The certificate for William Smallman of Stone, Staffordshire, 14 July 1657

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace at the Generall Sessions of the Peace holden at Stafford for the said County this 14th July 1657.

Wee whose names are herevnto Subscribed doe humbly make bold to Certefie yo[u]r Worships that one James Egerton a pentioner whoe Inhabited in o[u]r parrish of Stone in the County aforesaid is lately dead, and forasmuch as wee have a poore neighbour one William Smallman who liveth within the said Parrish that to o[u]r knowledge was wounded in the Com[m]onwealths service whoe by reason of a Bullett that lyeth in this thigh is very much disenabled to followe his Callinge, beinge a Taylor by trade, and knowing him to be an obiect of pitty, and well deserving; hee hath havinge a wife and three little Children whereof one is lame wee humbly repr[e]sent his Condic[i]on vnto yo[u]r worships desiring that hee may be admitted in the roome of the deseased and you will obleige us who are yo[u]r servants

Tho[mas] Pinsey               Thomas Thorns

John Normon                     Tho[mas] Worrall

William Henworth           Fran[cis] Keene

Tho[mas] Croxton            George Bott

Walter Sharper                 Joh[n] Proctor

John Swann

Georg Felkin

Tho[mas] Robins

This is to be considered of

The petic[i]onor is to be in the roome of Egerton & to rec[eive] his pension of 40 s. a yeare.

Key Facts

Date of certificate

14 July 1657

Name of petitioner

William Smallman

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

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

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/299, fol. 10