Clan Herries of Scotland. Probably descended from the Counts of Vendome in France, who bore three hedgehogs (in French ‘herissons’) on their shield of arms.
Arms: Quarterly, 1st grand quarter, argent, a double headed eagle displayed sable, beaked and membered gules, surmounted of an escutcheon of the first, charged with a saltire of the second and surcharged in the centre with an urcheon or (Maxwell, Earl of Nithsdale); 2nd, grand quarter, counterquartered, 1st and 4th, argent, a saltire sable, in chief a label of three points gules (Maxwell), 2nd and 3rd, argent, three urcheons sable (Herries); 3rd grand quarter, quarterly gules and vair, a bend or (Constable of Everingham: 4th grand quarter, azure on a bend cotised argent, three billets sable (Haggerston).
Crest: A stag’s head with ten tynes argent.
Motto: Dominus dedit (The Lord has given.)