George Munro, 6th of Milntown

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About George Munro, 6th of Milntown

Biographical Summary

"VI. George Monro, also, in 1591, designated "of Meikle Tarrel."...

...In 1621 he was M.P. for Inverness-shire, which then included Ross, Sutherland, and Caithness.

George married, first, Mariot, daughter and heiress of John MacCulloch of Meikle Tarrell, who was served heir to her father in the estate of Meikle Tarrell in 1577, together with the revenue of £2 10s from Easter Airds. In 1578 James VI. granted to her and her "future spouse, George Monro, the son and heir-apparent of Andrew Monro of Newmore," the lands of Meikle Tarrell, which formerly belonged to Mariot in heritage, and which she had resigned with the consent of her curators, Robert Munro Baron of Fowlis ; James Dunbar of Tarbat ; George Dunbar of Avoch ; and George Munro, Chancellor of Ross, to be held of the crown for the service formerly due. By her he had issue —

  • George, his heir and successor.
  • John ;
  • William ;
  • David, all of whom went to the German wars with Robert Munro, Baron of Fowlis, "whence they returned not, dying going there," all before 1633.
  • Margaret, who, as his second wife, married David Dunbar of Dunphail.

He married, secondly, Margaret, daughter of David Dunbar, Dean of Moray, fourth son of Sir Alexander Dunbar of Westfield, fifth son of James, fifth Earl of Moray, with issue —

  • Hector.
  • John "of whom there is no account to be given of, their being soldiers, and killed in battle."
  • Janet, who married Hugh Munro of Achnagart, with issue.
  • Helen, who married John Eraser of Inchbreck, with issue.
  • Catherine, who married Alexander Baillie of Dunean, with issue —
    • William, VIII. of Dunean ;
    • David, I, of Dochfour ; and
    • Catherine, who married one of the younger sons of Hugh Fraser of Culbokie.
  • Isabella, who married William Leslie, H. of Burdsbank, with issue.

George built the tower aud belfry of the present Established Church of Kilmuir-Easter, on the top of which is an eagle, the armorial crest of the Munros, and the monogram G.M. — George Monro. It bears date 1616, with the word "biggit." The Munros' aisle in the same church is a building of superior architectural taste.

He died at Boggs on the 6th of May, 1623, 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 285-287