Monro, Alexander, Dd
Monro, Alexander, D.D.
an English prelate, was born in 1648, in the County of Ross. After having taught philosophy in the University of Aberdeen, he was principal of that of Edinburgh (1686), and had just been appointed bishop of the Orkney Islands when, refusing to take the oath of allegiance to William III, he lost that dignity. He was appointed in 1688 bishop of Argyle, but it is doubtful whether he ever were instituted. He died in 1713. Bishop Monro is the author of XII Sermons (London, 1673, 8vo): — Letter to Sir Robert Howard, occasioned by the Two-fold Vindication of the Presbyterians, etc. (1696, 8vo). He was also the author of one of the four letters published as An Account of the Present Persecution of the Church of Scotland (1690, 4to, 68 pages). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, volume 2, s.v.