HAUTE, John (d.c.1410), of Canterbury, Kent.
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m. (1) Alice; (2) Alice, s.p.
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