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1) (Hallywell, co. Oxford; Edmund Napier, Visit. Oxon, 1634, son of William Napper, who was son of Edward Napier, or Napier, of Swyre, co. Dorset). Ar. a saltire betw. four roses gu.
2) (Murchiston, co. Edinburgh). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. barbed vert.
3) (Baron Napier and Ettrich). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. barbed vert, for Napier; 2nd and 3rd, or, on a bend az. a mullet pierced betw. two crescents of the field within a double tressure flory counterflory of the second, for Scott, of Thirlestane. Crests—Ist: A dexter arm erect couped below the elbow ppr. grasping a crescent ar., over it the motto, Sans tache; 2nd: The top of an embattled tower ar. masoned sa. issuing therefrom six lances disposed saltireways, three and three, with pennons az., for Scott. Supporters—Dexter, an eagle, wings expanded ppr.; sinister, a chevalier in a coat of mail with a steel cap all ppr. holding in the exterior hand a spear with a pennon az. Motto—Ready, aye ready.
4) (Napier, co. Haddington, bart.). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. the roses barbed vert, for Napier, of Merchistoun; 2nd, az. a lion ramp. ar. crowned or, for MacDowall, of Garthland; 3rd, ar. a fesse az. voided of the field betw. three demi lions crowned gu., for Milliken. Crests—1st: An arm grasping an eagle’s leg ppr., for Napier; 2nd: A demi lion ramp. gu. holding in his dexter forepaw a dagger or, for Milliken. Supporters—Two eagles with their wings closed ppr. Mottoes—Sans tache; and Regarde bien.
5) (Culcreuch, co. Stirling). Ar. on a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. five mullets of the field. Crest—A hand bolding an eagle’s leg erased ppr. the talons expanded gu. Motto—Fides servata secundat.
6) (Balwhapple, co. Dumbarton). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. with a mullet for diff. Crest—An eagle’s leg erased in bend ppr. armed gu. Motto—Usque fidelis.
7) (Falside, co. Fife). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four rosea gu. within a bordure indented of the last. Crest—Two hands conjoined, and both grasping a cutlass ppr. Motto—Absque dedecore.
8) (Harviestoun, co. Clackmannan). Same Arms, the bordure charged with eight crescents ar.
9) (Tayock, Scotland). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. within a bordure indented of the last, charged with eight martlets of the field. Motto—Patientia vincit.
10) (Blackstone, co. Renfrew). Ar. on a saltire engr. gu. betw. four roses of the second a fleur-de-lis of the first. Crest—a dexter arm holding up a crescent. Motto—Sana tache.
11) (Ballikinrain, co. Dumbarton). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. within a bordure of the last. Crest—A dexter hand holding an eagle’s leg erased in bend ppr. armed gu. Motto—Nil verctur veritas.
12) (Ballichearne, co. Dumbarton). Same Arms, the bordure charged with eight crescents ar. Crest—An eagle’s leg erased ppr. armed gu. disposed fesseways. Motto—Vincit veritas.
13) (Craigannet, co. Stirling). Ar. on a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. a mullet sa. Crest—A hand holding a couteau sword ppr. Motto—Sans tache.
14) (Kilmachew, co. Dumbarton). Gu. on a bend ar. three crescents az. and in the sinister chief point a spur-rowel of the second. Crest—A man’s head adorned with laurel ppr. Motto—Virtute gloria parta.
15) (Wright’s Houses, co. Edinburgh). Or, on a bend az. a crescent betw. two spur-rowels of the first.
16) (West Shandon, co. Dumbarton, 1869). Per fess gu. and sa. on a bend ar. three crescents az. Crest—A man’s head in profile, wreathed with laurel ppr. Motto—Virtutis gloria parta.
17) (Luton-Hoo, co. Bedford, and Halliwell, co. Oxford, bart., extinct 1747). (Middlemershall and Morecritchell, co. Dorset, bart., extinct 1765; Gerard Napier, eldest son of Sir Nathaniel Napier, Knt., of Morecritchell, and grandson of Sir Robert Naper, Napper, or Napier, Chief Baron of Exchequer in Ireland, was created a bart. 1641). (Puncknoll, co. Dorset, bart., extinct 1743; descended from Robert Napier, second son of Sir Nathaniel Napier, Knt., of Morecritchell). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four cinquefoils (another, roses) gu. Crest—A greyhound sejant gu. collared and lined or. Supporters—Dexter, an eagle ppr. beaked or; sinister, a greyhound gu. collared and lined or.
18) (Lord Napier of Magdala). Gu. on a saltire betw. two mural crowns in pale and as many lions pass. in fess or, a rose of the field. Crest—On a mount vert a lion pass. or, gorged with a collar gu. and a broken chain reflexed over the back gold, supporting with the dexter forepaw a flagstaff in bend sinister ppr. therefrom flowing a banner ar. charged with a cross couped gu. Supporters—Dexter, a soldier of the Royal Engineers; sinister, a Sikh sirdar, both habited, and each holding in his exterior hand a musket all ppr. Motto—Tu vincula frange.
19) (Pennard House, co. Somerset). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu., for Napier; 2nd and 3rd, or, on a bend az. a mullet betw. two crescents of the field, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the second, for Scott, of Thirlestane. Crest—A dexter arm erect, couped below the elbow ppr. grasping a crescent. Motto—Fato providentia major.
20) (Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Napier, Bart., late Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and now Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin). Ar. on a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu. five escallops or. Crest—A dexter cubit arm erect ppr. the hand grasping a crescent ar. the arm charged with a rose as in the arme. Motto—Sans tache.
21) or Napper or Napier – (Hallywell, co. Oxford; Edmund Napier, Visit. Oxon, 1634, son of William Napper, who was son of Edward Napier, or Napier, of Swyre, co. Dorset). Ar. a saltire betw. four roses gu.
22) or Napper (co. Oxford; Har. MSS., No. 1430). Ar. a saltire engr. gu. betw. four cinquefoils of the last. Crest—A demi antelope ramp. or.
23) or Napper (Fun. Ent. Ulster’s Officc, 1676, Colonel James Napper). Ar. a saltire engr. gu. betw. four roses of the last seeded or, leaved vert. Crest—A dexter arm erect couped below the elbow, the hand ppr. grasping a crescent ar.
24) or Napper (confirmed temp. Charles II. to Colonel Thomas Naper, who raised a regiment of foot in Ireland). Ar. a saltire sa. betw. four cinquefoils pierced gu. a canton of the last. Crest—A phoenix ppr.
25) or Napper (Reg. Ulster’s Office, Sir Robert Naper, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, d. 1615, second son of James Naper, or Napier, Esq., of Middlemershall and Punknoll, co. Dorset). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four roses gu.
26) or Napper (Bawnmore, New Ross, co. Wexford; descended from John Naper, or Napper, Ksq., of Kilscanlon, same co., d. 1699, third son of Sir Nathaniel Naper, Knt., of Middlemershall and Morecritchell, who was son of Sir Robert Naper, of same place, Chief Baron of Exchequer, represented in the male line by Colonel Robert Alexander Napper, Bengal Staff Corps). (Loughcrew, co. Meath; descended from James Naper, fourth son of Sir Nathaniel Naper, Knt., of Middlemershall and More Critchell; his son, James Naper, Esq., of Loughcrew, m. Anne, dau. and eventual co heir of Sir Ralph, Dutton, Bart., of Sherborne, and had a son, James Lennox Naper, who assumed the name of Dutton, and was father of James Dutton, created Lord Sherborne 1784, and of William Naper, Esq., of Loughcrew, grandfather of the present James Lenox Napier, Esq., of Loughcrew). Same Arms. Crest—A dexter arm couped at tbe elbow, vested gu. turned up ar. grasping a crescent also gu. Motto—Sans tache.
27) (co. Devon; granted 1 Aug. 1577). Ar. a saltire engr. betw. four cinquefoils gu. Crest—A demi antelope erased or, attired ar.
28) (alias Sandey, alias Tandy). (Reg. Ulster’s Office). Gu. a saltire engr. betw. four roses or (another, the field ar. and the roses gu).

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