Patrick Bowes-Lyon

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Patrick Bowes-Lyon
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1863-03-05)5 March 1863
Belgravia, Middlesex, England
Died October 5, 1946(1946-10-05) (aged 83)
Westerham, England
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon QF (1885)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1887)

Patrick Bowes-Lyon (5 March 1863 in Belgravia, Middlesex – 5 October 1946 in Westerham, Kent) was a British tennis player, barrister and uncle of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Having been Scottish tennis champion in 1885, 1886 and 1888, he won the doubles at Wimbledon alongside Herbert Wilberforce. As a younger brother of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon's father, he was a great-uncle of Queen Elizabeth II.

The fifth of seven sons and one of the eleven children of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and of Frances Dora Smith, he married Alice Wiltshire, daughter of George Wiltshire, on 9 August 1893.

He and his wife Alice had four children:

  1. Lt. Gavin Patrick (13 December 1895 – November 1917) killed in action
  2. Angus Patrick (22 October 1899 – 10 July 1923)
  3. Jean Barbara (9 October 1904 – 7 January 1963)
  4. Margaret Ann (14 June 1907 – 14 August 1999) married 2 June 1946 Lt. Col. Francis Arthur Philip D'Abreu (1 October 1904 – 6 November 1995). Had one son and two daughters: Anthony Patrick John D'Abreu (born 17 March 1946), Francesca D'Abreu (born 7 February 1948), and Anne Teresa Alice D'Abreu (16 February 1950 – 17 April 1995).

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Titles (1)
Year Tournament Partner Opponent in the final Score
1887 Wimbledon United Kingdom Herbert Wilberforce United Kingdom H.J. Crispe
United Kingdom E. Barratt-Smith
7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Finals (1)
Year Tournament Partner Opponent in the final Score
1888 Wimbledon United Kingdom Herbert Wilberforce United Kingdom Ernest Renshaw
United Kingdom William Renshaw
6–2, 6–1, 3–6, 4–6, 3–6


The Plantagenet Roll of The Blood Royal: The Clarence Volume, Containing the Descendants of George, Duke of Clarence by (Melville Henry de Massue) Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, p 83, c) 1905.