Lincoln Waites

Monro - 1773 & 1784

Identification of a Wait is so difficult when the Minutes do not specify a first name. Here we have two entries concerning a man called Monro, but it is impossible to determine whether these refer to one man, or two.

"Monro" is an old Scots name from the county Ross and Cromarty. In 1314 "Monro" meant "man of (or from) Ro" - which may have been a reference to a place on the river Roe in Ulster. The clan were vassals of the earls of Ross. Robert de Monro fought for Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. Was "Monro" the Wait, a man with Scottish ancestors?

18 Mar 1773

20 Apr 1784

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