Sir Robert Napier, 1st Baronet, of Punknoll

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Robert Napier
Born 1642
Died 31 October 1700
Nationality English
Occupation politician
lawyer
Known for 1st Baronet of Punknoll

Sir Robert Napier, 1st Baronet of Punknoll (1642 – 31 October 1700) of Punknoll, in the County of Dorset, was an English lawyer and politician.

He was the son of Robert Napier of Punknoll (d. 1686), the grandson of Sir Nathaniel Napier, also an MP, and the great-grandson of Sir Robert Napier, a judge who had been Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland. His uncle was Gerrard Napier, created a baronet (in 1641) of Middle Marsh and Moor Crichel, who was also a Member of Parliament.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sophia Evelyn, the daughter of Charles Evelyn of Godstone, and they had a son, Charles who assumed the baronetcy upon his death in 1700.

Early Life and Career[edit]

He was educated at of Trinity College, Oxford. In 1681, while he served as High Sheriff of Dorset, he was knighted.[2] He was subsequently raised to the Baronetage of Punknoll on 25 February 1682, after which he served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Weymouth (from 1689 to 1690) and Dorchester (in 1690 and from 1698 to his death in 1700).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stirnet". Stirnet. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Sir Robert Napier or Napper (c1632-1700) | Family Connections". Myancestors.wordpress.com. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  3. ^ "BARONETAGE". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Punknoll)
1682-1700
Succeeded by
Charles Napier
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Strangways
Francis Mohun
Sir John Morton
Henry Henning
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
with Michael Harvey
Sir John Morton
Henry Henning

1689–1690
Succeeded by
Nicholas Gould
Michael Harvey
Sir John Morton
Henry Henning
Preceded by
Thomas Trenchard
Thomas Chafin
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
with James Gould

1690
Succeeded by
Thomas Trenchard
James Gould
Preceded by
Nathaniel Bond
Nathaniel Napier
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
with Nathaniel Napier

1698–1700
Succeeded by
Thomas Trenchard
Nathaniel Napier