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Earldom of Northesk
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of the 1st to 6th and 15th Earls of Northesk.svg
Arms: Quarterly: 1st & 4th, Or, an Eagle displayed Azure, armed, beaked and membered Sable, and charged on the breast with a Naval Crown Or (Carneigie); 2nd & 3rd, Argent, a Pale Gules (Earldom of Northesk). Crests: 1st, The stern of a French Man-of-War with three Lanthorns, all proper, inflamed Gules, on a Scroll the word TRAFALGAR; 2nd, Issuant from a Naval Crown Or, a Demi-Leopard proper, holding a Rose Argent, barbed and seeded proper, on a Scroll the words BRITANNIA VICTRIX. Supporters: on either side a Leopard reguardant proper, gorged with Roses Argent, barbed and seeded Vert, each supporting a Banner of St George proper.
Creation date1 November 1647
CreationFirst
MonarchCharles I
PeeragePeerage of Scotland
First holderJohn Carnegie
Present holderPatrick Carnegy, 15th Earl
Heir presumptiveHon. Colin Carnegy
Remainder tothe 1st Earl’s heirs male forever
Subsidiary titlesLord Rosehill and Inglismaldie
StatusExtant
Former seat(s)Ethie Castle
MottoTACHÉ SANS TACHÉ
(Spot without stain)
William Carnegie,7th Earl of Northesk
William Carnegie,
7th Earl of Northesk

Earl of Northesk is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1662 for John Carnegie, who notably served as Sheriff of Forfarshire. He was given the subsidiary title of Lord Rosehill and Eglismauldie (or Inglismaldie) at the same time. Carnegie had already been created Earl of Ethie and Lord Lour in 1647 but relinquished those titles in exchange for the 1662 creations. For the purposes of precedence and seniority, the earldom of Northesk is treated as having been created in 1647, the date of the creation of the earldom of Ethie.

Lord Northesk's great-grandson, the fourth Earl, sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish representative peer from 1708 to 1715. His younger son, the sixth Earl, was an admiral in the Royal Navy. He was succeeded by his son, the seventh Earl. He was also an admiral in the navy and was third in command at the Battle of Trafalgar. Lord Northesk was also a Scottish representative peer between 1796 and 1807 and 1830 and 1831. His grandson, the ninth Earl, was a Scottish representative peer from 1885 to 1891. He was succeeded by his son, the tenth Earl, who served as a Scottish representative peer from 1900 to 1921. His son, the eleventh Earl, was a Scottish representative peer from 1959 to 1963, when all Scottish peers were given an automatic seat in the House of Lords.

The eleventh Earl was succeeded by his first cousin, the twelfth Earl. He was the son of the Hon. Douglas Carnegie, second son of the ninth Earl. The fourteenth Earl was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that were allowed to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sat on the Conservative benches. When he died without surviving male issue in 2010, the line of the third Earl failed, and the titles passed to his eighth cousin once removed, the fifteenth Earl, who is a writer and a descendant of the second Earl.

David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk, was the elder brother of the first Earl. Another member of the Carnegie/Carnegy family was Elizabeth Carnegy, Baroness Carnegy of Lour. She was a descendant of the Hon. Patrick Carnegie of Lour, third son of the second Earl of Northesk, and a great-great-granddaughter of Major-General Alexander Carnegie (1793–1862) through his first son, making her a third cousin of the fifteenth Earl.

The earldom is named after the River North Esk in Angus. The family seat was Ethie Castle, near Arbroath, Scotland.[1]

Earl of Northesk (1647/1662)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother, Colin David Carnegy (born 1942).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, Charles Alexander Carnegy (born 1975).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent's heir apparent is Patrick James Frederick Alexander Carnegy (born 2014).[2]

Male-line family tree

Male-line family tree, Earls of Northesk.
John Carnegie
1st Earl of Northesk

c. 1580 – 1667
David Carnegie
2nd Earl of Northesk

b. 1627 – 1679
David Carnegie
3rd Earl of Northesk

1643–1688
Hon.
James Carnegie
died 1707
Hon.
Patrick Carnegie
of Lour
a. 1643 – 1723
David Carnegie
4th Earl of Northesk

1675–1729
Unknown son
a. 1675 – ?
Charles Carnegie
died 1712
James Carnegie
of Finhaven

died 1765
Patrick Carnegie
of Lour
1684–1729
David Carnegie
5th Earl of Northesk

1701–1741
Hon.
James Carnegie
1707–?
George Carnegie
6th Earl of Northesk

1716–1792
James Carnegie
died 1777
Patrick Carnegie
of Lour
1720–1799
David Carnegie
Lord Rosehill
1749–1788
William Carnegie
7th Earl of Northesk

1756–1831
Lt Col. Hon.
George Carnegie
1773–1839
Patrick Carnegie
of Lour
1757–1819
George Carnegie
Lord Rosehill
1791–1807
William Carnegie
8th Earl of Northesk

1794–1878
Hon.
John Carnegie
1807–1892
Adm. Hon.
Swynfen Carnegie
1813–1879
George Carnegie
1806–1837
Patrick Watson-Carnegy
of Lour
1791–1838
Maj. Gen.
Alexander Carnegie
1793–1862
George Carnegie
9th Earl of Northesk

1843–1891
Patrick Watson-Carnegy
of Lour
1836–1914
James Watson-Carnegy
of Lour
1838–1855
Patrick Carnegie
1825–1886
Gen.
Alexander Carnegie
1829–1900
David Carnegie
10th Earl of Northesk

1865–1921
Lt Col.
Douglas Carnegie
1870–1937
Hon.
Ian Carnegie
1881–1909
Patrick Carnegie
1855–1885
Arthur Carnegie
1857–1885
Robert Carnegie
1860–1887
Lt Col.
Charles Carnegie
1864–1928
David Carnegie
11th Earl of Northesk

1901–1963
John Carnegie
12th Earl of Northesk

1895–1975
David Carnegie
1897–1917
Rev. Canon
Patrick Carnegy
1893–1969
David Carnegie
1922–1942
Robert Carnegie
13th Earl of Northesk

1926–1994
Patrick Carnegy
15th Earl of Northesk

born 1940
Colin Carnegy
born 1942
Ian Carnegie
1950–1951
David Carnegie
14th Earl of Northesk

1954–2010
Alexander Carnegie
Lord Rosehill
1980–2001

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "history". Ethie Castle. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  2. ^ [1] Peerage News, Google Groups, 29 March 2014.

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