The petition of Cornelius Marsh, Somerset, 23 April 1661

To the Right worshefull the Justices now sitting att Illchester

The houmbell petishin of Cornelius Marsh houmbly showeth that your petishener was a soulder in Collnell Cocker Regemen, and in Captain Dordos Company and was taken prisnor att waymoth where he Reseedu a bloo with a moskett in his Belly that he had his Belley Brocke soe that he is foreuer disabelled and therefore he desires you would be plesed to locke with the eye of pittey one him and he shall euer pray for your worsh[ips].

This is a truth witnes my hand

  1. Littleton

Ilchest[e]r 23. Apr[il]. 1661.

wee doe order that the Peticoner Cornelius Marsh haue a pension of forty shillinges per ann[um]

John Tuberville

Rob[er]t Hunt

Geo[rge] Horner

W[illia]m Bull

Key Facts

Date of petition

23 April 1661

Name of petitioner

Cornelius Marsh

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Ilchester (Ilchester Parish), Somerset

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Weymouth (Wyke Regis Parish), Dorset

People mentioned

Archive information


Somerset Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

Q/SR, 100, Item 15