George Munro, 1st of Obsdale

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About George Munro, 1st of Obsdale

George Munro, 1st of Obsdale was the fourth son of Robert Mor Munro, 15th Baron of Foulis, chief of the Clan Munro.[2] However George was the first son born from Robert's second marriage to Kathrine Ross, daughter of the chief of Clan Ross. George received the lands of Obsdale in Alness, as his patrimony. George married a distant relative, Catherine Munro, fifth daughter of Andrew Munro, 5th of Milntown, with issue, among others:[2]

   John Munro, 2nd of Obsdale (see below)[2]
   Robert Monro, who was one of the most distinguished officers of his time. Robert fought under Gustavus Adolphus during the Thirty Years' War in Europe where he rose to the rank of General. He later returned to Scotland and took part in the Bishops Wars. In the 1640s Robert went to Ireland where he commanded the Scottish Covenanter army during the Irish Confederate Wars. However in 1648 Monro was betrayed and captured by his enemy Oliver Cromwell who imprisoned him in the Tower of London. Robert was later released in 1654 but was only permitted to reside in Ireland where he died in about 1680.[3]
   Daniel Munro, 1st of Lower Iveagh, a Major in the army who fought alongside his brother Robert and nephew George in the Irish Confederate Wars. Daniel Munro was granted lands in the Barony of Lower Iveagh, Ireland in 1666 for services to the Crown.[4] Daniel Munro's eldest son was Colonel Henry Munro, 1st of Tullyish who was one of the defenders during the Siege of Derry in 1689.[4] Another one of the many descendants of Daniel Munro was Henry Munro (United Irishman).[4]

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George Munro, 1st of Obsdale's Timeline

Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, , Scotland
Age 33
Assynt, Sutherland, , Scotland
June 1589
Age 44
Age 44