From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

David Carnegie, Lord Lowre (Lour) - 7th March 1663.

 

AT DUNDEE, THE SAID DAY THE PERSONS UNDERNAMED WERE ADMITTED BURGESSES AND GUILD BRETHREN OF THE SAID BURGH, GRATIS : WILLIAM, EARLL OF MORTOUN; DAVID, LORD LOWRE; CHARLES, LORD CLAREMONTH, ANDREW MIDDLETOUN, BROTHER TO THE EARLL OF MIDDLETOUN; SIR ALEXANDER DURHAM, LORD LYON; SIR JOHN STRACHAN, RECEIVER OF His MAIESTIE'S REVENUES; MUNGO MURRAY, CORNET To His MAIESTIE'S LYFE GUARDS.


DAVID CARNEGIE, LORD LOUR, was the eldest son of the first EARL OF NORTHESK, and of MAGDALEN, daughter of SIR JAMES HALIBURTON of Pitcur. His father, SIR JOHN CARNEGIE, was a brother of the first EARL OF SOUTHESK, and had been created a Peer in 1639, with the title of LORD LOUR, and was afterwards advanced to the dignity of EARL OF ETHIE. After the Restoration he obtained a new patent, by which his title was changed to that of EARL OF NORTHESK, the older style of LORD LOUR being reserved for the Heir apparent. DAVID, LORD LOUR, succeeded his father as second EARL OF NORTHESK in 1667. He spent a large portion of his early life on the Continent, and was closely connected with the leading members of the Royalist party before the Restoration. His sister, LADY MAGDALEN CARNEGIE, was the wife of SIR WILLIAM GRAIIAM of Claverhouse, and the mother of the first VISCOUNT OF DUNDEE (vide page 166). He was married, in 1638, to LADY JEAN MAULE, eldest daughter of PATRICK, first EARL OF PANMURE, and left a numerous family.

Though his name does not appear prominently in the history of his time, the second EARL OF NORTHESK seems to have been highly respected in Dundee. His death took place at Errol, on 12th December, 1679, and the following extract from the Records of the Presbytery of Dundee relating to his burial shows how highly he was esteemed in the Burgh:
"Dundee, 14 Jany. 1680.
This day while the exercisor was in his gown going to the pulpit, the Earl of Northesk's corps were handed and lifting, and the canons shutting [shooting], and the body of the towne attending the corps, and the ministers invited to the burial, and the corps to be deposited in the Church for the night, therfor it was thought expedient to curreease [surcease] the exercise this day. Notwithstanding, after the close of the funeral solemnity, the brethren met for discipline."

The EARL was succeeded by his eldest son, DAVID, third EARL OF NORTHESK.