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Fife, Duke of (UK, 1900)

 

Creation: let. pat. 24 Apr 1900

 

Family name: Duff later Carnegie

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st, Or a Lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure (Dukedom of Fife);  2nd, the arms of the United Kingdom as borne by HM King Edward VII differenced by a Label of five points Argent the points charged with two Thistles between three Crosses of St George Gules (HRH The Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife);  3rd, grandquarterly:  1st and 4th, Vert a Fess dancetty Ermine between a Hart's Head cabossed in chief and two Escallops in base Or (Duff of Braco);  2nd and 3rd, Gules three Skeans paleways Argent hafted and pommelled Or surmounted by as many Wolves' Heads couped of the third (Skene of that Ilk);  4th, Gules a Banner displayed Argent charged with a Canton Azure a Saltire of the second (Bannerman of Elsick);  over all ensigned of an Earl's Coronet proper an Inescutcheon Argent an Eagle displayed Azure armed beaked and membered Gules on its breast an Antique Covered Cup Or (Carnegie)

Crests:

Centre:  a Thunderbolt proper winged Or (Carnegie);  Dexter:  a Knight denoting the ancient MacDuff armed at all points on a Horse in full speed in his dexter hand a Sword erect all proper his Jupon Argent on his sinister arm a Shield Or charged with a Lion rampant Gules the visor of his helmet shut over which on a Wreath of his liveries with a long Mantling flowing therefrom behind him and ending in a Tassel of the fourth doubling of the third is set a Lion rampant issuing out of a Wreath of the third and fourth the Caparisons of the horse Gules fimbriated Or  and thereon six Shields of the last each charged with a Lion rampant of the fourth (Dukedom of Fife);  Sinister:  a Man in armour issuing from the loins and wearing a Tabard emblazoned of the arms Argent on a Fess between three Boars' Heads erased Gules three Mascles Or sustaining with his dexter hand a Banner developed Argent having a Canton Azure charged with a Saltire of the first (Ethel, Countess of Southesk)

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion rampant guardant Gules langued Azure collared with a Label of five points Argent the points charged with two Thistles between three Crosses of St George Gules;  Sinister:  a Talbot Argent collared Gules the Collar charged with a Label of three points Argent

Mottoes:

Above the centre crest:  Dred God;  Above the dexter crest:  Deo Juvante;  Above the sinister crest:  Pro Patria;  Beneath the shield:  Virtute Et Opera

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Alexander William George [Duff], 6th Earl Fife later 1st Duke of Fife, KG KT GCVO PC

1st son of James [Duff], 5th Earl Fife, by his wife Lady Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay, 2nd dau. of William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll

born

10 Nov 1849

mar.

27 Jul 1889 his third cousin HRH Princess Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar of Great Britain VA CI (styled HRH The Princess Royal;  b. 20 Feb 1867;  d. 4 Jan 1931), 1st dau. of King Edward VII, by his wife HRH Princess Alexandra of Denmark, dau. of King Christian IX of Denmark

children:

1. Lady Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise Duff later HH Princess Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise of Fife, later Duchess of Fife

2. Lady Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha Duff later HH Princess Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of Fife (b. 3 Apr 1893;  d. 14 Dec 1945), mar. 12 Nov 1923 as his first wife Charles Alexander [Carnegie], 8th Earl of Southesk, and had issue:

1a. Hon James George Alexander Bannerman Carnegie later 3rd Duke of Fife

died

s.p.m. 29 Jun 1912

created

13 Jul 1885 Earl of Fife

29 Jul 1889 Marquess of Macduff and Duke of Fife

24 Apr 1900 Earl of Macduff and Duke of Fife, with special remainder in default of male issue to his first and other daughters by HRH Princess Louise and their male issue

suc. by

elder daughter as Countess of Macduff and Duchess of Fife in accordance with the special remainder of the 1900 creations

note

Lord Lieutenant of the County of Elgin 1871-1902 and of the County of London 1900-12;  Member of Parliament for Elgin and Nairn 1874-79;  suc. his father 7 Aug 1879 as 6th Earl Fife;  Captain of the Corps of Gentlemen-of-Arms 1880-81  on his death the peerages of Baron Braco, Viscount Macduff and Earl Fife in the Peerage of Ireland, became extinct or possibly dormant, and the peerages of Baron Skene, Earl of Fife, Marquess of Macduff and Duke of Fife (1889 creation) in the Peerage of the United Kingdom also became extinct

 

Lady Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise Duff later HH Princess Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise of Fife, suo jure Duchess of Fife

born

17 May 1891

mar.

15 Oct 1913 her first cousin once removed Maj Gen HRH Prince Arthur Frederick Patrick Albert of Connaught KG KT GCMG GCVO (b. 13 Jan 1883;  dvp. 12 Sep 1938), only son of HRH Prince Arthur William Patrick Alfred, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by his wife HRH Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra of Prussia

children:

1. HH Prince Alastair Arthur of Connaught, styled Earl of Macduff later 2nd Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (b. 9 Aug 1914;  d. 26 Apr 1943)

died

26 Feb 1959

created

9 Nov 1905 Princess of Great Britain and Ireland with the Style of Highness

suc. by

nephew

 

James George Alexander Bannerman [Carnegie], 3rd Duke of Fife

1st son and heir of Charles Alexander [Carnegie], 8th Earl of Southesk, by his first wife HH Princess Maud Alexandra Victoria Georgina Bertha of Fife, 2nd daughter of Alexander William George [Duff], 1st Duke of Fife

born

23 Sep 1929

mar.

11 Sep 1956 (div. 12 Dec 1966) Hon Caroline Cicely Dewar (b. 12 Feb 1934;  mar. (2) 7 Nov 1980 Gen Sir Richard (Edward) Worsley GCB OBE (b. 29 May 1923; d. 23 Feb 2013)), 1st dau. of Henry Evelyn Alexander [Dewar], 3rd Baron Forteviot, by his wife Cynthia Monica Starkie, 1st dau. of Piers Cecil Le Gendre Starkie, of Hethe Place, Hartfield, co. Sussex

children:

1. *Lord David Charles Carnegie, later 4th Duke of Fife

1. *Lady Alexandra Clare Carnegie (b. 20 Jun 1959), mar. 11 May 2001 Mark Fleming Etherington, son of Donald William Etherington by his wife Mary Mercer, and has issue:

1a. *Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington (b. 24 Dec 2001)

died

22 Jun 2015

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 16 Feb 1992 as 12th Earl of Southesk, etc.

 

*David Charles [Carnegie], 4th Duke of Fife

born

3 May 1961

mar.

16 Jul 1987 Caroline Anne Bunting (b. 13 Nov 1961), only dau. of Martin Brian Bunting MBE, by his wife Veronica Mary Cope

children

1. *Lord Charles Duff Carnegie, styled Earl of Southesk (b. 1 Jul 1989)

2. *Lord George William Carnegie (b. 23 Mar 1982)

3. *Lord Hugh Alexander Carnegie (b. 10 Jun 1993)

 

Last updated 29 Jun 2015

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Titles:

4th Duke of Fife

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Apr 1900)

10th Earl of Southesk

(Scotland, let. pat. 22 Jun 1633)

4th Earl of Macduff

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 24 Apr 1900)

10th Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird

(Scotland, let. pat. 14 Apr 1616)

10th Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird and Leuchars

(Scotland, let. pat. 22 Jun 1633)

5th Baron Balinhard, of Farnell in the County of Forfar

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 7 Dec 1869)

10th Baronet, styled "of Pitcarrow, co. Kincardine"

(Nova Scotia, let. pat. 20 Feb 1663)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Carnegie

 

Address:

Kinnaird Castle, Brechin, Angus

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