The certificate for John Johnson of Gawsworth, Cheshire, 1 September 1658

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To the Right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace at Middlewych assembled the first of Septemb[e]r 1658

The humble Certificate of the inhabitants of Gowseworth whose names are subscribed

Sheweth vnto yo[u]r wor[shi]pps That whereas John Johnson of our Town[shi]pp was formerly wounded in the Arme at Farndon, vnd[e]r the Com[m]and of Capt[ain] John Leadbeather by w[hi]ch wound he became Lame & vnable to gett his mainetenance And therevppon had twentie shillings form[e]rly allowed him towards his mainetenance & of late but 13 s. 4 d. yearly w[hi]ch is a very small Pension towards the mainetaineinge of himself & family he beinge vtterly Lame & vnable (as vppon the veiwe of his Arme will appeare) to doe little towards his livelyhood, And in regard wee paye yearly forth of o[u]r town[shi]pp towards the relief of Maymed souldiers (and haue noe more Pension[e]rs amongst vs) the some of 3 li. 6 s. 8 d. Therefore wee intreat yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to Consider the sayd deplorable Condic[i]on of yo[u]r sayd Pensioner And afford him yearly Fourtie shillings forth of the sayd 3 li. 6 s. 8 d. w[hi]ch wee submitt to yo[u]r wor[shi]pps Considerac[i]on and Subscribe o[u]r selues

Yo[u]r wor[shi]pps most humble s[e]rvants

Edward Fitton

William Brownell

Richard Lowe                 Tho[mas] Redditch Clearke

William Harden            Edward Reddich

Edeward Kelsan            Roger Henshall              William Hamond

George Stubes               Edw[ard] Moreton      Rob[er]te Hamond

Edward Geskell            George Lowe                  Edw[ard] Lowe

Thomas Jackson                                                         John Gee

John Brankcraft             John Johnson                  John Johnson

Rondell Brewerton       Edward Bradhurst

Edward Giee                  Edward Sharman senior

Richard Lisle                  Edward Sharman Junior

Edward Gardnor          Richard Posson

Nathaniell Pas                John Plant

John Chorle                     Peeter Sidbotham         Edward Gelso

Tho[mas] Swaine         William Swaine

John Swaine

wee thinke it most p[ro]p[er] and charitable yt ye petic[i]on[e]r being one of o[u]r parrish should receyve his pay out of our myaze

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John Bollard

John Lion

John Hollines

Edward [?Aldon]

John pas

Edward Gandy

Key Facts

Date of certificate

1 September 1658

Name of petitioner

John Joneson

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Middlewich (Middlewich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Holt Bridge, 9 November 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 86/3, fol. 135


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 86/3, fol. 135v