John Spens Munro

???? - 1798


Glasgow merchant and slave-owner, partner in Robert McKay & Co. (q.v.). His heirs appeared between 1798 and 1832 as the owners of the Palmetto River estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, which had earlier been owned by Robert McKay & Co. He died at 'Easter House' [Easterhouse, Glasgow] 22/09/1798 'of Earnside'.


Edinburgh Magazine NS Vol. X (1798) p. 319; T. M. Devine, 'An Eighteenth-Century Business élite: Glasgow-West India Merchants, c. 1750-1815' The Scottish Historical Review Vol. 57, No. 163, Part 1 (Apr., 1978), pp. 40-67.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1798 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Robert Mckay and Company
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

Earnside, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland