- J. H. Baker
Hales, John (1469/70–1540?), judge, was the son of John Hales of Tenterden, Kent, and cousin to Sir Christopher Hales (d. 1541), master of the rolls. He was probably admitted to Gray's Inn about 1490, and was described as a member of the inn when he appeared as counsel in the requests in 1506. Already by 1501 he was steward of the liberties of the priory of ...