The petition of Elizabeth Glover, Nottinghamshire, 10 April 1646

To they right Honourable Governor and the rest of the Honourable Committee now resident in the Towne of Nottingham greeting

The humble petetion of Elizabeth late wif to John Glouer that was souldier vnder they command of Mager Widmerpooll

Humbly sheweth that whereas your poore petetioner hath formmerly liued in an honist ranke amoungst her neighbours well beloued according to they simplissity of a well deserueing woman and now it hath pleased god to take away her husband that was her cheeifest sucour and comforth and as shee hath learned by they it pleased souldiers it pleased god that hee ventured to go ouer the trent vpon they Ise at the breaking of they great frost for to fetch ouer wood for to make a fire one and the Ise broke and he fell into the watter and presently weare drownded beeing void of help and now his poore wif and child is like to pine and starue unlest sum charratable course be taken by this Honourable Committee for her releefe and comforth which shee hopes to obtain at your hands

And as in humble duty bound shee with her poore Child shall ever pray for your helths and prosperity and all increase of honour in this life and in they world to com eternall fillisity

The pet[itione]rs husband was at least as I verily believe halfe a yeares pay in areare at the tyme of his death, the w[hi]ch is attested by

Yo[u]r servant

Jos[eph] Widmerpole:

10. April. 1646:

Mr Hough, Pay ten shillings to ye Pet[etitione]r in p[ar]te of her late husbands pay and this shall be yo[u]r war[an]t. Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands ye day and yeare abovesaid.

Edw[ard]: Ayscoghe

Nicho[las]: Charlton

Rec[eive]d ten shillings of Mr Hough accordingly


Elizabeth [mark] Glouer

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 April 1646

Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Glover

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/241/I, fol. 138