Mary Elizabeth Louise Rodney Carpenter was born on 1 January 1783. She was the daughter of George Carpenter and Mary Elizabeth Walsh.
Baptism: 21 May 1783 Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England 
At marriage on 25 March 1800 she was of Redbourn, Hertfordshire, a minor, consent for the marriage was given by Mary Elizabeth Delaval, wife of Francis Delaval Esq, and guardian as appointed in the will of the late George Carpenter Esq, being the lawful father... she signed M E L R Carpenter, witnesses were her mother and step-father. Image attached above.
She died on 1 June 1811.
Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (3 May 1773 – 27 August 1846) was the third son of John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and Mary Bowes, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. His mother was the author of the verse drama, "The Siege of Jerusalem" (1769).
The eldest brother was John Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, who had a long affair with Mary Millne. Their only son John Bowes was only legitimized following the demise of his father. He inherited most of the real estate of his father, but none of his titles.
The second brother was George Bowes-Lyon who had married Mary Thornhill, but died childless on 26 December 1806. Thomas was their only legitimate heir and became the new Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne on 3 July 1820.
On 25 March 1800 Thomas married firstly Mary Elizabeth Louisa Rodney Carpenter (1 January 1783 – 1 June 1811), daughter of George Carpenter and his wife Mary Elizabeth (née Walsh). They had two children:
His first wife died on 1 June 1811. He married secondly Eliza Northcote, daughter of a Colonel in the British Army. They had a daughter:
On 8 December 1817 Thomas married his third wife Marianna Cheape, daughter of John Cheape. This marriage was childless and lasted until his death.
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