The petition of Alice Blith, Nottinghamshire, 1 January 1648

To the Hono[u]r[a]ble Com[m]ittee of Parliament now resident at Nott[ingham] the petision Alilice Sheweth of Alice Blith widow humbly sheweth

That whereas your petisioners husband serued as a soldier in this Garrison of Nott[ingham] vnder by the space of one yeare and a halfe or their abouts vnder ye Command of Collonell John Hutchinson till such time as he were slaine in the Court of gard at ye Castle gats by the falling of ye same as it is not unknowne to many in this Garrison and in his life time behaued himselfe painefully and faithfully in his calling towards ye maintnance of your poore aged petioner and did receiue but very litle pay during ye time he were a soldier

May it theirefore please your Hon[ou]rs to consider of the poore weake and aged condision of your petisioner and to graunt unto her some reliefe without ye which some such Charritable way she is like to famish this deare yeare and y[ou]r petioner will euer pray.

<10 Jan[uary] 1647>

<Mr Hough Pay Ten shillinges to Allice Blithe in p[ar]te of her late husbands areares towards the supply of her wants and this shall be yo[u]r war[an]t. Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands the day and yeare aboves[ai]d.>

<Fran[cis] Pierrepont>

<Jos[eph] Widmerpole>

<Nicho[las] Charlton>

<John James>

<Rec[eive]d ten shillings of Mr Hough accordingly>


<Allice [mark] Blithe.>

Key Facts

Date of petition

1 January 1648

Name of petitioner

Alice Blith

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Nottingham Castle, City and County of Nottingham

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/240/II, fol. 771