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  • ID: I17066
  • Name: John Ferne
  • Suffix: Kt
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1610
  • Burial: All Saints, Belton, Lincs
  • Residence: Temple Belwood, Isle of Axholme, Lincs
  • Occupation: Antiquary. Author of "The Blazon of Gentrie"
  • Education: St John's College, Cambridge. Oxford. Inner Temple
  • Note: 1 2 3 4

    Secretary to the Council in the North temp Charles I.
    Sir John Ferne, the well known antiquary, and author of "The Blazon of Gentrie" (1586), was born at Temple Belwood, the seat of his family, and died about 1610, leaving several sons, one of whom became Bishop of Chester. He is is buried in All Saints, Belton.

    Near Belton in the Isle of Axholme just to the north of Epworthy is the estate of Temple Belwood, which once belonged to the Knights Templar of Balsall. Little now remains of the estate which is now bisected by the motorway.

    The blazon of gentrie: deuided into two parts The first named The glorie of generositie. The second, Lacyes nobilitie. Comprehending discourses of armes and of gentry. 130 pages Publisher: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; Da Capo Press; ISBN: 902210513X
    John Ferne matriculated from St John's College, Cambridge in 1572, was said to have studied at Oxford, and was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1576.[
    In 1595 Ferne was appointed by Queen Elizabeth as Deputy-Secretary of the Council of the North, and on the accession of James I. he was knighted and given ...
    July 28 1609: Grant to Sir Robert Carey, in reversion after Sir John Ferne and Sir William Gee, of the office of the King's Secretary and Keeper of the Signet in the North parts, for life.
    Erdeswicke says that he married Elizabeth, dau of John, son of Henry Nevil of Needham, Herts, and had 8 sons and 3 daus, including Anne who married John Kaye!
    He also says that he was son of William, son of John, of the Council of the North, son of William F and Anne Sheffield.. As a John Ferne was Secretary of the Council of th North in 1561, and a John Ferne was appointed to that post in 1595, it is not impossible that grandfather and grandson were in the same post? But it would mean that this John died only 9 years after his great grandmother Anne Sheffield...
  • _UID: A8AE77B0638448418064B4E8EC5534442664
  • Change Date: 28 AUG 2012

    Father: William Ferne b: ABT 1512 in Parwich, Derbyshire
    Mother: Anne Sheffield

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Needham b: ABT 1571 in Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
    • Married: 1581/2
    • Note: 23 Eliz I
    1. Has Children Anne Ferne b: ABT 1582 in Of, Whitwell, Rutland

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Dormant and Extinct Baronetcies
      Author: Burke
      Date: 1844
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Old Halls of Derbyshire
      Author: John Tilley
      Date: 1892
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610
      Date: 1857
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Survey of Staffordshire
      Author: Sampson Erdeswicke
      Date: 1844
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