William Herris ca.1585-1622

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William HERRIS or HARRIS ca.1585-1622

Biographical Note

Son of Sir William Herris of Cricksea, Essex. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he matriculated Fellow-Commoner in 1608 and graduated B.A. 1612. Subsequently admitted to Lincoln's Inn in February 1613.


A small number of books bearing the armorial stamp of Herris are held in the collections of several Cambridge Colleges, including those St. John's, Emmanuel, Magdalene and Pembroke. The details of these can be found on the British Armorial Bindings database. The two-volume works of Salvian at Magdalene College entered the collections via Richard Parry (c.1694-1792), who is listed as the donor in the College's donors' register (MS. F.4.33).

Characteristic Markings

Books are marked with gilt armorial stamps on lower and upper boards, bearing the initials "W.H." and "P.H." i.e. Pembroke Hall.


  • British Armorial Bindings database "William Herris (1585-1622)"
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, MS F.4.33, F.8r.
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.