The petition of David Owen of Conwy, Carnarvonshire, 1660

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the County of Caern[ar]von.

The humble petic[i]on of David Owen of Conwey in the sayd County labourer, a late souldior in the Regim[en]t and vnder the Com[m]and of Col[one]l S[i]r John Owens knight

Humbly sheweth, That yo[u]r Petic[i]oner for many yeares togeither hath beene and served his late Ma[jes]tie king Charles the first, of happy memory; in the late warres and distempers in England, and therein had & sustayned great losse & damaige in his estate, and likewise had and rec[eive]d many shottes and grievious woundes in his body, whereby he is rendred, and become incapable & vnable to worke or labour for the mayntenance of himselfe, his wife and sixe small Children, and hath nothing to mayntayne the same, but what is given & bestowed vpon him by good & charitable people as by the Certificat an[ne]xed app[er]eth.

Beseeching therefore yo[u]r Wor[shi]ps (the pr[e]mises duely Considered) to admit & allow yo[u]r poore Petic[i]oner to have & receive the salary, stipend & relieffe by law provided for poore & maymed souldiors in such Case, & to order him paym[en]t accordingly, or otherwise to relieve him as yo[u]r wor[shi]ps shall thinke fit, & most agreeable to equity & good Conscience, And yo[u]r petic[i]oner with his wife & small Children will eu[er] pray &c.


Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

David Owen

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Carnarvonshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

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People mentioned

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

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