The certificate for William Griffith of Llandegai, Carnarvonshire, 1 January 1661

To the Right worsh[ipful] the Justices of the peace of the Countie of Carnarvon.

Wee whose names are heare vnto Subscribed beinge parishoners of the parish of llandegay in the Countie of Carnarvon doe att the request & instance of William Griffith of the s[ai]d paryshe afores[ai]d, the bearer heareof humbly certifie that in the tyme of Kinge James about 66 yeares agon he went to Ireland where he continued where he continued about some 50 yeares & after came to England & was pressed for his late magesties service vnder the comand of my Colenel Trevor in yorke, wemme, bolton, llerpull, mongwmbrie [sic.] brunton brian hollton castell & the divers other places whencen he returned home wounded as is yet to be seene by the markes hee beares & soe we humbly rest

Dated the first of Januarie 1660

the markes of the p[ar]ishioners of llandegay

Rouland [symbol: mark] Griffith

Humphry [symbol: mark] ab William

the markes of the p[ar]ishioners of llanllechyd

Harry [symbol: mark] ab John ab William

John [symbol: mark] Lewis

Rees ab [symbol: mark] John Thomas

John Prees [symbol: mark] ab Robert

Key Facts

Date of certificate

1 January 1661

Name of petitioner

William Griffith

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Siege of York, 21 April to 16 July 1644
    Assault on Wem, 17 to 18 October 1643
    Assault on Bolton, 28 May 1644
    Siege of Liverpool, 8 to 11 June 1644
    Battle of Montgomery, 18 September 1644
    Siege of Brampton Bryan, March to 17 April 1644
    Siege of Halton Castle, 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

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