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Bowes-Lyon family

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Parent houseClan Lyon
Country United Kingdom
FounderJohn Lyon and Mary Bowes
Current headSimon Bowes-Lyon
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The Bowes-Lyon family descends from George Bowes of Gibside and Streatlam Castle (1701–1760), a County Durham landowner and politician, through John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, chief of the Clan Lyon. Following the marriage in 1767 of the 9th Earl (John Lyon) to rich heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes, the family name was changed to Bowes by Act of Parliament. The 10th Earl changed the name to Lyon-Bowes and the 13th Earl, Claude, changed the order to Bowes-Lyon.[1]

Notable members of the family include:

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  1. ^ Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846–1931, Scots peerage: founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, Volume 8, 1904
  2. ^ Westenfeld, Adrienne (2020-11-21). "The Queen's Hidden Cousins Are Part of a Shameful Chapter in Royal History". Esquire. Retrieved 2020-11-25.