The petition of Alice Tarbock of Ditton, Lancashire, 28 April 1657

To the wo[rshipfu]ll Peter Bold & John Foxe Esquires Justices of the Peace and Quoru[m] &c

The Humble petic[i]on of Alice Tarbocke of Ditton in the County of Lancaster widow


That whearas Thomas Tarbocke my late Husband died in the a soldier in the seruice of his highnes the Lord protector hee was in seruice both att Wooster fight & Els wheare and att his deceasse Came outt of Liu[e]rpoole Castle and hath left behind him yo[u]r petic[i]oner & foure three smalle Children and hath not left any maintenance behind him to releef vs w[i]thall

May itt therfore please your worships to take into Considerac[i]on the Condic[i]on of yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r & Children and w[i]thal if itt please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to allow them some releef otherwise that yow would bee pleased to allow yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r Lycence to brewe & sell alle wherby shee may Indeauour to maintaine her s[ai]d Children otherwise shee must bee forced to putt them vpone the Parish yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r desires yo[u]rs [sic.] worshipes fauour in this for w[hi]ch as in dyty howeuer bound will daly pray &c

Ordered that ye ch[urch]wardens] & ou[er]seer of ye poore w[i]thin ye p[ar]ish of Preston make p[ro]vision in some competent maner for ye children of Alice Tarbocke

Present Aprill 28 1657

Peter Bold

Jo[hn] Foxe

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Key Facts

Date of petition

28 April 1657

Name of petitioner

Alice Tarbock

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

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

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651

Places mentioned

  • Liverpool (Liverpool Parish), Lancashire

People mentioned

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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