Hon. George Gun Munro of Grenada

1779 - 5th Nov 1829


Biography

  1. Memorial inscription: "IN MEMORY OF THE HONBLE GEORGE GUN MUNRO, SENIOR MEMBER OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL, ASSISTANT JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE, AND PUBLIC TREASURER OF THE COLONY OF GRENADA, HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 5th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1829, AGED 5O YEARS. Below: – Crest : An eagle with wings raised. Arms : Argent an eagle's head erased. Motto : " DREAD GOD."

  2. Illegitimate son of George Gun Munro of Poyntzfield (1743-1806). Residuary legatee in will of his stepmother Justina Gun Munro nee Dunbar (proved 23/08/1826) as Treasurer of the Island of Grenada "from whom I have ever experienced filial affection and the most liberal attention to my comfort in point of pecuniary circumstances".

  3. Donor to Fortrose Academy in the Scottish Highlands in 1810, where he was "for several years a most attentive pupil". This source also identifies him as the son of the late George Gun Munro of Poyntzfield. The minutes for 03/12/1810 state: "The Revd. Mr Arthur Minister of Kirkmichael & Cullicudden, one of the Visitors of this Academy, transmitted to the Secretary a Letter from George Gun Munro Esqr. Treasurer of the Island of Grenada (Son of the late George Gun Munro Esqr. of Poyntzfield & who was for several years a most attentive pupil in the Fortrose Academy,) a List of Donations given & obtained by Mr Gun Munro in the Island of Grenada."

Sources

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, More Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the British West Indies (Rockville, Maryland, 1993) p. 203.

  2. PROB 11/1715/369.

  3. Email from David Alston, 29/10/2016, sourced to the Minute book of Fortrose Academy (held at the school).

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Associated Estates (38)

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
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1821 [EA] - → Trustee
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney

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Hon. George Gun Munro of Grenada was the natural son of George Gun Munro 2nd Laird of Poyntzfield (1743-1806), the uncle of George Gun Munro 4th...