Debrett’s Illustrated Peerage


Information from "Debrett’s Illustrated Peerage" 1943, page 973-74.

Found in Cardiff Library.

STRATHMORE AND KINGHORNE, EARL OF. (BOWES-LYON) [Earl S. 1606 and 1677, Earl UK. 1937]

Claude George Bowes-Lyon, KG.,KT.,GCVO., 14th Earl; born 14th March 1855; succeeded 1904; LL D. St.Andrews; formerly Lieut. 2nd Life Guards; is Pres. of Angus TA., Asso.,Hon. Col. 4th/5th Batn. the Black Watch (TD), patron of one living, a K.St.J., a DL., for co.of City of Dundee, and a JP. for Herts.; 32 Years Lord Lieut. of Angus; GCVO. 1923, KT. 1928 and Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (peerage of United Kingdom) and KG. 1937; married 1881 Cecilia Nina, GCVO., who died 1938, daughter of the late Rev.Charles William Cavendish-Bentinck [see D Portland, colls.] and has issue.

Arms: Quarterly; 1st and 4th argent, a lion rampant azure, armed and langued gules, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the second, Lyon: 2nd and 3rd ermine, three bows, strings palewise proper, Bowes:. Royal Augmentation (granted to the holder of the Earldom only) An inescutcheon en surtout azure, thereon a rose argent, barbed vert, seeded or. ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper within a double tressure flory-counterflory of the second, the said inescutcheon ensigned with an Earl’s coronet proper. Crest: Between two slips of laurel, a lady to the girdle, habited, and holding in her right hand a thistle all proper. Supporters: Dexter, a unicorn argent, armed, unguled, maned and tufted or; sinister, a lion per fesse or and gules.

Seat: Glamis Castle,co.Angus. Town Residence: 38 Cumberland Mansions,W.1.

Sons Living.

Patrick (Lord Glamis- pronounced "Glarms"), born 22nd September 1884, ed. at RMC.; is Lieut. Scots Guards (Reserve), and a DL. for Forfarshire; European War 1914-17 as Major Black Watch (Roy, Highlanders) (TF) in France and Belgium (wounded, 1914-15 Star, two medals): married 1908 Lady Dorothy Beatrix Osborne, daughter of 10th Duke of Leeds, having has issue, of whom the eldest son, John Patrick (Master of Glamis), born 1910; Capt. Scots Guards; died (killed in action during European War) 1941:

Sons Living: Hon. Timothy Patrick (Master of Glamis) born (twin) 1918; ed. at Stowe; is 2nd Lieut. Black Watch (Supplementary Reserve).

Daughters Living: Hon. Cecilia, born 1912; married 1939 Kenneth Douglas Evelyn Herbert Harrington (see Harrington Bt. colls.)

Hon. Nancy Moira born 1918; married 1940, Lance Amigo Burra Robinson RAF. Vol. Reserve, and has issue living, a son, born 1941. Residence: Ladywood,Seal,Chart,Kent.

Residence: Shovelstrode Manor,East Grinstead,Sussex.

Hon. Michael Claude Hamilton: born 1893; ed. at Eton and at Magdalen Coll.,Oxford; is a JP. and DL.,for Bedfordshire; European War 1914-17 as Capt. Roy. Scots (Lothian Regt.) and as ADC. on Personal Staff (prisoner); married February 1928 Elizabeth Margaret daughter of John Cator, of Woodbastwick Hall, Norfolk and 34 Eaton Place, SW.,and has issue living, Fergus Michael Claude, born December 1928; a son born 1940; Mary Cecilia, born 1932, Patricia Maud (twin) born 1932. Residence: St.Paul’s Walden Bury,Hitchin,Herts.

Hon. David: born 1902; ed. at Eton and at Magdalen Coll.,Oxford (BA. and MA.); is 2nd Lieut. Hertfordshire Regt. (TA); appointed Ch. Press Officer to Min. of Economic Warfare 1940; married 1929 Rachael Pauline daughter of the late Col. the Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Spender-Clay, PC.,CMG.,MC.,MP. (see V Astor), and has issue living, Simon Alexander, born 1931, Davina Katherine, born 1930. Residence: St Paul’s,Walden Bury,Hitchin,Herts.

Daughters Living.

Lady Mary Frances: (Baroness Elphinstone), DCVO., born 1883; DCVO. 1939; married 1910, the 16th Baron Elphinstone. Residence: Carberry Tower, Musselburgh.

Lady Rose Constance: (Countess Granville) born 1890; married 1916, the 4th Earl Granville. Residence: Government House,Douglas,Isle of Man.

Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite: KG.,KT.,CI.,GCVO.,GBE. (HM. The Queen), born 1900; Hon. LL D., Queen’s Univ.,Belfast 1924, St.Andrews 1929, Glasgow 1932 and Edinburgh 1937; Hon. DCL.,Oxford 1931; Hon. D.Lit. London 1937; is Col.-in-Ch. King’s Own Yorkshire L.I., Queen’s Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Black Watch (Roy. Highlander Regt.) RAMC., and Toronto Scottish Regt.,Hon. Col. 14th Batn. London Regt.(London Scottish), and 1st Batn. Herts Regt. (TA), a D G St.J., Comdt.-in-Ch. of Nursing Divs. of St.John Ambulance Brig., and Pres. of British Red Cross So.; has Grand Cross of Legion of Honour, and 1st class Order of Crown of Japan; granted Freedom of City of Edinburgh 1936; appointed Grand Master of Roy, Victorian Order 1937, and Comdt,-in-Ch. WRNS.,ATS. and WAAF. 1939; received Roy. Victorian Chain 1937; GBE.(Civil) 1927, CI. 1931, KG. 1936, GCVO. and KT. 1937; married 26th April 1923, H M. King George VI. Residence: Windsor Castle,Berks; Buckingham Palace, SW.1; Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park; Balmoral Castle,Aberdeenshire; Sandringham,Norfolk.

Brothers Living.

(Not in remainder to United Kingdom Earldom).

Hon. Francis, born 1856; ed. at Eton; formerly Lieut.-Col. Comdt. 2nd Vol. Batn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), is a JP. and DL.,for Northumberland, and a DL. of co.Forfar; married 1883, Lady Anne Catherine Sybil Lindsay, who died 1936, daughter of 25th Earl of Crawford. having had issue, Charles Lindsay Claude, born 1885; Capt. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) died (killed in action during European War) 1914, Geoffrey Francis (of Vale Court, Colerne,Wilts), born 1886; ed. at Eton; formerly Capt. Black Watch (Roy Highlanders); European War 1914-16 (wounded); married 1914 Katherine, dau if Sir Lewis Amherst Selby Bigge, KCB., 1st Bt. and has issue living, Francis James Cecil, born 1917; ed. at Eton,; is Capt. Grenadier Guards; married 1941, Mary daughter of Capt. Sir Humphrey Edmund De Trafford, MC.,4th Bt. (and has issue living, John Francis born 1942), Anne Caroline Lindsay, born 1916; married 1939. Llewellyn Ross Llewellyn; Susannah Sarah, born 1920; married 1920 Peter Hugh Dudley Ryder [see E Harrowby), Ronald George, MVO.,RN., born 1893; entered RN, 1906 and became Capt. 1936; European War1914-19; was Equerry to HRH. Prince George 1923-5, Navigator Roy. Yacht "Victoria and Albert" 1929-32, and Capt. of Dockyard, Dep.Sup.,and King’s Harbour Master, Malta 1936-9; MVO. (4th Class) 1925; married 1925 Mary Claire daughter of the late James Russell: Muriel Frances Margaret, born 1884: Winifred Geraldine, born 1889: Lilian Helen, born 1895. Residence: Ridley Hall,Bardon Mill, Northumberland. Clubs: Carlton, Bachelor’s.

Hon. Patrick, born 1863; ed. at Trin. Coll.,Camb. (BA. 1884); Bar. Inner Temple 1889; served in RN. 1877-80; a DL. for co.Forfar, and a JP. for Kent; unsuccessfully contested Barnard Castle Div. of Durham co. (C) 1885, and Stockport 1892; married 1893 Miss Alice Wiltshire, ward of the late Capt. Arthur Lister-Kaye, of Manor House,Stretton-on-Dunsmore, having had issue, of whom Gavin Patrick, born 1895; Lieut. Grenadier Guards; died (killed in action during European War) 1917: Jean Barbara, born 1904: Margaret Anne, born 1907. Residence: 12 Cadogan Square, SW.1. Clubs: Carlton, Wellington.

Hon. Malcolm, born 1874; ed. at Eton and at Trin. Hall, Camb.; formerly Capt. Household Cav., and Lieut.-Col. Black Watch (TA); South Africa 1899-1900 with 10th Hussars and 1902 as Capt. 29th Batn. Imperial Yeo., European War 1914-18 (wounded); married 1907 Winifred daughter of Hector John Gurdon-Rebow, JP. formerly of Wyvenhoe Park,Essex, and has issue living, Clodagh Pamela (Lady Malcolm A Douglas Hamilton), born 1908; married 1931 Wing Com. Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton, RAF. [see D Hamilton and Brandon]. Residence: 71 Cadogan Gardens, SW.3. Clubs: Guards.

Sister Living.

Lady Constance Frances, born 1865; married 1893 Robert Francis Leslie Blackburn, a Judge of Court of Session in Scotland with the title of Lord Blackburn, and has issue living, Phyllis Frances Agnes, born 1894; married 1916, Brigadier Gawaine Basil Rowan-Hamilton, DSO.,MC., Comdg. 153rd Brig. (TA), and has issue living, Angus David, born 1919, Denys Archibald, born 1921, Gawaine Leslie, born 1923, Hilda Constance Helen, born 1902; married 1929, Capt. Archiblad David Barclay Pearson, Scots Guards, of 27 Oxford Square, W.2, and has issue living, Virginia Rosemary, born 1930, Delia Mary, born 1933, Claudia Katherine Angela (Hon. Mrs James D Carnegie) born 1908, married 1935, the Hon. James Duthac Carnegie [see E Southesk]. Residence: Ellerton House, 125 Grange Loan,Edinburgh; Merklands, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Widows Living of Sons of Thirteenth and Fourteenth Earls.

Issobel Hester, daughter of the late Harvey Drummond [see E Perth, colls]; married 1882, the Hon. Ernest Bowes-Lyon, who died 1891 and has issue living [see colls.,infra]. Residence: The Cedars,Horton,Slough.

Hon. Fenella, daughter of 21st Baron Clinton; married the Hon. John Herbert Bowes-Lyon, who died 1930, and has issue living [see colls.,infra]. Residence; 18 Charles Street,Berkeley Square,W.1.; 9 Rue de Longchamp,Paris.

Lady Christian Norah, daughter of 6th Earl of Portarlington; married 1st, 1914, Capt. the Hon. Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died (killed in action) 1915; 2ndly, 1919, Capt. William Martin, and has issue living (by 1st marriage) [see colls.infra], (by 2nd marriage) [see E Portarlington]. Residence: Came House,Dorchester.

Collateral Branches Living.

(Not in remainder to United Kingdom Earldom).

Issue of the late Hon. John Herbert Bowes-Lyon, 2nd son of 14th Earl, born 1886, died 1930; married 1914, the Hon. Fenella Hepburn Stuart Forbes Trefusis (ante), daughter of 21st Baron Clinton:

Anne Ferelith, (Viscountess Anson), born 1917; married 1938, Capt. Viscount Anson, Grenadier Guards, eldest son of 4th Earl of Lichfield: issue Nerissa Jane, born 1919: Diana Cinderella, born 1923: Katherine, born 1926. Residence: 16 Embarkment Gardens,SW.3.

Issue of the late Capt. the Hon. Fergus Bowes-Lyon, Black Watch (Roy Highlanders), 4th son of the 14th Earl, born 1889, died (killed in action during European War) 1915; married 1914 Lady Christian Norah Dawson Damer (ante) (who married 2ndly, 1919, William Martin, formerly ICS.), daughter of 6th Earl of Portarlington:

Rosemary Lucia, born 1915.

Issue of the late Hon. Ernest Bowes-Lyon, 3rd son of the 13th Earl, born 1858, died 1891; married 1882 Issobel Hester (ante) daughter of the late Harvey Drummond [see E Perth, colls]:

Ernest Hubert, born 1883; ed. at Haileybury, and at RMC.; formerly Lieut. Black Watch (Roy. Highlanders); married January 1905, Mary Agnes, who died 1914, daughter of James Hay Smeaton, and has issue living, Hubert Ernest Malcolm, born 1907; is Flight.-Lieut. RAF. Reserve: Douglas Ian Gordon, born 1912: Constance Mary, born December 1904, obtained a decree of legitimation by Court of Session, Edinburgh June 1924; married 1933, George Clark Dow: Joan Isobel Margaret, born 1888; married 1st 1909, Capt. Alfred Ernest Parker (formerly 10th Hussars), Black Watch (Roy. Highlanders) who died (killed in action) 1914; 2ndly, 1915, as his second wife, Capt. Frank Ashton Bellville, who obtained a divorce 1926; 3rdly, 192-, Rhodes, and has issue living, (by 1st marriage), Diana Effie, born 1910: Marjorie Effie (Lady Winter) born 1889; married 1st 1909, Capt. Douglas Walkden Roberts, formerly RA.; 2ndly, 191-, Richmond Campbell Pinder, who died 192-; 3rdly, 1927 Brig.-Gen. Sir Ormonde de l’Epee Winter, KBE., CB.,CMG.,DSO., and has issue living (by 1st and 2nd marriage) Ernestine Hester Maud, born 1891; married 1st, 1910, Francis Winstone Scott; 2ndly, 1918 Ronald Charles Grant, 10th Baron De Longeuil (cr. France 1700), having had issue, (by 1st marriage) Anthony Leonard, born 1911: Patrick Drummond, born 1913: (by 2nd marriage) Raoul Charles Grant, born 1919; Lieut. RN.; died (killed in action ser. during European War) 1942; married 1941, Marcelle Aileen Mary, only daughter of George Waterkeyn, of Erin,Egham,Surrey, Raymond David, born 1921. Residence: Chiberta,Virginia Water.


[1] Patrick Lyon, PC.,grandson of Sir John Lyon, of Forteviot, and afterwards of Glamis,co.Forfar (who married Jean daughter of King Robert II. of Scotland); was one of the hostages to the English 1424-7 for the ransom of King James I.; created Baron Glamis 1445, and appointed Master of the Household 1452; died 1459; succeeded by his son [2] Alexander, 2nd Baron; died sp. 1485; succeeded by his brother [3] John, PC.,3rd Baron; was Justice Gen. of Scotland; died 1497; succeeded by his son [4] John, 4th Baron; died 1500; succeeded by his eldest son [5] George, 5th Baron; died 1505; succeeded by his brother [6] John, 6th Baron; died 1528; his heir Lord Glamis, his widow, a kinsman, and an old priest were indicted for designs against the life of James V. by poison or witchcraft; the Countess was condemned to the flames and suffered on the Castle Hill at Edinburgh, 17th July 1537, Lord Glamis was sentenced to be executed and his estates forfeited, but was respited until he attained his majority; the accuser, however, having confessed that the whole story was a fabrication his lordship was released, and in 1543 was restored by Act of Parliament to his honours and estates, and succeeded as [7] John, 7th Baron; died 1558; succeeded by his son [8] John, 8th Baron, was Lord Chancellor of Scotland 1575; died 1578; succeeded by his son [9] Patrick, PC.,9th Earl Baron, was Capt. of the Guard; created Earl of Kinghorne (peerage of Scotland) 1606; died 1615; succeeded by his son [10] John, 2nd Earl; died 1647; succeeded by his son [11] Patrick, PC.,3rd Earl; was a Lord of the Treasury, an Extraordinary Lord of Session; obtained in 1672 a new charter extending the remainder to his heirs and assigns whatsoever, and in 1677 another charter providing that he and each successive inheritor of the title should be styled Baron Glamis, Tannadyce, Sidlaw and Strathdichtie, Viscount Lyon, and Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne; died 1695; succeeded by his son [12] John, 4th Earl; died 1712; succeeded by his eldest son [13] John, 5th Earl; was slain in rebellion 1715 at battle of Sheriffimuir; died 1728; succeeded by his brother [14] Charles, 6th Earl; born 17–; married 1725; died 1728; succeeded by his brother [15] James, 7th Earl; born 17–; married May 1731, Mary, who died September 1731, daughter of Dr Oliphant; died 1735; succeeded by his brother [16] Thomas, 8th Earl; born 17–; married 1736, Jean who died 1778 daughter of James Nicholson, of West Rainton,co.Durham; died 1753; succeeded by his son [17] John, 9th Earl; assumed the additional surname of Bowes; died 1776; succeeded by his eldest son [18] John, 10th Earl; created Baron Bowes, of Streatlam Castle (peerage of United Kingdom) 1815, died 1820; succeeded by his brother [19] Thomas, 11th Earl; died 1846; succeeded by his grandson [20] Thomas George, 12th Earl, son of George, Lord Glamis, by Charlotte daughter of Joseph Valentine Grinstead; was a Representative Peer; died 1865; succeeded by his brother [21] Claude, 13th Earl; born 1824; Lord Lieut. of co.Forfar; a Representative Peer 1870-87; created Baron Bowes of Streatlam Castle (peerage of United Kingdom) 1887; married 1852, Frances Dora, who died 1922 daughter of Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall,Kent;p died 1904; succeeded by his son [22] Claude George, 14th Earl and present peer; also Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (created United Kingdom 1937), Viscount Lyon, Baron Glamis, Tannadyce, Sidlaw and Strathdichtie, and Baron Bowes.

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