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Napier of Magdala, Baron (UK, 1868)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Jul 1868

 

Family name: Napier

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Arms:

Gules on a Saltire between two Mural Crowns in plane and as many Lions passant in fess Or a Rose of the field

Crest:

Upon a Mount Vert a Lion passant Or gorged with a Collar Gules therefrom a Chain reflexed over the back and broken Gold supporting with the sinister forepaw a Flagstaff in bend sinister proper flowing therefrom a Banner Argent charged with a Cross Couped Gules

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Soldier of the Corps of Royal Engineers holding in the exterior hand a Musket all proper;  Sinister:  a Sikh Sirdar habited and holding in the exterior hand a Matchlock all proper

Motto:

Tu Vincula Frange (Break thou the chains)

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Robert Cornelius [Napier], 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, GCB GCSI

son of Maj Charles Frederick Napier RA, by his wife Catherine Carrington, dau. of Codrington Carrington, of Carrington, Barbados, and of Great Missenden Abbey, co. Buckingham

born

5 Dec 1810

mar. (1)

3 Sep 1840 Anne Sarah Pearse (d. 30 Dec 1849), 1st dau. of Dr George Pearse, Medical Inspector General at Madras

mar. (2)

2 Apr 1861 Mary Cecilia Scott CI (d. 18 Dec 1930), dau. of Maj Gen Edward Smyth Scott, of Trelydan Hall, co. Montgomery

died

14 Jan 1890

created

17 Jul 1868 Baron Napier of Magdala, of Magdala in Abyssinia and of Carynton in the County Palatine of Chester

suc. by

son by first wife

note

member of the Indian Council 1961-65;  Commander-in-Chief of the Bombay Army 1865-69;  Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Forces 1870-76;  Governor of Gibraltar 1876-82;  Field Marshal 1882;  Constable of the Tower of London 1886-90

 

Robert William [Napier], 2nd Baron Napier of Magdala

born

11 Feb 1845

mar.

27 Jan 1885 Hon Eva Maria Louisa Langham (widow of Capt Henry Algernon Langham;  d. 7 Feb 1930), 1st dau. of Godfrey William Wentworth [Bosville-Macdonald], 4th Baron Macdonald, by his wife Marie Anne Wyndham, 1st dau. and cohrss. of George Thomas Wyndham, of Cromer Hall, co. Norfolk

died

s.p.m. 11 Dec 1921

suc. by

brother

 

James Pearse [Napier], 3rd Baron Napier of Magdala

born

30 Dec 1849

mar.

25 Jul 1876 Mabel Ellen Parker (d. 16 Jul 1907), dau. of Lt Col Windsor Parker MP, of Clopton Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Elizabeth Mary Duncan, dau. of Gen Alexander Duncan

died

s.p.m.s. 2 May 1935

suc. by

half-brother

 

Edward Herbert Scott [Napier], 4th Baron Napier of Magdala

born

16 Dec 1861

mar.

11 Jul 1900 Florence Martha Perceval (d. 1 Dec 1946), dau. of Gen John Maxwell Perceval CB, of Dillon House, Downpatrick, co. Down

died

20 Jul 1948

suc. by

son

 

Robert John [Napier], 5th Baron Napier of Magdala, OBE

born

16 Jun 1904

mar.

20 Sep 1939 Elizabeth Marion Hunt, yst. dau. of Edmund Henderson Hunt, of Cheniston, Farnham, co. Surrey

died

29 Oct 1987

suc. by

son

 

Robert Alan [Napier}, 6th Baron Napier of Magdala

born

6 Sep 1940

mar.

4 Jan 1964 Frances Clare Skinner, 1st dau. of Alan Frank Skinner OBE, of Monks Close, Woolpit, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon James Robert Napier (b. 29 Jan 1966), mar. 1992 Jacqueline Stephen, 1st dau. of A Stephen, of Inverkeithing, co. Fife

1. Hon Frances Catherine Napier (b. 2 Jul 1964), mar. 1992 Simon Andrew Cholerton, of 4 Prince Street, North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

 

 Last updated 21 Apr 2004

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Title:

6th Baron Napier of Magdala, of Magdala in Abyssinia and of Carynton in the County Palatine of Chester

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jul 1868)

 

Address:

The Coach House, Kingsbury Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1HU

Tel:  01672 512333   Fax:  01672 512333

E-mail:  rob.napier@clara.net

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