To the right wor[ship]full the Justices of the Peace of the Countie aforesaid
The humble petition of Edward Morris of Henvachey in the said Countie yeoman, a poore mahimed souldier
that your petitioner was a souldier for his late ma[jes]tie Charles the first of ever blessed memory in the late vnhappy warr, wherein yo[u]r petic[i]oner behaued himselfe vallient loyall and trustie never disserting his said ma[jes]tie nor his service being first listed in S[i]r Thomas Salisburys Regiment and in his owne Company therein, and then in the said service yo[u]r petic[i]oner was att the seu[er]all Battells att Edge hill Bambury and Bramfort in w[hi]ch yo[u]r petic[i]oner was greivously hurt and shott in the thigh Att Reading the said Regiment being given over yo[u]r pet[itioner] Continued souldier vnder the Comaund of Col[one]l Lloyds Rigiment and was att the seu[er]all fights of Nasby, Glocester, Newbury & the Vizes and att Dunington Castle where alsoe he was greivously hurt and shott in the legg and yo[u]r pet[itioner] was his said majesties true souldier vnder the Comaund of seurall other Col[one]ls, Captaynes and other his ma[jes]ties then millitary officers and att last was taken prisoner and remayned prisoner in Nantwich aboue 17 weekes and after yo[u]r pet[itioner]s enlardgement [illegible]was pressed & listed himselfe vnder the Comaund of the hon[our]ed true valiant Llieutenant [sic.] Col[one]l Owen in the Rigim[en]t of Col[one]l Villars and Countinued the like souldier two yeares and yo[u]r petic[i]oner was souldier att Brompton Bryan Harlech and seu[er]all other places for the space of five yeares and vpwards. And bore office in the said ward warrs sergeant liventenant & Ancient.
And yo[u]r petic[i]oner sheweth that by reason of the aforesaid shotts and diu[e]rse other wounds received in the aforesaid service your pet[itioner] is become maihmed and hath lost the vse of most of his limnes as by inspection and search of yo[u]r petitioners body it may fully appe[ar] vnto yo[u]r worshipps. And by reason thereof and of other infirmities happening by reason of the said hurts and woundes yo[u]r petitioner Cannot gett his liveing as formerly by his labour but is like to fall to extreame want he his wife, and Children being 66 yeares old yo[u]r poore pet[itioner] now haueing nothing att all to live vppon to mayntayne himselfe, wife and Children and therefore like to p[er]ish for want of relieff.
In tender Considerac[i]on may it please your worshipps to Admitt yo[u]r petitioner one of the Pensioners of the said Countie and to order vnto yo[u]r pet[itioner] such yearely pension for his relief as to your worshipps shall thinke meet and this for Gods love. And yo[u]r pet[itioner] will ever pray &c.
To satisffie the Justices of the peace we Justifie this to be true
<Edward Lloyd was A Comhisiner officer> Edward Lloyd
<Thomas Lloyd was Capten in the sam Company> Thomas Lloyd
Wee doe Justifie this to be true
29 Apr[il] 1679. Ordered that the petic[i]oner be releeved by the Inhabitancs of the parish of Llanrhaider in Mochnant by giveinge him twelve pence weekely for his releefe for which this Court thinks fitt