Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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Personal details
Born
Claude George Lyon-Bowes

(1824-07-21)21 July 1824
Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England
Died16 February 1904(1904-02-16) (aged 79)
Bordighera, Liguria, Italy
Spouse(s)
(m. 1853)
Children11
Parents

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (21 July 1824 – 16 February 1904), styled The Honourable Claude Bowes-Lyon from 1847 to 1865, was a British peer.[1] He was the 13th holder of the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and was the paternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Life[edit]

He was born in Redbourn, Hertfordshire. He was the second surviving son of Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis (son of the 11th Earl), and his wife Charlotte Grimstead. His paternal grandparents were Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Louisa Rodney Carpenter. His maternal grandparents were Joseph Valentine Grimstead and Charlotte Jane Sarah Walsh. Born Claude Lyon-Bowes, he altered the family name to Bowes-Lyon.[2]

Bowes-Lyon also played cricket,[3] making four appearances in first-class cricket, appearing three times for the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1843 and 1846, and once for the Gentlemen of England in 1846.[4] In 1865 he succeeded his elder brother Thomas. In 1887 he was created Baron Bowes, of Streatlam Castle and Lunedale, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was a Scottish representative peer from 1870 until 1892, and Lord Lieutenant of Angus from 1874 until his death.

He died in Bordighera, italian Riviera, in his Villa Etelinda (later sold to the Italian Royal Family ), so named for the opera composed by his daughter Lady Mildred Marion.

Marriage and family[edit]

On 28 September 1853, Claude married Frances Dora Smith. They had 11 children:[5]

  • Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (14 March 1855 – 7 November 1944), the father of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Francis Bowes-Lyon (23 February 1856 – 18 February 1948)
  • Ernest Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1858 – 27 December 1891)
  • Herbert Bowes-Lyon (15 August 1860 – 14 April 1897)
  • Patrick Bowes-Lyon (5 March 1863 – 5 October 1946), a major of the British Army and a tennis player
  • Lady Constance Frances Bowes-Lyon (1865 – 19 November 1951)
  • Kenneth Bowes-Lyon (26 April 1867 – 9 January 1911)
  • Lady Mildred Marion Bowes-Lyon (1868 – 9 June 1897), a music composer ,famous for Etelinda (an opera premiered in Florence in 1894)
  • Lady Maud Agnes Bowes-Lyon (1870 – 28 February 1941)
  • Lady Evelyn Mary Bowes-Lyon (1872 – 15 March 1876)
  • Malcolm Bowes-Lyon (23 April 1874 – 23 August 1957), a lieutenant colonel of the British Army

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  2. ^ Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846–1931, Scots peerage: founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, Volume 8, 1904
  3. ^ "Player profile: Claude Bowes-Lyon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Claude Bowes-Lyon". CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  5. ^ Vickers, p.4
  6. ^ Anthony R. Wagner, "Some of the Sixty-four Ancestors of Her Majesty the Queen", The Genealogists' Magazine, 9(1940-46):7-13; Edward J. Davies, "Walsh of Redbourn", Genealogists’ Magazine, 30(2010–12):241-45.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Angus
1874–1904
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Bowes
1887–1904
Succeeded by
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1865–1904
Succeeded by