Maj. Gen. Robert MUNRO, of Obsdale

Maj. Gen. Robert MUNRO, of Obsdale

Male Abt 1592 - 1675

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  • Name  Maj. Gen. Robert MUNRO, of Obsdale  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix  Maj. Gen. 
    Suffix  of Obsdale 
    Born  Abt 1592 
    • 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  1675 
    Person ID  I3623  Munro
    Last Modified  25 Jul 2013 

    Father  George MUNRO, I of Obsdale,   b. Est 1565,   d. Jun 1589 
    Mother  Catherine MONRO,   b. Est 1567,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1580  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Jean MAVER,   b. Abt 1594, Of, Maverston, Morayshire, Urquhart Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Capt. Andrew MUNRO,   b. Abt 1620, Of, Cherryvalley, Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Limerick, Limerick, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Anne MUNRO,   b. Abt 1622,   d. 3 Mar 1647, Coleraine, , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F1587  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Lady Jean ALEXANDER,   b. Abt 1600,   d. 1670 
    Last Modified  25 Jul 2013 
    Family ID  F4514  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Robert served in the 30 Year War under Gustavos Adolphus. In 1642 he went to Ireland with his brother, Daniel and seized Belfast on behalf of the Scottish Estates and English Parliament on 14 May 1644. They both then settled in Ireland in the 1650s.

      Robert married the widow of the 2nd Viscount Montgomery of Ards and gained several townlands in County Down as a dowry.

      Robert's death date is in doubt. Mackenzie says 1675, but some think he lived into the 1680's.

      Ref: "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - 1978 - R/3, R/4, R/21, V
      "History of the Munros" by A. Mackenzie - 1898 - p. 78, 169, 210-264, 284
      "The Highland Clans" by Moncreiffe & Hicks - 1967 - p. 157
      "The Highlander" - Sep/Oct 1987 - p. 52

      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA [1, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, Pedigree of the Munro Family - undated (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S668] RW Munro's Genealogy Database, Robert William Munro, (The collected genealogy notes of RW Munro, Hon. Historian of Clan Munro (Association) edited by Dr. Jean Munro, transcribed by Charles C. Munroe, III and others. Transcription completed Jan 2009. Original card file is kept at the "Storehouse of Foulis" near Foulis Castle in Scotland.), card 387 (Reliability: 3).
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    3. [S871] Clan Munro files - Monroe, Elijah-Brent Alan, Elijah-Brent Alan Monroe, Letter from Elijah-Brent Alan Monroe (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S645] Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, "Foulis Castle and the Monroes of Lower Inveagh" by Horac e Monroe - 1929 - Foreword (Reliability: 3).