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George Munro

Death: 1724
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir George Munro, 1st of Newmore and Christiana Hamilton
Husband of Agnes Wallace; Catherine Munro and Ann Munro
Father of George Munro, 2nd of Culrain; Gustavus Munro, 3rd of Culrain; James Munro, 4th of Culrain and George Munro
Brother of Ann Mackay; Catherine Munro and Florence Munro
Half brother of Hugh Munro, 2nd of Newmore

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About George Munro, 1st of Culrain

Biographical Summary

"I. George Munro, third son of Sir George Munro, I. of Newmore, from whom he received the lands of Culrain, in the parish of Kincardine, and of Culcairn, in the parish of Rosskeen, George resided in the mansion-house of Culcairn, the site of which is now occupied by the farmhouse. He married first, Catherine, daughter of Lodovic Dunbar of Grange, Morayshire, with issue —

  • George, his heir and successor.
  • Christian, who died unmarried. There is, dated the 3rd of January, 1728, a "sasine on disposition by Mistress Christian Munro, eldest daughter of the deceased George Munro of Culrain, in favour of David Rose of Holm, of the town and lands of Culrain " and others. David Rose of Holm was married to Margaret, daughter of Lodovic Dunbar of Grange, Christian Munro's aunt.

George married, secondly, Ann, daughter of Sir John Cunningham, Ayrshire, with issue —

  • Gustavus, who succeeded his brother George.
  • James, who succeeded his brother Gustavus.
  • Barbara, who was betrothed to William Macleay of Polio and Portleich, parish of Kilmuir-Easter, but died in Caithness a few days before the date appointed for their marriage ; and to keep her memory green Macleay changed the name of the village of Portleich to Barbaraville, by which it is now known,
  • Elizabeth, who married the Rev. John Munro, minister of Rogart from 1725 to 1753, with issue — three children. She died on the 3rd of February, 1756, and is said to have been a very wicked woman and "an awful thorn in the side of godly Mr Munro."
  • Esther, who married, without issue, David Ross of Mid Fearn, fifth son of Andrew Ross, VIII. of Shandwick — marriage contract dated the 23rd of October, 1727. She died in 1740 "in a melancholy manner" in Orkney. In 1745 her husband is a prisoner in Nairn, He died on the 21st of May, 1768, and was buried at Kincardine.
  • Isabella, who married, with issue.
  • Janet, who married William Munro, Edderton, with issue, one of her grandchildren being the late Alexander Ross, mason, Kincraig. She died at Milntown of New Tarbat, at the extraordinary old age of 108,
  • Ellen, also married,

George Munro married, thirdly, Agnes, daughter of Hugh Wallace of Inglistown, without issue.

He died at Culcairn in December, 1724, as in that month and year the Kiltearn Session records show that "the Laird of Culrain " paid 5 marks for the use of the velvet mortcloth for his father. He was buried in Rosskeen Churchyard.

His widow married, as his second wife, Malcolm Ross, V. of Pitcalnie, without issue."

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 203-204