Frances (Smith) Bowes-Lyon
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Frances Dora (Smith) Bowes-Lyon (1832 - 1922)

Frances Dora "Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne" Bowes-Lyon formerly Smith
Born in Blendon Hall, Kent, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 26 Sep 1853 in Bexley, Kent, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 89 in Hans Place, Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Frances Smith was a member of the aristocracy in England.
This profile is part of the Smith Name Study.

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:

  1. Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne+ b. 14 Mar 1855, d. 7 Nov 1944
  2. Hon. Francis Bowes-Lyon+ b. 23 Feb 1856, d. 18 Feb 1948
  3. Hon. Ernest Bowes-Lyon+ b. 4 Aug 1858, d. 27 Dec 1891
  4. Herbert Bowes-Lyon b. 15 Aug 1860, d. 14 Apr 1897
  5. Major Patrick Bowes-Lyon+ b. 5 Mar 1863, d. 5 Oct 1946
  6. Lady Constance Frances Bowes-Lyon+ b. 1865, d. 19 Nov 1951
  7. Kenneth Bowes-Lyon b. 26 Apr 1867, d. 9 Jan 1911
  8. Mildred Marion Bowes-Lyon b. c 1868, d. 9 Jun 1897
  9. Maud Agnes Bowes-Lyon b. 1870, d. 28 Feb 1941
  10. Evelyn Mary Bowes-Lyon b. 1872, d. 15 Mar 1876
  11. Lt.-Col. Hon. Malcom Bowes-Lyon+ b. 23 Apr 1874, d. 23 Aug 1957

On 2 April 1871, the night of the English Census, Frances is recorded[1] as Countess Strathemere And Kingham and living with her husband (recorded as Earl Strathemere And Kingham) and 8 of her then 9 children (Claude, Francis, Ernest, Patrick, Constance, Kenneth, Mildred and, Maud)

She passed away in 1922.

Research Notes

  1. England and Wales Census, 1871[1]
    • Name: Strathemere And Kingham
    • Titles and Terms: Countess
    • Event Type: Census
    • Event Date: 1871
    • Event Place: Knightsbridge, St Margarets, London, Middlesex, England
    • Enumeration District: 17
    • Gender: Female
    • Age: 38
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
    • Birth Year (Estimated): 1833
    • Birthplace: London
    • District: All Saints
    • GS Film Number: 000823289
    • Image Number: 00232
    • Entry Number: 18
    For the rest of Frances' family see Earl Strathemere And Kingham's profile
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1891,"[2]
    • Event Type: Census
    • Event Date: 1891
    • County: London
    • Parish: Kensington
    • Ecclesiastical Parish: ST STEPHENS
    • Registration District: Kensington
    • Residence Note: Queens Gate Gardens
    • Page Number: 36
    • Registration Number: RG12
    • Piece/Folio: 34/ 92
    • Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Occupation
    Strathmore Wife Female 58 St George'S, London, England Living On Private Means


  1. 1.0 1.1 "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2017), Strathemere And Kingham, 1871.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Strathmore, Kensington, London, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.


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Smith-163013 and Smith-480 appear to represent the same person because: Same information, same son
Smith-156039 and Smith-480 appear to represent the same person because: Enrique, not sure why you removed this merge proposal. The vitals are identical. Please remember that on wikitree there should be only one profile per individual. Therefore we must merge duplicates. If there is a discrepancy that needs resolving before completing the merge, you can select Unmerged Match. Be sure to add an explanation on one of the profiles. Thank you.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Smith-62256 and Smith-480 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles are duplicates. There is a conflict with one of the parents but there is a merge active for sorting that out. The correct name after marriage should be Bowes-Lyon
posted by Richard Shelley
I see that there is an unmerged match on this profile, but they are clearly duplicates. Can a profile manager take care of setting up the merge, please?



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