The petition of Arthur Bagshawe of Feckenham, Worcestershire, 1682

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace assembled in Sessions

The humble petic[i]on of Arthur Bagshawe of ffeckenham in the County of worcester Taylor

<Humbly sheweth>

That yo[u]r peticoner is very aged and decayed in his labour and not able to gett his liveing by reason of severall shotts & wounds rec[eive]d in the late warrs in his Ma[jes]t[y]s service yo[u]r peticoner has duly ever been a loyall & a faithfull subject to his late Ma[jes]ty and to his pr[e]sent Ma[jes]ty that nowe is. p[ar]ticulerly th yo[u]r peticoner rec[eive]d one shott in the hand & another in the throate, yo[u]r peticoner nev[e]r yet [?petic[i]on] for any penc[i]on whilst hee was able otherwise to subsist because hee was not willing to bee trouble some to yo[u]r wor[shi]pps or burthensome to ye Country butt his necessities now pressing

hee humbly prayes yo[u]r wor[shi]pps considerac[i]on of the pr[e]misses & to take his lamentable condicon into yo[u]r considerac[i]on & to make him some allowance out of the County stock if nott a yearly penc[i]on & hee shall every pray & c.

<xx s.>

Hen[ry] Townshend

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Arthur Bagshawe

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 20s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


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People mentioned

Archive information


Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

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