The petition of Edward Morris of Henfache, Denbighshire, 29 April 1679

<Denbigh s[ession]s>

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

William Owen

Richard Wynne

Richard William

<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

Key Facts

Date of petition

29 April 1679

Name of petitioner

Edward Morris

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Ruthin (Ruthin Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 12d.
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642
    Assault on Banbury, 27 October 1642
    Battle of Brentford, 12 November 1642
    Siege of Reading, 14 to 27 April 1643
    Siege of Gloucester, 10 August to 5 September 1643
    Battle of Newbury, 20 September 1643
    Siege of Donnington Castle, 31 July to 9 November 1644
    Battle of Naseby, 14 June 1645
    Siege of Devizes, 17 to 23 September 1645
    Siege of Harlech Castle, June 1646 to 16 March 1647

Places mentioned

  • Nantwich (Nantwich Parish), Cheshire
  • Brampton Bryan (Brampton Bryan Parish), Herefordshire

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B35a/16