The certificate for Christopher Ellin of Black Notley, Essex, 1 December 1651

To all Majors, Sheriffes, Bayliffs, Justices of Peace, Constables, and all other Officers whom these may any waies concerne.

<Symbol: seal of the Committee for Maimed Soldiers>

Whereas the Bearer hereof Christopher Ellin a Foote Souldier in the service of the Commonwealth, under the command of Capt[ain] Raynor in the Regiment of S[i]r Thomas Honywoode under the Lord Gen[er]all Cromwell hath been sent unto us the Treasurers for maymed Souldiers and Widdows, for the recovery of his health, and cure of his maimes, which is performed to the utmost skill of our Physitian and Chururgions; but by reason he is disabled to follow his calling, or to perform any further service in the Army, whereupon we have given him Eight shillings to beare his charges to Blacke Notley in the County of Essex the place of his habitation and abode when he first tooke up Armes, desiring all whom it may any waies concerne to permit and suffer the said Christopher Ellin to pass from London to Bl{ac}ke Notley aforesaid, he behaving himself civilly and orderly in his journey. We therefore by vertue of an Act of Parliament dated the 30th day of September 1651. herewith sent, doe recommend him according to the said Act unto you, that he may accordingly have provision made for him. Given under our Hands and publique Seale this First day of Desember in the yeare of our Lord God 1651.

W[illia]m Greenhill

Ri[chard] Hutchinson

Key Facts

Date of certificate

1 December 1651

Name of petitioner

Christopher Allen

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • London (capital of England)

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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