The petition of Allice Earneshaw of Rochdale, Lancashire, 24 March 1652

These are to Certifie vnto yo[u]r worships pleasure that the petitinor here of Allice Earneshaw of Ratchdall in the Countie of Lankaster widdow haveing hir husband sleane in the wares att the seige against Poumfret Castle whoe beeing then vnder the Command of Captaine Robert Sanderes wich said Captaine was in the Regement vnder the Command of Collonell Sir Charles Feairfax then beeing the 12th day of Febervarie bearing date in the yeare of our lord god one Thousand six hunderey fortie and eight for wich since the said time yo[u]r said poore peetitinor Never as yett Resseved any releife for the want of hir husband hee beeing there shot w[i]th a Cannon bullett and the of his harmes taken away from his body wich was pressent death vnto him for the wich said Allice his wife and Child have sustained long w[i]th much greefe and Sorow shee remaining still his wife there fore this is to dessire yo[u]r worship pleassure to Consider my Case in this my my nessetitie and this yo[u]r poore pittitinor will and ever bee in dutie bound to pray for you and remaine

Yo[u]r Servent Allice Earenshaw the wife of Jonathan Earenshaw

Dated att Ratchdall this 24 day March 1651

Key Facts

Date of petition

24 March 1652

Name of petitioner

Allice Earneshaw

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Manchester (Manchester Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Pontefract, July 1648 to 19 March 1649

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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