To ye Hono[ou]rable his Ma[jes]ties Justices of ye peace at ye sessions held at Thirsk ye 2nd day of October 1694
The humble petic[i]on of Christopher Mewborne humbly showeth
That yo[u]r poor petic[i]oner hath been for many yeares one of your penc[i]oners And hath received twenty shillings p[er] An[num] which in ye time of S[i]r George Marwood and S[i]r James Pennyman was promised should be d[o]ubled to him & made forty shillings p[er] An[num]. But since theire deaths he has made no Applications to this honourable Court for ye s[ai]d Ad[d]ition nor should not now but that by very great age almost a hundred yeares he is reduced to all ye Exstremities of poverty & want
Therfor yo[u]r petic[i]oner begs that this honourable bench will take his deplorable Condition into their Considerac[i]on And Assist him according to his necessity And your peticoner will as in duty bound ever pray &c.
I doe know ye contents of ye above petition to be very true & yt ye petitioner is a reall obiect off Charity.