MALET, John (by 1520-70), of the Inner Temple, London and Woolleigh in Beaford, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Apr. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1520, 1st s. of Baldwin Malet of St. Audries, Som. by 2nd w. Anne, da. of Thomas Hatch of Woolleigh. educ. I. Temple. m. by 1545, Alice, da. of Anthony Monck of Great Potheridge, Devon, 4s. 4da.1

Offices Held

Churchwarden, the Temple 1546-7; commr. relief, Devon 1550; j.p. Devon 1558/59-d.; sheriff May-Nov. 1562, 1569-d.2


The list of Members for the Parliament of April 1554 gives the name of the first Member for Plymouth as Johannes Maller. This is taken to be a misnomer for John Malet, a lawyer from north Devon admitted to the freedom of the port in the 1550s, presumably to qualify him for election there to Parliament.