The petition of Edward Bagshaw of Conisbrough, West Riding of Yorkshire, 3 August 1668




To the Hono[ura]ble the Justices of peace for the West Rideing of Yorkshire.

The humble petic[i]on of Edward Bagshaw of Conisbrough.


Shewing that the petic[i]oner being a souldier under Major Cole in S[i]r Philip Berrons Regim[en]t in his late Ma[jes]ties seruice did att Yorke receiue many wounds & cutts in the head in somuch that yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r had nine bones taken out of his skull, And all that nourished yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r for three weekes he rec[eiv]ed in att a hole in the side of his head & was shott, into the side of his body att the same tyme dureing w[hi]ch seruice he behaved himselfe civilly & ever since continued loyall to his Ma[jes]tie And now by reason of his age & the said wounds is become very poore & unable to acquire maintenance for himselfe his wife & Children by his owne hard labour Wee therefore recom[m]end him to yo[u]r wor[shi]ps considerac[i]on as an object of Charity & a p[er]son very fitt to receive a pension If you in yo[u]r wisdomes shall thinke fitt to bestow one on him: In testimony whereof wee haue hereunto sett o[u]r hands this third day of Aug[ust] 1668.

{We are} credibly informed of the Truth {of this} petition & doe know y[ou]r pet[itione]r to {several illegible words} orderly person

Jo[hn] Vincent

Thomas Gill

Henry Saxton

Key Facts

Date of petition

3 August 1668

Name of petitioner

Edward Bagshaw

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Pontefract (Pontefract Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/8/3/6/3