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Napier, F. D.
Arms: Quarterly: 1st and 4th, argent a saltire engrailed between four roses gules ( for Napier); 2nd and 3rd, or on a bend azure a mullet pierced between two crescents of the field within a double-tressure, flory counterflory of the second (for Scott of Thirlestane).

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: page 1099, Burkes Landed Gentry, 19th Edition, Scotland.Source for Illustration: same.

Napier of Merchistoun, Sir Francis David Charles, the Lord Napier, Chief of the Name and Arms of Napier The 15th Lord Napier (in the Peerage of Scotland), 6th Baron Ettrick (in the Peerage of the United Kingdom) & 12th Baronet of Thirlestane (Nova Scotia), was born on 3 Nov 1962.

He is the oldest son of Francis Nigel Napier, 14th Lord (S 1627); 5th Baron Ettrick, (UK, 1872); 11th Baronet of Thirlestane (NS, 1666), succeeded to the peerages and baronetcy on his father's demise on 15 March 2012.

Lord Napier married in 1993 Zara Jane, only daughter of Hugh Dermot McCalmont and has issue:
[1] William Alexander Hugh, born 10 June 1996 who died on 28 Aug 2021.
[2] Sophie Eleanor Rose born in 1999 who is now the heiress presumptive and the Mistress of Napier.

The artwork is an interpretation by John Hamilton Gaylor

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