Mary Elphinstone, Lady Elphinstone

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The Lady Elphinstone
Born Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon
(1883-08-30)30 August 1883
Angus, Scotland
Died 8 February 1961(1961-02-08) (aged 77)
Inveresk, Scotland
Title Lady Elphinstone
Spouse(s) Sidney Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone
Children Mary Elphinstone
John Elphinstone, 17th Lord Elphinstone
Jean Elphinstone
Andrew Elphinstone
Margaret Elphinstone
Parent(s) Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck

Mary Frances Buller-Fullerton-Elphinstone, Lady Elphinstone and Baroness Elphinstone DCVO (born Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon; 30 August 1883 – 8 February 1961) was a maternal aunt and godparent of Elizabeth II.

Biography[edit]

The Lady Elphinstone was born Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon on 30 August 1883 in Angus, Scotland, to Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck. She was an elder sister of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother). She died on 8 February 1961 in Inveresk, Scotland.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Lady Mary married Sidney Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone (27 July 1869 – 28 November 1955) on 24 July 1910 in Westminster. The couple had five children, twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren:

  • The Hon. Mary Elizabeth Elphinstone (1 July 1911-16 May 1980)
  • The Hon. John Alexander Elphinstone, later 17th Lord Elphinstone (22 March 1914-15 November 1975)
  • The Hon. Jean Constance Elphinstone (3 April 1915-29 November 1999) she married Major John Lycett Wills on 25 July 1936. They have four children, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren:
    • Captain Andrew Arnold Lyon Wills (15 August 1937-January 1998) he married Hon. Elizabeth Anne Cecil on 19 January 1961. They have three children and three grandchildren:
      • Richard Wills (5 March 1962) he married Netta Morris in 1988. They have three children:
        • Anna Rose Constance Wills (23 May 1990)
        • Charlotte Caroline Wills (23 September 1991)
        • Edward Henry Arnold Wills (15 June 1994)
      • Tessa Elizabeth Wills (1 October 1963) she married Richard E. M. Affleck and were divorced in 2009.
      • Alexander John Wills (23 May 1967) he married Wendy Amanda Leach in 1992 and were divorced before 2001. He remarried Julie Haycraft in November 2001.
    • Susan Griselda Anne Lyon Wills (8 April 1940) she married Charles Peregrine Albemarle Bertie on 20 April 1960. They have two children and six grandchildren:
      • David Montagu Albemarle Bertie (12 February 1963) he married Catherine Cecily Mason-Hornby on 12 February 1994. They have four children:
        • Charlotte Iona Rose Bertie (27 March 1995)
        • Lucy Victoria Isabelle Bertie (5 February 1998)
        • Hugo Peregrine Anthony Bertie (18 May 2001)
        • Rory Willoughby James Bertie (9 September 2003)
      • Caroline Georgina Rose Bertie (16 March 1965) she married Andrew L. Carrington on 3 August 1991. They have two children:
        • Georgia Elizabeth Jean Carrington (9 July 1994)
        • Charles Alexander Francis Carrington (27 July 1996)
    • Marilyn Emma Margaret Wills (30 November 1947-25 June 1970) she married Trelawny Reginald Courtenay Gayer on 10 February 1970. They have
    • Georgina Rose Wills (18 April 1951-26 April 1951)
  • The Revd and Hon. Andrew Charles Victor Elphinstone (10 November 1918-19 March 1975) he married Jean Frances Hambro on 29 May 1946. They have two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren:
    • Rosemary Elizabeth Elphinstone (13 August 1947) she married James Ronald Percy Pigé Leschallas on 14 January 1967. They have three children and four grandchildren:
      • Sophie Elizabeth Leschallas (16 May 1968) she married James Dominic Auriol Gaselee on 25 June 1993. They have two daughters:
        • Olivia Rose Gaselee (11 July 1997)
        • Emily Auriol Gaselee (20 April 2000)
      • Andrew James Leschallas (7 October 1970) he married Adrienne Quarles van Ufford in 2011. They have two children:
        • Eloise Sophie Leschallas (9 May 2013)
        • Benjamin George Leschallas (2015)
      • Alexander Charles Leschallas (1978) he married Sarah Rowan in 2013
    • James Alexander Elphinstone, 18th Lord Elphinstone (22 April 1953-19 December 1994) he married Willa Mary Gabrielle Chetwode on 22 April 1978. They have four children and four grandchildren:
      • Alexander Mountstuart Elphinstone, 19th Lord Elphinstone (15 April 1980) he married Nicola Hall on 7 July 2007. The couple has three children:
        • The Hon. Isla Elizabeth Elphinstone (29 December 2008)
        • Jago Alexander Elphinstone, Master of Elphinstone (18 August 2011)
        • The Hon. Rafe Mountstuart Elphinstone (22 January 2015)
      • Hon. Angus John Elphinstone (1982) he married Isobel L. Smith on 15 June 2013. They have one son:
        • Albie James Elphinstone (6 August 2015)
      • Hon. Fergus David Elphinstone (1985)
      • Hon. Clementina Rose Elphinstone (1989)
  • The Hon. Margaret Elphinstone (9 June 1925-25 November 2016) she married Denys Gravenor Rhodes (1919–1981) on 31 July 1950. They had four children and one grandson.

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