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  • ID: I13
  • Name: George Munro
  • Given Name: George
  • Surname: Munro
  • Suffix: X of Foulis 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1410 in , , , Scotland
  • Death: 1452 in Lochbroom, , Ross-Shire, Scotland of Killed at the battle of Bealach-Nam-Brog
  • Event: Military Service 1452 Lochbroom, , Ross-Shire, Scotland
  • Note:
    George's death at the battle of Beallach-nam-Brog, was brought about by a strange series of events. Euphemia Leslie, Countess Dowager of Ross, lived at Dingwall. She wanted to marry Alexander Mackenzie of Kintail, but Alexander was not willing for several reasons. (1) She was not able to add to his estates. (2) She was a turbulent woman and had been in prison. (3) Alexander had already planned to marry Macdougall's daughter.

    Euphemia invited Alexander to her court in Dingwall to try one more time to get him to marry her and when he refused, she "converted her love to hatred" and made him her prisoner. She also, somehow, got possession of a gold ring that was to serve as a token between Alexander and Macaulay, the Governor of Ellandonnan. Macaulay had strict orders not to allow anyone to enter the castle without showing the gold ring. Euphemia sent the ring by messanger to Macaulay saying that Alexander was about to marry Euphemia and that he should come to Dingwall. Macaulay, seeing the ring, believed the story and left the castle which was immediately occupied by Euphemia's men.

    Macaulay was able to communicate with Alexander, who told Macaulay that to secure his release, he should capture Walter Ross of Balnagown, who was one of Euphemia's close relatives, and then make an exchange. Macaulay returned to Kintail, collected a band of men and made the capture.

    The Earl of Ross immediately advised Hugh, Lord Lovat, of the illegal seizure of his relative, and his Lordship promptly dispatched to the north two hundred men who were joined by Ross's vassals, the Munros of Fowlis, and the Dingwalls of Kildun. They immediately went in pursuit of Macaulay to rescue Balnagown.

    Macaulay sent Balnagown away under guard and resolved to fight his pursuers in a spot that was between Ferrindonald and Lochbroom. A sanguinary conflict ensued, more than usually aggravated and exasperated by a keen and bitter recollection of previous feuds and ancient animosities. The Kinlochewe men were almost extirpated in the fight. The manhood of the race of Dingwall was literally extinguished, one hundred and forty of their men having fallen, while there were slain eleven Munros of the house of Fowlis that were to succeed one after another; so that the succession fell to a child then lying in his cradle. George Munro of Foulis was found among the dead.

    During the battle, the Highlanders defended themselves from the arrows of their enemies by tying their shoes to their chests with their belts. Because of that, the place was named Bealach-nam-Brog, or the Pass of the Shoes.

    After his success at Bealach-nam-Brog, Macaulay moved toward Ellandonnan and discovered a detail of men bringing provisions to the castle. He captured the detail and had his own men put on their clothes and carry the provisions. Using this trick, they were allowed into the castle where they easily retook it from the defenders.

    In time, Alexander Mackenzie of Kintail and Walter Ross of Balnagown were exchanged and both released.
    2
  • Event: Alt. Death 1457 7
  • Event: Alt. Birth 1410 , , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
  • Note: Foulis 8
  • _UID: 43E1D9E9F8AC425EAB0B4B60DA80D621DCF4
  • Change Date: 2 Dec 2009 at 03:43
  • Note:
    George is said to have been served heir on 17 Oct 1410 to Isobeth Keith, his mother, in certain Caithness lands. He succeeded as Baron of Foulis in 1425 and had a charter from King James I of all his lands dated at St. Andrews on 22 Jul 1426. This charter greatly extended the lands of the Munro Clan. The extension was granted by charters from Euphemia, daughter of William, Earl of Ross, who on her father's death inherited the Earldom.

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    The following is from The Monroe Book:

    The tenth Baron of Foulis was George who married a daughter of McCulloch of Plaids. He was killed in 1452 at the Battle of Beallachnam-Brog as was his eldest son. He married, second, Christian McCulloch by whom he had son Hugh of Coul who succeeded to the Barony. It is with George that two lines separate to account for William of Lexington through Hugh, George's third son, and to John of Bristol, Rhode Island and Hugh of Long Island, presumed brothers, through John, his second son.
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    Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA - email: Alger@alum.mit.edu




    Father: Hugh Munro b: 1352 in Dingwall, , Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
    Mother: Isabella Keith b: Abt 1371

    Marriage 1 Isobel Ross b: Abt 1412
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 20 Jan 2009
    Children
    1. Has No Children George Munro b: Abt 1430
    2. Has No Children Munro b: Abt 1434

    Marriage 2 McCulloch b: Abt 1414
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 10 Nov 2009

    Marriage 3 Christian McCulloch b: Abt 1414 in , , , Scotland
    • Married: Abt 1445 in , , , Scotland
    • Change Date: 10 Nov 2009
    Children
    1. Has Children John Munro b: Abt 1437
    2. Has Children Hugh Munro b: Abt 1452 in , , , Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Munro Tree (1734)
      Title: The Munro Tree (1734)
      Author: R. W. Munro
      Publication: Privately published in Edinburgh, Scotland (1978)
      Page: p. 9 (M)
    2. Media: Book
      Abbrev: History of the Munros of Fowlis
      Title: History of the Munros of Fowlis
      Author: Alexander Mackenzie, M.J.L.
      Publication: Published in Inverness, Scotland by A & W Mackenzie (1898)
      Page: p. 17-21
    3. Media: File
      Abbrev: Clan Munro files - Brown, Julia A.
      Title: Clan Munro files - Brown, Julia A.
      Author: Julia A. Brown
      Page: Membership application for Julia A. Brown - 10 May 2008
    4. Media: File
      Abbrev: Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe
      Title: Clan Munro files - Boggs, Elizabeth Monroe
      Author: Elizabeth Monroe Boggs
      Page: Pedigree of the Munro Family - undated
    5. Media: File
      Abbrev: Clan Munro files - Lynch, John Samuel, Jr.
      Title: Clan Munro files - Lynch, John Samuel, Jr.
      Author: John Samuel Lynch, Jr.
      Page: Membership application for John Lynch, Jr. - 9 Apr 2009
    6. Abbrev: The Monroe Book
      Title: The Monroe Book
      Author: Dr. Joan S. Guilford
      Publication: Franklin, North Carolina: Genealogy Publishing Service, 1993.
      Page: p. 5-6.
    7. Media: File
      Abbrev: Clan Munro files - Arnold, Wylie Hall, Jr.
      Title: Clan Munro files - Arnold, Wylie Hall, Jr.
      Author: Wylie Hall Arnold, Jr.
      Page: Ancestry of James Monroe, President of the United State s - The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 3 , No. 3, (Jul., 1923)
    8. Media: File
      Abbrev: Clan Munro files - Monroe, Paula Dawn
      Title: Clan Munro files - Monroe, Paula Dawn
      Author: Paula Dawn Monroe
      Page: Membership application for Paula Monroe - 3 Jan 2009
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