Frances is a maternal great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Frances was born in 1832.
Her father was Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall (7 July 1794 – 18 June 1863), and her mother was Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (c. 1805–1891). Her paternal grandparents were George Smith and wife Frances Mary Mosley, daughter of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Baronet, and wife Elizabeth Bayley, granddaughter of Nicholas Mosley and wife Elizabeth Parker, and sister of Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet, great-great-grandfather of Oswald Mosley.
On 28 September 1853, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon. He became the 13th holder of the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne following the death of his brother Thomas in 1865. Frances then assumed the title and style of Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Together the couple had 11 children:
Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne+ b. 14 Mar 1855, d. 7 Nov 1944
Hon. Francis Bowes-Lyon+ b. 23 Feb 1856, d. 18 Feb 1948
Hon. Ernest Bowes-Lyon+ b. 4 Aug 1858, d. 27 Dec 1891
Herbert Bowes-Lyon b. 15 Aug 1860, d. 14 Apr 1897
Major Patrick Bowes-Lyon+ b. 5 Mar 1863, d. 5 Oct 1946
Lady Constance Frances Bowes-Lyon+ b. 1865, d. 19 Nov 1951
Kenneth Bowes-Lyon b. 26 Apr 1867, d. 9 Jan 1911
Mildred Marion Bowes-Lyon b. c 1868, d. 9 Jun 1897
Maud Agnes Bowes-Lyon b. 1870, d. 28 Feb 1941
Evelyn Mary Bowes-Lyon b. 1872, d. 15 Mar 1876
Lt.-Col. Hon. Malcom Bowes-Lyon+ b. 23 Apr 1874, d. 23 Aug 1957
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3TLT-SZM : 11 December 2017), Strathmore, Kensington, London, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/24493981/frances-dora-bowes-lyon : accessed 16 August 2021), memorial page for Frances Dora Smith Bowes-Lyon (29 Jul 1832–5 Feb 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 24493981, citing Glamis Churchyard, Glamis, Angus, Scotland ; Maintained by IrishDan (contributor 46810933) .