The certificate for Joane Pixley and Mary Abell of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 11 July 1657

Whereas wee some of the Inhabitants of Vttoxeter formerly presented our Certificate on the part and behalf of Joane Pixley and Mary Abell two poore widdowes of our said towne And being now informed that some doe goe about to w[i]thstand the truth of the same, and to bereaue the said widdows of the pention w[hi]ch was granted to them vpon that Certificate Wee doe hereby humbly Continue the said Certificate and declare to all whom it may anie wise concerne that Edward Pixley and George Abell husbands of the said Joane and Mary were very Constant and faithful to the parliament and in the seruice thereof were both slaine neere Tutbury And left their said poore wiues vtterly destitute of meanes for lyvelyhood, who still are in a poore estate not haueing sufficient wherewithall to sustaine themselves and those that depend vpon them. And therefore wee doe humbly intreat that those small pentions formerly allotted and Allowed vnto them may be still granted and continued.

Yo[u]r wor[shi]ps in all seruice

<Vttoxeter July iith 1657>

Nicholas Mynors                              Laurence Dawson minister

Laurence: Bradshawe                     Peter Lightfoote

John: Gilbert                                      Thomas Sherwin

Thomas Gilbert                                 Richard Middleton

John Sherratt                                     Francis Tomkinson

Walter Mynors                                  Edward Pratt

Thomas Salt             }

Edward Tomkinson} Cunstables

William Firthe

Sampson Alkin

William: Newton        }

Tho[mas] Chamberlin} Churchwardens

Richard Bullock

Henry Fillips

<no ord[er]>

Key Facts

Date of certificate

11 July 1657

Name of petitioner

Joanne Pixley

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unsuccessful

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Tutbury Castle, 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/300, fol. 25