Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Patrick Lyon, 3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (29 May 1643 – 15 May 1695) was a Scottish peer and nobleman. He was the son of John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Kinghorne.


On 12 May 1646, 17 days before his third birthday, Patrick inherited the titles of third Earl of Kinghorne and eleventh Lord Glamis from his father, as well as Glamis Castle and Castle Lyon (now Castle Huntly), which had been purchased by 1st Earl of Kinghorne in 1614. On 30 May 1672 he obtained a new charter, ratified in Parliament on 1 July 1677, giving an addition to his title, which was in future to be Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Viscount Lyon, Lord Glammis, Tannadyoe, Sidlaw, and Stradiohtie, with the precedence of the former honour of Earl of Kinghorne.


Patrick Lyon married Helen Middleton, daughter of John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton, and his wife Grizel Durham, on 23 August 1662. They had issue:

  1. John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (8 May 1663–10 May 1712).
  2. Lady Grizel Lyon (1665–circa 1721) married David Ogilvy, 3rd Earl of Airlie, and had issue.
  3. Lady Jean Lyon (1666–unknown), died young.
  4. Lady Elizabeth Lyon (1666–before 1672), died young.
  5. Patrick Lyon (1669–1715).
  6. Lady Elizabetta Lyon (1672–1739), married Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne, and had issue, married Patrick Kinnaird, 3rd Lord Kinnaird, had issue, married Capt. Alexander Grant, no issue.
  7. Lady Adelaide Lyon (1676–1698)[citation needed].
  8. Charles Lyon (1679–1692), died young.


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Lyon

(as Earl of Kinghorne)

Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Succeeded by
John Lyon