Biografia Infanzia e giovinezza. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon era la nona di dieci figli di Claude Bowes-Lyon, XIV Conte di Strathmore e Kinghorne e di Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, la quale era discendente del primo ministro britannico William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, III duca di Portland e del Governatore generale dell'India Richard Wellesley, che era a sua volta fratello minore di un altro primo ...
Lady Elphinstone was born Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon on 30 August 1883 in Angus, Scotland, to Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck. She was an elder sister of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon known as Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (later The Queen Mother).
Lady Mary Frances Bowes-Lyon: 30 August 1883: 8 February 1961: 77 years: She married Sidney Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone; in 1910, and had issue. Patrick Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis: 22 September 1884: 25 May 1949: 64 years: He married Lady Dorothy Osborne (daughter of George Osborne, 10th Duke of Leeds) in 1908, and had issue.
David Bowes-Lyon memorial in All Saints, Saint Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire During World War II , Bowes-Lyon was a member of the secret propaganda department Political Warfare Executive . He was High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1950 and Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire from 1 July 1952  until his death.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite), née le 4 août 1900 à Londres et morte le 30 mars 2002 au château de Windsor, est une dame de la noblesse britannique, reine consort du Royaume-Uni de 1936 à 1952, sous le règne de son mari le roi George VI. Elle est également impératrice des Indes de 1936 à 1948.
Patrick Bowes-Lyon (5 March 1863 – 5 October 1946), a major of the British Army and a tennis player. He married Alice Wiltshire (1867 – 1 March 1953) on 9 August 1893. They had 4 children. Lady Constance Frances Bowes-Lyon (8 October 1865 – 19 November 1951), married Robert Blackburn (27
Captain The Hon. Fergus Bowes-Lyon (18 April 1889 – 27 September 1915) was a British officer and older brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen consort of the United Kingdom from 1936 until 1952, and generally known in Britain as the Queen Mother. Bowes-Lyon was killed during World War I. He was a maternal uncle of Elizabeth II