Munro, Matthew

Matthew (born c 1761) was the son of Col Andrew Munro (1724 – 1890) of Lemlair, and of Janet, daughter of George Munro of Culcairn. His sister, Janet, married Rev Angus Bethune, parish minister of Alness, and through this he was related to the various Bethunes who later came to Berbice, on Grenada; another sister, Annabella Stewart Munro, married Rev George Douglas (1739 – 1794), minister of Tain, whose brother, Gilbert, owned a Demerara plantation. Matthew arrived in Grenada in the spring of 1778 as the new clerk for Houstoun and Paterson and rose to become a member of the island assembly by the late 1780s. In 1792 he was granted the 500 acres plantation on the coast of Berbice, which was named Edinburgh. He was in part ownership with William Macfarlane and James Blair, both of Grenada, and Lambert Blair of Berbice. He returned to England settling at West Hosley, where he died.

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