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William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries of Terregles

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Death: September 26, 1543 (38-46)
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Andrew Herries, 2nd Lord Herries and Nichola Home
Husband of Katherine Kennedy
Father of Catherine Stewart (Herries); Agnes Herries of Terregies and Janet Cockburn
Half brother of Margaret MacLellan

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About Sir William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries

Biographical Summary

"William (Herries), third Lord Herries of Terregles, was a minor at the time of his father's death. An inquest found, 29 January 1515-16, that he was nearest heir to his father Andrew. That his mother was Nicholas Home is clear from a description of the funeral at Holyroodhouse, 29 March 1636, of his grand-daughter Lady Wigtown (daughter of Agnes, Lady Herries) given by Sir James Balfour, who was present as Lyon King of Arms. The eight branches (arms of her great-grandparents) were borne in the procession, the four on her mother's side being Lord Herries, Kennedy of Blairquhan, the Earl of Home (carried by 'Jo. Home unckell to Ja. E. of Home'), and Murray of Cockpool. Lord Herries complained to the Council, July 1529, that Roger Herries of Maidenpaup was oppressing his and his mother's tenants, and laying waste their lands. Roger was ordered to cease from troubling Herries and his mother...

...Herries was an Extraordinary Lord of Session in 1532, and was one of the seven Lords who proclaimed the Earl of Arran Regent in Parliament, 15 March 1542-43. He died 26 September 1543, leaving two daughters by his wife Katherine, daughter of James Kennedy of Blairquhan, Ayrshire, by Agnes, daughter of Sir John Murray of Cockpool. She married, secondly John Wallace, tutor of Craigie."

SOURCE: The Scots Peerage, Vol. IV, page 407

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Herries of Terregles per Cracroft's Peerage (Note that the mother of William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries of Terregles, is Nichole (Nicola) Home - NOT Janet Douglas): Herbert [Herries], 1st Lord Herries of Terregles son and heir of David Herries of Terregles by his wife Margaret Crichton, dau. of Sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar born c. 1460 mar. (1) Mariot Carlyle (d. aft. 1 Jun 1486), dau. of John [Carlyle], 1st Lord Carlyle of Torthorwald children by first wife 1. Andrew Herries, later 2nd Lord Herries of Terregles 2. Mungo/Kentigern Herries (d. with his brothers Andrew and John at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513) 3. John Herries (d. with his brothers Andrew and Mungo/Kentigern at the Battle of Flodden 9 Sep 1513) 4. Roger Herries of Maidenpaup, tutor to his nephew Lord Herries (d. aft. 5 Jun 1520), mar., and had issue 1. ..... Herries (d. aft. 1495), mar. Sir Thomas Macfarlane of that Ilk mar. (2) bef. 4 Jun 1493 Mariot Cunningham died betw. 14 Jan 1501/2 and 12 Jun 1505 created v.p. 3 Feb 1489/90 Lord Herries of Terregles suc. by son by first wife note he became insane in 1494 Andrew [Herries], 2nd Lord Herries of Terregles born c. 1477 mar. (1) 1494 (mar. annulled on grounds of consanguinity 1495) Beatrix Herries only child by first wife 1. Andrew Herries (illegitimate; d. aft. 1528) mar. (2) betw. 25 Nov and 22 Dec 1495 Lady Janet Douglas, 3rd dau. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus, by his first wife Elizabeth Boyd, 1st dau. of Robert [Boyd], 1st Lord Boyd only child by second wife 1. Elizabeth Herries (d. aft. 1517) mar. (3) Nichole Home (mar. (2) bef. 24 Jan 1515/6 as his first wife Patrick Hepburn of Bolton (d. 31 Oct 1576), 2nd son of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Earl of Bothwell; d. aft. Jul 1529), 3rd dau. of Alexander [Home], 2nd Lord Home, by his second wife Nichole Ker, dau. of George Ker of Samuelston children by third wife 2. William Herries, later 3rd Lord Herries of Terregles 2. Margaret Herries, mar. bef. Mar 1521 Gilbert Maclellan, 3rd son of Sir Thomas Maclellan of Bombie died 9 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden suc. by son by third wife note he was outlawed in 1507 and 1508 for killing George Sinclair of Highfield, but was pardoned bef. 12 Dec 1508 on the intercession of the Queen of France William [Herries], 3rd Lord Herries of Terregles born mar. Catherine Kennedy (mar. (2) c.1545 John Wallace of Dundonald, Tutor of Craigie), dau. of James Kennedy of Blairquhan by his wife Agnes Murray, dau. of Sir John Murray of Cockpool children 1. Hon Agnes Herries, later suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles 2. Hon Katherine Herries (d. 8 Feb 1592/3), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1550/1 Alexander Stewart, Yr. of Garlies, and (2) Uchtred M'Dowall of Mundork, and had issue by her first husband 3. Hon Janet Herries (d. Dec 1612), mar. Sir James Cockburn of Skirling (c. 1592) died s.p.m. 26 Sep 1543 suc. by daughter and hrss. of line note an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1532

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Sir William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries's Timeline

1501
January 15, 1501
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
1533
1533
Age 31
Stirling, Stirling, UK
1534
1534
Age 32
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Dumfries, Scotland
1543
September 26, 1543
Age 42
Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
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