The petition of Edward Clarke, residence unknown, 20 December 1648

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

The humble petic[i]on of Edward Clarke brother & Administrator of L[ieutenan]t John Clarke deceased.


That yo[u]r pet[itione]rs brother hath serued the Parl[iamen]t from ye beg[inn]ing of ye Warres, & sence the New Moddell as L[ieutenan]t to Major Husbands Troope in Col[one]l Rich his Regim[en]t and at ye Engagem[en]t neare Deale in Kent when ye Prince landed his Forces, he was sore wounded, of w[hi]ch he dyed as by Certificate vnder ye said Col[one]ls hand appeareth

Yo[u]r pet[itione]r therefore most humbly prayeth yo[u]r Hono[u]rs to let his Brothers accompts be stated & paid to yo[u]r pet[itione]r

And he shall eu[er] pray &c.

<State & Pay.>

Att ye Com[mi]ttee of Lords & Com[m]ons for the Army 20th of December 1648


That ye Com[missa]ry Gen[eral] of ye Musters or his Deputy doe forthwith certify this Com[mi]ttee how ye pet[itione]rs brother L[ieutenan]t Clarke (whoe dyed of ye wounds rec[eive]d in ye service) stands vpon ye seu[er]all Musters of ye Army & doe affix ye same to this petic[i]on.

Rob[ert] Scawen

Key Facts

Date of petition

20 December 1648

Name of petitioner

Edward Clarke

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

  • Skirmish at Deal, 14 August 1648

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/57 fol. 504