KETE, John, of Melcombe Regis and Dorchester, Dorset.
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Family and Education
m. by 1398, Rose.
Kete’s family came from Melcombe Regis, but no evidence has survived as to what property they held there. It was probably the MP who, described as ‘junior’, witnessed a conveyance in the town in April 1387. In 1398 William Ash* of Dorchester settled on him, his wife Rose and their heirs, a burgage in West Street, Dorchester, but seven years later, and after Rose’s death, Kete conveyed it to Robert Veel* and another man. Otherwise his career remains obscure.
HMC 5th Rep. 577; C146/5279; Recs. Dorchester ed. Mayo, 131, 161.