Munro baronets

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Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Baronet, of Lindertis

There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Munro, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

The Munro Baronetcy, of Foulis-Obsdale in the County of Ross, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 7 June 1634 for Colonel Hector Monro, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. On the death of his son, the second Baronet, in 1651, the male line of the first Baronet failed and the title was inherited by Robert Munro, grandson of George Munro, uncle of the first Baronet. The sixth Baronet represented Tain Burghs in the House of Commons and also fought at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. He was killed at the Battle of Falkirk in 1746. The seventh Baronet sat as Member of Parliament for Ross-shire and Tain Burghs.

The ninth Baronet fought in the Peninsular War and later commanded a division of the Colombian Army under Simón Bolívar. The eleventh Baronet served as Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty from 1899 to 1935. The presumed sixteenth Baronet never successfully proved his succession and was never on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. The presumed 17th and present Baronet has also not successfully proven his succession and is not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1996. The Baronets were also Chiefs of Clan Munro until the death of the eleventh Baronet in 1935. For more information, follow this link.

The Munro Baronetcy, of Lindertis in the County of Forfar, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 6 August 1825 for the soldier and colonial administrator Thomas Munro. He was a Major-General in the Army and served as Governor of Madras between 1820 and 1827. The Munro Baronets of Linderits descend from the Munros of Culcraggie, a cadet branch of the Clan Munro who descend from George Munro (died 1452), traditionally the 10th Baron of Foulis.[1]

Munro baronets, of Foulis-Obsdale (1634)[edit]

Munro of Foulis coat of arms
Munro of Foulis-Obsdale coat of arms

Currently, the baronetcy is Dormant according to the Official Roll of the Baronets. Ian Kenneth Munro is the presumed 17th Baronet (born 1940).[2]

Munro baronets, of Lindertis (1825)[edit]

Munro of Linderits coat of arms
  • Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Baronet (died 1827)
  • Sir Thomas Munro, 2nd Baronet (1819–1901)
  • Sir Campbell Munro, 3rd Baronet (1823–1913)
  • Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856–1919)
  • Sir Thomas Torquhil Alfonso Munro, 5th Baronet (1901–1985)
  • Sir Alasdair Thomas Ian Munro, 6th Baronet (1927–2014)
  • Sir Keith Gordon Munro, 7th Baronet (born 1959)

The heir apparent to the baronetcy is Zachary Adrain Munro (Born 1992). Only son of the 7th.


  1. ^ Mackenzie, Alexander. The History of the Munros of Fowlis.
  2. ^ "Official Roll of the Baronets (as at 31st December 2012)". The Standing Council on the Baronetage.