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Jean Nicholson

Birthplace: West Rainton, Durham, England
Death: Died in Durham, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Nicholson and Anne Allan
Wife of Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
Mother of John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore; James Philip Lyon; Hon. Thomas Lyon; Susan Lyon; Lady Anne Simpson and 2 others

Occupation: Countess of Strathmore
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About Jean Nicholson

John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Bowes (17 July 1737 – 7 March 1776), born John Lyon, was the 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and one of the ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II. The Earl was famous for his appearance; he was known as "the beautiful Lord Strathmore".[1] His character was later described by Jesse Foot thus: "The late Earl of Strathmore was not calculated to make even a good learned woman a pleasing husband. His Lordship's pursuits were always innocent and without the smallest guile, but they were not those of science or any other splendid quality. A sincere friend, a hearty Scotchman and a good bottle companion were points of his character." The Earl was the son of Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife, the former Jean Nicholsen. In 1767, he married the heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes, and as per the stipulations of the will of the father of the bride, assumed his wife's name of Bowes. This change of name required an Act of Parliament. The two had five children:

Maria Jane Lyon (21 April 1768 – 22 April 1806). Married Barrington Price, a Colonel of the British Army on 11 May 1789. Had issue.

John Lyon-Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (14 April 1769 – 3 July 1820).

Anna Maria Lyon (3 June 1770 – 29 March 1832).

George Bowes-Lyon (17 November 1771 – 26 December 1806). Married Mary Thornhill.

Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (3 May 1773 – 27 August 1846).

From 1 October 1767 and until his death, he sat as a Scottish Representative peer in the House of Lords. On 7 March 1776, Lord Strathmore died of tuberculosis whilst at sea on his way to Portugal.

Jean Nicholsen

F, #9491, b. 22 September 1713, d. 22 April 1778 Last Edited=10 May 2003

    * Jean Nicholsen was born on 22 September 1713. She was the daughter of James Nicholsen and Anne Allan. She married Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, son of John Lyon, 4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Lady Elizabeth Stanhope, '''on 20 July 1736 at Houghton-le-Spring''', County Durham, England. She died on '''22 April 1778 at age 64 at Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham,''' England. She was '''buried on 26 April 1778'''.
    Her married name became Lyon.
  • Children of Jean Nicholsen and Thomas Lyon, 8th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Lady Susan Lyon+ d. 26 Feb 1769

Lady Anne Lyon+ d. 20 Mar 1821

John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne+ b. 17 Jul 1737, d. 7 Mar 1776

James Philip Lyon b. 2 Jul 1738, d. c 1763

Hon. Thomas Lyon+ b. c 1741, d. 13 Sep 1796

Mary Lyon b. c 1749, d. 22 May 1767

Jane Lyon b. c 1776, d. 22 Aug 1836

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Jean Nicholson's Timeline

September 22, 1713
West Rainton, Durham, England
July 17, 1737
Age 23
Rainton, Durham, England
July 2, 1738
Age 24
Rainton, Durham, England
March 18, 1741
Age 27
Hetton House, Durham, England
March 15, 1743
Age 29
Glamis Castle, Strathmore, Forfar, Scotland
April 22, 1746
Age 32
Rainton, Durham, England
Age 34
Rainton, Durham, , England
Age 62
Rainton, Durham, , England
April 22, 1778
Age 64
Durham, United Kingdom