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Francis Napier

Francis Napier

Francis Napier, 10th Lord Napier; 1st Baron Ettrick (1819-1898) was a diplomat and colonial administrator. He was created Baron Ettrick of Ettrick in July 1872 in recognition of his service. He inherited the title of Lord Napier and the family estate of Merchiston in Edinburgh from his father, William John, 9th Lord Napier.

He continued his interests in social reform and was a member of the London School Board. In 1883 he chaired the Napier Commission which brought a permanent body to ensure fair treatment of crofters, known as the Crofters Commission.

He died suddenly while on holiday in Florence.


Title: Francis Napier
Record Type: People
Date of Birth: 1819
Date of Death: 1898
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CECL 5470
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 21851