MONRO, WILLIAM [SSNE 3129]

Surname
MONRO, MONROE
First name
WILLIAM

Text source

William Monro was the son of Andrew Monro of Kincraig (Easter Ross). William served as an ensign in Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment in Swedish service in 1630. He transferred to John Skytte's [SSNE 6280] recruited infantry regiment in 1635 before going on to act as lieutenant captain in Robert Monro's [SSNE 94] - formerly Mackay's- infantry regiment in 1638. William was promoted to captain in 1639 with which rank he served in Alexander Cunningham's [SSNE 2115] regiment in 1639-40. He married a woman by the name of Bruce and bought an estate in Germany where he subsequently lived. His successors also lived in Germany.




Swedish Krigsarkiv, Muster Roll, 1630/23-25; 1635/26,29-32; MR 1635/33-36; 1636/16-23; 1637/13-17; 1638/21 and MR 1638/27; 1639/15,16,19-21; 1640/14,17; The Munro Tree: A Genealogy and Chronology of the Munros of Foulis and Other Families of the Clan, ed. R. W. Munro (Edinburgh, 1978), L/17.

This record was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard

Service record

SWEDEN, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
Departed 1630-12-31, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, JOHN SKYTTE'S INFANTRY REGIMENT
Departed 1638-12-31, as ENSIGN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ROBERT MONRO
Departed 1639-12-31, as LT. CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY
SWEDEN, ALEXANDER CUNNINGHAM
Departed 1640-12-31, as CAPTAIN
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY