Lord Herries of Terregles

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Lord Herries of Terregles (pronounced "Heh-reez of Ter-regulls'") is a hereditary title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1490 for Herbert Herries with remainder to his heir general.

On the death of his grandson, William, 3rd Lord Herries, the male line failed. He was succeeded by his daughter Agnes, who married Sir John Maxwell, second son of Robert Maxwell, fifth Lord Maxwell. Their great-grandson, the 7th Lord Herries, succeeded as third Earl of Nithsdale in 1667 on the death of his kinsman the second Earl. The earldom had been created in 1620 for Robert Maxwell, ninth Lord Maxwell. The third Earl's grandson, the fifth Earl, took part in the Jacobite rising of 1715. He was attainted in 1716, his peerages forfeited and sentenced to death. However, he managed to make a celebrated escape from the Tower of London by changing clothes with his wife's maid the day before his execution.

His granddaughter Winifred married William Haggerston-Constable, second son of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, 3rd Bart, of Haggerston Castle, Northumberland (see Constable-Maxwell-Scott baronets). Their son Marmaduke assumed the surname of Constable-Maxwell. In 1848 his son William Constable-Maxwell and the descendants of the fifth Earl of Nithsdale were restored by Act of Parliament and in 1858 William Constable-Maxwell succeeded as 10th Lord Herries of Terregles. He was succeeded in 1876 by his son, Marmaduke Constable-Maxwell (married 1875 the Hon. Angela Fitzalan-Howard, daughter of the first Baron Howard of Glossop) as 11th Lord Herries of Terregles, who served as Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1880 and Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbrightshire from 1885 until 1908 - he was created, in 1884, Baron Herries of Carleverock Castle in the County of Dumfries and of Everingham in the East Riding of the County of York, but this UK peerage title became extinct upon his death in 1908, as he had no sons. He was succeeded in the Lordship by his daughter, the 12th Lady Herries of Terregles, who married her first cousin once removed Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk. On her death in 1945 the title was inherited by her only son Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk, who became the 13th Lord Herries of Terregles. When he died in 1975 the dukedom passed to his second cousin once removed, the 17th Duke, while he was succeeded in the Lordship by the eldest of his four daughters, the 14th holder of the title. In 1985 Lady Herries of Terregles married the cricketer Colin Cowdrey, created a Life Peer as Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge in 1997. Lady Herries died in 2014 when her sister, Lady Mary Mumford DCVO, heiress of the line, succeeded her as the 15th and present Lady Herries of Terregles.

Brown's Peerage of Scotland states, in 1834: "Lord Herries (attainted), said to be represented by Constable-Maxwell of Terregles; also claimed by Major Maxwell as merging in the Nithsdale peerage title".

The Lordship is named after Terregles, near Dumfries in south west Scotland.

Maxwell arms

Lords Herries of Terregles (1490)[edit]

Succession[edit]

The 15th and present Lady Herries of Terregles has no children, thus the heir presumptive as heiress in line to the ancient Scottish title is Jane, Marchioness of Lothian, her youngest sister.

The first ten individuals in the line of succession to the title currently are:

  • Jane, Marchioness of Lothian (née Fitzalan-Howard) (b. 1945), youngest sister of Lady Herries of Terregles, married to Michael Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian
    • Lady Clare Therese Hurd (née Kerr) (b. 1979), elder daughter of the Marchioness of Lothian, married to Nick Hurd MP
      • Caspar Jamie Hurd (b. 2014), son of the Hon. Nick and Lady Clare Hurd
      • Leila Rose Hurd (b. 2012), daughter of the Hon. Nick and Lady Clare Hurd
    • Lady Mary Cecil Kerr (b. 1981), younger daughter of the Marchioness of Lothian
  • Duncan Henry Davidson (b. 1941), first cousin of Lady Herries of Terregles, who has four daughters
    • Camilla Mary Braka (née Davidson) (b. 1968)
      • Joseph Duncan Braka (b. 1996)
    • Natasha Anne James (née Davidson) (b. 1969)
      • Arthur Francis James (b. 1998)
      • Lily James (b. 1999)
    • Flora Rachel Davidson (b. 1975)
    • Rose Patricia Davidson (b. 1979)
  • Harriet Mary Davidson (b. 1942); sister of Duncan Davidson and who has a son and two daughters
    • Charles Anthony Sefi (b. 1974)
    • Clare Louise Sefi (b. 1970)
    • Laura Mary Sefi ( b. 1972)
      • Samson Oscar Sturgess (b. 1998)
      • Sasha Opini Sturgess (b. 1999)

The line of succession continues with the male and female descendants of Lady Winefride Alice Fitzalan-Howard (1914-2006), third and youngest daughter of Gwendoline Mary Herries, 12th Lady Herries of Terregles.

After the line of the 12th Lady Herries of Terregles, the line continues with the descendants of Hon. Angela Mary Constable-Maxwell, sister of the 12th Lady Herries of Terregles and daughter of the 11th Lord Herries of Terregles, the first, currently living, in line being John Eric Drummond, 9th Earl of Perth (b. 1935) and his male and female descendants.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Cracroft-Brennan, Patrick. Cracroft's Peerage: "Herries of Terregles".
  • Constable-Maxwell, Kit. The Maccus Maxwells. This page by a family member, in remainder to the title, has paintings of the 10th and 11th Baron with their brothers; retrieved 6 December 2012 Everingham Park from the British Towns and Villages Network (online); last updated January 2009; retrieved 6 December 2012. In 1962 Lady Anne Fitzalan-Howard asked to live at Everingham, the home of her paternal grandmother, and the Duke made it habitable for her.[1] Everingham Park was sold in 1982 along with nearly 3,000 acres after nearly 800 years in the same line of descent. The estate was dismantled by the new owner, and the whereabouts of the contents are unknown.[2] The current Lady Herries now lives at Angmering Park.
  • The DiCamillo Companion: "Everingham Park (Everingham Hall)"

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Brown, Peter, publisher, The Peerage of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1834, p. 213,
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David, editors, Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.

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