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Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck
Eighth cousin 4 times removed, 12th cousin twice and 3 times removed.
Birth: Sep 11, 1862, London, England;
Death: Jun 23, 1938; London, England;
Age: 76

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Titles:
  • Countess of Strathmore
  • Countess of Kinghorne
  • Royal Victorian Order

Notes:

Cecilia Nina Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, GCVO (née Cavendish-Bentinck; 11 September 1862 – 23 June 1938) was the mother of Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) and maternal grandmother and godmother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

She was born in London the eldest daughter of Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck (grandson of British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland) and his wife, Caroline. On 16 July 1881, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis at Petersham, Surrey and they had ten children. Claude inherited his father's title of Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904, whereupon Cecilia became Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

The Strathmore estates included two grand houses and their surroundings: Glamis Castle and St Paul's Walden Bury. Cecilia was a gregarious and accomplished hostess, who played the piano exceptionally well. Her houses were run with meticulous care and a practical approach, and she was responsible for designing the Italian Garden at Glamis.

During World War I, Glamis Castle served as a convalescent hospital for the wounded, in which she took an active part until she developed cancer and was forced into invalidity. In October 1921 she underwent a hysterectomy and by May 1922 she had recovered sufficiently to be able to celebrate the bethrothal of her youngest daughter, Elizabeth to the King's son, Prince Albert, Duke of York, later George VI, the following January.

She was deeply religious, a keen gardener and embroiderer, and preferred a quiet, family life. When bothered by pressmen for a photograph during the Edward VIII abdication crisis she is reported to have said, "I shouldn't waste a photograph on me."

She suffered a heart attack in April 1938 during the wedding of her granddaughter, Anne Bowes-Lyon to Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson. She died 8 weeks later, aged 75, at 38 Cumberland Mansions, Bryanston Street in London.

Lady Strathmore outlived four of her ten children. She was buried on 27 June 1938 at Glamis Castle.

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Father
Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck
Nov 8, 1817 - Aug 17, 1865
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Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Claude George Bowes-Lyon
Mar 14, 1855 - Nov 7, 1944
Issue
Queen Consort of the United Kingdom Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Tenth cousin twice removed, 9th cousin 3 times removed, 13th cousin once removed, 14th cousin once and twice removed, 14th cousin once removed (descend)
Aug 4, 1900 - Mar 30, 2002
Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne Patrick Bowes-Lyon
Ninth cousin 3 times removed, 10th cousin once removed, 10th cousin twice removed, 13th cousin once removed, 14th cousin once and twice removed, 14th cousin once removed descend
Sep 22, 1884 - May 25, 1949
Honorable Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon
Ninth cousin 3 times removed, 10th cousin twice removed, 13th cousin once removed, 14th cousin once and twice removed, 14th cousin once removed descend
Oct 1, 1893 - May 1, 1953
Countess Granville Rose Bowes-Lyon
Ninth cousin 3 times removed, 10th cousin twice removed, 13th cousin once removed, 14th cousin once and twice removed, 14th cousin once removed descend
May 6, 1890 - Nov. 17, 1967
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