Sir John Shurley (1568 – 25 April 1631) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625.
Shurley was the son of Thomas Shurley of Isfield, Sussex, by his first wife Anne Pelham, daughter of Sir Nicholas Pelham of Laughton, East Sussex and Anne Sackville; and great-grandson of John Shurley (died 1527) who held the office of Cofferer to King Henry VIII. Sir George Shurley, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, was his younger brother. Through his mother he had a useful family connection to Elizabeth I: his grandmother was a first cousin of Anne Boleyn. He matriculated on entry to Hart Hall, Oxford on 22 June 1582, aged 14. He was a student of the Middle Temple in 1591. He succeeded his father in 1579 and was knighted on 11 May 1603.
In 1593 he was elected MP for East Grinstead, in 1597 for Steyning and in 1604 for Bramber. He was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for 1616–17. In 1625, he was elected Member of Parliament for Sussex.
Shurley died at Lewes at the age of about 62. He had married firstly his cousin Jane Shurley, daughter of Sir Thomas Shurley, and secondly Dorothy Goring, daughter of George Goring of Danny Park, Sussex, and widow of the wealthy ironmaster Sir Henry Bowyer. Her husband praised Dorothy as "the kindest of stepmothers" to his children by Jane. He was survived by five daughters from his first marriage but had no surviving son, and Isfield passed to his brother George's son Robert.
- "SHURLEY, Sir John (1568-1631), of Isfield, Suss.; later of Cuckfield, Suss". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
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