When Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck was born on 11 September 1862, in Belgrave, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Lord Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck, was 44 and her mother, Caroline Louisa Burnaby, was 29. She married Claude George Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne on 16 July 1881, in Petersham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and St Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 23 June 1938, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom.
From the Latin name Caecilia, feminine form of Caecilius ( see Cecil ). This was a good deal more common than the masculine form, largely due to the fame of the 2nd- or 3rd-century virgin martyr whose name is still mentioned daily in the Roman Catholic Canon of the Mass. She is regarded as the patron saint of music and has inspired works such as Purcell's ‘Ode on St Cecilia's Day’, although the reasons for this association are not clear.
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