Carnegy, John, 1st Earl of Northesk (1580 -1667)

Sir John Carnegy, of Ethie in Forfarshire, was the second son of David Carnegy of Panbride, and his second wife, Eupheme, daughter of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, and younger brother of David Carnegy, 1st Earl of Southesk. Knighted in 1611, he was created Lord Lour 20 April 1639, and advanced to the dignity of Earl of Ethie on 1 November 1647. He exchanged these titles for those of Lord Rosehill and Earl of Northesk after the Restoration 25 October 1666. He married, firstly, Magdalen, eldest daughter of Sir James Halyburton, of Pitcur, and widow of John Erskine of Dun. She died 10 March 1650, and he married, secondly, 29 April 1652, Marjory, fourth daughter of Andrew Maule, of Guildie, and widow of William Nairn. His arms were Or an eagle displayed azure beaked armed and membred sable a bordure gules. The supporters were two leopards with a demi leopard for crest and the motto Tache sans tache. The lion is probably of no heraldic significance, though the books undoubtedly belonged to him.

Seat / Residence(s): Ethie Castle, Forfarshire, Inglismaldie Castle, Aberdeenshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Carnegy, John, 1st Earl of Northesk (1580 - 1667) (Stamp 1) Badge: A lion rampant
Heraldic Charges: lion rampant