John (Lyon) Bowes
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John (Lyon) Bowes (1737 - 1776)

John "9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn" Bowes formerly Lyon
Born in West Rainton, Durham, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 24 Feb 1767 in London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 38 in At Sea En Route To Lisbonmap
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John (Lyon) Bowes is a member of Clan Lyon.
European Aristocracy
John Lyon was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Extract from Wikipedia-

The Earl was the son of Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife, the former Jean Nicholsen. In 1767, he married the heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes, and as per the stipulations of the will of the father of the bride, assumed his wife's name of Bowes. This change of name required an Act of Parliament. The two had five children:

  • Maria Jane Lyon (21 April 1768 – 22 April 1806). Married Barrington Price, a Colonel of the British Army on 11 May 1789. Had issue.
  • John Lyon-Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (14 April 1769 – 3 July 1820).
  • Anna Maria Lyon (3 June 1770 – 29 March 1832).
  • George Bowes-Lyon (17 November 1771 – 26 December 1806). Married Mary Thornhill.
  • Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (3 May 1773 – 27 August 1846).

From 1 October 1767 and until his death, he sat as a Scottish Representative peer in the House of Lords. On 7 March 1776, Lord Strathmore died of tuberculosis whilst at sea on his way to Portugal.

John [Lyon later Bowes], 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

born - 17 Jul 1737


21 Feb 1767 Mary Eleanor Bowes (mar. (2) 17 Jan 1777 (div. 3 Mar 1789) Andrew Robinson Stoney later Stoney-Bowes MP, of Coldpig Hill, co. Durham; d. 28 Apr 1800), only dau. and hrss. of George Bowes, of Streatlam Castle and Gibside, co. Durham, by his second wife Mary Gilbert, dau. of Edward Gilbert, of St Paul's Walden, co. Hertford


1. Hon John Bowes, later 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

2. Hon George Bowes, of St Paul's Walden, co. Hertford (b. 17 Nov 1771; dsp. 26 Dec 1806), mar. 14 Jun 1805 Mary Thornhill (mar. (2) 1811 her brother-in-law Col Barrington Price, of Becket, co. Gloucester), dau. of Edward Thornhill, of Kingston Lisle, co. Berkshire

3. Hon Thomas Bowes later Bowes-Lyon, later 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

1. Lady Mary Bowes (b. 22 Apr 1768; d. 22 Apr 1806), mar. 11 May 1789 Col Barrington Price, of Becket, co. Gloucester

2. Lady Anna Maria Bowes (d. 29 Mar 1832), mar. 22 Jan 1778 Henry James Jessop

died - 7 Mar 1776


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There is a book written about the heiress Bowes and what happened to her after John died. It is called man, entitled, if I recall correctly: Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
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Rejected matches › John Lane (1739-1778)

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