Charles Napier

Charles Napier (1786 - 1860)

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Adm. Sir Charles Napier
Born in Merchiston Hall, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire, Englandmap
Died in Merchistoun Hall, Catherington, Hampshiremap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2016
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Charles Napier son of Charles Napier and his second wife, Christian Hamilton was born at Merchiston Hall on 6 March 1786 and was baptised at Falkirk on 11 March 1786. [1]

On 12 June 1815 at Holy Trinity Gosport in Hampshire he married Elizabeth Ellers, widow of Lieutenant Edward Ellers RN and daughter of George Younghusband. [2]

"The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Sir Charles Napier, Knight Commander of the Bath and Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of Her Majesty's Fleet, Her Royal license and permission that he may accept and wear the insignia of the grand cross of the Order of the Tower and the Sword, which Her Majesty, the Queen of Portugal was pleased to confer upon him, in testimony of her Majesty's approbation of his conduct while in Her Most Faithful Majesty's actual Service; and also that he may accept and wear the rose of a Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa of Austria; the cross of the third class of the Order of St George of Russia; and the insignia of the second class of the Order of the Red Eagle of Prussia which their Majesties the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of Russia and the King of Prussia have been severally pleased to confer upon that Officer, in testimony of their Majesties' approbation of his distinguished services in the late naval operations on the coast of Syria; and that he may enjoy all the rights and privileges thereunto annexed. And also to command, that Her Majesty's said concession and especial mark of Her royal favour be registered, together with the relative documents, in Her Majesty's College of Arms." [3]

He died at Merchistoun Hall on 6 November 1860 [4] [5] and was buried at All Saints, Catherington.


  1. Baptismal record Falkirk (11 March 1786 Charles Napier born 6 March 1786 son of Charles Napier and Christian Hamilton) Viewed at Ancestry. Text only
  2. Marriage record Holy Trinity, Gosport (12 June 1815 Charles Napier married Elizabeth Ellers) Viewed at Ancestry. Text only
  3. London Gazette Whitehall June 18 1847
  4. National Probate Calendar (12 Dec 1860 Sir Charles Napier died 6 November 1860 at Merchistoun Hall near Horndean. Effects under £30,000. Proved by oaths of the Reverend Henry Jodrell of Gisleham Rectory near Wangford in Suffolk and Elouisa Fanny Harriet Jodrell wife, daughter of the deceased
  5. England and Wales death index (Registered Catherington 1860 4th qu Sir Charles Napier)
  • Census of England 1851

  • Andrew Lambert, ‘Napier, Sir Charles (1786–1860)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2011 accessed 29 April 2017 This is a subscription site by access is free to readers of British libraries whose library subscribes.
  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • Wikipedia biography [1]

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Tomb of Sir Charles Napier
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