The petition of Edward Edwards, Denbighshire, 15 July 1656

To the Right Worshipfull the Justices of Peace now at Denbigh sitting in q[uar]ter sessions held for the County of Denbigh

The humble petition of Edward Edwards


That your petitioner was in March 1643 listed in the Parliaments service as Drum-maior to the Regiment of the Hon[oura]bl[e] S[i]r Thomas Midleton knight then Maior Generall of North Wales: In which service and in execution of his Duty according to Com[m]and,  your Petitioner was dangerouslie wounded by a musket shot from Denbigh Castle (then held by the enemie) whereby he is so maimed that he is noe ways able, as formerly, to maintaine hiselfe, wife & 3 small children, your petitioner being also out of military imployment since the disbanding of Col[onel] Thomas Masons Company at Carnarvon

May it therefore please your Worships, In com[m]iseration of your poore petitioner, to take the premisses into your consideration and in your Charity to admitt your petitioner to an allowance of a pension as a maimed soldier, whereby himselfe and poore family may be in some maner relieued and not forced to seeke theire bread from doore to doore lest the extremity of the law be vsed against them

And your petitioner shall pray &c

15 July 1656 at Denbigh

a penc[i]on of v m[ar]kes allowed him from henceforth & to be quarterly p[ai]d him by the tre[asure]rs till further order.

<order vpon the petic[i]on & certificate of Edward Edwards the petic[i]oner who hath many y[ea]res continued in the s[er]vice of the state as drwm maior to S[i]r Tho[mas Myddelton k[nigh]t when he was maior gen[er]all of northwalles & therein rec[eive]d a wound by a musket shott from Denbigh castle. It is ordered that he be admitted one of the maimed soldiers & five m[ar]kes penc[i]on allowed him yearely, to be p[ai]d him q[uar]terly by the tre[asure]r for the time being vntil further order>

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Key Facts

Date of petition

15 July 1656

Name of petitioner

Edward Edwards

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Denbigh (Denbigh Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £3.7s.6d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Denbigh Castle, December 1645 to 26 October 1646

Places mentioned

  • Caernarvon (Llanbeblig Parish), Caernarvonshire

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B13/25