Shurley, John, Sir -1631)

Sir John Shurley, of Isfield in Sussex, was the son of Thomas Shurley (d. 1579) and Anne, daughter of Sir Nicholas Pelham. He married, firstly Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Sherley of Wiston; and secondly Dorothy, daughter of George Goring of Dauny, and widow of Sir Henry Bowyer of Cuckfield. All his own sons having predeceased him, Sir John left Isfield to his nephew, Robert. His son Arthur Shurley, died without male issue in 1667, when the manor passed to his two daughters and coheirs, Penelope and Elizabeth. The arms, Bendy of six argent and azure a canton ermine, are over Sir John's monument in Isfield Church. The family were granted in the reign of Henry VIII, Paly of four azure and gules three stags heads couped argent on a fess wavy or three Cornish choughs proper, but assumed afterwards and were allowed in the Visitations Paly bendy of eight argent and azure a canton ermine. E. P. Shirley shows that there was probably no connection with the Ettington family of Shirley.

Seat / Residence(s): Isfield, Sussex
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Arms: Bendy of eight a canton ermine
Heraldic Charges: bendy (8), Heraldic Charges: canton