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Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Claude Bowes-Lyon
Twelfth cousin 3 and 4 times removed, 13th cousin once removed.
Birth: Jul 21, 1824, Redburn, Hertfordshire, England;
Death: Feb 16, 1904; Scotland;
Age: 80

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  • 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne - Dates: 1865-1904
  • 1st Baron Bowes - Dates: 1887-1904


Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (July 21, 1824 - February 16, 1904) was a British peer. He was the 13th holder of the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

He was born in Redburn, Hertfordshire. He was the second surviving son of Thomas George Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis (son of the 11th Earl) and his wife Charlotte Grimstead.

His paternal grandparents were Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and his first wife Mary Elizabeth Louisa Rodney Carpenter. His maternal grandparents were Joseph Valentine Grimstead and Charlotte Sarah Jane Walsh.

Note: Charlotte Sarah Jane Grimstead (nee Walsh) was Claude's favourite grandparent. Mrs Grimstead was a Widow ever since 1809 and she became known as a weaping Widow. Claude managed to help her through her long Widowhood until she died on 1848 aged around 81 years old.

On 28 September 1853, Claude married Frances Dora Smith. Together they had 11 children.

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In 1865 he succeeded his elder brother Thomas. In 1887 he was created Baron Bowes, of Streatlam Castle and Lunedale, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was a Scottish representative peer from 1870 until 1892, and Lord Lieutenant of Angus from 1874 until his death.

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Lord Glamis Thomas Bowes-Lyon
Feb 6, 1801 - Jan 27, 1834
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Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne Frances Dora Smith
Jul 29, 1832 - Feb 5, 1922
Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Claude George Bowes-Lyon
Ninth cousin 3 times removed, 13th cousin twice and 3 times removed, 14th cousin
Mar 14, 1855 - Nov 7, 1944
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