The petition of David ap Edward of Nantinhengroen, Denbighshire, April 1664

To the Right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the County of Denbigh sitting in theire gen[er]all Sessions

The humble pet[ition] of David ap Edward


That yo[u]r pet[itione]r served his late Maiestie (of eu[e]r blessed memory) as a Com[m]on solider vnder the Comande of Capt[ain] John Price & receaved severall hurts & bruises in the s[ai]d service both at Houlte and Chester & especially one hurte vpon his thigh, which much disabled him from getting living by his day laboure as form[er]ly he had don. And yo[u]r petition[er] further sheweth that he lost his sight & is become altogeither blynde insoemuch as he is Now vnable to helpe or releeve himselfe otherwise then by the charity of his neighbo[u]rs:


Praying yo[u]r wor[shi]pps will be pleased to order yo[u]r poore pet[itione]r such proportion of the maymed souldio[r]s mize to be vnto him paid for his future releefe as to yo[u]r wor[shi]ps shall seeme meete,

And yo[u]r pet[itione]r will eu[e]r pray &c

v s. p[er] the certificate.

Key Facts

Date of petition

April 1664

Name of petitioner

David ap Edward

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Ruthin (Ruthin Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 5s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Holt Bridge, 9 November 1643
    Siege of Chester, February 1645 to January 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B86/89