'Napier2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Napier of Baglake, Napier of From Selwood, Napper of Hallywell (Halliwell), Naper of Loughcrew, Napier of Middle Marsh Hall, Napier of More Critchell, Napier of Punknoll, Napier of Swire (Swyre), Dutton of Sherborne

Alexander Napier of Inglistoun (d before 17.12.1572, to England)
m. Isabella or Katherine Little (dau of Clement Little)
1. John (or James) Napier of Swyre or Swire (Dorset)
  m. Anne Russell (dau of John Russell of Berwick)
  A. Edward Napier of Swyre (Swyer) & Holywell (Oxfordshire)
  The following comes from Visitation (Oxfordshire, 1634, Napper of Orford).
  m(2). Anne Peyto (dau of Sir John Peyto of Chesterton)
  i. William Napier or Napper of Hallywell (near Oxford) (bur 02.02.1621/2)
  m1. Isabell Powell (dau of Edmond Powell of Sandford)
a. Edmund Napper of Halliwell (Hallywell) (b 1578-9, bur 26.02.1654)
  m. Joyce Wakeman (bur 12.07.1643, dau of John Wakeman of Beckford, sister of Edward of Beckford)
  The Harleian editor provides (by notes) some supplementary post-Visitation detail by reference to information recorded in Holywell Church. The following attempts to follow those notes.
  (1) George Napier of Holywell (b 07.03.1619, d 1671, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret (b 1610-1, d 24.04.1675)
  (A) Margaret Napier
  m. Henry Nevill of Holt
  (B) Mary Napier (b c1651, d unm 29.05.1672)
  (C) Frances Napier
  m. _ Winter
  (2)+ other issue - Edward (b c1616, bur 12.07.1643), William, Francis, Edmond, Charles, Ursula
  b. William Napper had issue
  m. _ Gandy
  c. Christopher Napper
  d. Thomas Napper had issue
  m. _ Collins
  e. Mary Napper
  m. John Messenger of Gloucestershire
  m2. Elizabeth (bur 07.07.1584)
f. Thomasina Napper (bur 26.08.1583)
  B. James Napier of Baglake or Punknoll
  m. _ Hillaird (dau of Hillaird of Hillary)
  i. John Napier of Baglake
  ii. William Napier of Punknoll
iii. Sir Robert Napier of Middle Marsh, Sheriff of Dorset (d 1615)
  m1. Catherine Wareham (dau of John Wareham)
  a. Anne Napier
  m. Sir John Ryves of Damory Court
  m2. Magdalen Denton (d 1635, dau of Sir Anthony Denton of Oxfordshire)
b. Sir Nathaniel Napier of Middle Marsh Hall and More Critchell, Sheriff of Dorset (d 06.09.1635)
  m. Elizabeth Gerrard (d 07.10.1624, dau of John Gerrard of Hyde)
  (1) Sir Gerard Napier of Middle Marsh Hall, 1st Bart of More Critchell (d 14.05.1672/3)
  m. Margaret Colles (dau of John Colles of Barton)
  (A) Sir Nathaniel Napier of Middle Marsh Hall, 2nd Bart of More Critchell (d 01.1708)
  m1. (1656) Blanch Wyndham (d 1695, dau of Sir Hugh Wyndham of Sylton)
  (i) Gerard Napier (dvpsp 1689)
  m. Elizabeth Lucy (d 1689, dau of Jacob Lucy, alderman of London)
(ii) Sir Nathaniel Napier of Middle Marsh Hall, 3rd Bart of More Critchell (d 24.02.1728, 4th son)
  m1. (sp) Jane Worsley (dau of Sir Robert Worsley, Bart of Appuldercombe)
  m2. (28.08.1694) Catherine Alington (dau of William, Lord Alington)
  (a) Sir William Napier, 4th Bart (d unm 27.01.1753)
  (b) Sir Gerard Napier, 5th Bart (b c1738, d 25.01.1765)
  m. Elizabeth Oglander (d 16.10.1814, dau of Sir John Oglander, Bart of Nanwell)
  (c) Diana Napier
  Diana eventually became sole heiress of the Napiers (and the Alingtons) and was ancestress of the later Lords Alington (of a new creation).
  m. (1717-8) Humphrey Sturt of Horton (d 01.02.1739-40)
  (d)+ other issue - Wyndham, Catherine (d unm), Blanch (d young)
  (ii) Elizabeth Napier probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Guise, 3rd Bart of Elmore (d 16.11.1732)
  (iv)+ other issue - Wyndham (dvp, 1stson), Lennox (b c1665, d unm 1689)
m2. (1697, sp) Susanna Guise
  (B)+ other issue - Elizabeth, Mary
  (2) Robert Napier of Punknoll (d 1686)
  m1. Anna Corrance (dau of Allan Corrance of Wykin)
  (A) Sir Robert Napier, 1st Bart of Punknoll (d 31.10.1700)
  m. Sophia Evelyn (dau of Charles Evelyn of Godstone)
  (i) Sir Charles Napier, 2nd Bart of Punknoll (d 1743) issue ??
  m. Melany Alibone (dau of Arthur Alibone)
  (B) Anne Napier
  m. John Fry of Yarty
m2. Catherine Hawley (sister of Lord Hawley)
  m3. Mary Evelyn (dau of Sir Thomas Evelyn, Bart of Long Ditton)
  (3) James Naper of Loughcrew (d 09.1676, 4th son)
  m. ?? Petty (dau of Anthony Petty of Romsey)
  (A) Nathaniel Naper of Loughcrew (dspm)
  (B) Robert Naper (dsp 23.11.1731, Lt. General)
  (C) James Naper of Loughcrew b c1660, d 1716/8)
  m. Anne Dutton (b c1670, d 1718, dau of Sir Ralph Dutton, 1st Bart of Sherborne)
  (i) James Lenox Naper of Loughcrew, later Dutton of Sherborne (b c1713, d 08.09.1776)
  m1. ?? Ingoldsby (dau of General Ingoldsby)
(a) John Dutton or Naper (dvp unm 1771)
  m2. Jane Bond (dau of Chrishopher Bond of Newland)
  (b) James Dutton, 1st Lord Sherborne of Sherborne (b 22.10.1744, d 22.05.1820)
  m. (07.07.1774) Elizabeth Coke (d 17.12.1824, dau of Wenman Roberts Coke of Longford)
  ((1)) John Dutton, 2nd Lord Sherborne (b 24.06.1779, d 19.10.1862) had issue
  m. (11.08.1803) Mary Legge (b 22.07.1780, d 21.10.1864, dau of Henry Stawell Bilson-Legge, 2nd Lord Stawel of Somerton)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Jane Dutton (d 18.04.1836)
  m. (14.01.1803) Thomas Howard, 16th Earl of Suffolk, 9th Earl of Berkshire (b 18.08.1776, d 04.12.1851)
  ((3)) Anne Margaret Dutton (d 27.04.1852)
((4)) Frances Mary Dutton (d 1807)
  m. (1806) Prince Bariatinsky of Russia
  (c) William Naper of Loughcrew (b 1749, d 28.11.1791)
  m. (05.06.1787) Jane Travell (dau of Ferdinando Tracy Travell of Upper Slaughter)
  ((1)) James Lenox William Naper of Loughcrew, Sheriff of Meath (b 18.02.1791, d 02.09.1868) had issue
  m. (03.05.1824) Selina Skipwith (d 2.09.1880, dau of Sir Grey Skipwith, 8th Bart of Newbold Hall)
  ((2)) Jane Naper (d 13.02.1853)
  m. (26.09.1815) Sir George Cornewall, 2nd Bart of Moccas Court
(d) Ralph Dutton (b 1755, dsp 1804)
  m. Honor Gubbins (d 1807)
  (e) Anne Dutton (d 1821)
  m. (1760) Samuel Blackwell of Ampney Park
  (f) Mary Dutton (d 1819)
  m. (1769) Thomas Master of Cirencester
  (g) Frances Dutton (d 1806)
  m. (1771) Charles Lambert of Beau Parc
  (h) Jane Dutton (b 29.11.1753, d 02.06.1800)
  m. (1775) Thomas William Coke of Holkham, Earl of Leicester (b 06.05.1754, d 30.06.1842)
  (i)+ other issue (d young) - Thomas (d 1751), Jane, Jemima
(ii) Anne Naper
  m. (01.09.1734) Dillon Pollard of Castle Pollard
  (iii)+ other issue - William (d unm), Mary
  (D) Frances Naper
  m. Richard Ingoldsby (Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Lt. General)
  (E) Elizabeth Naper (d 21.03.1736-7)
  m. (09.12.1682) Thomas Bligh of Rathmore (d 28.08.1710)
  (F) Sarah Naper
  m. (26.01.1708) Thomas Whyte of Redhills
  (4) Magdalene Naper
  m. _ Clarke of Hampden
  (5) Elizabeth Naper (d 1635)
  m. Humphrey Walrond of Sea, later 1st Marquis de Vallado (a 1653)
  (6) Frances Naper probably of this generation
  m. Essex Paulet (b 1616, d 1682)
  (7)+ other issue - John (dsp), Nathaniel (had issue), Henry
  C. Nicholas Napier of Tintinhull (d 28.09.1579)
  m1. Joan Masters (dau of John Masters)
  m2. Alice Courte (dau of Simon Courte of North Petherton)
  i. Thomas Napier of Frome Selwood (d 23.09.1628)
  m. Edith Lye (dau of John Lye of Kingsbury)
  a. Thomas Napier of Frome Selwood (d 03.07.1650)
  m. Honor Saunders (dau of John Saunders)
  b. Samuel Napier (d 10.06.1648)
  m. Dorothy
  (1) Robert Napier
  c. Anne Napier
  m. (10.02.1605) John Stephens of Puncknoll
  d. Mary Napier
  m. (10.02.1616) John Beaton of Nether Compton
  e.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Amos (d 1643)
  ii. Launcelot Napier (d 1602)
  m. Alice (d 1597)
  a. Robert Napier
  iii. Robert Napier
  m. Joan Gould (dau of Bernard Gould)
  a.+ issue - William, Mary
  iv. Thomasina Margaret Napier
  m. (19.07.1563) Robert Tucker
  v.+ other issue - James (d 23.02.1587), Edward (dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For Naper of Loughcrew: Commoners (vol ii, Naper of Loughcrew), BLG1886 (Naper of Loughcrew), BP1934 (Sherborne)
(2) For Napier of More Critchell : BEB1844 (Napier of Middle Marsh Hall)
(3) For Napier of Puncknoll : BEB1844 (Napier of Puncknoll)
(4) For Napier of Tintinhull and Frome Selwood : BLG1952 (Napier of Pennard House)
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