"1800" Mary Eleanore Bowes, 9th Countess Strathmore by J. C. Dillman Engleheart (Bowes Museum - Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham UK)

Coal was already big business when George Bowes' daughter, Mary Eleonore, was married on her 18th birthday in 1867 to John Lyon, 9th Earl of Strathmore. The marriage was unhappy and produced a child, not Earl John's. Her biography is here.

From katralls.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/marriage-most-horrid.

"1800" Mary Eleanore Bowes, 9th Countess Strathmore by J. C. Dillman Engleheart (Bowes Museum - Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham UK)

Countess Mary's dress in this 1800 portrait is more appropriate for 1785 with the curly coiffure and fichu.

Keywords:  Dillman Engleheart, Mary Eleanore Bowes, Bowes family, Lyon family, Mary Eleanore Lyon, Countess Strathmore, Countess, British, curly coiffure, choker neck band, lace, bows, close sleeves

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