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Families covered: Napier of Edinbellie, Napier of Merchiston

Alexander Napier, 1st of Merchiston (d 1454, Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
1. Sir Alexander Napier, 2nd of Merchiston (d before 15.02.1475-9, Lord Provost of Edinburgh)
  m. Elizabeth Lauder (dau of ?? Lauder of Hatton)
A. John Napier, 3rd of Merchiston (d before 03.11.1487)
  m. Elizabeth Menteith (d c1508, dau of Murdoch Menteith of Rusky)
  i. Archibald Napier, 4th of Merchiston, of Edinbellie (d 1521)
  m1. Catherine Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas of Whittinghame)
  a. Sir Alexander Napier of Edinbellie (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. Janet Chisholm (dau of Edmund Chisholm of Cromlix)
  (1) Archibald Napier, 5th of Merchiston (b c1509, d Pinkie 09.1547)
m. Annabella Campbell (dau of Duncan Campbell, 2nd of Glenorchy)
  (A) Sir Archibald Napier, 6th of Merchiston, of Edinbellie (b c1534, d 15.05.1608)
  m1. Janet Bothwell (d 20.12.1563, dau of Sir Francis Bothwell, Provost of Edinburgh)
  (i) John Napier, 7th of Merchiston (b 1550, d 03.04.1617)§P§
  John Napier was one of the most distinguished men of his time. He is best known for his invention of logarithms but was much more than just a mathematician.
  m1. (after 09.1572) Elizabeth Stirling (d 1579, dau of Sir James Stirling, 4th of Keir and of Cadder)
  (a) Sir Archibald Napier, 1st Lord of Merchiston (d 11.1645)
  m. (15.04.1619) Margaret Graham (dau of John Graham, 4th Earl of Montrose)
((1)) John Napier (b 22.05.1623, d young)
  ((2)) Archibald Napier, 2nd Lord of Merchiston (d 1660)
  m. (20.07.1641) Elizabeth Erskine (d 1683, dau of John Erskine, Earl of Mar)
  ((A)) Archibald Napier, 3rd Lord of Merchiston (d unm 08.1683)
  ((B)) John Napier (dsp 1672)
  ((C)) Jean Napier (d 1680)
  m. (1668) Sir Thomas Nicolson, Bart of Carnock (b 15.09.1649, d 20.01.1670)
Their only son became 4th Lord Napier of Merchiston.
  ((D)) Margaret Napier, Baroness Napier (d 09.1706)
  m. (1676) John Brisbane (d 1684, Secretary to the Admiralty)
  ((i)) Charles Brisbane (d infant 1678)
  ((ii)) John Brisbane, Master of Napier (d unm 1704)
  ((iii)) Elizabeth Brisbane, Mistress of Napier (d 11.08.1705)
  m. (mcrt 15.12.1699) Sir William Scott, 2nd Bart of Thirlestane (d 08.10.1725)
  Their only son became 6th Lord Napier of Merchiston.
  ((E)) Mary Napier (d unm 09.1680)
  ((3)) Margaret Napier (dsp before 1654)
m. (mcrt 02.01.1637) Sir George Stirling, 6th of Keir, 3rd of Cadder (d 06.1667)
  ((4)) Lilias Napier (b 15.12.1626, d unm after 1665)
  (b) Joan Napier
  m2. Anne (Agnes) Chisholm (dau of Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix)
  (c) John Napier of Schambodie & Easter Torrie
  m. (mcrt 21.12.1613) Mary Foulis (dau of Sir James Foulis of Colinton)
  ((1))+ issue - John (bpt 09.04.1615), Anna (bpt 26.05.1616)
  (d) Robert Napier of Culcreuch (b 1580, d 1655)
  m1. ??
  m2. Anna Drummond (dau of Sir William Drummond, 3rd Bart of Riccarton)
  (e) Alexander Napier of Easter Torrie (d 10.1652)
m. Anne Dunkeson
  ((1)) Anne Napier (b 02.04.1636)
  (f) William Napier of Ardmore ancestor of Napiers of Craiganet
  m. Margaret Cunningham
  ((1)) Mary Napier probably of this generation
m. Evan Macgregor of Kilmanan (a 1659, Colonel)
  (g) Adam Napier
  m. Anna Buchanan
  (h) Margaret Napier
  m. (1606) James Stewart, 11th of Rosyth (d by 1641)
  (i) Jean Napier
  m1. (1606) John Gaw of Maw
  m2. (mcrt 17.03.1620) George Hamilton, younger of Kinbrachmont
  (j) Elizabeth Napier
  m. (mcrt 12.01.1622) William Cuninghame, younger of Craigends (dvp 1637)
  (k) Agnes/Anne Napier
m. (1620) George Drummond of Balloch
  (l) Helen Napier
  m. (mcrt 18.01.1629) Matthew Brisbane
  (ii) Francis Napier of Pitliver and Croftangrie (d 01.1604)
  m. (04.12.1586) Margaret Mowbray (dau of James Mowbray of Pitliver)
  (iii) Janet Napier probably the Janet who married ...
  m1. John Hamilton, younger of Bardowie
  m2. (before 1604) James Muir of Thornton
  m2. (c1570) Elizabeth Moubray (dau of Robert Moubray of Barnbougle)
  (iv) Sir Alexander Napier of Lauriston (d 1629, Senator)
  m. Mary Crauford
  (a)+ issue - Alexander, Elizabeth (b 13.08.1619), Margaret (d 1650)
(v) Archibald Napier of Woolmet (d 08.11.1600)
  m. Alison Edmonstone
  (a) Helen Napier
  (vi) Susannah Napier
  m. (mcrt 05.04.1589) Patrick Hepburne of Whitsome (d before 20.11.1606)
  (vii) Abellina Napier
  m. William Wardlaw of Riccarton
(viii) Agnes Napier
  m1. (mcrt 16.12.1596) Sir Patrick Gray of Invergowrie (d 31.08.1606)
  m2. Henry Balfour of Balgay (d before 06.02.1612)
  m3. John Ogilvy of Newbigging (and 'in Invergowrie') ( d 22.11.1625)
  (ix) Helen Napier (d 12.1628)
  m. Sir William Balfour of Pitcullo (b c1578, bur 28.07.1660)
  (x) Elizabeth Napier
  m1. James Ogilvy, 6th Lord of Airlie (d c1617)
  m2. Alexander Auchmoutie
  (xi)+ other issue - Walter, William, Marion
  (B) Alexander 'Sandy' Napier (to England)
  m. Ann Birchley (dau of Edward Birchley of Hertfordshire)
  (C) Andrew Napier in Edinburgh
m. (mcrt 13.07.1574) Janet Kyle (dau of Adam Kyle in Edinburgh)
  (i) Archibald Napier
  (ii) Anna Napier
  m. (mcrt 21.03.1601) William Berclay (of Torrie family)
  (D) Margaret Napier
  (E) Marion Napier
  m1. (c1565) John Lourestoun in Gorgy
  m2. Archibald Bruce of Powfoulis
  (2) Helen Napier (d c1588) --
m. (c1525) Sir John Melville, 4th of Raith (d 13.12.1548) --
  (3) Janet Napier
  m1. (1531) Andrew Bruce of Powfoulis
  m2. (by 1560) Robert Bruce
  b. Catherine Napier
  m. Robert Buchanan of Drummikill and Moss (d before 29.08.1525)
  c. Isabella Napier
  m. James Menteith, Provost of Stirling
d. Margaret Napier
  m1. Robert Napier of Wrightshouses (a 1523)
  m2. Thomas Corry of Kelwood (d Pinkie 09.1547)
  f.+ other issue - Marion, Janet, Elizabeth (nun)
  m2. Elizabeth Crichton
  g.+ other issue - John, John
  m3. Margaret Campbell (dau of Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy)
  i. Alexander Napier of Inglistoun (d before 17.12.1572, to England)
  m. Isabella/Katherine Little (dau of Clement Little)
  j. Mungo Napier in Edinburgh
  (1) Marion Napier
  m. Robert Kennedy
(2) Katharine Napier
  m. George Coutts in Maybole
  ii. John Napier of Balcormo (3rd son)
  m. Margaret Preston (a 1520)
  iii. Janet Napier
  m. William Adamson of Bonally (d Pinkie 09.1547)
  iv. Elizabeth Napier possibly of this generation
  m. Robert Danzielstoun of Colgrain
  v.+ other issue - George, Margaret
  B. Janet Napier --
  m1. (c01.1456-7) Sir James Edmonstone of that ilk of Ednam, Boyne, etc --
  m2. (before 1491) Alexander Hepburn of Whitsome, Sheriff of Edinburgh --
  m3. (before 1512) Adam Hume
  C.+ other issue - Henry, Alexander
2. Robert Napier

Main source(s): TSP (Napier of Merchiston), BP1934 (Napier and Ettrick)
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