The certificate for William Gray of Braintree, Essex, 10 January 1657

This is to certifie the honorable court of sessions to be holden at Chelmsford upon twesday next being the 13 of this Instant

That the bearer hereof William Gray of Brantre was a private souldier of my companie at the taken in of Reding in the yeare 42: and that he conteniet in service with me most part of that sum[m]er & he was alsoe a sergant in Coll[onel] Thomas Cookes owne companie before colchester in 48 to w[hi]ch Regement I then was Ser[geant] Maior and I never knew but that he carried himselfe Orderly & soberly and this I doe a test:

<Jan[uary] 10th: 56>

William Jarman

xxx s. p[er]

40 s. p[er] an[num] durante [?plite] Cur[ia]

Key Facts

Date of certificate

10 January 1657

Name of petitioner

William Gray

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Reading, 14 to 27 April 1643
    Siege of Colchester, 13 June to 27 August 1648

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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