HAUTE, John (d.c.1410), of Canterbury, Kent.

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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Oct. 1404

Family and Education

m. (1) Alice; (2) Alice, s.p.

Offices Held

Jurat, Canterbury Mich. 1398-1400, 1407-9.1

Tax collector, Canterbury May 1401.


Haute was already living in Canterbury when, in the spring of 1389, he acquired two messuages in the city. He is mentioned in 1396 as also having a tenement in Mead Lane, in St. Peter’s parish. A draper, he was assessed for alnage on cloth sold in Kent in 1394-5.2 Although he never attained the highest civic office, that of bailiff, he was active as a jurat for two periods of two years each.

In his will, which was brought for enrolment to the city court in August 1410, Haute instructed his executors to make a settlement of his property in Canterbury on his widow for life, with reversion to her child should she prove to be pregnant and if the child lived to maturity; otherwise the property was to be sold to provide religious services for the souls of the testator, his first wife and his parents.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


He has been distinguished from John Haute (d.c.1431), of Pluckley, Kent, esquire, the s. of James Haute and close kinsman and associate of Sir Nicholas* and William Haute*. This John Haute’s first marriage, c.1397, to Joan, da. and h. of John Surrenden, made him a man of considerable means, and his lands in Kent were assessed in 1412 at £31 10s. a year. Harl. Chs. 78F 39-40; C1/9/1-2; Feudal Aids, vi. 469; E. Hasted, Kent, vii. 465.

  • 1. Canterbury Cathedral City and Diocesan RO, city accts. FA1, ff. 37, 42, 79, 83.
  • 2. CP25(1)109/233/644; C. Cotton, Grey Friars of Canterbury, 22; E101/339/17.
  • 3. Canterbury burghmote reg. O/A1, f. 27d.