Hugh MUNRO, I Of Assynt

Hugh MUNRO, I Of Assynt

Male Abt 1526 - 1596

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  • Name  Hugh MUNRO, I Of Assynt  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix  I Of Assynt 
    Born  Abt 1526  Dingwall, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Foulis Castle
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1596  Evanton, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Assynt
    Buried  , , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hugh was buried at Chancery of Ross.
    Person ID  I211  Munro
    Last Modified  7 Jan 2012 

    Father  Sir Robert MUNRO, XIV of Foulis,   b. Abt 1508,   d. 10 Sep 1547, Musselburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Anna DUNBAR,   b. Abt 1500, Cumnock, , Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F982  Group Sheet

    Family  Christian MUNRO,   b. Abt 1528, Bonar Bridge, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Janet MUNRO,   b. Est 1546,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Euphemia MUNRO,   b. Abt 1552,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >3. Rose MUNRO,   b. Abt 1553,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >4. Hector MUNRO, Of Assynt,   b. Abt 1554,   d. 14 Oct 1610, Inveran, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William MUNRO, of Mid-Swordale,   b. Abt 1556, Evanton, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1616
    >6. Catherine MUNRO,   b. Abt 1556,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John MUNRO,   b. Abt 1558, Of, Tain, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1616, Tain, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Margaret MUNRO,   b. Abt 1560,   d. 1592
    >9. Robert MUNRO,   b. Abt 1562, Of, Meikle Creich, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >10. Christian MUNRO,   b. Abt 1564,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Ann MUNRO,   b. Abt 1566,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F108  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Major Hugh Munro was the first of Assynt. He received the lands of Assynt and Inchcoulter, now Balconie, on the north bank of the Allt-Grand, parish of Alness from John Leslie, bishop of Ross. The grant was confirmed by King James VI on 19 Mar 1580. He also had a grant of other lands in Ross-shire. In 1552, Queen Mary granted him the non-entry and other dues of half the "lands of Ferrincosque in Brachat," lying between the rivers Shin and Cassley, namely the half of Inveran, with the half of the mill, multures, and fishing, the half respectively of Linside, Alltbeg, and Achness, with the half of the fishing lying in Queen Mary's hands since "the redemption and lowsing tharof maid be Thomas Dingwall of Kildun, furth of the handis of George Munro of Dochcarty."

      In 1577, King James VI granted to Hugh and his wife, a Crown charter of half the lands of the Intown of Easter Aird, in the parish of Fearn, "occupied by Hugh Munro, and alienated in heritage to him and his wife by James Dunbar of Tarbat." In 1584, Hugh bought from George Ross, X of Balnagowan, the lands of Strath-Oykel, Inverchassly, Glenminck, and the wood of Scatwell, "with Lounillodoch, Cromlie, the salmon fishing of the Halfapolmorall, Stronroschir, with the salmon fishing," all in Strath-Oykel and Strathcarron.

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      The following is from «u»The Monroe Book«/u» p. 6:

      «i»Hugh, third son of Robert, called Hugh of Assynt, married Christane, daughter of Robert Munro of Carbsdale, ancestry not provided but obviously a cousin.
      «/i»**********
      References:

      (1) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      42, 465

      (2) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - Q, Q/18

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S385] Clan Munro files - Rockwell, John W., John W. Rockwell, Ancestry of Elizabeth Monroe Rockwell (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S727] The Monroe Book, Dr. Joan S. Guilford, (Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.), p. 6, 8. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S823] Clan Munro e-files - Munro, Chuck, Chuck Munro, E-mail from Chuck Munro - 5 Jan 2012 (Reliability: 3).