George MUNRO, Of Newmore

George MUNRO, Of Newmore

Male Abt 1665 - 1731

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  • Name  George MUNRO, Of Newmore 
    Suffix  Of Newmore 
    Born  Abt 1665  Of, Newmore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estimate: This birth date is an estimate based on the birth dates of nearest relatives or contemporaries, or based on other clues such as christening date, marriage date, birth order, etc.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jun 1731 
    Person ID  I12339  Munro
    Last Modified  26 Nov 2008 

    Father  Hugh MUNRO, Of Newmore,   b. Abt 1645, Of, Newmore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1688 
    Mother  Helen LESLIE,   b. Abt 1647,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F4446  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret FORBES,   b. Abt 1667,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John MUNRO, Of Newmore,   b. Abt 1690, Of, Newmore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1749
    >2. Jean MUNRO,   b. Abt 1692,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anne MUNRO,   b. Abt 1694,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Isobel MUNRO,   b. Est 1696,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Margaret MUNRO,   b. Est 1698,   d. 16 Jun 1768
    >6. Mary MUNRO, Of Newmore,   b. Abt 1700, Of, Newmore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1763
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F4484  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George Munro of Newmore married the daughter of Duncan Forbes of Culloden. She was the sister of President Forbes.

      George was Commissioner of Supply for Ross in 1689, 1690 and 1704.

      George Munro of Newmore was among "the considerable persons of the shires of Ross and Sutherland," who signed an address to King George I in Dec 1714, imploring his Royal mercy for Simon Lord Lovat on his return from France at the instigation of Major James Fraser of Castleleathers.

      In 1715, Lord Seaforth sent a message to Munro of Foulis, the Earl of Sutherland and Lord Reay, demanding hostages to assure that the Earl and Foulis would not trouble his country in his absence in the South. The message said he would attack in two days if the hostages were not forthcoming.

      A council of war was held, in which Foulis and his friends were for fighting, but the Lords were against it because of the size of Seaforth's force. George of Newmore answered that though they had superior numbers, it was their duty to fight them. He felt that they had a chance to beat them, and even if they didn't win the battle, they would probably scatter them so much that they would not be able to swiftly reassemble.

      Contrary to Newmore's advice, the Lords marched off with their men to Bonar Bridge while the rest of the army went off to their homes. The next day, Seaforth took possession of their camp. They remained there for a few days until Lord Duffus went to Tain and proclaimed the pretender there.

      He died Jun 1731 (ref. (1)) or 1737 (ref. (2)).

      References:

      (1) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro (1978) - R/7, R/8, R/11

      (2) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie (1898) - p. 97, 195-196

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