Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
Quarterly 1 and 4 argent a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules within a double tressure flory counter-flory of the second (for Lyon); 2 and 3 ermine three bows stringed palewise in fess proper (for Bowes).
Creation date 1606
Peerage Peerage of Scotland
First holder Patrick Lyon, 1st Earl of Kinghorne
Present holder Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Heir apparent Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis
Subsidiary titles Viscount Lyon
Lord Glamis
Seat(s) Glamis Castle

The title Earl of Kinghorne was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1606 for Patrick Lyon. In 1677, the designation of the earldom changed to "Strathmore and Kinghorne". A second Earldom was bestowed on the fourteenth Earl in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1937, the title being Strathmore and Kinghorne. The consort of any incumbent would be known as the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Aside from the Earldoms, the Earl holds the subsidiary titles: Viscount Lyon (created 1677), Lord Glamis, Tannadyce, Sidlaw and Strathdichtie (1677), Lord Lyon and Glamis (1606), Lord Glamis (1445) and Baron Bowes (1887) of Streatlam Castle, in the County of Durham, and of Lunedale, in the County of York. An earlier creation of Baron Bowes (1815), in favour of the 10th Earl became extinct on his death in 1821. The first three are in the Peerage of Scotland; the last two in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The eldest son of the Earl uses Lord Glamis as a courtesy title. Normally, the highest subsidiary title (in this case Viscount Lyon) would be used, but Lord Glamis is used instead to prevent confusion with the Lord Lyon.[1] The Earl is also Chief of Clan Lyon.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900–2002), the Queen consort of King George VI from 1936 until 1952, and mother of the present Sovereign, was the daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.

The family seat is Glamis Castle, in Angus, Scotland.

Thanes of Glamis (1372)[edit]

Masters of Glamis[edit]

Lord Glamis (1445)[edit]

Earls of Kinghorne (1606)[edit]

Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1677)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis (born 1986)

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  1. ^ "Will the real Lord Lyon please stand up!" (PDF). The Armorial Register Newsletter (The Armorial Register Ltd) 1 (3): 1. November 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 

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