The petition of Anthony Davy of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, 29 April 1701

To ye worshipfull Justices of the peace at the Generall quart[e]r sessions holden at Pontefract this 29th day of Aprill I yo[u]r humble petitioner Anthony Davy in ye Parrish of Aston In ye County of Yorke Desireth you to Except this humble peticion.

And yt yo[u]r poor peticion[e]r was a soldier und[e]r King Charles ye First for one yeare & a halfe & und[e]r Command of Sir Francis Fane who Kept Garrison at Dongkester From thence removed to Selby and taken prisner there by my Lord Fearfax & Carried from thence to Reasor Castle & am now 80 & 4 yeares Old & in so Weake a Condition that I am not any way Able to get soe far as to pr[e]sent My selfe before yo[u]r Worshipefull Bench Doe beseech you to Grant yo[u]r poore peticion[e]r in his Great Distress & poverty sum small Tribut or reliefe  as a pencion[e]r & then I shall for Ever be Oblieged to pray for you all.

The Pet[itione]r to have 40 s. p[er] ann[um] allowed & 10 s. in hand

Key Facts

Date of petition

29 April 1701

Name of petitioner

Anthony Davy

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Pontefract (Pontefract Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Doncaster (Doncaster Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Wressle Castle (Wressle Parish), East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Selby (Selby Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/40/1/6