JOHN CHARLES HERRIES (1778-1855), English politician, son of a London merchant, began his career as a junior clerk in the treasury, and became known for his financial abilities as private secretary to successive ministers.
In 1823 he entered parliament as secretary to the treasury, and in 1827 became chancellor of the exchequer under Lord Goderich; but in consequence of internal differences, arising partly out of a slight put upon Herries, the ministry was broken up, and in 1828 he was appointed master of the mint.
His eldest SOn, SIR Charles John Herries (1815-1882), was chairman of the board of inland revenue.
See the Life by his younger son, Edward Herries (1880).
1776), whose descendant, William Constable-Maxwell, regained the title of Lord Herries in 1858.