A native of Cheshire; took the degree of B.A. at Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1566. Successively schoolmaster in London, and servant to Dr. Thomas Stapleton at Douai, he entered the seminary in 1576, and was ordained subdeacon. He was ordained priest from the English College, Rome, of which he was the senior of the first six scholars. He left Reims for England 27 August 1579, and was sent to the Tower on 14 July 1581.
- John Wainewright. “Blessed John Shert”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 19 May 2013. Web. 5 May 2015. <>