Andrew Munro, 5th of Milntown

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About Andrew Munro, 5th of Milntown

Biographical Summary

"V. Andrew Monro, second of Dochcarty. He embraced the Protestant religion and became a rigid and austere Presbyterian. His father must have given him the lands of Newmore, for he is referred to during his father's life as "Andrew Monro of Newmore." In 1568 James VI. granted him, "as the son and heir of George of Dochcarty " — a property, as already seen, possessed by his father — " and to Catherine Urquhart, his wife, and to their heirs male, the town and lands of Castletown, with the fishing crofts, and its pertinents ; the town and lands of Belmaduthy ; the town and lands of Suddie, with the brewhouse, croft, and mill, the town and lands of Achterflow, with all the pendicles and pertinents of these towns and lands, lying in the Earldom of Ross, Lordship of Ardmanoch, and Sheriffdom of Inverness, belonging in heritage to David Chalmers, formerly Chancellor of Ross, held by him of the King, and forfeited on account of treason and lese-majesty...

...Andrew married Catherine, daughter of Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, with issue —

  • George, his heir and successor.
  • Andrew, I. of Kincraig, who married a Mrs Gray, with issue —
    • Andrew, his heir ;
    • William, who entered the Army and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in a Foot Regiment, under the Elector of Branderburg. William married a Mrs Bruce, acquired an estate in Germany, where he resided until his death, and left issue — sons and daughters, who settled in Branderburg, Andrew, the elder son, succeeded his father as II. of Kincraig, and married Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Innes, XXIII. of Innes, widow of George Monro, VII, of Milntown, who died without issue in 1630. Andrew, first of Kincraig, had also a son;
    • John, "a burgess of Edinburgh," who bought the estate of Culcraggie, parish of Alness, for whose succession see the MUNROS OF CULCRAGGIE.
  • John, I. of Fearn, of whom later on,
  • Janet, who married David Monro, II, of Culnaha, with issue — one son, David,
  • Catherine, who married George Munro, I, of Obsdale, third son of Robert, fifteenth Baron of Fowlis, with issue —
    • Colonel John, who succeeded his father in Obsdale ; and
    • Major-General Munro, author of His Expedition, and a distinguished military officer.
  • Elizabeth, who married Hay of Kinardie.
  • Christian, who died unmarried,
  • Euphemia, who married Hugh Munro, IV. of Balconie, with issue,
  • Margaret, who married Robert Gordon of Bodlan.
  • Anne, who married Hugh Ross of Priesthill,
  • Ellen, who married, first, Donald Ross of Balmuchie, and secondly, the Rev. John Munro, minister of Tain and Sub-Dean of Ross, third son of Hugh Munro, I. of Assynt.
  • Isabella, who married, first, James Innes of Calrossie, without issue. She married, secondly, after the 25th of July, 1614, Walter Ross, IV. of Invercharron, sasine, dated the 6th of September, 1625, in favour of Isabell Munro, spouse to Walter Ross of Invercharron, with issue —
    • Sir David Ross of Broadfoord, Knight of Malta, described as "apparent of Invercharron";
    • William, who succeeded as V. of Invercharron ;
    • Janet, who married, first, Thomas Ross of Priesthill, and secondly, as his second wife, Kenneth Mackenzie, I. of Scatwell, with issue ; and
    • Christian, who married Hugh Macleod, I. of Cambuscurry, with issue.

Andrew died about 1590, when he was succeeded by his eldest son."

SOURCE: History of the Munros of Fowlis: with genealogies of the principal families of the name to which are added those of Lexington and New England; Alexander Mackenzie; 1898; page 278-285