The order for Richard Rickarts of East Knoyle, Wiltshire, 4 July 1648

<Wilts[hire] s[ession]s>

Ad gen[er]alem Session[em] pacis d[omin]i Regis Com[itatus] p[re]d[icti] tent apud Warminster in ead[em] Com[itatus] Quarto die Julii Anno regni d[o]m[ini] n[eg]ri Caroli nunc Angli[e] &c xxiiiio 1648

Forasmuch as yt appeareth to this Co[u]rt that Richard Rickarts of East Knoyle in this County Carpenter beinge dwelleinge in Knoyle aforesayd about Fower yeres since, beinge att worke att his trade of Carpentrye w[i]th one Ellice Lanc in Rudge, was there imprest by John Fessard tythingman there for a souldier into Langford the kings Garrison where he was shott & maimed in his Arme and thereby disabled to get his liveinge, w[hi]ch this Co[u]rt takeinge into Considerac[i]on doth order that the Ou[er]seeres of Rudge (for the tyme beinge) shall pay weekely to the said Richard Rickards the some of xviii d. towards his maintenance (he beinge prest from thence, to save one of that Tything) to begin from the day of this p[rese]nte Sessions, w[hi]ch if the sayd offi Ou[er]seeres shall refuse or neglect to pay, then the sayd next Justice of peace is desired by this Court to bynde him or them over to the next Sessions there to answere their Contempt

Ex: p[er] Will[ia]m Coles cl[er]icu[]s pacis

Com[itatus] p[re]d[icti]

<p[er] Cur[ia]>

In regarde noe ou[er]seers of the tythinge

The ou[er]seers tythinge of Rudge to paye the arreares tell this Sess[ion]s & from this Sess[ion]s the 18 d. to be paid by the Ou[er]seers of Chilmarke or the next Justice to bynd ou[er] the refusers

Key Facts

Date of certificate

4 July 1648

Name of petitioner

Richard Ricketts

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Warminster (Warminster Parish), Wiltshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 18d.
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


Further information in this certificate

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Ridge (Chilmark Parish), Wiltshire
  • Langford Garrison, near Salisbury, Wiltshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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