William Munro

???? - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Shown as 'Of Great Britain' in the compensation records. Conceivably related to the Munro of the firm of Messrs Robertson, Munro and Bullock of Kingston, active c. 1806, given that Edward Bullock was also a judgment creditor on the same estate.

  1. This is probably but not certainly the William Munro of Druids Stoke Westbury on Trym whose will was proved 20/02/1856. In the will this William Munro said that while in Jamaica before his marriage he had had two children with Mary Ann Cleghorne, Sarah Munro and Mary Ann Munro, both of them by 1850 in the UK, living in Pentonville and Kensington, having trained as milliners and dress-makers. He left his property in one-tenth shares among his legitimate children equally, although with an adjustment for the £2200 he had spent on the purchase of a Majority [i.e. commission as a Major] for his eldest son William.

  2. This eldest son William has an entry in the ODNB as 'army officer an botanist' that provides no characterisation of his father beyond the bare name.


Excerpts from the Jamaica Gazette 1806, http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/gazet01.htm  

  1. PROB 11/2227/285.

  2. H. M. Chichester, ‘Munro, William (1818–1880)’, rev. Andrew Grout, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/19550, accessed 22 Nov 2017]

Further Information

Mary Anne Barnett

Associated Claims (1)

£794 9s 6d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)

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
1834 [EA] - → Judgement creditor

Relationships (1)

Notes →
Samuel Boyd Barnett was identified in the will of William Munro of Westbury-upon-Trym as his brother-in-law....

Addresses (1)

Druids Stoke, Westbury-in-Trym, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England