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William Carnegie (1756 - 1831)

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Adm Sir William "7th Earl of Northesk, GCB" Carnegie
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William Carnegie is a member of the royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Admiral Sir William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, GCB was born on April 19, 1758 in Bruntsfield, Midlothian, Scotland, the son of Admiral Sir George Carnegie, 6th Earl of Northesk and Anne Melville.[1]

In 1771 he entered service in the Royal Navy and served in the Revolutionary Was as a Lieutenant aboard the frigate HMS Beaulieu and due to his conduct he was promoted to Post-captain (equivalent to present day Captain) was given command of the HMS Enterprise.Military[2]


  1. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc, [1]:
  2. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc, [2]:
  • Mrs. Margaret Child - Victoria AUS, 11-19-2008, Photocopies (4 sets) Investigation in Scotland and book written by Helen Carnegie 1989 ?Carnegies of Melbourne? and others
  • Brian C Tompsett, Index to royal Genealogical Data, [3]: accessed: June 9, 2008
  • The, [4]: accessed: June 9, 2008, Bruntsfield, Midlothian, Scotland.
  • Longwood Park


Acceded: 1792
Interred: 8 JUN 1831, St.Paul's Cathedral, London, England
The Complete Peerage v.IX,pp.696-697

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