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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne DL (1957-2016)

_. The 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne, a great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and head of the Bowes Lyon family, died from cancer, 27 February, 2016. He was 58.

Michael Fergus Bowes Lyon, was born at Windsor, 7 June, 1957, son of the 17th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne (1928-87), by his wife the former Mary Pamela McCorquodale, scion of that landed family. He succeeded to his father's peerages and the Glamis Castle estate, 18 Aug, 1987.

He married 1stly, 1984 (div 2005) Isobel Charlotte Weatherall, a scion of the Keswick family of the Jardine Matheson financial empire; married 2ndly,  24 Nov, 2005 (div 2008), Dr Damaris E. Stuart-William; married 3rdly, 2012, Karen Baxter.

Lord Strathmore, who served as a Deputy Lieutenant for Angus, is survived by his third countess. He leaves three sons from his first marriage, Simon, John and George, & a son, Toby, from his second marriage, & 2 stepdaughters from his third marriage.

The family honours now pass to his eldest son, Simon Patrick Bowes Lyon, styled Lord Glamis, who was born 18 June, 1986.

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