The petition of Alice Lunne of Charing Cross (St Martin in the Fields Parish), City and Liberty of Westminster, 3 May 1673

To the right Hon[oura]ble S[i]r Robert Hanson Kn[igh]t Lord Maior of the Citty of London.

The humble petic[i]on of Alice Lunne widdow

<Sheweth> that John Lunn yo[u]r pet[itione]rs late husband was Master of the Redd Lyon Inne neere Charing Crosse for above 20 yeeres & in the tyme of the late Rebellion, a Souldier & a Great Sufferer for his Ma[jes]ty King Charles the First of ever glorious memory.

That yo[u]r pet[itione]r hath bene left a widdow above 20 yeeres & now being 80 yeeres old & past her labour is like to bee starved & turned out of dores vnles yo[u]r Lor[dshi]p compassionate her condic[i]on.

And therefore makes her humble & earnest addrese that yo[u]r Lor[dshi]p would please to admitt her as a Pention[e]r to the Citty in the roome of Jane Chambers who lately dyed at yo[u]r pet[itione]rs howse poore & not able to pay her rent & desireous that yo[u]r pet[itione]r might succeed her

And shee shall ever pray &c

Mr Man,

The last {illegible}ordered to bee admitted a Pentioner was Jane Chambers who since is dead I doe therefore or[der] that ye Petic[i]oner hereof bee admitted in her place {illegible}

yo[u]r freind

Robert Hanson Maior

Tho[mas] Halpenny

<May 3 1673>

Key Facts

Date of petition

3 May 1673

Name of petitioner

Alice Lunn

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City of London

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

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People mentioned

Archive information


London Metropolitan Archives

Shelf mark

COL/CHD/MN/01/006 (unnumbered)