Nigel Napier, 14th Lord Napier

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Major (Francis) Nigel Napier, 14th Lord Napier, 5th Baron Ettrick KCVO DL (5 December 1930 – 15 March 2012) was a Scottish soldier and courtier.[1] He was the son of Lt.-Colonel William Francis Cyril James Hamilton Napier, 13th Lord Napier, 4th Baron Ettrick and Violet Muir Newson, daughter of Sir Percy Wilson Newson, 1st Bt.

Lord Napier was the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Napier.

Educated at Eton and Sandhurst he was commissioned into the Scots Guards serving in Malaya in 1950. At the death of his father in 1954 he succeeded as 14th Lord Napier, 5th Lord Ettrick, and 11th baronet of Nova Scotia, as well as chief of the name and arms of Clan Napier. After retiring from the army he became an equerry to the Duke of Gloucester (1958–60) then became Comptroller and Private Secretary to Princess Margaret (1973–98) and Treasurer until her death in 2002.

Lord Napier married Delia Mary Pearson and they had four children:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "NAPIER and ETTRICK - Deaths Announcements - Telegraph Announcements". Announcements.telegraph.co.uk. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Napier
Lord Napier
1954–2012
Succeeded by
Francis Napier
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Napier
Baron Ettrick
1954–2012
Succeeded by
Francis Napier