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  • ID: I57276
  • Name: Alexander Napier
  • Suffix: of Edinbellie, ygr of Merchiston
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 9 SEP 1513 in Flodden
  • Cause: Killed in battle
  • Note: 1

    In 1512, the estates of Merchiston were raised to a free barony and "infeft" (i.e. granted legal possession of) [the 4th laird?s] son, Alexander. Alexander, therefore became, technically, the next Laird of Merchiston. [ie the 5th Laird].
    Sir Alexander, fifth Laird of Merchiston waas eldest son of the fourth Laird.
    He was knighted before September 1507. Not much is known about Sir Alexander except that he married Janet Chisholm (the same family that later provided the second wife of John Napier of Logarithms) and they had three children: Alexander; Helen; and Janet. The lands of Merchiston were raised to a free barony in 1512 in his favour. Sir Alexander also fought at Flodden, but unfortunately, he did not survive.
    The only son of the fifth Laird was Alexander, sixth Laird of Merchiston. He was only four years old when he inherited from his father.
  • _UID: D76E7EC7D3E243E2A055F982731A70FDCEB5
  • Change Date: 27 JUL 2009

    Father: Archibald Napier
    Mother: Catherine Douglas

    Marriage 1 Janet Chisholm
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Helen Napier

    1. Text: MERCHISTON and its NAPIER LAIRDS, by Charlie Napier, Morningside, Edinburgh.
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