The petition of Edward Floyd of Hereford, Herefordshire, 1661 to 1662

To the Right Wor[shipf]ull Thomas Homes Esq[ui]r[e] Mayor of the Cittie of Hereff[ord] and to his Assosiats the Justices of the same

The humble petic[i]on of Edward Floyde of the s[ai]d Cittie Carpenter a poore man aged 60tie yeares and vpwards Charged w[i]th a wife and 5 small Children whoe doth most humbly


That yo[u]r pet[itione]r hath bin a true and faithfull subject vnto his late Ma[jes]tie Charles the first of ever blessed memorie all a long in the s[ai]d service both by Sea and Land where by his officers hee was Comaunded without desertic[i]on and hath Contynued w[i]thin ye s[ai]d Cittie and hath vsed his trade or occupac[i]on here for ye space of these 20tie yeares last past & vpwards and manieteyned his Charge w[i]thout ye assistance of any by his hard labour besides all of his Children were bred & borne w[i]thin this Cittie

That yo[u]r pet[itione]r in respect of his aged as aforeds[ai]d & of his povertie is not able to maineteyne his familie as formerlie hee was wont to doe his Charge being soe greate.

That yo[u]r pet[itione]r hath illegible a Child w[hi]ch is fitting to be bound to a trade w[i]thin ye s[ai]d Cittie whoe cannot bring it to passe in respect of ye reasons afores[ai]d

Wherefore hee humblie prayes that yo[u]r good wor[shi]pps would out of yo[u]r accustomed Clemenie to Order yt some of Harpers moneys might be graunted vnto him According to ye donors will to help to place yo[u]r poore pet[itioner]s s[ai]d sonne Apprentice w[i]thin ye s[ai]d Cittie whereby his Charge might be somwhat eased And yo[u]r pet[itione]r w[i]th his wife & Children will ever pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]pps p[ro]speritie long to Contynue.




Key Facts

Date of petition

1661 — 1662

Name of petitioner

Edward Floyd

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Borough Corporation
    Hereford, Herefordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Shelf mark

BG11/5/38, 1661-2 folder, loose file, no. 6