William Bowes

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Sir William Bowes (6 January 1657 – 16 January 1707) was a British landowner and M.P.

Sir William Bowes Kt. of Streatlam Castle was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He was one of the two Members of Parliament for County Durham during the second, third and fourth Parliaments of Charles II, and then again in the second Parliament of William III and first and second Parliaments of Queen Anne. His son George Bowes, later represented the County. Sir William married Elizabeth Blakiston of Gibside in 1693. She was the daughter of Sir Francis Blakiston and Ann Bowes who was the daughter of Sir George Bowes of Bradley Hall. From this marriage came much of the wealth of the Bowes (later Bowes-Lyon) family as the Gibside estates lay over rich coal seams.[2] The children of Sir William and Lady Bowes were William Blakiston, Thomas (d1722), George, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane and Margaret. George's daughter (Sir William's granddaughter) was Mary Eleanor Bowes (1745-1800) - in her day considered to be the "wealthiest woman in Europe".[3]

Sir William Bowes is the great great great great great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowes, William (BWS672W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Shawcross, William. "http://books.google.com.au/books?id=r1BIQvLwv5sC&pg=PT32&lpg=PT32&dq=sir+william+bowes+queen+mother&source=bl&ots=8y9p14ahmZ&sig=sxcGYo0useqjMYK4Dm1bDqk5l4Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7RiPUoHWKujliAfP_YCwBA&ved=0CGEQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=sir%20william%20bowes%20queen%20mother&f=false". Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - The Official Biography. Macmillan copyright 2009. Retrieved Nov 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stephen, Hissem. ".http://shissem.com/Hissem_Bowes.html". Montague - Bowes Family. Hissem - San Diego Ltd. California. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Descent of John Constable to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Ed. "http://freespace.virgin.net/owston.tj/elizabethboweslyon.pdf". Contable to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Virgin net. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Tempest
Sir Robert Eden, Bt
Member of Parliament for County Durham
August 1679–1685
With: Thomas Fetherstonhalgh
Succeeded by
Robert Byerley
William Lambton
Preceded by
William Lambton
Sir Robert Eden, Bt
Member of Parliament for County Durham
1695–1698
With: William Lambton
Succeeded by
Lionel Vane
Sir Robert Eden, Bt
Preceded by
William Lambton
Lionel Vane
Member of Parliament for County Durham
1702–1707
With: Sir Robert Eden, Bt
Succeeded by
John Tempest
Sir Robert Eden, Bt