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

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The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
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Born
Claude George Lyon-Bowes

(1824-07-21)21 July 1824
Redbourn, England
Died16 February 1904(1904-02-16) (aged 79)
Bordighera, Italy
Title13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
PredecessorThomas Lyon-Bowes
SuccessorClaude Bowes-Lyon
Spouse(s)
(m. 1853)
Parents

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (Redbourn, England 21 July 1824 – Bordighera, Italy 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 is the paternal grandfather of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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]

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
  • 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)
  • 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

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.

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

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Dalhousie
Lord Lieutenant of Angus
1874–1904
Succeeded by
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghrone
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Bowes
1887–1904
Succeeded by
Claude Bowes-Lyon
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Lyon-Bowes
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1865–1904
Succeeded by
Claude Bowes-Lyon