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Katherine Kennedy

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Terregles, Dumfrieshire
Death: March 14, 1593 (83)
Terregles, Dumfrieshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Gilbert Kennedy and Agnes Murray
Wife of John Wallace of Craigie and Sir William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries
Mother of Catherine Stewart (Herries); Agnes Herries of Terregies and Janet Cockburn
Sister of James Kennedy

Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Katherine Kennedy


Katherine Kennedy here treated is not the same person as Lady Katherine Kennedy

According to Sir James Balfour Paul, Katherine Kennedy is the daughter of James Kennedy of Blairquhan and his wife Agnes Murray. She is said by him to have married first, William Lord Herries, and second, following the death of her first husband on 26 September 1543, John Wallace, tutor of Craigie. It is not possible to identify the date and place of her birth and death. The Scots Peerage, IV, page 408

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


28 April 1543: Charter issued under the Great Seal of Scotland which confirms possession of the lands of Reidcastell to William, Lord Herries, and his wife Katherine Kennedy. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, A.D. 1513-1546, charter number 2907 on page 681


21 August 1545: Charter issued under the Great Seal of Scotland which confirms possession of the lands of Dundonald to Lady Katherine Kennedy, widow of William, Lord Herries, and her second husband John Wallace, tutor of Cragy. charter number 3151 on page 740

Note 1

Catherine Kennedy

  • Birth: 1510 - Terregles, Dumfries-shire, , Scotland
  • Death: Mar 14 1593 - Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire, , Scotland
  • Husband: Laird William 3rd of Terregles Herries

Note 2

Mother also seen as Agnes Murray

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Katherine Kennedy's Timeline

Terregles, Dumfrieshire
Age 23
Stirling, Stirling, UK
Age 24
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Dumfries, Scotland
March 14, 1593
Age 83
Terregles, Dumfrieshire