The certificate for William ap Richard of Llanbeblig, Carnarvonshire, 31 December 1660

These are to certifie all whom itt may concerne. That William ap Richard of the parishe of llanbeblig in the County of Carn[ar]von laborer the bearer hereof was heretofore in the yeare of our lord God 1642: impressed & appointed a foote souldier to traine & serue in the armes of John Robyns, esq[ui]r[e] sithence deceased being a muskett furnished (amonge the rest of the trayned bands of this County then provided for the service of the late king deceased of famous memory &c. And that the said William ap Richard amonge others then pressed for the late kings Ma[jes]ty haveinge advanced by his Comaunds towards Cheshire & those parts in theire reliefe att Whittchurch in ye Com[itatus] of Salop in the Company of the trained Bands of this Com[itatus] vnder my Comaund there in a soddaine skirmish and fight where wee were all there overpowered & routed by stronge p[ar]ties of the late kings Enemies, the same William ap Richard was shott through the Arme & soe was vtterly maymed being for three yeares after not wholly cured. And still doth contynue thereof Maymed. In wittnes of this my testimoniall I haue herevnto sett my hand the last of December 1660.

Rich[ard] Gruffythe

Key Facts

Date of certificate

31 December 1660

Name of petitioner

William ap Richard

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Whitchurch, date unknown

Places mentioned

  • County of Cheshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

People mentioned

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

Shelf mark

XQS 1660/103b