Sunday, October 01, 2017

Sonia Gabrielle Murphy [nee Bowes-Lyon] 1922-2017

_. Sonia Gabrielle Murphy [nee Bowes-Lyon], who died 30 September, 2017, was a scion of the Earls of Strathmore & Kinghorne. She was a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

She was born 1 October, 1922, daughter of Capt Hubert Ernest Bowes-Lyon [1883-1959], by his second wife the former Margaret Mary Nuttall [died 1966].

Her grandfather, the Hon Ernest Bowes-Lyon [1858-91], was a younger brother of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne [1855-1944], the Queen Mother's father.

She married 15 May, 1948, Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Otteran Murphy, MBE.


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