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John Napier

Male Abt 1432 - Bef 1487  (~ 55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Napier was born about 1432 (son of Alexander Napier and Elizabeth Lauder); died before 31 Dec 1487.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 3 Nov 1487

    Notes:

    3rd of Merchistoun. Provost of Edinburgh in 1471 and 1484. He served in the households of James II and James III, became a Lord of Council, and sat in the parliament of 1471.

    John Napier (~1432-1487) = Elizabeth Menteith (1438-1510)
    Archibald Napier (~1460-~1521) = Katherine Douglas (~1460->1480)
    Alexander Napier (d. 1513)
    Alexander Napier (~1509-1547) = Annabella Campbell (1512-1575)
    Archibald Napier (~1534-1608) = Janet Bothwell (~1530-1563)
    John Napier (~1550-1617), inventor of logarithmic calculation

    John married Elizabeth Menteith about 26 Mar 1456. Elizabeth (daughter of Murdoch Menteith and Christian Murray) was born about 1438; died between 1507 and Jan 1510. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Date of marigatum.

    Children:
    1. John Napier was born about 1461 in of Balcormo, Fife, Scotland; died between 11 Sep 1512 and 18 Jun 1515.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alexander Napier was born about 1408 in of Merchistoun, Edinburgh, Scotland (son of Alexander Napier); died between 16 Nov 1473 and 15 Feb 1474.

    Notes:

    2nd of Merchistoun. Provost of Edinburgh 1453-55, 1457, 1469-71.

    Alexander married Elizabeth Lauder about 1430. Elizabeth was born about 1412; died after Mar 1451. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Lauder was born about 1412; died after Mar 1451.

    Notes:

    Possibly a daughter of William Lauder, laird of Hatton.

    Children:
    1. 1. John Napier was born about 1432; died before 31 Dec 1487.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Alexander Napier was born about 1385; died in 1454.

    Notes:

    1st of Merchistoun. He was a wealthy burgess and wool trader of Edinburgh, and provost of Edinburgh 1437-38. Neither his origins nor the name of his wife are known.

    Children:
    1. 2. Alexander Napier was born about 1408 in of Merchistoun, Edinburgh, Scotland; died between 16 Nov 1473 and 15 Feb 1474.