Claude Bowes-Lyon
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Claude George Bowes-Lyon (1824 - 1904)

Claude George "13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne" Bowes-Lyon
Born in Redbourn, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Sep 1853 in Bexley, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 79 in Bordighira, Liguria, Italymap
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European Aristocracy
Claude Bowes-Lyon was a member of the aristocracy in England.

Claude Bowes-Lyon was born July 21, 1824[1] in Redbourn, England to Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Louisa Rodney Carpenter. He was the second surviving son. Born Claude Lyon-Bowes, he altered the family name to Bowes-Lyon.[2]

On September 28, 1853[1], Claude married Frances Dora Smith. They had 11 children.[2]

On 2 April 1871, the night of the English Census, Claude is recorded[3] as Earl Strathemere And Kingham and living with his Wife ( recorded as Countess Strathemere And Kingham) and 8 of his then 9 children (Claude, Francis, Ernest, Patrick, Constance, Kenneth, Mildred and, Maud)

Titles and Positions

In 1865, he succeeded his elder brother, Thomas, in Earldom. In 1887, he was created Baron Bowes of Streatlam Castle and Lunedale, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was the Scottish representative peer from 1870 until 1892, and Lieutenant of Angus from 1874 until his death.[2]


Date: July 21, 1824
Place: Rebourn, England
Spouse: Frances Dora Smith
Date: September 28, 1853
Date: February 16, 1904
Place: Bordighera, Italy
Place: Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Cemetery: Glamis Castle[4]


Father: Thomas Lyon-Bowes
Mother: Charlotte Grimstead
  1. Thomas Lyon-Bowes
  2. Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 12th Earl
  3. Charlotte Lyon-Bowes
  4. Herbert Lyon-Bowes
  5. Arthur Lyon-Bowes
  6. Frances Lyon-Bowes Trevanion
Spouse: Frances Dora Smith
  1. Claude George Bowes-Lyon
  2. Francis Bowes-Lyon
  3. Ernest Bowes-Lyon
  4. Herbert Bowes-Lyon
  5. Major Patrick Bowes-Lyon
  6. Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon Blackburn
  7. Kenneth Bowes-Lyon
  8. Mildred Marion Bowes-Lyon Jessup
  9. Maud Agnes Bowes-Lyon
  10. Evelyn Mary Bowes-Lyon
  11. Major Malcolm Bowes-Lyon

Research Notes

  1. England and Wales Census, 1871[3]
    • Name: Strathemere And Kingham
    • Titles and Terms: Earl
    • Event Type: Census
    • Event Date: 1871
    • Event Place: Knightsbridge, St Margarets, London, Middlesex, England
    • Enumeration District: 17
    • Gender: Male
    • Age: 44
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Occupation: Peer
    • Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    • Birth Year (Estimated): 1827
    • Birthplace: Redbourne, Hertfordshire
    • District: All Saints
    • Film: 000823289
    • Image: 00232
    • Entry Number: 17
    • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Image Entry
    Earl Strathemere And Kingham Head Male 44 Redbourne, Hertfordshire 232 17
    Countess Strathemere And Kingham Wife Female 38 London 232 18
    Lord Glamis Son Male 16 London 232 19
    Honorable F Lyon Glamis Son Male 15 London 232 20
    Ernest D Lyon Son Male 12 London 232 21
    Honorable Patrick D Glamis Son Male 8 London 232 22
    Lady Constance Glamis Daughter Female 5 London 232 23
    Honorable Kenneth Glamis Son Male 3 London 232 24
    Lady Mildew [Marion] Lyon Daughter Female 2 Firfar LeMan, Glamis 233 1
    Lady Mana [Maud] Lyon Daughter Female 0 London 233 1
    • Note: Herbert's census record has not been located
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1891,"[5]
    • Name: Strathmore
    • Event Type: Census
    • Event Date: 1891
    • County: London
    • Parish: Kensington
    • Ecclesiastical Parish: ST STEPHENS
    • Registration District: Kensington
    • Residence Note: Queens Gate Gardens
    • Gender: Male
    • Age: 66
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Occupation: Living On Private Means
    • Relationship to Head of Household: Head
    • Birth Year (Estimated): 1825
    • Birthplace: Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England
    • Page Number: 36
    • Registration Number: RG12
    • Piece/Folio: 34/ 92
    • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
    Strathmore Head Male 66 Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England Living On Private Means
    Strathmore Wife Female 58 St George'S, London, England Living On Private Means
    Maud Lyon Daughter Female 20 London, England Living On Private Means
    Kenneth Lyon Son Male 23 London, England Living On Private Means
    M Lyon Son Male 16 London, England Living On Private Means


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cracrofts Peerage: Claude Bowes-Lyon
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Claude Bowes-Lyon
  3. 3.0 3.1 "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( 9 December 2017), Strathemere And Kingham, 1871.
  4. Find a Grave
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Strathmore, Kensington, London, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

See Also

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-01-15), entry for Claude /Lyon-Bowes (Bowes-Lyon)/ 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorn.

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