Henry Edward Napier (1789 - 1853)

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Death: Died in 62 Cadogan Place, London
Occupation: Capt. RN
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About Henry Edward Napier

Information source: http://www.florin.ms/epitaphs.html

His chief claim to notice is that he was the author of ‘Florentine History from the earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Ferdinand the Third, Grandduke of Tuscany,’ six vols., 1846-7, a work showing much independence of judgment and vivacity of style, but marred by prolixity. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 18 May 1820, and died at 62 Cadogan Place, London, on 13 Oct. 1853. He married on 17 Nov. 1823 Caroline Bennet, a natural daughter of Charles Lennox, third duke of Richmond; she died at Florence on 5 Sept. 1836, leaving three children'

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Henry Edward Napier (1789–1853) was a British naval officer and historian.


Life


Napier, born on 5 March 1789, was son of Colonel George Napier, younger brother of Sir Charles James Napier, conqueror of Scinde, of Sir George Thomas Napier, governor of the Cape of Good Hope, and of Sir William Francis Patrick Napier, historian and general.


He entered the Royal Naval Academy on 5 May 1803, and, embarking on 20 September 1806 on board the HMS Spencer, 74 guns, was present in the expedition against Copenhagen in 1807, and assisted at the destruction of Fleckeröe Castle on the coast of Norway. From 1808 to 1811 he served in the East Indies, and on 4 May 1810 received his commission as lieutenant. On 7 June 1814 he was promoted to the command of the Goree, 18 guns, and, soon after removing to the Rifleman, 18 guns, was for a considerable time entrusted with the charge of the trade in the Bay of Fundy. In August 1815 he went on half-pay, having previously declined a piece of plate which had been voted to him for his care in the conduct of convoys between the port of St. John's, New Brunswick, and Castine. On 31 December 1830 he was gazetted to the rank of captain, and was put on half-pay.


He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 18 May 1820, and died at 62 Cadogan Place, London, on 13 October 1853.


Works


His chief claim to notice is that he was the author of ‘Florentine History from the earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Ferdinand the Third, Grandduke of Tuscany,’ six vols., 1846–7, a work showing much independence of judgment and vivacity of style, but marred by prolixity.


Family


He married on 17 November 1823 Caroline Bennet, a natural daughter of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond; she was his first cousin, since Napier's mother was Lady Sarah Lennox, sister of the Duke. Caroline died at Florence on 5 September 1836, leaving three children.

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Captain Henry Edward Napier RN's Timeline

1789
March 5, 1789
1823
November 17, 1823
Age 34
1826
November 30, 1826
Age 37
1829
July 20, 1829
Age 40
1833
December 24, 1833
Age 44
Florence
1836
March 11, 1836
Age 47
1853
October 13, 1853
Age 64
62 Cadogan Place, London
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