Munro Baronets

Munro Baronets
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 Wick 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 (d.1452), traditionally the 10th Baron of Foulis.[1]


Munro Baronets, of Foulis-Obsdale (1634)

Munro of Foulis coat of arms
Munro of Foulis-Obsdale coat of arms
  • Sir Hector Munro, 1st Baronet (d. 1635)
  • Sir Hector Munro, 2nd Baronet (c. 1635-1651) (Last in the direct line of the Munros of Foulis).
  • Sir Robert Munro, 3rd Baronet (d. 1668) (Robert Munro was in the senior line of the Munros of Obsdale and a cousin of Hector Munro, 2nd Baronet of Foulis)
  • Sir John Munro, 4th Baronet (d. 1697)
  • Sir Robert Munro, 5th Baronet (d. 1729)
  • Sir Robert Munro, 6th Baronet (1684–1746)
  • Sir Harry Munro, 7th Baronet (d. 1781)
  • Sir Hugh Munro, 8th Baronet (1763–1848)
  • Sir Charles Munro, 9th Baronet (1795–1886) (Charles Munro was from the senior line of the Munros of Culrain, a branch of the Munros of Obsdale).
  • Sir Charles Munro, 10th Baronet (1824–1888)
  • Sir Hector Munro, 11th Baronet (1849–1935) (Last Munro Baronet who was also chief of the Clan Munro)
  • Sir George Hamilton Munro, 12th Baronet (1864–1945) (father was Harry Munro son of Charles Munro, 9th Baronet)
  • Sir Arthur Talbot Munro, 13th Baronet (1866–1953) (younger brother of 12th Baronet)
  • Sir Arthur Herman Munro, 14th Baronet (1893–1972)
  • Sir Ian Talbot Munro, 15th Baronet (1929–1996) (son of Robert Hector Munro, eldest son of Charles Munro, 3rd son of of Sir Charles Munro, 9th Baronet)
  • Sir Kenneth Arnold William Munro, 16th Baronet (1910–2004) (son of Arnold Harry Munro, son of Harry Munro, 4th son of Sir Charles Munro, 9th Baronet)
  • Sir Ian Kenneth Munro, 17th Baronet (b. 1940)

Munro Baronets, of Poyntzfield (1743)

  • Sir George Gun-Munro, 1st Baronet (1743-1806)
  • Sir George Gun-Munro, 2nd Baronet (1779-1829)
  • Sir George Gun-munro, 3rd Baronet (1810-1852)
  • Sir George Mackenzie Gun-Munro, 4th Baronet (1841-1908)
  • Sir James Poyntz Gun-Munro, 5th Baronet (1899-1949)
  • Sir Hugh Gun-Munro, 6th Baronet (1929-2010)
  • Sir James Dunbar Gun-Munro Roberts, 7th Baronet (b. 1934) (Grandson of 5th Baronet)

Munro Baronets, of Lindertis (1825)

Munro of Linderits coat of arms
  • Sir Thomas Munro, 1st Baronet (d. 1827)
  • Sir Thomas Munro, 2nd Baronet (1819–1901)
  • Sir Campbell Munro, 3rd Baronet (1823–1913)
  • Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet (1856–1919)
  • Sir Thomas Torquil Alfonso Munro, 5th Baronet (1901–1985)
  • Sir Alasdair Thomas Ian Munro, 6th Baronet (b. 1927)


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's List of Baronets
  1. ^ Mackenzie, Alexander. The History of the Munros of Fowlis.

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