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NAPIER, Alexander 5th of Merchiston, Sir
(About 1483-1513)


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1. CHISHOLM, Janet

NAPIER, Alexander 5th of Merchiston, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1483
  • Marriage (1): CHISHOLM, Janet by 2 January 1509(1510)(charter) 1
  • Died: 9 September 1513, Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England 1

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Alexander married Janet CHISHOLM by 2 January 1509(1510)(charter).1 (Janet CHISHOLM was born about 1490.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Alexander Napier, the eldest son, was knighted before 3 September 1507, and obtained from his father a charter of Edinbellie-Napier, to him and Janet Chisholm, his wife, 2 January 1509-10, confirmed under the Great Seal 4 March following. He had another charter under the Great Seal, proceeding upon his father's resignation, of the lands comprised in the baronies of Edinbellie and Merchiston to him and Janet Chisholm his wife, and the longest liver of them and their heirs, failing which, to John and William his brothers and their heirs respectively and successively." (page 411)

"Sir Alexander was slain during his father's lifetime at the battle of Flodden 9 September 1513. He married Janet, daughter of Edmund Chisholm of Cromlix, who married, secondly, Sir Ninian Seton of Tullibody and Touch, charter 14 January 1534-35 ; thirdly, Sir James Towers of Inverleith, whose wife she was in 1542. By her Napier had : 1. Alexander, who succeeded his grandfather." (page 412)

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

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