Hugh Munro, of Teaninich[1]

Male Abt 1604 - 1703  (~ 99 years)

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  • Name Hugh Munro  [2
    Suffix of Teaninich 
    Born Abt 1604 
    • 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 Dec 1703 
    Person ID I84796  Alger
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2020 

    Father Andrew Munro,   b. Abt 1550,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet Denune,   b. Abt 1565, Of, Pitgartie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F33740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Munro,   b. Est 1609,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Catherine Munro,   b. Est 1627,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Hector Munro,   b. Est 1629,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Munro,   b. Est 1632,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Munro,   b. Est 1638,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hugh Munro, yr. of Teaninich,   b. Abt 1642,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Euphemia Munro,   b. Est 1648,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Agnes Munro,   b. Abt 1654,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F33742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Hugh of Tearivan succeeded his cousin as Laird of Teaninich. He appears to have been a man of much prudence and considerable means, and he added largely to the family possessions.

      On 7 Jun 1650 at Chanonry, he sold some goods to James Farquhar, a merchant from Aberdeen.

      On 20 Nov 1655, Hugh purchased the lands of Teaninich from his cousin, Hugh, who had gotten into debt and had to sell the estate. On 20 Feb 1660, he added the lands of Milton of Alness by purchasing them from Robert Gray of Arboll for just over 500 pounds. He also purchased other lands in the neighborhood from Farquhar Munro of Teanoird and others.

      He did not conform to Episcopacy at first and he was one of the 47 persons in the Northern Counties who were fined for refusing to do so. He paid about 1200 pounds Scots to John Paterson, Bishop of Ross in Feb 1665, but by the end of the year he had taken the oath of allegiance. He soon returned to the Presbyterian fold, however, and became an active elder in the Parish Church of Alness.

      According to the valuation roll of 1644, the total rents collected on Hugh's lands was about 440 pounds.

      Hugh served as Collector of Customs of Inverness-shire and Commissioner for Supply for Ross in 1667 and 1685.

      He lived to a very old age. On 7 Feb 1701, he signed a discharge at Milton of Alness which was witnessed by "Hugh Munro, Younger of Teaninich, my grandchild."


      (1) "The Munro Tree (1734)" by R. W. Munro - Edinburgh (1978) - M/13, M/14

      (2) "History of the Munros of Fowlis" by A. Mackenzie - Inverness (1898) - p.
      416, 418-421, 510

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S416] Clan Munro Database, Clan Munro Association, USA.

    2. [S431] 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 410 (Reliability: 3).

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