Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet

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Sir David Carnegie of Pitarrow, 4th Baronet (22 November 1753 – 25 May 1805)[1] was a Scottish politician and de jure 7th Earl of Southesk, 7th Baron Carnegie of Kinnaird and 7th Baron Carnegie, of Kinnaird and Leuchars.

Background[edit]

He was the oldest son of Sir James Carnegie, 3rd Baronet and his wife Christian Doig, daughter of David Doig.[2] In 1765, aged only twelve, Carnegie succeeded his father as baronet and de jure as Earl of Southesk.[2] He was educated at Eton College, the University of St Andrews and Christ Church College, Oxford.[3]

Career[edit]

Carnegie entered the British House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberdeen Burghs in 1784, sitting for it until 1790.[4] He represented Forfarshire in the Parliament of Great Britain from 1796 until the Act of Union in 1801, then subsequently in the Parliament of the United Kingdom until his death in 1805.[5] Carnegie was Deputy Governor of the British Linen Company.[6] He partly rebuild and improved Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, the family's ancestral seat.[7]

Family[edit]

On 30 April 1783, he married Agnes Murray Elliot, daughter of Andrew Elliot, at Edinburgh[8] and had by her ten daughters and two sons.[6] Carnegie died at Gloucester Place in London[9] and was buried at St Martin-in-the-Fields.[3] He was succeeded in his titles by his older son James.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 213. 
  3. ^ a b Douglas, Sir Robert (1911). Sir James Balfour Paul, ed. The Scots Peerage. vol. VIII. Edinburgh: David Douglas. pp. 86–88. 
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage, Aberdeen". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Forfarshire". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Constable, Archibald (1805). The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany. Edinburgh: John Ruthven and Sons. p. 486. 
  7. ^ "Historic Scotland - History of Kinnaird Castle". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir David Carnegie, 4th Bt". Retrieved 25 February 2007. 
  9. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1805). The Gentleman's Magazine. vol. I. London: John Nichols and Son. p. 585. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Adam Drummond
Member of Parliament for Aberdeen Burghs
17841790
Succeeded by
Alexander Callender
Preceded by
William Maule
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
17961801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
1801 – 1805
Succeeded by
William Maule
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Earl of Southesk
de jure
1765 – 1805
Succeeded by
James Carnegie
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
James Carnegie
Baronet
(of Pitcarrow)
1765 – 1805
Succeeded by
James Carnegie