David Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk

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David Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk
David Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk 1923.jpg
David Carnegie in 1923
Personal information
Born 24 September 1901
London, Great Britain
Died 7 November 1963 (aged 62)
Binfield, Bracknell Forest, England
Sport Skeleton
Coat of arms of the Earls of Northesk

David Ludovic George Hopetoun Carnegie, 11th Earl of Northesk (24 September 1901 – 7 November 1963) was elected a Scottish representative peer. He was also a skeleton competitor who won a bronze medal at the 1928 Winter Olympics.[1]

Carnegie was the son of David Carnegie, 10th Earl of Northesk and Elizabeth Boyle Hallowes. He was born at 6 Hans Crescent, London SW1 and educated at St. Aubyns Preparatory School, Rottingdean and Gresham's School, Holt. He succeeded his father as eleventh earl on 5 December 1921 and won a bronze medal in skeleton at the 1928 Winter Olympics.

From 1921 to 1923 he was on the supplementary list or reserve of Officers for the Coldstream Guards. He married, firstly, Jessica Ruth Brown on 19 July 1923 (divorced in 1928). He married, secondly, Elizabeth Vlasto, daughter of Anthony Augustus Vlasto, on 7 August 1929.

During the Second World War he served in the Intelligence Corps and was demobilized as a Major in 1945, having finished his war time service at the Intelligence Corps Depot[2]. He later farmed 200 acres (0.81 km2) at Beer Farm, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire, as well as his parliamentary duties. He died childless in November 1963 and was succeeded by his first cousin John Carnegie, 12th Earl of Northesk.[1]


  1. ^ a b David, Earl of Northesk Archived 12 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Army lists 1940-1946 Quarterly Army Lists (Second Series), 1946 Third quarter". digital.nls.uk. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
David Carnegie
Earl of Northesk
Succeeded by
John Carnegie