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Robert (14th of Fowlis) Munro[1]

Male - 1547


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  • Name Robert (14th of Fowlis) Munro 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1547  Battle Of Pinkie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I146214  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father Hector (13Th of Fowlis) Munro,   d. 1541 
    Mother Catherine Mackenzie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F56993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret (of Cumnock) Dunbar,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Robert Moir (15th of Fowlis) Munro,   d. 4 Nov 1588
     2. Hector (of Contulloch & Kilermory) Munro,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hugh (1st of Assynt) Munro,   d. 1596
     4. George (of Catwall) Munro,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Catherine Munro,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F57084  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Burkes Peerage shows his wife as daughter of Alexander (Sir) (ofWestfield) Dunbar who died 10 March 1497/98 & Isabel (of Duffus)Sutherland

      From Doug Hickling
      THE BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND "Robert of Fowlis, ... (who fell honourablyfighting valiantly for his country in the battle of Pinkie),

      For sources, etc. see information received from Doug Hickling "THEANCESTRY OF MARGARET DUNBAR, WHO MARRIED ROBERT MUNRO, 14TH BARON OFFOULIS" in Notes under Margaret (of Cumnock) Dunbar

      From Doug Hickling:
      "In his HISTORY OF THE MUNROS, MacKenzie says that Robert Munro XIV ofFowlis
      "married Margaret, only daughter of Alexander (Sir) Dunbar of Cumnock and
      Westfield, Sheriff of Morayshire, by his second wife Janet, daughter ofJohn
      Leslie of Parkhill, son of William third Earl of Rothes. The Coul MSsays
      that Dunbar was a daughter of "the Laird of Haggerton Falcken, no doubt
      meaning the family of Falconer of Halkerton, Kincardineshire, from whomthe
      present Earl of Kintore is descended."

      I spent some time yesterday at the Sutro (genealogical) Library in San
      Francisco studying mostly THE SCOTS PEERAGE trying to figure out this Sir
      Alexander Dunbar's ancestry. I had already decided that he could not bethe
      Alexander (Sir) Dunbar of Westfield, son of James (4th Earl of Moray)Dunbar,
      because he died in 1498, which was probably before Janet (or Joan) Lesliewas
      born.

      In v. 7 at page 281, this book says that Joan, the daughter of JohnLeslie of
      Parkhill, son of William 3rd Earl of Rothes, married Alexander (Sir)Dunbar of
      Cumnock, Knight, with issue 2 sons and a daughter. In v. 9, at page 110,
      there is a note that Patrick (Sir) Gordon of Huntly married (1) shortlybefore
      4 February 1578, Jane Leslie, "Moyness, daughter of John Leslie of
      Parkhill and widow of Alexander (Sir) Dunbar of Cumnock. She died inAugust
      1579."

      THE SCOTS PEERAGE apparently does not provide ancestries of mere knights,but
      as I recall the entry for Alexander (Sir) Dunbar of Westfield refers tohim as
      the progenitor of the Cumnock Dunbars. It seems to me that my Alexander(Sir)
      of Cumnock is probably a grandson of the Alexander (Sir) of Westfield,but I
      have found no help in the Roots/Web gedcoms. I see several entries for aSir
      Alexander Dunbar of Conzie, who is a grandson of Alexander (Sir) ofWestfield,
      including your own gedcom entries, but nothing that shows a Alexander(Sir)
      Dunbar of Cumnock."

      Douglas Hickling
      Dhhic@comcast.com
      516 Blair Avenue
      Piedmont CA 94611
      (August 2003)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3540] Hamish Maclaren.