The certificate for Edward Mumford of Dodbrooke, Devon, 11 April 1685
Andrew Pearse Peter Matthew Henry Hingston & John Baker the [e]ld[e]r all of the Parish of Dodbrooke in the County of Devon John Sweet of Sherford in the said County & Richard Stone of the same p[ar]ish make oath that Edward Mumford the [e]ld[e]r of Dodbrooke aforsaid [illegible] husbandman was in the late vnhappy & unnaturall warr in this Kingdome a Foot souldyer & Corporall vnder the Comand of Capt[ain] Robert Connaway in the Regiment of w[hi]ch S[i]r Edward Seymour was Collonell in the service of the late King Charles the first of ever blessed Memory In which said Service the said Edward Mumford received a dangerous wound by a shott in his left thigh whereby hee was mayhemed and lay a long tyme in a very sadd Condic[i]on vnd[e]r the Chirurgions hands vpon his owne cost & charges And these depon[en]ts doe beleeve that often tymes vpon the change of weather the said Edward Mumford is soe very badd that hee cannot travell to get his maynteynance nor vse any other sufficient meanes or estate to helpe himself.
The signe of Andrew [symbol: mark] Pearse
The signe of Peter [symbol: mark] Matthew
The signe of Henry [symbol: mark] Hingston
<This affidauit abouesaid was sworn by Andrew Pearse Peter Matthew and Henry Hingeston, aboue named the xi th day of Aprill 1685 before vs>
30 s. p[er] annu[m] & 5 s. in hand