The certificate for William Spry, Nottinghamshire, 29 September 1646


This bearer Leiueten[an]t William Spry hauing addrest himself to vs intimating the want of his penc[i]on of 6 li. P[er] Ann[um] heretofore allowed by the Justices and not paid since Easter 1642 In w[hi]ch yeare hee serued the State vnder the late Lord Generall as Leiueten[an]t w[hi]ch appeares by Com[missi]on: And being maimed in the seruice was forced to Contract much debt for his Subsistence & now thereby extreamly neccessitated, Wee can doe noe less for his present releif & future Incouragem[en]t then to Offer it to yo[u]r Conourrence with vs in o[u]r desires for some Considerac[i]on of him, w[hi]ch wee wish may bee speedy Herein you will bee Charitable to him, & noe less respectiue to

Your Freinds & seruants


Fran[ci]s Pierrepont

Fran[ci]s Thornhagh

Ger[vase] Pigott

Gilb[er]t Millington

<Westminster 29th September 1646.>

7 Oct[ober] 1646

In regard there is noe Tre[asu]ry in the County whereby the Justices of Peace can at p[re]sent ord[e]r out any monies according to this letter, the Com[mit]tee for the County of Nott[inghamshire] are content to allow five pounds to Lt Spry in regard of his pressing necessities and this shall be Mr Houghs Warrant for issueing out the same. Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands the 7th day of October {1646}

J[ohn] Hutchinson

Jo[seph] Widm{erpole}

Nicho[las] {Charlton}

{Received} fiue pounds of Mr Hough accordingly

William [mark] Spry

his marke

Key Facts

Date of certificate

29 September 1646

Name of petitioner

William Spry

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £5.0s.0d.
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/241/III, fol. 730