Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 12th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

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The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, 1846.
Personal details
Thomas George Lyon-Bowes

(1822-09-28)28 September 1822
St Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire, England
Died13 September 1865(1865-09-13) (aged 42)
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Charlotte Maria Barrington
(m. 1850; died 1854)
Parent(s)Thomas Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis
Charlotte Grimstead

Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, 12th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (28 September 1822 – 13 September 1865), styled Lord Glamis between 1834 and 1846, was a Scottish peer and cricketer.


Lyon-Bowes was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis, son of Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. His mother was Charlotte Grimstead, daughter of Joseph Valentine Grimstead, of Merry Hall, Lower Ashtead, Surrey.[1] He succeeded his grandfather in the earldom in 1846.

Public life[edit]

An amateur cricketer, Strathmore played first-class cricket for the Marylebone Cricket Club from 1844 to 1857.[2] In 1852 he was elected a Scottish representative peer, a post he held until July 1865.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Strathmore and Kinghorne married the Honourable Charlotte Maria Barrington, daughter of William Barrington, 6th Viscount Barrington, on 30 April 1850. The marriage was childless. She died on 3 November 1854, aged 27. Lord Strathmore and Kinghorne died on 13 September 1865, aged 42, and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, Claude.


  1. ^ Bouchard, Brian (January 2013). "The curious case of Joseph Valentine Grimstead. A man of substance and principle". Epsom & Ewell History Explorer. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Player profile: Thomas Lyon-Bowes". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Representative Peers – Scotland". Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
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