John Jervis Carnegie

1807 - 1892

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Admiral William Carnegie and Mary Ricketts, awarded with his brother the Earl of Northesk (q.v.) the compensation for half the Canaan estate in Westmoreland Jamaica as trustee for Viscount St Vincent.

  1. The Honourable John Jervis Carnegie married Charlotte Judith Troy Stevenson at St Mary Wimbledon 13/02/1836 when he was shown of Ouslebury [sic - Owslebury] County of Southampton. Death registered for John Jervis Carnegie aged 84 Q1 1892 Midhurst Sussex. Probate for Honourable John Jervis Carnegie of Fair Oak Sussex who died 18/01/1892 granted 15/03/1892, effects £122468 5s 9d.    

  2. Hon. John Jervis Carnegie, 2nd son William [7th] Earl of Northesk matriculated Oriel College Oxford 15/03/1825 aged 17, BA 1828.

  3. Baptism of Mary Georgina, daughter of John Jervis Carnegie and Charlotte Judith Troy Carnegie, St Marylebone 26/07/1838.

  4. Rose Hill, Owslebury near Winchester, the address given for John Jervis Carnegie on his wedding in 1836, was the name given to the former Longwood House by Admiral William Carnegie, the 7th Earl of Northesk, who had obtained it 'by marrying the daughter of the late William Henry Ricketts Esq.' The name Longwood stuck: in 1851 the 8th Earl of Northesk is shown at Longwood House with his family.

  5. From the 1851 census onwards, John J. Carnegie and his household are is shown at Fair Oak House, Rogate Sussex.


T71/871 and T71/1378 Westmoreland No. 232A; the latter identifies him as of Rose Hill, Southampton. The uncle of John Jervis Carnegie and the Earl of Northesk, the second Viscount St Vincent, was among those awarded the other half of the compensation for Canaan, he having claimed as 'tenant-for-life of one moiety and trustee of the other half except as to four [enslaved people] of which he is owner in fee.'

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1892.

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  3., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  4. William White, History, Gazetteer and Directory of Hampshire & Isle of Wight 1859; 1851 census online.

  5. 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses online.

We are grateful to Yassir Mahmood for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Charlotte Judith Troy Stevenson (2) Georgina Grasett (nee Marjoribanks)
With (1) Mary Georgina
Wealth at death
£122,468 5S 9D
Oxford (Oriel) [1825-1828 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£3,529 8s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Dumpford House [Built] 
description →
Late Victorian...
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Built by John Jervis Carnegie on his Fair Oak estate, which he bought c. 1850. Now the Southdowns Country Hotel...

Addresses (2)

Fair Oak House, Rogate, Sussex, South-east England , England
Longwood House, Owslebury, Winchester (near), Hampshire, Wessex, England