George Munro

1766 - 1824

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

The compensation for Plantation Alness in British Guiana was awarded to William Ross and Robert Robertson as the administrators of George Munro, who had died at Falmouth in England in July 1824 in his 58th year, possibly on his return from Berbice.

  1. Administration of the will of George Munro [late of the colony of Berbice] was granted 14/05/1826. In the will, made 02/07/1817, George Munro left £100 p.a. to his sister Christian residing in Edinburgh (and in the event of her death to her husband Alexander Munro); he left legacies of £100 to each of Dr William Munro and to Matthew Munro, lieutenant in the RN, and his sister Miss Munro children of Mr Matthew Munro late of Grenada; and £100 to the poor of each of the parishes of Alness and Kiltearn in Rosshire North Britain. He wanted his gold watch preserved for his 'eldest son George', while 'the coloured family' Amelia and her three daughters Susannah, Diana and Charlotte were to be freed and supported at the discretion of the executors - once the estate was 'broke up' and they could no longer live there '600 guilders with the fruit of their own industry may be sufficient.' Under the will, he requested that Alness should be sold 10 years after his death with the 'all the Negroes, stock and all its appurtenances'. Somewhat unusually he made his outside family - his sons George born 30/10/1808, John born 08/07/1810 and William born 01/05/1812 - co-heirs with his nephews William and Hugh (the sons of his sister Christian and her husband Alexander Munro) and his nephew Robert Robertson, son of his sister Esther and of John Robertson late of Inverness.

Sources

Inverness Courier - 5 August 1824, transcribed by Lisa Booth, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyggbs/Transcriptions/LisaB/DeathsTrans2015.pdf [accessed 12/10/2018].

  1. PROB 11/1712/229; David Alston, Slaves and Highlanders.

Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic?

Associated Claims (1)

£19,212 18S 8D
Beneficiary deceased

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
- 1824 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Robert Robertson was the son of George Munro's sister Esther Munro and John Robertson 'late of Inverness', and a co-heir under George Munro's will....
Other relatives
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The children of Matthew Munro were among the legatees under the will of George...