Cecilia (Cavendish-Bentinck) Bowes-Lyon

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

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Cecilia Nina "Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne" Bowes-Lyon formerly Cavendish-Bentinck
Born in Belgravia, Westminster, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Petersham, Surrey, Englandmap
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Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Cecilia (Cavendish-Bentinck) Bowes-Lyon was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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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: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=uki1901&h=7598840&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt 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.


  • 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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On 7 Jul 2017 at 05:48 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Cavendish Bentinck-3 and Cavendish-Bentinck-1 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates, same spouse and children

On 3 Jan 2017 at 11:05 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Cavendish-Bentinck-26 and Cavendish-Bentinck-1 appear to represent the same person because: Exact dates and same spouse

On 31 Mar 2013 at 02:15 GMT John Cherry wrote:

HRH Prince Charles's Great-Grandmother

Cecilia is 25 degrees from Rosa Parks, 20 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 5 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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