David Carnegie, Earl of Southesk

David Carnegie
Born 3 March 1961 (1961-03-03) (age 50)
Spouse Caroline Anne Bunting
Children Charles Carnegie
George Carnegie
Hugh Carnegie
Parents James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife
Caroline Dewer

David Charles Carnegie, Earl of Southesk (b. 3 March 1961, Marylebone, London), styled Earl of Macduff until 16 February 1992, is the only son of the 3rd Duke of Fife, and his former wife, now The Hon. Lady Worsley. Southesk is expected to become the 4th Duke of Fife.


Education and career

Carnegie graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, in 1982 with a BA degree.[1] He was employed by London-based stock brokerage firm Cazenove between 1982 and 1985.[1] In 1986, he graduated from Pembroke College, with an MA degree.[1] He was also educated at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, England.[1]

Between 1988 and 1989, Carnegie was with the Edinburgh based investment management firm of Bell, Lawrie and Company.[1] He graduated from University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, in 1990 with an MBA degree.[1] Between 1992 and 1996 he was with chartered accountants and financial advisors Reeves and Neylan.[1] As of 2003 he lived at Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, Angus, Scotland;[1] Kinnaird is one of the Carnegie family holdings.

Marriage and family

He married the former Caroline Anne Bunting (who is now known as Caroline Carnegie, Countess of Southesk,) daughter of Martin Brian Bunting and Veronica Mary Cope, on 16 June 1987 in London, England.[2] [3]

They have three sons:

  • Charles Duff Carnegie, Lord Carnegie (born Edinburgh, 1 July 1989)
  • The Hon. George William Carnegie (born Edinburgh, 23 March 1991)
  • The Hon. Hugh Alexander Carnegie (born Dundee, 10 June 1993)

Titles and styles

  • Earl of MacDuff (1961 – 1992)
  • Earl of Southesk (1992 – present)


Notes and sources

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 6. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  2. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 176. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.
  3. ^ Genealogics - Leo van de Pas David Charles Carnegie