Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Munroes in Lexington, MA - Tombstone Tuesday

HERE LYES Ye
BODY OF MARY
MUNROO WIFE
OF WILLIAM
MUNROO AGED
41 YEARS
DIED AUGUST
1692

Here Lyes ye
Body of
Mr. WILLIAM
MUNROE Aged
about 92 years
Died Jan. 27 1717 

William Munroe was born in Scotland about 1625, and transported to the New World as a prisoner of war about 1650.  He died in Lexington, Massachusetts on 27 January 1717, and had three wives.  He married first about 1665 to Martha George (my 7x Great Grandmother), second in 1672 to Mary Ball (her gravestone is pictured above), and third about 1693 to Elizabeth Johnson, the widow of Edward Wyer.  He had a total of fourteen children, including my 6x Great Grandfather, George Munroe (1672 - 1747).   William Munroe's descendants fought in the Battle of Lexington Green, where many participated and several were killed in the first volleys of the Revolutionary War. 

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I descend from William Munroe through his wife, Mary Ball. I'm so glad that you shared these photos. :3

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