The petition of Christopher Ellin of Black Notley, Essex, 1652

To the Right Hon[oura]ble the Justices in this present Sessions Assembled.

The humble Petition of Christopher Ellin of Black Notley in the County of Essex Blacksmith:

Humbly Sheweth

That your Pet[itione]r goeing out a Foote Souldier in the service of the Com[m]onwealth under the Command of Capt[ain] Raynor in the Regim[en]t of S[i]r Thomas Honywood was at the taking of Worcester shot with a Musket Bullet in one of his Armes of which wound he hath lyen almost ever since under the Chirurgeons hands in the Savoy Hospitall at London And being lame of the wound that he is not able to worke of his Calling for a Subsistance having a wife and a Childe to maintayne. Which hee is no way able to doe unlesse this Hon[oura]ble Bench be pleased to afford their charitable benevolence as usually heretofore they have done in Caises of such necessity

These are therefore humbly to desire this Hon[oura]ble Bench to take your Pet[itione]rs sad condition into your serious consideration And to be pleased to grant unto him what shall seeme unto this Hon[oura]ble Bench most fitting and convenient.

And your Pet[itione]r shall for ever stand bound to pray &c:

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Christopher Allen

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651

Places mentioned

  • The Savoy Hospital, London

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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