The petition of Christopher Boast of St Sidwell’s Parish, City and County of Exeter, c. 1664 to 1665

To the Right Wors[hi]p[fu]ll Mr Alan Penye Esq[uire] Mayor of the Citty of Exon w[i]th the Wors[hi]p[fu]ll the Aldermen of the same

The humble peticon of Christopher Boast weauer of St Sidwells

Sheweth that yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath bin a laborious man in his vocation and hath had fyue Children and did spend most his time in the Armye of King Charles the first and now the times ar so hard and dead that yo[u]r petic[i]oner cannott get any work to sett his hand to on his Trade.

Now the most humble request of yo[u]r petic[i]oner is that yo[u]r wors[hi]ps wil be pleased to commiserate his sad Condicon and to extend yo[u]r known and bountifull Charity vnto him that he may in some manner passe ouer this hard time and hee shal be euer bound to pray for yo[u]r wors[hi]ps wellfare & happines &c

Roger Cheek                           Edward Cheeke

John Smith

Thomas Galford

Key Facts

Date of petition

1664 — 1665

Name of petitioner

Christopher Boast

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City and County of Exeter

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

ECA, Miscellaneous petitions to the Chamber for relief, file 4, item 38.