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Families covered: Herries of Little Culloch, Herries of Mabie, 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 - continued below
  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



Robert Herries of Kirkpatrick-Irongay (d c1492) - continued above
1. George Herries of Terraughtie (a 1500)
  m. Mariot Murray
  A. Robert Herries of Terrauchty
  i. Robert Herries (dvp?)
  ii. Gelis Herries
  m. Robert Maxwell
  B. George Herries
2. John Herries of Mabie
  A. Robert Herries (dvp 1513 (Flodden?))
  i. Robert Herries of Mabie (d Pinkiecleugh 10.09.1547)
  m. _ McCulloch (dau of William McCulloch)
  a. Robert Herries of Mabie (a 1595, d before 04.1604)
  (1) Richard Herries of Mabie (d before 16.05.1622)
  (A) John Herries of Mabie (d before 30.10.1632)
  m. Helen or Barbara Maxwell
  (i) John Herries of Mabie (a 1632) probably father of ...
  (a) John Herries of Mabie (a 1640)
  This is probably the John of Mabie (a 1648, 1674) who is shown on MGH (NS5 vol 1 (1916), p66) as having the following descendants.
  ((1)) William Herries of Little Culloch (a 1674)
  ((2)) James Herries of Little Culloch (a 1674, d 07.1719)
  m. (mcrt 01.08.1716) Margaret McJore (dau of John McJore of Meikle Cocklick)
  ((A)) John Herries of Little Culloch (d before 07.05.1743)
  m. Elizabeth Herries (a 05.1743, dau of John Herries of Little Milntoun & sister of Agnes who m. James Morrison of Meikle Culloch)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Herries (a 06.1743)
  m. William Dod of Dumfries
  (b) Agnes Herries
m. William Browne of Nuntoun
  (ii) Edward Herries probably of this generation
  m. Grissel Maxwell (sister of Alexander Maxwell of Conhaith (Conheath))
  (a) John Herries
  ((1)) Alexander Herries
  (B)+ other issue - Herbert (d before 30.10.1652), Richard (had issue?), William
  (2) William Herries (a 1595)
  (3) Nicola(s) Herries probably of this generation
  m. Alexander Glendoning of Parton
  ii. William Herries
  B. Richard Herries (a 1512)
3. Richard Herries (4th son?)
  m. Elizabeth Murray
  A. John Herries
  i. John Herries
4.+ other issue - David (a 1503), William (a 1494)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 22.10.02) : TSP ('Herries'), BP1934 ('Herries')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 02.11.21) : MGH (NS4 vol 5 (1914), 'Pedigree of Herries of Mabie (or Maby) in the Parish of Troqueer and Stewartry of Kirkcudbright', p78+ & p144+)
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