Robert Napier or Napper, Royalist (1611-1686)

This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902

Admitted 26 May, 1628.

Second son of Sir Nathaniel Napier of More Crichel, Dorset, and grandson of Sir Robert Napier (q.v.). He was educated at Oxford. After his call to the Bar, 10 Feb. 1636-7, he became Receiver-General for the Dnchy^ of Cornwall. During the Civil War he supported the King by raising money for his cause. In 1646 he surrendered to Fairfax and was allowed to compound for his estates, and on the Restoration was permitted to resume his office of Receiver-General. He died at Puncknowle 1686.


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