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Munro, I

Multiple candidates to date:

Capt. Ishmael Monro, Lexington and Burlington, MA, carpenter and housewright

 

Isaac Monroe, Lincoln, MA, carpenter and housewright

 

James Munro, Bristol, RI, housewright

Multiple individuals from NY without trades known

Munro, I

Possible candidates

Capt. Ishmael Monro, Lexington and Burlington, MA, carpenter and housewright

 

10-9-1766 Lexington, MA – 6-24-1848 Burlington, MA

m Betsey Skelton 1794

Children; Ishmael (1796) and Betsey (1799) born at Woburn; Jacob (1801) and Meria (1803) born at Burlington.

In 1793 (2) deeds he’s listed as a carpenter and a housewright, in a 1799 deed he’s a housewright all in Woburn.

The 1780s Deacon Jonathan Simonds house is at 121 Lexington St. in Burlington. Ishmael was most likely involved in remodeling the house in the 1820s and 1840s. The Ishmael Munroe house is next door at 2 Bedford St. The house was built using the remnants of the early 18th century structure built by James Simonds (1730). Ishmael bought the house in 1795. Renovations were made by Ishmael and Jacob, but it is not yet clear whether this was Ishmael Sr. or Jr. (illus.)

In Ishmael’s 1832 will, he identifies himself as a carpenter and in his 1848 probate papers, he’s listed as a housewright.

 

 

Isaac Monroe, Lincoln, MA, carpenter and housewright

3-10-1758 Lincoln, MA – 8-5-1840 Lincoln, MA

In 1780, 1790 (2) deeds, he’s listed as a carpenter and in a 1791 deed he’s listed as a housewright.

 

 

 

In his probate documents he’s listed as a gentleman and a yeoman. His inventory includes hammers, augers, chisels and a lot of planes. The planes were valued at only 50 cents while the total of his personal estate (non-real estate) was valued at $552.60.

James Munro, Bristol, RI, housewright

b 1745 Bristol, RI - d 1826 Bristol, RI. m Patience in 1775 (d ca 1814). parents Bennett and Sarah based on 1806 deed.

Housewright in deeds from 1806, 1812, 1814 and 1815. In one of the 1806 deeds, James is linked to his parents Bennett and Sarah. Also mentioned are William 2nd and Nathaniel 3rd housewrites in 1812 deed.

Jonas Munroe (too late)

B 1790 Ashburnham, MA -1849 Rindge, NH

His 1849 probate inventory included wood and timber ($11.00), farming tools ($7.97), chair tools ($17.00), a shop stove, a lot of chair seats and turned stock ($9.00). The personal estate (non-real estate) was valued at $163.23.

Others

1800 census I/J Munro/Munroe records and deeds listed 14 individuals from NY state out of a total 26 from the NE / NY region. 6 period Monro / Munroe NY state probates / wills were located and of these, only one trade was mentioned, that of a trader. In general, NY state probate / will information was very limited with few details provided. Only 2 deeds in NY provided known trades (non craftsmen.)

 

This lack of NY state information regarding trades is a significant deficiency.

 

1800 census Munro / Munroe

NY 12, MA 3, RI 4, CT 3, VT 2

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