Sir William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries

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William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries of Terregles

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Death: Died in Terregles, Dumfries-shire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Andrew Herries, 2nd Lord Herries and Lady Janet Douglas
Husband of Lady Catherine Kennedy, of Teregles
Father of Catherine Stewart; Lady Herries of Terregies and Janet Cockburn
Brother of Margaret Herries of Terregles

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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

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Sir William Herries, 3rd Lord Herries's Timeline

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