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Henry Munro (1758 - 1798):
United Irishman


Henry Munro was born in Lisburn, County Antrim, where he worked as a linen draper. He carried on a draper shop in Market Square, Lisburn, and attended the Linen Halls of Lurgan, Banbridge and Tandragee, where he bought webs for the bleachers. He was an adjutant in the Volunteers, whom he joined at the age of twenty, and in 1795 he joined the United Irishmen. He was a Freemason and was head of the Lodge in Lisburn. In 1798 he led the men of Down when they seized Ballynahinch, which was occupied by English forces. The signal for the garrison's retreat was mistaken as a signal for its advance and Munro's men scattered. He was arrested, tried by courtmartial and hanged in Lisburn opposite his own door. His body was decapitated and displayed.

Born: 1758
Died: 16 June 1798
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