The certificate for William Barnett of Hampton, Cheshire, Epiphany 1658

To the Hono[ura]ble S[i]r William Brereton knight & Barronet And ye rest of ye Wor[shi]p[fu]ll Justices of peace Att ye q[uarte]r Sessions holden att Chester.

Well knowing ye sad Condition that William Barnet of Hampton now Liveth In; by reason of A wound rec[eive]d In ye Parliament service att ye taking of Shocklach=hall, Then vnder the Com[m]and of Capt[ain] Andrew Brereton And being In no wise able to helpe himselfe, his parents being dead In whose life time he was not burdensome to his parrish; But now through want he being In danger to loose his Legge vnlesse some Present Course be taken for his Cure which of himselfe he is not In ye least able to doe: Wee Therefore who know it to bee true make bold to Intreat yt he may bee taken into ye List of ye Penc[i]on[e]rs for this County, There goinge a greate deale of money forth of ye Malpas parrish yearely; And In that parrish noe maimed souldiers saue only hee: Theise o[u]r desires wee have presumed to make knowne vnto you; And desire yo[u]r Order herin, as being nothing but what is well worthy your Consideration, And Tested by the Certificate of

yo[u]r Wor[ship]s most humble servants

Andrew Brereton

Jo: Brereton

Randull Palin   Robert Roe

Robart Smyth

Randall Croxton

vpon the Credible information of the premises wee joyne with our Neighbours in this Request                            Peter Dod

Will[ia]m Brocke

Will[ia]m Holland       William Bostocke

Geo[rge] Mainwaring

Randall Eddowe

Egerton Brette

Key Facts

Date of certificate


Name of petitioner

William Barnett

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Cheshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Shocklach Hall, 16 July 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 85/4, fol. 129