The order for John Dewe of High Easter, Essex, 12 April 1647

According to an Order of the Sessions of the peace Dated vii die Januarii 1646, Whereby vpon the petic[i]on of one John Dewe who alleaged himselfe to be a maymed Souldier and desired Releife either of the Towne of High=Easterne where he affirmed he was borne, or of the Towne of Aythropp-roothing where he alleaged he was pressed for the service of the Parliam[en]t and in that service maimed. The Considerc[i]on and determinacy[i]on whereof was referred vnto us, Wee haue therevpon called before vs all parties concerned in the said petic[i]on, & vpon a full examinac[i]ion of the p[ar]ticulars, Doe find (to the best of o[u]r Judgm[en]t) That the said Dewe was borne in High=Easterne and afterwards pressed into the service of the Parliam[en]t by the Constable of Aythropp=roothing. Wee find also for the present he is somewhat ympotent, and wants releife But w[i]thall, that by his course of life (being a Tinker) he getts some considerable meanes towards his owne mayneten[a]nce, And therevpon we thinke fitt, and Order (by Consent of all parties), That there shal be allowed vnto him, for soe long as his ympotencie shall Continue onely, the sum of Two shillings p[er] weeke, to bee equally borne and paid by the said two p[ar]ishes of Aythropp=roothing and High=Easterne towards the mayneten[a]nce of himselfe and his Charge, Dated vnder our hands and Seales the Twelfth day of Aprill 1647.

Sup[er] [?sacr] Sibere Dew vx[or] an Attachm[en]t against overseers Hen. Cole & Luck {illegible} de High Easterne.

beinge by consent it is confirmed.

Key Facts

Date of certificate

12 April 1647

Name of petitioner

John Dewe

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 2s
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Aythorpe Roding (Aythorpe Roding Parish), Essex

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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