Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne was born on 14 March 1855 at Lowndes Square, Belgravia, London. He was the son of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Frances Dora Smith. He married Nina Cecilie Cavendish-Bentinck, daughter of Rev. Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck and Caroline Louisa Burnaby, on 16 July 1881 at Petersham, London. He died on 7 November 1944 at age 89 at Glamis. He was buried on 10 November 1944 at Glamis, Angus, Scotland.