Bowes-Lyon

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Bowes-Lyon family
Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
Motto: "In Thee, O Lord, have I put my trust"
(Latin: In Te Domine Speravi)
Parent house Clan Lyon
Country

 United Kingdom

Ethnicity Scottish
Founder John Lyon and Mary Bowes
Current head Simon Bowes-Lyon
Titles
Estate(s) Glamis Castle (seat)
Streatlam Castle
Gibside

The Bowes Lyon family descended 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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