The petition of Edmund White, residence unknown, 21 December 1648

To ye right Hono[ura]ble ye Com[mi]ttee for ye Army

The humble petic[i]on of Edmund White Adm[inistrato]r to Joseph Cannon troop[er] dec[eased]


That ye said Joseph Cannon served the parliam[en]t faithfully as Troop[er] in Maior Gen[era]ll Skippons Troope in Col[one]l Graues his Regim[en]t from ye beg[inn]ing of ye new Moddell of this Army vnder ye Comand of his Ex[cellen]cie the Lord Fairfax & was slayne at ye seige before Oxford as by Certificate vnder Capt[ain] Lewes his hand appeareth, being Capt[ain] of his Troope.

Yo[u]r pet[itione]r did furnish him with apparrell & other Necessaryes for this occasion in ye warre & hath noe hopes to be releiued but by yo[u]r Hono[u]rs & whereas the said Cannon hath some Arreares due to him for his seruice he beseecheth yo[u]r Hono[u]rs that his Accompts may be stated & paid

And he shall pray &c.

<State & Pay>

Att ye Com[mi]ttee of Lords & Com[m]ons for ye Army 21o Dec[ember] 1648.


That ye Com[missa]ry Generall of ye Musters or his deputy doe forthw[i]th certify this Com[mi]ttee how Joseph Cannon whoe was slayne in the service) stood vpon the Musters & doe affix the same to this petic[i]on.

Rob[ert] Scawen.

Key Facts

Date of petition

21 December 1648

Name of petitioner

Edmund White

Type of petitioner

Other Dependant

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Parliamentary Committee
    Houses of Parliament, City and Liberty of Westminster

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Oxford, 11 May to 20 June 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/57 fol. 381