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Booth Napier (1692 - bef. 1780)

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Booth Napier
Born in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Goochland, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Goochland, Goochland, Virginiamap
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Booth was born 1 October 1692 in New Kent Co., VA. He was the oldest child of Robert Napier and Mary Perrin. The Register shows the following: Bouth son of Rob' Napier & Mary. his wife borne ye 1st of Oct. 1692.[1]

Booth was named for his paternal grandmother's family and old records show his name as Bouth. He also used that spelling when writing his name.

Booth was remembered in the 16 March 1694/5 will of his mother's father, Richard Perrin when he was two and a half years old.[2]

The godfather of Booth Napier, John Page of Gloucester Co., VA wrote his will in April 1709 and died in 1710. He gave Booth the following: "To my godson Bouth Napier, son of Robert Napier formerly of New Kent County, twenty pounds, six months after my decease to buy him a young negro."[3]Unfortunately Bouth's name was misprinted as "South" Napier when Mr. Waters book was printed and spawned a totally mythological extra child. This error was repeated in Ivan Napier's book (1968, p. 38)[4]

Booth married about 1720 to Sarah, her maiden name is unknown. Sarah born about 1700 was dead before 10 February 1773 the date that Booth signed his will.

Booth lived lived a long life witnessing the reigns of five English monarchs and most of the Revolutionary War. He lived among famous and wealthy families and knew Thomas Jefferson prior to Jefferson's presidency. Booth was probably more closely acquainted with Thomas Jefferson's father, Peter Jefferson, who was elected a vestryman of St. James Parish Church on 18 January 1747/8 which was also Booth Napier's church.[5]

Booth passed away between December 1779 and January 1780 in Goochland Co., Virginia at the age of 88 years and 2 months.[6][7]


Name: Booth Napier Birth Date: 1692 Volume: 123 Page Number: 252 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 19 Dec 1923, 1311



  1. Register of St. Peter's Parish, p. 25
  2. Henrico County Record Books on film through LDS (7560 part 1)
  3. Henry F. Waters: Genealogical Gleanings in England 1:349-50
  4. Dr. Patrick Napier of Virginia, by Vava Knepp, p. 33
  5. Vestry Book of St. James Northam, p.18, LDS film 033855
  6. Vestry Book & Registry of St. Peter's Parish 1684-1786, p. 25; Order Book 14 pp. 17, 60, 122
  7. Goochland County, Deeds & Wills Volume 13, pp.62, 63

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On 15 Jun 2016 at 21:58 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Napier-802 and Napier-1001 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

Booth is 15 degrees from George Barnes, 22 degrees from Amy Utting and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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