The petition of Elizabeth Barret of Tabley, Cheshire, Michaelmas 1660

<[Symbol: seal]>

To his Ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace at the Gen[er]all Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Knuttesford

The humble Petic[i]on of Elizabeth Barret widd[ow]:


That Hugh Barrett of Over Tabley her late husband deceased did in August 1659 (besides his former faithfulnes enter into service for a free Parliam[en]t vpon the [illegible] vndertakeinge of S[i]r George Booth, vnd[e]r the Com[m]aund of Capt[ain] Shepley, & was in that service slayne,

That hee left behind him the pet[itione]r & two yonge Children, & nothinge to maintaine her or them but the Charity of others,

Shee therefore humbly prayes, That you will admitt her a Pentioner & allow her what weekly pay you shall thinke meet, & shee will ever pray for his Ma[jes]ties happy & longe reigne & yo[u]r wo[rishi]ps happines;

<Mr Steel>

<cause this file on sight>

<yo[u]rs p D:>

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Barret

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Knutsford (Knutsford Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Winnington Bridge, 19 August 1659

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 88/3, fol. 46