Colonel Duncan Munro, 3rd of Culcairn

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Duncan Munro, Col.

Death: 1820
Immediate Family:

Son of John Munro, 2nd of Culcairn and Katherine Ross
Husband of Jean Munro
Father of Catherine Munro and Captain George Ross Munro, 4th of Culcairn
Brother of Catherine Munro

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About Colonel Duncan Munro, 3rd of Culcairn

Biographical Summary

"III. Colonel Duncan Munro, third of Culcairn. He entered the army at an early age, and became Captain-Lieutenant in the 78th Highland Regiment, the Ross-shire Buffs, first battalion, on its embodiment on the 8th of March, 1793.

In the battle of Geldermalsen, fought on the 5th of January, 179S, and in which the regiment was engaged. Captain Duncan Munro took a conspicuous part, behaved with great coolness, and was severely wounded.

On the 4th of November the gallant 78th embarked for India, arriving at Calcutta on the 10th of February, 1797, when Captain Duncan Munro was appointed Aide-de-camp to the well-known Lieut-General Mackenzie-Fraser of Inverallochy and Castle Fraser. In 1802 he retired from the army, and on his return home in 1803 was appointed Lieut.-Colonel Commanding the Wester Ross Regiment of Militia, at the time numbering 810 men.

He married on the 5th of December, 1782, at Inverness, Jean, eldest daughter of the Rev, Robert Kirke, minister of Dornoch from 1713 to 1758, by his second wife, Jean, daughter of Andrew Ross, IV. of Pitkerie, Easter Ross, and sister of George Ross of Cromarty, the "Scotch Agent " referred to in the Letters of Junius, whose heir Mrs Munro eventually became. By Jean Kirk Colonel Duncan Munro had issue —

  • George Ross, who succeeded his father.
  • Catherine, who succeeded her brother, George Ross Munro, in the family estate.
  • Jean, who died unmarried, at Cromarty House, on the 5th of January, 1874, aged 88.

Colonel Duncan Munro died in 1820, when he was succeeded by his only 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 163

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