The petition of David Winslade of Drewsteignton, Devon, October 1660

The humble pet[it]ion of David Winslade of the p[ar]ish of Drewestaynton together w[i]th the p[ar]ishners

Humbly Sheweth that whereas yo[u]r poore peticiner beefore these late Warrs was in a condic[i]on to gett his maynetaynenance and did maynetayne his Wife & Children, not beeinge anye waye Chargeable vnto the p[ar]ish, but beeinge then Prest fourth in the Kings Majestyes Service and was then therein maymed, by reason whereof yo[u]r poore peticiner & his familye haue bin drowven to much need & wante and haue ever bin since releiued by the Almes of the p[ar]ish, yo[u]r poore peticiner together w[i]th the p[ar]ishners, would humblye praye this honorable beanch would bee please to make some order that yo[u]r poore peticiner maye haue some maynetaynenance for himselfe his poore wife & Children out of the kings majestyes paye & allowance for poore maymed Shouldyers or anye other p[ro]vition as yo[u]r wor[shi]pps shall thinke fitt, and yo[u]r poore peticiner and the p[ar]ishners shal bee bownd to praye for yo[u]r wor[shi]pps prosperitye

Richard Seaward         Charles Vardon

Andrew Battishill

John Seaward              Thomas Pym

John Seaw Corke                    John Hore

Richard Dicker

William Ponsford Constable

Willyam Bragg




David Winslade

Key Facts

Date of petition

October 1660

Name of petitioner

David Winslade

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

QS 128/47/1