Hon Thomas Bowes

At his marriage Thomas was using the name of his mother, who provided the family money. When he inherited the family title he began using his father's name Lyon as well. He was the great-great-grandfather of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, HM the Queen Mother (or if you prefer, and since we meet him in Charlotte Chapel at a wedding, the great-great-great-great-great grandfather of William Duke of Cornwall).

Lived
1773-1846
Origin
Glamis Castle
Father
John Lyon (he took his wife's name on marriage), 7th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
Mother
Mary Eleanor Bowes, a very rich heiress from co. Durham.
Estate
Glamis Castle
Profession
Succeeded in 1820 to Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
Chapel connection
1817 (marriage)
Married on
13 December 1817
Spouse
1. Mary Carpenter, 2. Eliza Northcote, Marianne Cheape
Children
Thomas George Lyon-Bowes (1801-1834), Lord Glamis by his first wife. His son Claude Bowes-Lyon became Earl, succeeded by Claude, who had ten children: his youngest daughter was HM Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Peter Beauclerk Dewar, Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain: The Kingdom in Scotland
  3. 19th edition (Burke's Peerage and Gentry, London 2001)

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