The petition against Nathaniell Maund of Tenbury, Worcestershire, 5 October 1680

To ye right worshipfull ye Justices of ye peace at a Sessions holden at Worcester ye fifth day of October, one thousand six hundred & eighty

Whereas your Worships have been pleased at some former sessions to grant an order yt ye Overseers of ye poor of ye Town of Tenbury should pay weekly a pension of eightpence, unto one Nathaniell Maund of ye same Town, Mason, & likewise at ye last Sessions, you were pleased to grant unto him ye said Maund, an augmentation of eightpence by ye week more, to ye great prejudice of ye said Town & parish. Therefore we ye Minister & Church-wardens, with severall others ye Inhabitants of ye said Town, do make bold to certifie unto your good Worships, yt ye said Maund hath for these many yeares wholely declin’d his trade, giving himself alltogether to begging, both in ye Town & Country, comitting what he gains thereby, to sale; and ye money he very oftens converts to drunkenesse. and he is a common drunkard; a Railer, & will abuse any of ye Town or parish with most base & opprobrious language. In brief, he is of ye most vicious life & conversation of any person in ye Countrey. The premises considered, we humbly pray yt both ye said pensions may by your good Worships be taken of, & your petitioners shall pray. &c.

Tho[mas] Cornewall

Edmund Edwards

Thomas Noblett

Ric[hard] Dawker

Will[iam] Lane

Tho[mas] Hill

John Gent

John Angell

William Richards

Tho[mas] Coundley

Tho[mas] Marsh

John Smith minister

Will[iam] Holland    }

John: Noblett            } Ch[urch]wardens

Edmond Lane.          }

Edward Walker

John Ward           }

Richard Tomlins } Con[sta]bl[e]s

Richard Smyth

Ric[hard] Waldron

John Langford

Edw{ard} {illegible}

Tho[mas] {illegible}

Richard {illegible}

Key Facts

Date of petition

5 October 1680

Name of petitioner

Nathaniell Maund

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature

Not Applicable

Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

Shelf mark

110/1/136/24. Michaelmas sessions, 5 October 1680.