Major Lord Francis Nigel Napier KCVO Knight Commander of the Victorian Order



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


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Scotland Ettrick, Selkirk TD7 5HX Ettrick Kirk Churchyard Francis Napier 15-3-2012 View

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