John MUNRO, Of Culcraggie

John MUNRO, Of Culcraggie

Male Est 1540 - 1597

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  • Name  John MUNRO, Of Culcraggie 
    Suffix  Of Culcraggie 
    Born  Est 1540  Of, Culcraggie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  4 Feb 1597  Logie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12055  Munro
    Last Modified  23 Jun 2010 

    Father  William MUNRO, of Nether Culcraggie,   b. Abt 1515, Of, Culcragie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F4376  Group Sheet

    Family  Ann MUNRO,   b. Est 1567,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F4378  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • This might be the same person as John [747].

      On 4 Feb 1597, a disturbance took place at Logie-Riach, on the banks of the river Conon, between the Mackenzies on the one hand and the Baynes and Munros on the other, in which John and his brother, Hugh, were slain.

      Some difference arose between a desperado, John MacGilliechallum, a brother of the Laird of Raasay, and the Baynes about the lands of Torridon, and the latter obtained a decree against John MacGilliechallum, interdicting him from going on his lands or molesting his people.

      Soon after this, Bayne attended the Candlemas market then held at Logie, with a large following of armed men, composed of Baynes and a considerable number of Munros. MacGilliechallum came to the fair too, as was his custom, and while buying some article at a chapman's stall, Alastair Mor Bayne came up behind him and without any warning struck him on the head with a two-edged sword, killing him instantly.

      One of the Mackenzies, to whom MacGilliechallum was related, interfered, but he no sooner opened his mouth, than he was run through the body by one of the Baynes. The alarm and the news of the death of the two men immediately spread through the market. "Tulloch Ard," the war cry of the Mackenzies was instantly raised, whereupon the Baynes and the Munros took to their heels--the Munros eastward to the Ferry of Foulis and the Baynes northward to the hills, both followed by a band of the infuriated Mackenzies, who slaughtered everyone they overtook.

      Ian Dubh Mac Choinnich Mhic Mhurchaidh of the Clan Mhurchaidh and Ian Gallda Mac Fhionnla Dhuibh, two gentlemen of the Mackenzies, were on their way from Chanonry when they met with a batch of the Munros flying in confusion in that direction, and the pair having learned the cause of the flight to be the murder of their two friends at Logie, they pursued the fugitives and slew no less than thirteen of them between Logie and the wood of Millechaich.


      (1) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - M/87

      (2) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      70-71, 379

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA