David Carnegie 1675-1729

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David CARNEGIE 4th Earl of Northesk 1675-1729

Carnegie's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *479)

Biographical Note

He was born at Ethie, the eldest son of David Carnegie, 3rd Earl of Northesk, whom he succeeded in 1688. He sat in the Scottish Parliament from 1698 and in 1702 was made a Privy Councillor and Sheriff-Principal of Forfarshire. He was elected a Representative Peer for Scotland from 1708.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks *479 (Carnegie), The Right Honble. David, Earl of Northesk.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • The Scots Peerage, Edinburgh, 1904–1914, vol. 6. p. 500-501.