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Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne John Bowes
Ninth cousin 6 and 7 times removed, 10th cousin 4 times removed.
Birth: Jul 17, 1737, Scotland;
Death: Mar 7, 1776; Scotland;
Age: 39

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  • 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne - Dates: 1753-1776
  • 17th Lord of Glamis - Dates: 1753-1776


John Bowes (born John Lyon, July 17, 1737 - March 7, 1776) was the 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and one of the ancestors of the Queen Mother. His father was Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his mother was the former Jean Nicholsen.

In 1767 he married Mary Eleanor Bowes, and upon the request of the bride's father, assumed his wife's name. This change of name required an Act of Parliament. The two had five children:
Anna Maria Lyon (d. 29 March 1832).
John Lyon-Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (14 April 1769 - 3 July 1820).
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).
Maria Jane Lyon (c. 1774 - 22 April 1806). Married Barrington Price, a Colonel of the British Army.

From October 1, 1767 and until his death, he sat as a Scottish Representative peer in the House of Lords.

On March 7, 1776, Lord Strathmore died of tuberculosis whilst at sea on his way to Portugal.

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Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Thomas Lyon
Jul 6, 1704 - Jan 18, 1753
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Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Thomas Bowes-Lyon
Tenth cousin 5 and 6 times removed, 11 cousin 3 times removed
May 3, 1773 - Aug 27, 1846
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