WHICH DAY DAVID, LORD CARNEGY, IS ADDED TO THE NUMBER OF THE
BURGESSES 0FDUNDEE, FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE COMMONWEAL.
DAVID CARNEGIE was the son of Sir. DAVID CARNEGIE of Panbride, and EUPHEME, daughter of SIR JOHN WEMYSS of Wemyss. His grandfather, SIR ROBERT CARNEGIE of Kinnaird, held several valuable properties in Dundee; and reference has already been made to his uncle, SIR JOHN CARNEGIE, who was enrolled as a Burgess on 14th September, 1571 (vide page 45). It is not necessary to give any detailed account of his career, as his life is fully related in the History of the Carnegies of Southesk, published by his descendant and representative, the present EARL OF SOUTHESK.
It is worthy of notice, however, that he appears under the designation of "LORD CARNEGY" on the Burgess Roll in January, 1616, though his patent as a Peer of Scotland is dated 14th April of that year. This may be accounted for on the supposition that though the first day of the year in Scotland was altered from 25th March to 1st January in 1600, the Council Records were not re arranged for some time afterwards. LORD CARNEGIE gained special importance in Forfarshire at this time, from the fact that the KING resided with him at Kinnaird Castle when on his famous visit to his ancient northern Kingdom, in 1617. He was constituted a Lord of Session on 5th July, 1.616, and raised to the Peerage in 1633, by the title of EARL OF SOUTHESK. He died at Kinnaird, in February, 1658, leaving by his wife MARGARET, daughter of SIR DAVID LINDSAY of Edzell, four sons and six daughters, one of the latter being married to WILLIAM HALIBURTON of Pitcur.
On the day of LORD CARNEGIE's admission the names of his relatives DAVID, MASTER OF CARNEGIE, his eldest son ob vita patris, 1633, ROBERT CARNEGIE of Dunnichen, and ALEXANDER CARNEGIE of Balnabroich, were also inscribed on the Burgess Roll; but they do not require special notice.