David Carnegie, 4th Earl of Northesk

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David Carnegie, 4th Earl of Northesk (1675 – 14 January 1729) was born the son of David Carnegie, 3rd Earl of Northesk and Elizabeth Lindsay. He was invested as a Privy Councillor of Scotland in 1698 and held the office of Sheriff of Forfar in 1702. He held the office of Commissioner of Treasury [Scotland] from 1705 until 1708. He served as a representative peer between 1708 and 1715 and was Commissioner of Trade and Manufacturers in 1711.[1]

He married Lady Margaret Wemyss, daughter of James Wemyss, Lord Burntisland and Margaret Wemyss, 3rd Countess of Wemyss, on 29 January 1697 and had five children:


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