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Ferne, Sir John (c. 1560–1609), administrator and writer on heraldry, was the son of William Ferne (d. 1592) of Temple Belwood in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, and Anne, daughter of John Sheffield of Beltoft, Lincolnshire. Admitted to the Inner Temple in 1576/7, when he was probably in his late teens, ...