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  • JOHN NAPIER (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician and inventor of logarithms, was born at Merchiston near Edinburgh in 1550, and was the eighth Napier of Merchiston.
  • The first Napier of Merchiston, "Alexander Napare," acquired the Merchiston estate before the year 1438, from James I.
  • His son, John Napier of Rusky, the third of Merchiston, belonged to the royal household in the lifetime of his father.
  • His eldest son, Archibald Napier of Edinbellie, the fourth of Merchiston, belonged to the household of James IV.
  • His eldest son was Archibald, seventh of Merchiston, and the father of John Napier, the subject of this article.