The petition of Edward Mumford of Dodbrooke, Devon, 11 April 1685

<Devon s[ession]s>

To the hono[oura]ble Bench for the Quarter Sessions for the County aforsaid

The humble Petition of Edward Mumford the eld[e]r of dodbrooke in the said County husbandman


That yo[u]r Petic[i]on[e]r in the late vnhappy & vnnaturall warr in his late Ma[jes]ties service King Charles the first of ever blessed Memory beinge then a Foot Souldyer & Corporall vnder the Comand of Captaine Robert Connaway in the Regiment of w[hi]ch the hon[oura]ble S[i]r Edward Seymour Barr[one]t was Collonell received a dangerous wound by a Shott in his left thigh whereby hee was mayhemed and lay a long tyme in a very sadd condic[i]on vnder the Chirurgions hands vpon his owne costs and charges And oftentymes vpon the change of weather his forsaid wound doth soe very much greive & torment him that at tymes hee is altogeither vnable to worke for his Maynteynance havinge not only lost his wife who did much helpe him, but also lately his sight Whereby hee hath spent & consumed all his goods & stocke and yet has Seaverall Children to maynteyne

Therefore yo[u]r Petic[i]on[e]r humbly prayeth that this hono[ura]ble Bench would bee pleased to Comiserate & take into considerac[i]on his sad & deplorable condic[i]on by grantinge him some releife by an yearely penc[i]on as the wisdome of this hono[oura]ble Bench shall thinke fitt

And yo[u]r Pet[itione]r shall ever pray &c.

11th Aprilis 1685

we do beleeue the truth of this certificate

John Gregory Rector of Dodbrooke

Thomas Brockedon }

Richard Couch          }  Constables

Will[iam] Bastard                   Edward Manings }

Thomas Muns     }  Churchwardens

Will[iam] White }

[?Joh[n]] [?Warr]                   Richard Daus      }  Overseers




30 s. p[er] ann[um] & 10 s. in hand

Key Facts

Date of petition

11 April 1685

Name of petitioner

Edward Mumford

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Devon (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension 30s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

QS 128/45/2