'Herries1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Herries of Maidenpaup, Herries of Terregles

                               
TSP (Herries) reports that, although the name of Herries was in Scotland long before the first person mentioned below, possibly having derived from the family of Heriz (aka Hercy and Harris) who lived in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire from the 11th century, it has been suggested that the first of this family was a younger brother of the Count of Vendome who (the younger brother) accompanied King David II on his return to Scotland in 1341. It appears that the records of the House of Vendome, which merged into the House of Bourbon in the late 14th century, do not confirm this (although that fact does not disprove it either).
Sir John Herries/Heryz of Terregles (a 1366, d 27.02.1386 ?)
m. Margaret (possibly dau of Lord Boyd ?)
According to TSP, some sources indicate that there was an intervening generation or two at this point, an additional Sir John(s). Whilst one more generation is quite possible, the dates make the intervention of two more generations to be unlikely.
1. Sir John Herries of Terregles (d 27.03.1420)
  m. Euphemia Lindsay (dau of Sir James Lindsay of Crawford)
  A. Sir Herbert Herries of Terregles (d 04.07.1440)
  m. (??) Margaret Douglas (dau of Earl of Douglas) identity not certain
  i. John Herries of Terregles (d before 17.05.1483)
m. (possibly a Somerville)
  a. Sir David Herries of Terregles (b after 1433, a 08.1495)
  m. (before 07.1459) Margaret Crichton (dau of Sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar)
  (1) Herbert Herries, 1st Lord of Terregles (a 01.1501-2)
  m1. Mariot Carlyle (a 06.1486, dau of Sir John Carlyle, 1st Lord of Torthorwald)
  (A) Andrew Herries, 2nd Lord of Terregles (b c1477, d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m1. (before 1495, div) Beatrix Herries (dau of George Herries of Terraughtie)
  m2. (1495, div) Janet Douglas (dau of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus)
(i) Andrew Herries
  (ii) Elizabeth Herries
  m3. Nicholas Home (dau of Alexander Home, 2nd Lord)
  (iii) William Herries, 3rd Lord of Terregles (d 26.09.1543)
  m. Katherine Kennedy (dau of James Kennedy of Blairquhan by Agnes, dau of Sir John Murray of Cockpool)
  (a) Agnes Herries (b c1534, d 14.03.1593-4) --
  m. Sir John Maxwell, 4th Lord Herries of Terregles (b c1512, d 20.01.1582-3) --
  (b) Katherine Herries (d 08.02.1592-3)
  m1. (by 14.02.1550-1) Sir Alexander Stewart, younger of Garlies (b c1527, dvp 04.09.1571)
  m2. Uchtred McDowall of Mundork
  (c) Janet/Jean Herries (d 12.1612)
  m. Sir James Cockburn of Skerling
  (iv) Margaret Herries
  m. (before 03.1521) Gilbert Maclellan (of Bombie family)
  (B) Mungo Herries (dsp Flodden 09.09.1513)
  (C) John Herries (dsp Flodden 09.09.1513)
(D) Roger Herries of Maidenpaup
  (i) Archibald Herries of Maidenpaup and Redcastle
  (a) Roger Herries of Maidenpaup (a 1567)
  ((1)) George Herries of Maidenpaup
  m. Janet Gordon
((A)) John Herries of Maidenpaup
  ((i)) William Herries (sold Maidenpaup in 1629)
  (E) daughter
  m. John Macfarlane of that ilk (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m2. (before 06.1493) Mariot Cunyngham
  b. Mariot Herries possibly of this generation --
Mariot's her father is sometimes called Robert which means that some caution is required here. It is possible, for example, that she was niece rather than daughter of John.
  m1. Sir David Stewart, 3rd of Rosyth (d by 1483) --
  m2. Sir David Bruce, 6th of Clackmannan (d c1500) --
  ii. Herbert Herries (a 1459)
  iii. William Herries (Rector of Glasgow University ?)
  iv. Robert Herries
  a. George Herries of Terraughtie ancestor of Herries of Mabies, etc.
  m. Mariot Moray
  b.+ other issue - Richard, David, John
  v. daughter --
  m. Herbert Maxwell, 1st Lord of Carlaverock (d before 14.02.1453-4) --
  B.+ other issue - James (a 1432), Robert of Myrtoun (a 1444), William, Sir John

Main source(s): TSP (Herries), BP1934 (Herries)
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