The certificate for William Umphry of Hoo Hundred, Kent, 27 September 1661

Wee whose names are vnder written doe Certifie that this Bearer William Vmphrey of the Hundred of How is a man verry well knowne and duelie beloved amongst us for his active loyaltie to his Ma[jes]ty and suffering the displeasure of vsurping powers for the same (whereby he hath beene brought into a deplorable and long povertie) for his long Constancy to the Church of England and for his honest peaceable and sober Conversac[i]on. And that hee was at his Ma[jes]ties service at Colchester eldest serjeant under the command of captaine W[illia]m Goteer in Colonel Clarkes regim[en]t in which Service sharpe and hard he endured constant and was desperatlie wounded in the shoulder and shott in the legg to his continuall greife and povertie as May appeare. In considerac[i]on whereof Wee humblie conceive him a person worthy to bee so farr cherrished in his old age as is usuall in the like case according to his pet[ition].

In Testimonie whereof wee herevnto Subscribe our names dated the 27th of September. 1661.

Fran[cis] Clerke

Geo[rge] Newman

Rob[er]te Watson

Geo[rge] Mays

Will[iam] Goteer

Key Facts

Date of certificate

27 September 1661

Name of petitioner

William Humfry

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Colchester, 13 June to 27 August 1648

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Kent Archives

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