Frances Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Frances Dora Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (née Smith; 29 July 1832 – 5 February 1922) was a British noblewoman. She was the paternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and thus a great grandmother of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Her father was Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall (7 July 1794 – 18 June 1863), and her mother was Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (c. 1805–1891). Her paternal grandparents were George Smith and wife Frances Mary Mosley, daughter of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Baronet, and wife Elizabeth Bayley, granddaughter of Nicholas Mosley and wife Elizabeth Parker, and sister of Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet, great-great-grandfather of Oswald Mosley.

On 28 September 1853, she married Claude Bowes-Lyon. He later became the 13th holder of the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne following the death of his brother Thomas in 1865. Frances then assumed the title and style of Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Together the couple had 11 children.

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Name Birth Death Spouse(s) Issue
Claude Bowes-Lyon 14 March 1855 7 November 1944 Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (1862–1938) Violet Bowes-Lyon (1882–1893)
Mary Bowes-Lyon (1883–1961)
Patrick Bowes-Lyon (1884–1949)
John Bowes-Lyon (1886–1930)
Alexander Bowes-Lyon (1887–1911)
Fergus Bowes-Lyon (1889–1915)
Rose Bowes-Lyon (1890–1967)
Michael Bowes-Lyon (1893–1953)
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900–2002)
David Bowes-Lyon (1902–1961)
Francis Bowes-Lyon 23 February 1856 18 February 1948 Anne Lindsay (1858–1936) Muriel Bowes-Lyon (1884–1968)
Charles Bowes-Lyon (1885–1914)
Capt. Geoffrey Bowes-Lyon (1886–1951)
Doris Bowes-Lyon (1887–1918)
Winnifred Bowes-Lyon (1889–1968)
Capt. Ronald Bowes-Lyon (1893–1960)
Lillian Bowes-Lyon (1895–1949)
Ernest Bowes-Lyon 4 August 1858 27 December 1891 Isobel Hester Drummond (1860–1945) Capt. Hubert Bowes-Lyon (1883–1959)
Susan Bowes-Lyon (1884–1885)
Dorothea Bowes-Lyon (1886–1886)
Joan Bowes-Lyon (1888–1954)
Marjorie Bowes-Lyon (1889–1981)
Ernestine Bowes-Lyon (1891–?)
Herbert Bowes-Lyon 15 August 1860 14 April 1897 Not married No issue
Maj. Patrick Bowes-Lyon 5 March 1863 5 October 1946 Alice Wiltshire (d 1953) Lt. Gavin Bowes-Lyon (1895–1917)
Angus Bowes-Lyon (1899–1923)
Jean Bowes-Lyon (1904–1963)
Margaret Bowes-Lyon (1907–1999)
Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon 1865 19 November 1951 Robert Francis Leslie Blackburn (d 1944) Phyllis Frances Agnes Blackburn (b 1894)
Leslie Herbert Blackburn (b 1901)
Hilda Constance Helen Blackburn (b 1902)
Claudia Blackburn (1908–2001)
Kenneth Bowes-Lyon 26 April 1867 9 January 1911 Not married No issue
Mildred Marion Bowes-Lyon 1868 9 June 1897 Augustus Edward Jessup Alfred Claude Jessup (b 1891)
Alexander Marion Jessup (b 1895)
Maud Agness Bowes-Lyon 1870 28 February 1941 Not married No issue
Evelyn Mary Bowes-Lyon 1872 15 March 1876 Not married Died young
Maj. Malcolm Bowes-Lyon 23 April 1874 23 August 1957 Winifred Gurdon Rebow (d 1957) Clodagh Bowes-Lyon (1908–2003)


She died at 19 Hans Place, Chelsea, London on 5 February 1922. She was buried at Glamis Castle, Angus, the family seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

References

  1. ^ Vickers, p.4

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