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Napier of Merchistoun, Lord (S, 1627)

 

Creation: let. pat. 4 May 1627

 

Family name: Napier later Nicolson later Brisbane later Scott later Napier

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent a Saltire engrailed cantoned of four Roses Gules barbed Vert (Napier);  2nd and 3rd, Or on a Bend Azure a Mullet pierced between two Crescents of the field within a Double Tressure flory counter-flory of the second (Scott of Thirlestane);  below the Shield on a Compartment the Top of a Tower embattled Argent, masoned Sable issuant therefrom six Lances disposed saltirewise proper three and three with Pennons Azure (Scott)

Crest:

A Dexter Arm erect couped below the elbow proper grasping a Crescent Argent (Napier)

Supporters:

Dexter:  An Eagle wings expanded proper;  Sinister:  A Chevalier in Coat of Mail and Steel Cap all proper holding in the exterior hand a Lance with a Pennon Azure

Mottoes:

Above the Crest:  Sans Tache (Without stain);  Below the Shield:  Ready Aye Ready

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Archibald [Napier], 1st Lord Napier of Merchistoun

s1st on and heir of John Napier of Merchistoun, the inventor of logarithms, by his first wife Elizabeth Stirling, dau. of Sir James Stirling of Keir

born

c.1575

mar.

after 15 Apr 1619 Lady Margaret Graham (d. bef. 1631), sister of James [Graham], 1st Marquess of Montrose, and 2nd dau. of John [Graham], 4th Earl of Montrose, by his wife Lady Margaret Ruthven, 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie

children

1. John Napier (b. 22 may 1623; dvp. young)

2. Hon Archibald Napier, later 2nd Lord Napier of Merchistoun

1. Hon Margaret Napier (d. bef. 1654), mar. aft. 2 Jan 1637 as his second wife Sir George Stirling of Keir

2. Hon Lilias Napier (b. 15 Dec 1626; d. aft. 1665)

died

Nov 1645 (bur. in the church at Blair Athol)

created

2 Mar 1627 Baronet of Scotland, with a grant of land (not realised) in Nova Scotia

4 May 1627 Lord Napier of Merchistoun, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

suc. by

son

note

Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King James VI; knighted 1616; Privy Councillor [S] 1617; Treasurer-Depute 1622-31; Lord Justice Clerk 123-24; a Lord of Session 1623-26;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1626-28; Member of the Council of War for Scotland; subscribed to the Covenant 1638; a Commissioner appointed by the Scottish Parliament to receive King Charles I's answer to their "remonstrance" 1639; formed the Band of Cumbernauld against the Earl of Argyll 1640; a Commissioner of the Scottish Parliament to make peace between England and Scotland 1640' took the side of the King in the Civil War and was imprisoned for a short time by the Covenanters in 1641; confined to his apartments in Holyroodhouse 1644 and later in Edinburgh Castle; rescued by the his brother-in-law the Marquess of Montrose after the Battle of Kilsyth 1645

 

Archibald [Napier], 2nd Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

c. 1625

mar.

20 Jul 1641 Lady Elizabeth Erskine, imprisoned by the Covenanters in Edinburgh Castle 1645, granted an annual pension of £500 after the Restoration 1661 (d. 1683), 1st dau. of John [Erskine], 20th and de jure 3rd Earl of Mar, by his wife Lady Christian Hay, 2nd dau. by his third wife of Francis [Hay], 9th Earl of Erroll

children

1. Hon Archibald Napier, later 3rd Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Hon John Napier (k. in a naval action against the Dutch 1672)

1. Hon Jean Napier (d. 1680), mar. Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock, 3rd Bt., and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock, 4th Bt., later 4th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Hon Margaret Napier, later suo jure Lady Napier of Merchistoun

3. Hon Mary Napier (d. Sep 1680)

died

4 Sep 1658

suc. by

son

note

he served with distinction under his uncle, the Marquess of Montrose, at Auldearn, Alford and Kilsyth 1645; was laid siege by General Middleton in Montrose's castle at Kincardine 1645/6, after which he escaped to the Continent and was not included in Cromwell's Act of Grace 1654

 

Archibald [Napier], 3rd Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

died

shortly bef. 7 Aug 1683

suc. by

nephew

note

refused to take the Engagement and was imprisoned in Stirling Castle 1659; he resigned his peerage to the Crown 20 Nov 1676 and obtained a novodamus 17 Sep 1677 with remainder, failing the heirs of his body, to his eldest sister and the heirs male of her body, which failing to the eldest heir female of her body, with remainder to his second and third sisters successively in like manner, whom failing to the heirs male of Archibald, Lord Napier, with remainder to heirs and assigns whatsoever;  on his death the Baronetcy of 1627 became dormant

 

Thomas [Nicolson], 4th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

14 Jan 1669

died

9 Jun 1686

suc. by

aunt

note

suc. his father 20 Jan 1670 as 4th Baronet and his maternal uncle Aug 1683 as 4th Lord Napier of Merchistoun;  on his death was suc. in the baronetcy by his paternal cousin and heir male

 

Hon Margaret Napier later Brisbane, suo jure Lady Napier of Merchistoun

born

mar.

c. Sep 1676 John Brisbane, Judge Advocate to the Fleet 1671, Secretary to the Admiralty 1683, Envoy to Portugal 1684 (d. 1684; bur. in St George's Chapel, Windsor), only son of Matthew Brisbane WS, 3rd son of Matthew Brisbane of Rosland

children

1. Charles Brisbane (dvp. an infant)

2. Hon John Brisbane later Napier, Master of Napier, served in the Royal Navy (dvp. 1704 off the coast of Guinea)

1. Hon Elizabeth Brisbane, Mistress of Napier (dvm. 11 Aug 1705; bur. at Westkirk), mar. Dec 1699 Sir William Scott of Thirlestane, 2nd Bt., and had issue:

1a. Francis Scott later Napier, later 6th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

1a. Margaret Scott (d. young)

2a. Agnes Scott, mar. 10 Jul 1719 Walter Scott of Harden

3a. Anne Isabella Elizabeth Scott (b. 1 Aug 1705; d. young)

died

s.p.m.s. Sep 1706

suc. by

grandson

 

Francis [Scott later Napier], 6th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

16 Nov 1705

mar. (1)

aft. 14 Mar 1729 Lady Henrietta Hope (b. 21 Feb 1706; d. 17 Feb 1745), 3rd dau. of Charles [Hope], 1st Earl of Hopetoun, by his wife Lady Henrietta Johnstone, only dau. by his first wife of William [Johnstone], 1st Marquess of Annandale

children by first wife

1. Hon William Napier, later 7th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Capt Hon Charles Napier RN, of Merchistoun Hall, Stirling (b. 19 Nov 1731; d. 9 Dec 1807), mar. (1) 19 Dec 1763 Grizel Warrender (dsp. 15 Nov 1774), dau. of Sir John Warrender of Lochend, Bt., and (2) 2 Jul 1777 Christian Hamilton, dau. of Gabriel Hamilton of Westburn, and had issue by his second wife

3. Lt Col Hon Francis Napier RM (b. 15 Nov 1733; dsp. 1779), mar. 9 Jan 1771 Elizabeth Greenway, only child of John Greenway, Keeper of HM Stores in Portsmouth Dockyard

4. Hon John Napier (b. 4 Apr 1736; dvp. in Germany 31 Jul 1759)

5. Maj Gen Hon Mark Napier (b. 30 Dec 1738; d. 10 Jun 1809), mar. (1) 24 Feb 1761 Anne Neilson, dau. of John Neilson of Craigcaffie, and (2) Margaret Simpson (d. 8 Aug 1829), dau. of Alexander Simpson of Concraig, and had issue by both wives

mar. (2)

Apr 1750 Henrietta Maria Johnston (b. c. 1733l d. 20 Sep 1795), sister of Gen James Johnston, Governor of Quebec, and dau. of Capt George Johnston, of Dublin

children by second wife

6. Col Hon George Napier, Comptroller of Army Accounts in Ireland (b. 11 Mar 1751; d. 13 Oct 1804), mar. (1) 22 Jan 1775 Elizabeth Pollock, dau. of Capt Robert Pollock, and (2) 27 Aug 1781 as her second husband Lady Sarah Lennox (d. Aug 1826), 4th dau. of Charles [Lennox], 2nd Duke of Richmond, by his wife  Lady Sarah Cadogan, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan, and had issue by both wives

7. Hon James Napier (b. 8 Feb 1752; dvp. 1760)

8. Capt Hon Patrick Napier RN (b. 14 Jun 1757; d. 15 Jun 1801)

9. Lieut Hon James John Napier RM (b. 11 Oct 1761; k. aboard HMS Fox during the American War 1776)

10. Lieut Hon Stewart Napier RM (b. 27 May 1763; d. 9 Oct 1779; bur. in Marylebone)

1. Hon Hester Napier (b. 11 Oct 1754; d. 1819), mar. 17 Feb 1774 Alexander Johnstone of Carnsalloch, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Napier (b. 3 Sep 1760; dvp. 12 Apr 1765)

died

11 Apr 1773

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his father 8 Oct 1725 as 3rd Baronet; was travelling abroad 1731; served as a volunteer with the Allied Armies in the campaign of 1741; a Commissioner of Police 1761-73

 

William [Napier], 7th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

1 May 1730

mar.

16 Dec 1754 Hon Mary Anne Cathcart (b. 26 Oct 1727; d. 11 Jul 1774; bur. at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh), 4th dau. of Charles [Cathcart], 8th Lord Cathcart, by his first wife Marion Schaw, only child of Sir John Schaw of Greenock, 3rd Bt. MP

children

1. Hon Francis Napier, later 8th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

1. Hon Mary Schaw Napier (b. 5 Aug 1756; d. 9 Oct 1806), mar. 14 Apr 1779 Rev Andrew Hunter DD, Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh University (d. 21 Apr 1809), and had issue

2. Hon Henrietta Napier (b. 4 Apr 1759)

3. Hon Mary Elizabeth Napier (b. 20 Jan 1766; d. 4 Nov 1778)

4. Hon Jane Wilhelmina Napier (b. 19 Mar 1769; d. 3 Aug 1779)

died

2 Jan 1775 (bur. at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh)

suc. by

son

note

an officer in the Scots Greys: Maj, 1770-73; Deputy Adjutant General of the Forces in Scotland 1773-75

 

Francis [Napier], 8th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

23 Feb 1758

mar.

13 Apr 1784 Maria Margaret Clavering (b. 1756; d. 29 Dec 1821; bur. at Enfield, co. Middlesex), 1st dau. of Lt Gen Sir John Clavering KCB, by his wife Lady Diana West, dau. by his first wife of John [West], 1st Earl De La Warr

children

1. Hon William John Napier, later 9th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Hon Francis Napier, in the Royal Navy (b. 30 Jul 1793)

3. Maj Hon Charles Napier, of The Woodlands, Taunton, co. Somerset (b. 24 Oct 1794; d. 15 Dec 1874), mar. (1) 1824 Alice Emma Barnston (d. 16 May 1834), dau. of Roger Barnston, and (2) 2 Jul 1840 Annabella Jane Gatacre (d. 6 Mar 1885), only dau. of Edward Gatacre, of Gatacre, co. Shrewsbury, and had issue by both wives

4. Rev Hon Henry Alfred Napier, Rector of Swyncombe, co. Oxford, and Master of Ewelme Hospital (b. 20 Jun 1797; d. 20 Nov 1871)

1. Hon Maria Margaret Napier (b. 9 Sep 1785; d. 19 Jul 1861), mar. 29 Aug 1816 Rev Orfeur William Kilvington, Vicar of Brignall, co. York

2. Hon Charlotte Napier (b. 18 Jan 1788; dvp. 6 Jun 1789)

3. Hon Anne Napier (b. 11 Dec 1789; d. 7 Dec 1862), mar. 13 Jun 1816 as his second wife Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael of Skirling, 7th Bt., and had issue

4. Hon Sophia Napier (b. 21 Oct 1791; d. 10 Dec 1829)

5. Hon Caroline Napier (b. 18 Dec 1798; d. 9 Nov 1844), mar. 9 Apr 1825 Nevile Reid, and had issue

died

1 Aug 1823 (bur. at Enfield, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1774; served in the American War, being imprisoned after the Convention of Saratoga 1777; Maj, 4th Regiment of Foot 1784-89; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1788-90 ; his right to the peerage was questioned at the election of Scottish peers in 1790 but established in 1793; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1796-1806 and 1807-23; Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire 1797-1823; Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1802-16

 

William John [Napier], 9th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

13 Oct 1786

mar.

29 Mar 1816 his third cousin Elizabeth Cochrane-Johnstone (b. 26 Dec 1794; d. 6 Jun 1883), only dau. and hrss. of Col Hon Andrew James Cochrane later Cochrane-Johnstone (by his first wife Lady Georgiana Hope-Johnstone, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James [Hope later Hope-Johnstone], 3rd Earl of Hopetoun), 8th son by his second wife of Thomas [Cochrane], 8th Earl of Dundonald

children

1. Hon Francis Napier, later 10th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Hon William Napier, Clerk of the Works at Hong Kong (b. 27 Jul 1821; d. 21 Jan 1876), mar. 3 May 1854 Louisa May Lloyd (d. 13 Oct 1908), dau. of John H Lloyd QC, and had issue

1. Hon Maria Margaret Napier (b. 18 Mar 1817; d. 18 Apr 1896), mar. 19 Apr 1837 John Gellibrand [Hubbard], 1st Baron Addington, and had issue

2. Hon Georgiana Louisa Napier (b. 29 Jun 1818; d. 16 Apr 1900)

3. Hon Eliza Napier (b. 26 Sep 1822; d. 2 Apr 1901), mar. 18 Aug 1847 Admiral Rt Hon Sir John Charles Dalrymple-Hay, 3rd Bt. GCB MP, and had issue

4. Hon Anne Carmichael Napier (b. 27 Jan 1824; d. 28 May 1877), mar. 29 Apr 1847 her first cousin twice removed Capt Hon George Hope RN (b. 12 Apr 1811; d. 14 Nov 1854), 4th son of John [Hope], 4th Earl of Hopetoun, by his second wife Louisa Dorothea Wedderburn, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Sir John Wedderburn, 6th Bt., and had issue

5. Hon Ellinor Alice Napier (b. 11 May 1829; d. 11 May 1903), mar. 10 Nov 1853 Hon George Grey Hamilton-Dalrymple DL, of Elliston, St Boswell's, co. Lanark (b. 22 May 1832; d. 30 Nov 1900), only child of North [Hamilton-Dalrymple], 9th Earl of Stair, by his second wife and fourth cousin Martha Willett Dalrymple, 2nd dau. of Col George Dalrymple, of North Berwick, and had issue

6. Hon Lucy Matilda Napier (b. 23 Nov 1831; d. 10 Jan 1842)

died

11 Oct 1834 (bur. in Macau, China)

suc. by

son

note

entered the Royal Navy; served with distinction on HMS Defiance at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805; Capt, Royal Navy 1814; FRS Edinburgh 1818; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1824-32; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1830-33; sent to China with two frigates 1833, where he was Commissioner of Trade 1833-34

 

Francis [Napier], 10th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, KT PC

born

15 Sep 1819

mar.

2 Sep 1845 Anne Jane Charlotte Lockwood CI (b. 1824; d. 24 Aug 1911; bur. at Thirlestane), only dau. of Robert Manners Lockwood, of Dun-y-Greig, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Lady Julia Gore, 3rd dau. by his third wife of Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran

children

1. Hon William John George Napier, later 11th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Col Hon John Scott Napier CMG, served in Afghanistan 1876-80 and South Africa 1881 and 1900, Inspector of Army Gymnasia 1897-1905 (b. 13 Nov 1848; d. 9 Mar 1938), mar. (1) 6 Apr 1876 Isabella Leith (widow of Maj James Leith VC; d. 12 Nov 1928), yst. dau. of Thomas Shaw, of Ditton, co. Lancaster, and Hyde Park Square, London, and (2) Dec 1928 Eva Ingle Davidson (d. 18 Apr 1946), 1st dau. of Charles Selby Davidson, of Newcastle, Co. Durham, and had issue by his first wife

3. Lieut Hon Basil Napier RN (b. 3 Jul 1850; dvp. 21 Feb 1874)

4. Hon Mark Francis Napier MP (b. 21 Jan 1852; d. 19 Aug 1919), mar. 30 May 1878 Emily Jones (d. 20 Oct 1922), illegit. dau. of Thomas Heron [Jones], 7th Viscount Ranelagh, and had issue

died

19 Dec 1898 (bur. at Thirlestane)

created

16 Jul 1872 Baron Ettrick, of Ettrick in the County of Selkirk

suc. by

son

note

entered the Diplomatic Service; attached to the Embassy at Vienna 1840; paid Attaché at Teheran 1842 and at Constantinople 1843; Secretary of Legation at Naples 1846 and at St Petersburg 1852; Secretary of Embassy at Constantinople 1854; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washington 1857-58 and at The Hague 1858-60; Ambassador at St Petersburg 1860-64; Privy Councillor 1861; Ambassador at Berlin 1864-66; Knight of the Thistle 1864; Governor General of Madras 1866-72;  Acting Viceroy of India 1862; Member of the London School Board 1873-76

 

William John George [Napier], 11th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

22 Sep 1846

mar. (1)

5 Jan 1876 Harriet Blake Armstrong Lumb (d. 5 Jun 1897), yst. dau. of Edward Lumb, of Wallington Lodge, co. Surrey, and Buenos Aires

children by first wife

1. Hon Francis Edward Basil Napier, later 12th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Capt Hon Frederick William Scott Napier, served in South Africa 1902, with the Toronto City Constabulary 1905-08 and in World War I (b. 10 May 1878; d. 16 May 1935)

mar. (2)

19 Jul 1898 Grace Burns (d. 29 Jan 1928), 3rd dau. of James Cleland Burns, by his wife Louisa Selina Campbell-Colquhoun, dau. of William Lawrence Campbell-Colquhoun, of Clathick, co. Perth

only child by second wife

3. Cdr Hon Archibald Lennox Colquhoun William John George Napier RN (b. 11 Dec 1899; d. 6 Jun 1951), mar. (1) 3 Jul 1924 Barbara Fountayne Wilberforce (d. 8 Aug 1926), only child of Rev Reginald William Wilberforce later Puleston, of Bittering Hall, co. Norfolk, and (2) 8 Sep 1926 Marianne Irene Russell-Cox (d. 1958), yst. dau. of John Russell-Cox JP, of Manor House, Beaminster, co. Dorset, by his wife ..... Leir, dau. of Rev Charles Marriott Leir, of Ditcheat Priory, co. Somerset, and had issue by both marriages

died

6 Dec 1913 (bur. at Ettrick, co. Selkirk)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Attaché at Athens 1870 and Berlin 1871; Third Secretary at Madrid 1873 and Berlin 1875; Second Secretary at Lisbon 1876 and Brussels 1883; Secretary of Legation at Buenos Aires 1886-87, at Stockholm 1887-88 and at Tokyo 1888-91

 

Francis Edward Basil [Napier], 12th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

19 Nov 1876

mar.

12 Dec 1899 Hon Clarice Jessie Evelyn Hamilton (b. 10 Oct 1881; d. 11 May 1951), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of James [Hamilton], 9th Lord Belhaven and Stanton, by his wife Georgina Watson, 5th dau. by his first wife of Sir John Watson, 1st Bt., of Earnock and Neilsland, co. Lanark

children

1. Hon William Francis Cyril James Hamilton Napier, later 13th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Admiral Hon Neville Archibald John Watson Ettrick Napier (b. 25 Jan 1904; dsp. 8 Oct 1970), mar. (1) 1 May 1937 Eileen Thorne (d. 18 Jan 1965), 1st dau. of Hubert Prangley Thorne, of Alleyne's House, Stevenage, co. Hertford, and (2) 6 Jun 1967 (Helen) Catherine Sanderson, 2nd dau. of John Martin Sanderson, of Linthill, Melrose

3. Maj Hon Alastair John George Malcolm Napier, served in World War II as Maj, Royal Engineers 1939-45, Kenya Minister of Works 1950-65 (b. 6 Jun 1909; d. 1984), mar. 6 May 1933 Geraldine Dunlop (d. 1983), 2nd dau. of James Dunlop, of The Bield, co. Ayr, and had issue

1. Hon Augusta Caroline Georgina Harriet Mary Napier (b. 28 Nov 1901; d. 11 Oct 1962), mar. 27 Sep 1922 Col James Hebblethwaite Martin Frobisher OBE, son of Dr William Frobisher, of Leeds, co. York, and had issue

died

22 Mar 1941

suc. by

son

note

served in World War I as Capt, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps

 

William Francis Cyril James Hamilton [Napier], 13th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

9 Sep 1900

mar.

28 Sep 1928 (Violet) Muir Newson (d. 1992), 1st dau. of Sir Percy Wilson Newson, 1st Bt. MP, of Framlingham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Helena Franklin, dau. of Col Denham Franklin

children

1. Hon (Francis) Nigel Napier, later 14th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Capt Hon (Charles) Malcolm Napier, of Bardmony House, Alyth, co. Perth, and 1 Newton Spicer Drive, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe (b. 8 Jun 1933), mar. 25 Jan 1969 Lady Mariota Cecilia Murray (b. 26 Jan 1945; d. 25 May 2001), 2nd dau. of Mungo David Malcolm [Murray], 7th & 6th Earl of Mansfield, by his wife Dorothea Helena Carnegie, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Lancelot Douglas Carnegie GCVO KCMG (by his wife Marion Alice de Gournay Barclay, dau. of Henry Ford Barclay, of Monkhams, co. Essex), 2nd son of James [Carnegie], 6th Earl of Southesk, by his second wife Lady Susan Catherine Mary Murray, 1st dau. of Alexander Edward [Murray], 6th Earl of Dunmore, and has issue

3. Hon (John) Greville Napier (b. 3 Jan 1939; d. 28 May 1988), mar. 27 Mar 1968 Juliet Elizabeth Hargreaves Durie, only dau. of Sir Alexander Charles Durie CBE, of The Garden House, Windlesham, co. Surrey, Director-General of the Automobile Association 1964-77, and had issue

4. Hon (Hugh) Lennox Napier (b. 18 Jul 1943; d. 17 Sep 1996)

died

23 Aug 1954

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II as Lt Col, King's Own Scottish Borderers; Staff Officer, Assistant Adjutant-General's Office, War Office 1943-44 ; member, Royal Company of Archers; Councillor, Selkirk County Council 1946-48

 

(Francis) Nigel [Napier], 14th Lord Napier of Merchistoun, KCVO DL

born

5 Dec 1930

mar.

30 Oct 1958 Delia Mary Pearson, 2nd dau. of Maj Archibald David Barclay Pearson, of Upper Sattenham, Milford, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Francis David Charles Napier, later 15th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

2. Hon Nicholas Alexander John Napier, of Top Flat, 778 Fulham Road, London (b. 27 Feb 1971), mar. 7 Sep 2002 Lucinda Fiona Ward (b. 1971), 3rd dau. of Simon Charles Vivian Ward, of The Dower House, Bulmer, co. Suffolk, by his wife (Myrtle) Jillian Eileen East, and has issue

1. Hon Louisa Mary Constance Napier (b. 5 Feb 1961), mar. 25 Jul 1987 (div. 1997) Maj Alexander Morrison, of Yew Tree Cottage, Kingston Lisle, co. Oxford, 1st son of Peter Morrison, and has issue

2. Hon Georgina Helena Katherine Napier (b. 21 Feb 1969), mar. 15 Sep 1995 Capt Jonathan Walker, of East Dunley Farm, Grittleton, Chippenham, co. Wiltshire, only son of Sir David Walker, and has issue

died

15 Mar 2012

suc. by

son

note

Maj, Scots Guards, served in Malaya 1950-51; Adjutant, 1st Battalion Scots Guards 1955-57; Equerry to HRH the Duke of Gloucester 1958-60; Deputy Ceremonial and Protocol Secretary, Commonwealth Relations Office 1962-66; Purple Staff Officer at the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill 1966; Chief Whip, House of Lords 1970-71; Private Secretary, Comptroller and Equerry to HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 1973-98 and Treasurer 1998-2002; LVO 1980; President, St John Council for London 1975-83; CVO 1985; CStJ 1988; KStJ 1991; KCVO 1992; member: Royal Company of Archers, Executive Committee Standing Council of the Baronetage 1985- and Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs

 

Francis David Charles [Napier], 15th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

born

3 Nov 1962

mar.

8 May 1993 Zara Jane McCalmont, only dau. of Hugh Dermot McCalmont, of Newmarket, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon William Alexander Hugh Napier of Merchistoun Yr, Master of Napier (b. 10 Jun 1996)

1. Hon Sophie Eleanor Rose Napier (b. 24 May 1999)

note

Lord Napier of Merchistoun has not proven his succession to the Baronetcy of Napier of Thirlestane

 

 Last updated 27 Mar 2012

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Titles:

15th Lord Napier of Merchistoun

(Scotland, let. pat. 4 May 1627)

6th Baron Ettrick, of Ettrick in the County of Selkirk

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 16 Jul 1872)

de jure 12th Baronet, styled "of Thirlestane"

(Scotland, let. pat. 2 Aug 1666)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Napier

 

Addresses:

Gowan Cottage, Westley, Waterless, Newmarket, Suffolk

Down House, Wylye, Wiltshire BA12 0QN

Thirlestane Castle, Ettrick, Selkirkshire

 

Website for Thirlestane Castle:

www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

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