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Lord Chancellor of Ireland Lord Bowes

Bowes-Lyon is a Scottish family descended from or related to John Bowes, 1st Baron Bowes, the first Baron Bowes, 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 Lyon-Bowes by Act of Parliament; the 13th Earl, Claude, changed the order to Bowes-Lyon.[1]

Notable members of the family include:

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