BALET, John, of Reading, Berks.
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Family and Education
m. bef. 1379, Agnes, da. and h. of William Bray of Reading, 1s.1
Although possibly related to the Balet family of Enborne,2 near Newbury, John would seem to have been resident in Reading for the greater part of his life. He joined the merchant guild in 1374, paying the full fine of 10s. customarily due from those who were not sons of burgesses, and at about the same time married Agnes Bray, heiress of a well-established local family. A brewer by trade, Balet contributed 2s. to the poll tax of 1379.