Michael Bowes-Lyon, 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
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Personal details
Born
Fergus Michael Claude Bowes-Lyon

(1928-12-31)31 December 1928
Died19 August 1987(1987-08-19) (aged 58)
SpouseMary Pamela McCorquodale
Children3
Parents
  • Capt. The Hon. Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon (father)
  • Elizabeth Margaret Cator (mother)
RelativesQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (paternal aunt)
Queen Elizabeth II (1st cousin)

Fergus Michael Claude Bowes-Lyon, 17th and 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (31 December 1928 – 19 August 1987),[1][2] was a British nobleman and peer. He was a nephew of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), and a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.

He was the son of Capt. The Hon. Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon and Elizabeth Margaret Cator.[2] His paternal grandparents were The 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck.

He married Mary Pamela McCorquodale (b.1932) on 10 April 1956.[2] They had three children:[citation needed]

He inherited the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne upon the death of his first cousin, The 16th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. He collapsed while shooting grouse on the grounds of the castle and died en route to a hospital. He was succeeded by his son.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earl of Strathmore Is Dead; A Cousin of Queen Elizabeth". The New York Times. 19 August 1987. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  2. ^ a b c The Peerage. Page 232, number 2316.
  3. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1972–1987
Succeeded by
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1972–1987
Succeeded by