John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford

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John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford

John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford PC KT (15 March 1701 – 19 July 1767), styled Viscount of Inglisberry between 1710 and 1737, was a Scottish nobleman and diplomat.


He was son of James Carmichael, 2nd Earl of Hyndford and succeeded to the earldom in 1737. He was a Scottish representative peer from 1739 and sheriff of Lanark from 1739, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1739 and 1740. He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1742 and a Privy Counsellor in 1750. He was Vice Admiral of Scotland from 1764 to 1767.

He was envoy to Prussia from 1741–42, to Russia from 1744–49 and to Vienna from 1752–64.

He was succeeded by John Carmichael, the son of his uncle, William Carmichael of Skirling.


  • The Scottish Peerage

External links[edit]

  • "Archival material relating to John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford". UK National Archives. Edit this at Wikidata
  • "Carmichael, John (1701-1767)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Envoys Extraordinary to Prussia
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Melchior Guy-Dickens
Ambassador to Russia
Succeeded by
Charles Hanbury Williams
Preceded by
Robert Keith
Ambassador to Austria
Succeeded by
The Viscount Stormont
Political offices
Preceded by
New government
Lord of the Bedchamber
Succeeded by
The Earl of Pembroke
Military offices
Preceded by
James Ogilvy
Vice Admiral of Scotland
Succeeded by
William Douglas
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Carmichael
Earl of Hyndford
Succeeded by
John Carmichael