BALE, John (by 1531-61/62), of Bath, Som.
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Family and Education
b. by 1531. m. Margaret, ?da. of Thomas Chapman of Bath.1
Alderman, Bath by 1554.2
The John Bale ‘gentleman’ who was elected to Parliament in 1558 was presumably the citizen of Bath and not a namesake who married into the Somerset family of Gould. In 1554 Bale was one of the brethren of the corporation who entered into a bond with Humphrey Cotton. Perhaps a brother-in-law of William and