Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore (1704 – 18 January 1753) was the son of John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Lady Elizabeth Stanhope.

On 20 July 1736, he married Jean Nicholsen, at Houghton-le-Spring. They had seven children:

  • John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1737–1776)
  • James Philip Lyon (1738–1763)
  • Hon. Thomas Lyon (1741–1796). Married Mary Wren. Their daughter Charlotte Lyon (d. 1871) married Revd Henry George Liddell (d. 1872) (son of Sir Henry Liddell 5th Bart). The children of Charlotte Lyon and Revd Henry George Liddell were the Very Revd Henry George Liddell (d. 1898) and Charles Liddell (d. 1894)
  • Mary Lyon (d. 1767)
  • Susan Lyon (d. 26 February 1769)
  • Anne Lyon (c. 1753–?). Married John Simpson. Their daughter Maria Susannah Simpson married Thomas Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth (youngest son of Sir Henry Liddell 5th Bart, younger brother of Revd Henry George Liddell d. 1872)
  • Jane Lyon (d. 1836)


Ancestry[edit]

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Lyon
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Succeeded by
John Bowes
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Morton
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1740–1741
Succeeded by
The Earl of Leven