Person NameCarnegie family of Kinnaird; family
ActivityIn the reign of King David II, Walter Maule granted a charter of the lands of Carnegie in the barony of Panmure, County Forfar, to John Balinhard who then took the surname Carnegie. The Carnegie lands expanded throughout the centuries. David Carnegie was created Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird in 1616 and in 1633 he was elevated to the Earldom of Southesk, an honour which expired under the attainder of the 5th. Earl in 1715. After the attainder, the family became known as the Carnegies of Pitarrow. James Carnegie succeeded in 1729 after the death of the 5th. Earl in France, sold the forfeited estate and procured the lease of the estate of Kinnaird.
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