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John Napier

Male Abt 1432 - Bef 1487  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name John Napier  [1
    Born Abt 1432  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Bef 3 Nov 1487  [2
    Died Bef 31 Dec 1487  [3
    Person ID I35603  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father Alexander Napier,   b. Abt 1408, of Merchistoun, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 16 Nov 1473 and 15 Feb 1474  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Lauder,   b. Abt 1412,   d. Aft Mar 1451  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1430  [2, 3
    Family ID F20908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Menteith,   b. Abt 1438,   d. Between 1507 and Jan 1510  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 26 Mar 1456  [3
    Notes 
    • Date of marigatum.
    Children 
    +1. John Napier,   b. Abt 1461, of Balcormo, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 11 Sep 1512 and 18 Jun 1515  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F20906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    2. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    3. [S2476] Adrian Benjamin Burke, "The Livingston Ancestry of the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland." The Genealogist 27:28, 27:163, 2013; 28:58, 2014.