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arms for Falkner (either by proving and recording a descent from Sir John Falkner, or by a fresh patent) before a quartering could be borne. It is understood, however, that the Lloyds of Cilcen Hall claim to represent the said Thomas Falkner., and they would have a prior claim to the Corrie family on the question of quartering any Falkner arms.
It appears that, William Corrie married Rebekah, and Edgar Corrie married Margaret, daughters and coheirs of Ashton Byrom of Moor Hall in the County Palatine of Chester, who in 1788 used the following arms: Argent, a chevron between three hedgehogs sable. These, however, were recorded at the Heralds' Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster in the year 1664 to the family of Byrom of Byrom.
It would be necessary to record the applicants' descent from the said Ashton Byrom, and to register arms for Byrom (either by proving and recording a descent from the old Byroms of Byrom) or by a fresh patent) before a quartering could be borne. There is no record at present shewing Ashton Byrom's right to any arms.

In answer to the question whether a grant of arms could now ' be made to the descendants of Edgar Corrie and Ann Falkner, the reply was, that the grant could only be made to date from the father of the applicant.' Thus, if Reginald Corrie (the eldest surviving son of the eldest surviving son of William Corrie and Rebekah Byrom) applied for a grant of arms, the patent could only date from his father William Corrie (born 1811 ), and would benefit the descendants of the said William Corrie only. Similarly, if Arthur Corrie (the eldest son of the second surviving son of said William Corrie and Rebekah Byrom) applied for a grant of arms, the patent could only date from his father Edgar Corrie (born 1815), and would benefit the descendants of the said Edgar Corrie only.

Finally, as no branch of the present Corrie family could prove lineal descent from the Corrie to whom the original grant was made in 1500, and as neither the Lyon Office nor the Heralds' College had any record of the grant having been renewed, nor any fees paid, and as no member of the said Corrie family had any right to bear arms without such renewal or grant being made, and as each of the representatives of the three branches must now take out a separate patent for themselves, John Malcolm Corrie of Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, eldest son of Edgar Corrie and Margaret Byrom, early in the year 1897 applied to the Heralds' College for a formal


renewal or grant of arms, and after submitting his pedigree and proofs of descent, and paying the usual fees, he received the following Patent of Arms:

To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come Sir Albert William Woods Knight Commander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath and Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George Garter Principal King of Arms and George Edward Cokayne Esquire Clarenceux King of Arms of the South East and West Parts of England from, the River Trent southwards, send Greeting.

Whereas John Malcolm Corrie of the Elms in the Parish of Itchen Abbas in the County of Southampton Gentleman, eldest son and heir of, Edgar Corrie late of Arlington Manor in the Parish of Chieveley in' the County of Berks, Gentleman, deceased, hath represented unto the Most Noble Henry Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter and one of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council that the Armorial Bearings used by his Grandfather Edgar Corrie* are Gules a Saltire Argent and in Chief a Rose, Crest a Cock, but the said Bearings' are not duly registered to him in the College of Arms : That being desirous of having Armorial Bearings established to his family, he requested the favour of His Grace's Warrant for our granting and assigning such Arms and Crest as may be proper to be borne by him and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father the said Edgar Corrie deceased according to the Laws of Arms And Forasmuch as the said Earl Marshal did by Warrant under his hand and seal bearing date the eleventh day of August last authorize and direct Us to grant and assign such Armorial Ensigns, Accordingly Know Ye therefore that We the said Garter and Clarenceux in pursuance of His Grace's Warrant and by Virtue of the Letters Patent of our several Offices to each of us respectively granted do by these Presents, grant and assign unto the said John Malcolm Corrie the Arms following that is to say GnIes on a Saltire invected Argent between a Rose in Chief of the last barbed and seeded proper and a Cock in base also proper, four Torteaux And for the Crest On a Wreath of the Colours A Cock proper holding in the beak a Rose Argent barbed leaved and slipped of the first and resting the dexter claw upon a Saltire of the second, as the same are in the margin hereof more plainly depicted to be borne and used for ever hereafter by him the said John Malcolm Corrie and his descendants and by the other descendants of his father the said Edgar Corrie deceased with due and proper differences according to the Laws of Arms In Witness whereof we the said Garter and darenceux Kings of Arms have to these Presents subscribed our names and affixed the Seals of our several offices this tenth

* Edgar Corrie of Redbank, bom 1748.


day of September in the sixty first year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lady Victoria by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith and in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven.

ALBERT W. W0013s, Garter. G. E. COKAYNE, Clarenceux.

The Somerset Herald thus explained the "differences" in the new arms: “The saltire is invected to distinguish it from the saltire of the older family. The cock in the crest is resting his dexter claw on a saltire' which may be taken to represent the Scottish descent. The rose in the bird's beak is similarly an English emblem. It was necessary to introduce two such differences into the crest. The 'Torteaux' suggest the Falkner connection.

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TWELVE gravestones, close. together, in the country kirkyard of Terregless two miles from Dumfries, but in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, shew the resting place of a family of Corries who appear to have been tenants of the farms of Terreglestown for at least three generations, and Clunie, which formed a part of the Terregles estate, belonging to the Maxwells. The latter farm was at one time known as “Corrie's Clunie."

The earliest tenant of Terreglestown mentioned on these tombstones was a John Corrie, who died i o October, 1712, aged 49. The next, on a tombstone very near it, is Adam Corrie, who died 1 January, 1786, aged 83. This Adam Corrie farmed Terreglestown down to about the year 1745, when his eldest son Andrew, became joint tenant of it with several other persons, and Adam moved into the farm of Mallaby in the next parish of lrongray. Adam's second son William went into business land settled in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, where, both in the "Scotch trade " and as a lace merchant, he made a good fortune. In the year 1778 he bought the estate of Senwick (or Dunrod) in his old county of Kirkcudbright, where he died 1, January, 1811, aged 76. He had two brothers, Adam and John, both farmers, the former probably in Mallaby, the latter in the farm of Barncleugh in the parish of Irongray. John's eldest son, also named Adam, went up to Wellingborough into his uncle William's business, and became the latter's favourite nephew. On him William entailed Dunrod, after his own grandchildren, who all died young, and thus on the death of William's only surviving child Jane (who had succeeded to Dunrod at her father William's death), Adam, her first cousin, became its owner. William put his brothers Adam and John both into farms on Dunrod as tenants, Adam into Cairniehill and John into Southpark. John's family have left the district, but Adam's great grandsons now farm both the above farms. William's nephew Adam, though inheriting Dunrod,


continued to live at Wellinkborough, where he did very well in the business, married, and bought a good deal of land at Wilby and other places in the neighbourhood ; and at Wellingborough he died and was buried in October, 1846. In or about the year 1818, thinking that political troubles were coming to England (as they had to France thirty years before), he had sent his eldest son to the United States to buy land, to which he intended to emigrate with all his family. He bought in this way io,ooo acres of land in the State of Illinois, on or near the Wabash river. Prospects, however, improved in England, and finally Adam Corrie gave up the idea of emigrating himself, and made a present of the land in Illinois to three of his brothers, who emigrated there from Kirkcudbrightshire. There they settled, founded a town which they called “Corrieville," and prospered.

Senwick and Wilby were inherited by Adam Corrie's eldest son John, who died at Senwick in 18 74, age 79, and is buried in the family buryingplace in the parish of Borgue. His only son Adam John Corrie inherited and at present possesses the same.

John Corrie, who was placed in the farm of Southpark by his brother William as above stated (i.e., in the year 1786), was succeeded in the farm by his fourth son James, whose only son James Affleck Corrie with his, family emigrated first to Tasmania and then to Brisbane in Queensland,, Australia, where they settled, and where their descendants still are.
The late William Corrie, Barrister, Remembrancer of the City of London, and previously Stipendiary Magistrate, was a grandson of , the above mentioned Andrew Corrie, who succeeded his father Adam in the farm of Terreglestown in or about 174S. His sons General William Taylor Corrie, who commanded the 11th (Devonshire) Regiment in the last Afghan war, and Edward Knowles Corrie, Barrister, are living.
Among the graves above mentioned in Terregles Kirkyard are two whose inscriptions are illegible. They may be those of the common ancestors of the Clunie and Terreglestown families. The tombstones of Adam Corrie and Margaret Herbertson are in Terregles Kirkyard, and so is the stone to Isabelle Herries, spouse of John Corrie in College, the ancestor of the Carmarthenshire Corries.

Adam Corrie, born 1703, married Margaret Herbertson (born I705 died 5 January, 1774) he died in farm of Mallaby, parish of Irongray,

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1. January, 1786. He previously occupied the farm of Terreglestown, parish of Terregles, and had issue
1. Andrew Corrie, married Agnes [?], widow of . . . . . . .Herbertson in Mainshead of Terregles, and had issue :
1. Adam, born 1765 (died 1812) ; married Catharine Sibley, 1774 1812, and had issue, with others who died, William Corrie, London Stipendiary Magistrate and City Remembrancer, born 18o6 (died 1881), married first Catharine Taylor, and had issue three daughters and a son Major General William Taylor Corrie, who married Mona A. F. Wyatt and had issue: (i) Catharine Mona, born 1866 ; (2) William F. T., born 1869 ; (3) George G. W., born 1872.
William Corrie married secondly Charlotte Wilkin, and had issue: (i.) Amelia. (ii.) Jessie, married M. T. Evans. (iii.) Edward Kay, Barrister, married Mildred A. Cook, and has issue (i) Donald W., born ' 18 8 6 ; (2) Guy T., born 1888. (iv) John W. Corrie.
2. William Corrie of Dunrod, Kirkcudbrightshire, born 1735 (died 1811); married Margaret Herbertson (born 1731, died 1779), and had issue, with four who died young: -
1. Jane, born 1764 (died 1828); married her cousin Richard Corrie and had four children, who died without issue.
2. Adam, born 1769; died 1787.
3. Adam Corrie, born 1739; died 1823 ; first of Mallaby, Irongray; secondly in Cairniehill, Borgue. By his first wife he had a son
William of Wellingborough, Northants, who married Miss Callis of Mears Ashby, and had two sons
(i) William, who died 186o; and (2) John, who went to Melbourne.
Adam Corrie married secondly Agnes McEuve, and had issue
i. James of Cairniehill, who married first M. Haining;


secondly H. Henry, and had issue, with others, Adam of Cairniehill and Southpark.
2. Mary,M. H. Sproat of Rainton.
4 John Corrie, first in Barncleugh, second in Southpark, born 1739 (died 1828) ; married Margaret Thomson, and had issue:
1. William, emigrated to Illinois 1822. (Page 267 stated 1818)
2. Margaret, married J. Sproat in Barnes, and had issue.
3. Adam of Wilby, Northants, and Dunrod, born 1772 (died 1846); married P. C. Bailey, born 1771,'died I8S2, and had issue: (i.) John of Wilby and Dunrod, born 1794 (died 1874) ; married H. El. Kennard (died at Milan 187o), and had issue, Adam,john of Wilby and Dunrod, born 1842, married Ellen M. Simpson. (ii.) Peggie,. married J. Keep, and has issue. (iii.) William, born 17 9 S, died 18 3 9, and had issue a daughter Penelope, who married her cousin G. H. Nicholls. (iv.) Adam, born 1798 (died 183S) ; married Eliza Cooper, and had issue: (i) Edgar S., Vicar of Greenstead, Essex; (2) Matilda, married ……Hawkins. (v.) Mary, married G. Nicholls, and had issue. (vi.) Caroline, married Rev. R. Jarrett. (vii.) Matilda, born 1804, died 1867 (viii.) Penelope, married Rev. F. Custance of Colwall Rectory. Ox.) Maria, married Rev. H. N. Chase.
4. John of High Banks, married, and his family emigrated to Illinois.
S. James, in Southpark, married .... Affleck, and had issue.
6. Andrew, married and had issue.
7. Robert, married, and his family emigrated to Illinois.
S. Margaret, married .... Anderson, and had issue two sons, one of whom died in India, a missionary.

Dr. Corrie, the Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, gives the following as his pedigree. He starts with the legendary MacPherson (see p. i go), who changed his name to “Corrie of Dalrisken on the water Ea or Eae ";


the dates of his birth and death are not known, neither is his wife's name recorded, nor the authority by which he is credited with leaving three sons, only the eldest of whom has his name given as Roger of Amesfield, co. Dumfiries.* No dates of birth, marriage, or death are given, but with his descendants we come to more certain details :

John Corrie, born 1664; died 1811 married Jean Robinson of Duncow, co. Dumfries, born 1674; died 1770; descended from the Robinsons of Rannoch, co. Perth.

John Corrie, born 1722; died 1811 married -- Mary born 1718; died 1778, dau. of John Martin of Achenrath , co. Dumfries, who fought at Culloden 1745 …
William Corrie, married Name of wife not known; .

John Corrie, Rector of Morcott, born 1746; died 1829 -- -- married 1771; Anne, dau. of Donald Macnab of Ferlochan, parish of co. Rutland, Ardchattan, Upper Lorn, co. Argyle, died 1798. 1st wife.

1, Robert Corrie, M.D., born 1775; died 1802;
2. Daniel Corrie, Bishop of Madras.
3. Henry Corrie M.D. and Rector of Kettering, born 1791; died s.p. 1846
4. George Corrie, D.D., Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, born 1793; died 1885.
Four daughters, the third of whom, Mary, married Mr. T. W. Sherer.

Thanks to Mr. T. W. Sherer's kindness I am able to print the above pedigree correctly, as he courteously answered my letters in May, 1896, from “ Morcott, Slough," and gave me all the assistance he was able, his son John Sherer, Punjab Cavalry, kindly copying the tree for me.


In the kirkyard of (Garrel) Garwald, ten miles from Dumfries, are the following
inscriptions -- Flat Stone 1.

Here lye H .... Corrie who departed H 7 Nov. a.n. 1663
And William Corries who departed this life H 20 of Feb. 1690, of age A 100 years.
And William Corrie in Burens H 20 of Jan. 1703, of age 21. t
John Corrie, Elder in Burance, died Jun. 3, 1717, of age 90 years.

Amesfield has always belonged to the Charteris family, and is still held by their representative, but in the Register of Deeds in the Sheriff Clerk's Office, Dumfries, we find a Bond by David Corrie, younger, in Amesfield Place," dated November, 1721.
t This is the first entry in William Corrie's Bible.


Upright Stone 2, east side.
Agnes Corrie, daughter of John Corrie, Burrance, died March 14, aged 21.
Grizell Kirkpatrick, spouse of John Corrie in Burrance, died Jan. 8, 1752,
aged 45.

Stone 2, west side.
Ro. Corrie, died April 14, aged 16 days.
Agnes Corrie, Burrance, 7 May 1723, aged 85,

Flat Stone 3
John Corrie in Trailflat, died March 28, 1749, aged 87.

Stone 4.
Elizabeth Corrie, died 8 Jun. 1706, aged 22.
John Corrie, died 30 Sept. 1725, aged 26.
Son and daughter to John Corrie in Nethertun.

Died Aged
I . Mary Corrie married James Tait 1708 26
2. William Corrie in Clunie 17….
John, son to John Corrie in Terregles 1717
3 John Corrow in Traglestown
Married Yanne Harbertson 1712 49
4. John Corrie in Boguebead of Mabie 1721 73
Alexander Corrie in Clunie . 1728 56
Married Elizabeth Paterson 1743 63
James Corrie . 1773 33
.5. John Corrie, Merchant in Ridings 1735 55
Married Helen Welch 1735
6. Janet Pagan
Married John Corrie in Clunie 1799 87
7. Margaret Harbertson . 1774 69
Married Adam Corrie in Mallabay 1786 83
8. Adam Corrie, son to Adam Corrie 1799
9. Jean M ……. spouse Andrew Corrie in Treagelstown 52
io. Elizabeth Murphy, married Samuel Corrie in Clunie 1801 40
I I. Thos. Morrin, married Jannet Currie 1820


Died. Aged.
12. Isabel Black, married Adam Corrie, farmer in Lawston 1825 75.
Joseph Corrie in Clunie, married Agnes Corsan
(descended from a Provost Corsane) 1846 87
John Corrie 1850
Richard Corrie, farmer in Maxwellton, Irongray,
married Mary Cavens 1861 84
Mary Corrie (mother in law of Rutherford of Yard-
ington) 1865
William Corrie 1871
(The above twelve stones are close together.)
On No. 7 are recorded the names of Mr. Adam Corrie's great great grandparents, and No 3 he conjectures to be the father of.No 7.
Died. Aged.
13 James Corrie 1711 21
Isabell Herries, married John Corrie in College 1719 66
John Corrie, Portimer in College 1731 75
Janet Corrie, his spouse 1717 33
Andrew Corrie 1742 7
Adam Corrie, Dunscore Kirk 1768
Agnes Corrie 1786
Agnes Little 1793
Elizabeth Scott at Braco, Kein Parish 1799
Joseph Corrie 1800
Fanny Wood at Farthing James, Kein Parish 1816 48
Adam Corrie, her spouse, at Speddoch 1847 81

An old man, James Corrie, aged 81, was living in 1896, tenant of the little farm of Aikiebush, Terregles. He said he was a son of the above named Fanny Wood and Adam Corrie, and that the latter was first at College Mains of Lincluden he then went to the farm of Farthing James, and died at Speddoch.
A daughter, Mrs. Anderson, was living with Mr. James Corrie.


Died. Aged.
Margaret Corrie, daughter of John Corrie in Gillen
Heric(?) 1712 40
Elizabeth Corrie, his daughter 1715 1
Elezabeth Corrie, spouse to J. Halliday in Heathat 1783 85

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