Cecilia (Cavendish-Bentinck) Bowes-Lyon
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Cecilia Nina (Cavendish-Bentinck) Bowes-Lyon (1862 - 1938)

Cecilia Nina "Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne" Bowes-Lyon formerly Cavendish-Bentinck
Born in Belgravia, Westminster, London, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 16 Jul 1881 in Petersham, Surrey, Englandmap
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Died at age 75 in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

She was born in Belgravia, Westminster, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (grandson of British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland) and his wife, Louisa (née Burnaby).

On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis, at Petersham, Surrey, and they had ten children. Claude inherited his father's title of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904, whereupon Cecilia became Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

The Strathmore estates included two grand houses and their surroundings: Glamis Castle and St Paul's Walden Bury. Cecilia was a gregarious and accomplished hostess who played the piano exceptionally well. During World War I, Glamis Castle served as a convalescent hospital for the wounded, in which she took an active part until she developed cancer and was forced into invalidity. In January 1923, her youngest daughter, Elizabeth, married the King's son, Prince Albert, Duke of York, later George VI, the following January.

1901 Census

Residence: Marital Status: MarriedRelation to Head of House: Head
Date: 02 Apr 1911
Place: St James, Westminster, London, England
Source: #S-1012725783 Page: Class: RG14; Piece: 504 APID: 1,2352::1493371
Date: 1901
Place: Walden St Paul, Hertfordshire, England
Source: #S-1842078137 Page: Class: RG13; Piece: 1300; Folio: 170; Page: 5. Note: Ancestry Record uki1901 #7598840 Note: Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: Belgrave, London, England Residence date: 1901 Residence place: Walden St Paul, Hertfordshire, England

Buried - Glamis, Angus, Scotland.

Lady was in an obituary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She died (age 76) on 23 June 1938 in London.[1]


  1. Obituary: "U.S., Newspapers.com™ Obituary Index, 1800s-current"
    The Vancouver Sun; Publication Date: 23 Jun 1938; Publication Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Clipping
    Ancestry Record 61843 #510559864 (accessed 8 May 2023)
    Name: Lady Strathmore; Gender: Female; Death Age: 76; Birth Date: abt 1862; Marriage Date: 16 Jul 1881; Residence Place: Strathmore; Death Date: 23 Jun 1938; Death Place: London; Burial Date: 27 Jun; Obituary Date: 23 Jun 1938; Obituary Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Newspaper Title: The Vancouver Sun; Parents: William Cavendish - Bentinck; Spouse: Earl; Child: Hon David Bowes-Lyon, Hon Michael Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth, Lord Glamis, Baroness Elphinstone, Lady Rose Leveson Gower, Deceased Children: Fergus, John Herbert, Alexander Francis, Violet Hyacinth.
  • Book Title: The blood royal of Britain : being a roll of the living descendants of Edward IV and Henry VIII ,
  • 1901 England Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.

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