiral R.N., born 27/10/1782, died 1867; Robert Haldane of Kinloss and Wooden, born 07/12/1783, died 1836; Mary Agnes, born 27/02/1785, married George Addison D.D., minister of Liff; James, went to Jamaica, born 06/06/1786, died 12/12/1824; William Mercer, born 16/09/1787, died 1820; General Duncan Gordon of Wooden, born 05/12/1788, mied 1863; Barbara, born 31/07/1790, died 1870; Margaret, born 27/11/1791, married Lieut-Col. Munro), died 1820; Katherine, born 31/07/1793, died 1863; Thomas Munro of Benrig, born 01/05/1796, died 1862; Milliken, born 04/10/1796; Adam, born 22/01/1798, died 25/06/1799; Janet, born 18/02/1801.

  4. Thomas Munro Munro appears in the Roll of the Indian Medical Service for 1817, became an assistant surgeon in 1816 and a surgeon in 1827.

  5. At Wooden House, Kelso, in the census of 1841, age 45, of independent means, in the household of his brother-in-law George Scott and his sister Barbara. At Benrigg in 1851, age 55, unmarried, surgeon East India Company, M.D. of Edinburgh, retired not practising. In the census of 1861 at Benrig House, age 66, doctor of medicine of the University of Edinburgh but practising surgeon, East India Company, redired on full pay, born Forfarshire, Auchterhouse, living with three female and one male servants.

  6. Thomas Munro Munro, M.D., single, died 15/03/1862 at Benrig, St Boswells, age 66 years. The informant was his nephew John Munro.


  1. batch no. C11273-4.

  2. London Gazette 23/05/1816 Issue 17141 p. 1046.

  3. Hew Scott, Scotland Fasti Scotinae (1925) vol. 5 p. 310.

  4. UK, Roll of the Indian Medical Service, 1615 -1930 [database online].

  5. GROS Deaths 1862 804 7 St Boswells, Roxburghshire.

We are grateful to Paul Wells for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

died unmarried
University of Edinburgh

Associated Estates (1)

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Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (3)

Auchterhouse, Angus, North-east Scotland, Scotland
Benrig House, Benrig, St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland
Wooden House, Wooden, Roxburghshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland