BALET, John, of Reading, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Constituency

Dates

Apr. 1384
Sept. 1388

Family and Education

m. bef. 1379, Agnes, da. and h. of William Bray of Reading, 1s.1

Offices Held

Biography

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.