Mary Eleanor Bowes
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7045766.ece

Bowes had become the richest woman in Britain after the death of her father when she was 11. By the time she had the misfortune to attract the attention of Andrew Stoney, an Irish army officer, she had already been widowed once, when her husband John Lyon, 9th Earl of Strathmore, died in 1776. They had been married for nine years and had five children.

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