Baron Napier of Magdala

Baron Napier of Magdala, in Caryngton in the County Palatine of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1868 for the military commander Sir Robert Napier, in recognition of his part in the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia when the town of Magdala was captured. Napier was later Commander-in-Chief in India and Governor of Gibraltar and was made a Field Marshal in 1882. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He served as Aide-de-Camp to his father. On his death the title passed to his younger brother, the third Baron. He was a Colonel in the British Army. He was succeeded by his half-brother, the fourth Baron. He worked for the Indian State Railways. His son, the fifth Baron, was a Brigadier in the Royal Engineers. As of 2010 the title is held by the latter's son, the sixth Baron, who succeeded in 1987.

The Hon. Sir Albert Napier, youngest son of the first Baron, was Clerk of the Crown in Chancery and Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Office between 1944 and 1954.

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