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About Jean Munro

Alexander, Sir William (c.1577-1640), 1st bt. and 1st Earl of Stirling.  Only son of Alexander Alexander (d. 1581) and his wife Marion, daughter of Gilbert Graham of Gartavertane, born about 1577. He married, 1601, Janet (fl. 1649), daughter of Sir William Erskine and had issue: 

  •  (7) Lady Jean Alexander (d. 1670), married first, 1623, Hugh Montgomery, 2nd Viscount of the Ards (d. 1642) and second, Maj-Gen. Robert Munro, son of Obsdale Munro of Foulis; 

9. Jean, married, 3 August 1623, in Kensington Church, to Hugh, afterwards second Viscount Montgomery of the Ards, Ireland. 12 He died atNewtown, Ireland, 15 November 1642, and she married, secondly, as his second wife, Major-General Robert Munro, second son of George Munro of Obsdale, and grandson of Robert Munro, fifteenth of Fowlis. He had a distinguished military career, and is supposed, together with Sir James Turner, to have afforded Scott a model for Dugald Dalgetty in the Legend of Montrose. His wife died in 1670, 13 but he survived for ten years or more, as he is mentioned as alive in 1680 in the will of Major William Buchanan of the Botown, Ireland. 14 He had no issue by his second wife.


  1. Hugh 1st Earl Mt Alexander Montgomery (1623 – 1663)
  2. James Montgomery (1627 – 1689)
  3. Elizabeth Montgomery (1634 – 1677
  4. Henry DY Montgomery (1636 – 1638)
  5. James Montgomery (1639 – 1689)
  6. John Montgomery (1640 – 1689)
  7. Joseph Montgomery (1645 – )
  8. Samuel MONTGOMERY (1657 – 1703)


  1. Chapter on Alexander Family from The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, 1911 p165-185. ALEXANDER, EARL OF STIRLING page 165

MERGE CAUTION - from CLE - note: This Is the Correct Parentage and Marriage placement for this woman- Lady Jean Alexander, based on the source placed in her profile: parents: Sir William Alexander Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling, of Balgownie

No birth date has surfaced as of 12/18/2013, but we know she was the eldest daughter of Sir William and Lady Janet

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Jean Munro's Timeline

Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Age 17
Age 24
Co Donegal, Ireland
Age 34
Aghadowey, Londonberry, Ireland
Age 34
Fawney, Tyrone, Ireland
Age 64
Newtownards, County Down, Ulster, Ireland