John Napier

John Napier (1550 - abt. 1617)

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John Napier
Born in Merchiston, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Died about in Merchiston, Edinburgh, Scotlandmap
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John Napier was a prominent mathematician, and physicist, and inventor of the Logarithm.

He m. in 1572 Elizabeth Stirling (d. 1579), the daughter of a prominent lawyer of noble family, children: Archibald Napier and Jane and (2) Agnes, daughter of Sir James Chisholm of Cromlix in Perthshire 5s. 5da.

Children of John Napier, 8th of Merchistoun and Elizabeth Stirling

  1. Jane Napier
  2. Archibald Napier, 1st Lord Napier of Merchistoun+ b. c 1575, d. Nov 1645

Children of John Napier, 8th of Merchistoun and Agnes Chisholm

  1. William Napier of Ardinmoir+
  2. John Napier
  3. Alexander Napier d. Oct 1652
  4. Adam Napier
  5. Jane Napier
  6. Elizabeth Napier+
  7. Anne Napier+
  8. Helen Napier
  9. Margaret Napier+
  10. Robert Napier+ b. 1580, d. 1655


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On 7 May 2018 at 08:03 GMT Stuart Galloway wrote:

John "the logs" Napier was my 9th great grandfather.

On my Family tree he married Agnes in Merchiston Midlothian Scotland in 1580 and I am not sure about his first wife Elizabeth The Napiers can be traced to HM Queen Elizabeth in my tree to show she is my 16th cousin Regards Stuart

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