Husband of Anne Carnegie.
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Robert Carnegie, 3rd Earl of Southesk (b. before 1649–1688) was a Scottish nobleman.
Commissioned as a captain in Louis XIV's Scottish Guards at Chantilly, Oise, France in 1659, he was later a colonel in the Forfarshire militia. He attended the Parliament of Scotland sporadically in the 1670s but attended more regularly through the 1680s.
Southesk married before 1664, Lady Anna Hamilton, eldest daughter of William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton and had issue:
- Charles Carnegie, 4th Earl of Southesk (1661–1699)
- William Carnegie, (1662–1681) killed in Paris during a duel by William Tollemache youngest son of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Baronet.
- James Balfour Paul, ed. (1907). The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland. Vol. 8. p. 71.
- William Fraser (1867). History of the Carnegies, Earls of Southesk, and of their kindred. Vol. 1.
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