Sharon's Family History

The Genealogy of the Wilton, Brimson, Munro and Forward Families

Archibald MUNRO

Male 1817 - 1865  (48 years)


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  • Name Archibald MUNRO 
    Born 1817  Oban, , Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Woolwich Arsenal District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Apr 1865  Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I539  Sharon's Family History
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2017 

    Father Peter MUNRO,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah DAWSON,   b. 23 Aug 1827, Woolwich, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1885  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1844  Woolwich, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rebecca MUNRO,   b. 4 Jan 1846, Gibraltar, , , Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Peter MUNRO,   b. 1848, Woolwich, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1893, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. David MUNRO,   b. 1851, Woolwich, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles MUNRO,   b. 12 May 1853, York, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1853, York, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Rebecca MUNRO,   b. 23 Jun 1854, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Flora MUNRO,   b. 8 Jun 1856, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1857, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Archibald MUNRO,   b. 12 Apr 1858, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Edward MUNRO,   b. 5 Jun 1861, Geraldton, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1933, East Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. William MUNRO,   b. 1 Sep 1863, Perth, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1863, Perth, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. John MUNRO,   b. 12 Jan 1865, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1865, Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1817 - Oban, , Argyll, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1844 - Woolwich, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1865 - Fremantle, , Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Census 1851
    Census 1851

  • Notes 
    • Archibald Munro posted to York Station 26.1.1852. Then to 32 Mile Albany Road, his working pay 2s pd. (GD1536. 31.5.1858). He reported he had been without salt pork at No 2 Albany Road since 31.8.1858. Had allowed prisoners additional quantities of flour and tea for their dinner. His working pay increased to 2s 6d pd. (GD1576. 15.9.1858). A prisoner strayed away from camp on the evening of 5.11.1858. A party of Aboriginal trackers were sent out the following morning; owing to nature of ground they were unsuccessful in tracking him. IW. (GD1834. 24.12.1859). Withdrawn from Champion Bay. (CSF43. 24.6.1861). Discharged from Royal Engineers on 21.12.1861..copy of his discharge papers:- corps of royal engineers. this is to certify,that NO.616 sapper archibald munro born in the parish of ardehatten in or near the town of OBAN in the county of Argyle was enlisted at glasgow for the R L Sappers of MIners on the 9 feb.1842 at the age of 24 8/12 years.that he served in the army for 19 years and 315 days.he is discharged in consequence at a full discharge to settle in west australia colonies with 12 months pay and right of registry of defence pension at 604m of age of 6d per C R Engineers 1363/31.dated at fremantle wa 21 dec 1861.character, conduct good in possession of one good conduct badge.corpral.says in his notes that in 1864 he owned "swan 20 acres".
      A carpenter by trade he was recomended to take charge of party erecting the jetty at Bunbury. (CompGen 28.1.1864). To report himself for Warder's exam. (CSR 546/1. 30.1.1864). AW. 4.2.1864. Exertion money 4d pd fm 1.8.1864. He was sick on 13.9.1864 the 2nd time for same illness, "I fear his state of health is such that he never will be able permanently to resume his duties"?(RM. Bunby 19.10.1864). Bunbury to Fremantle Prison for medical exam. (GD2784. 15.10.1864). He ceased duty 29.10.1864, on sick leave 1864 (64 dys); 1865 (35 dys). Medical Board 16.1.1865: Archibald Munro aged 42 yrs, complains of constant pains in the head and loss of appetite and suffering from symptoms of partial paralysis affecting the right side of the neck and face; indicative of brain disease. declared unfit for further service. Invalided on 3.2.1865. Gratuity paid?7.2.9d?"discharged his duties with diligence and fidelity, has never been suspended from duty and no reports against him"?(CompGen 30.1.1865). An Ex-Warder, discharged due to ill health finds himself with a wife and 4 children, reduced to mendacity-his failing health totally precludes him at present from any active exertion. A young infant, and the care of her sick husband precludes Mrs Munro, a very decent woman, from doing anything towards their means of support?(GR. Ftle 7.3.1865).

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Marriage Certificate ENG, England and Wales. Registrar General., marriage certificate; citing 5 page 344, September quarte r 1844, Lewisham registration district, Plumstead sub-distr ict (Reliability: 4), 1 Jan 2010.


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