The petition of Elizabeth Newum, Nottinghamshire, 20 December 1645

To the Honourable Committyee the humble petic[i]on of Elizabeth Newum humbley sheweth

That wheireas her husband Nathaniell Newum havinge serued in the service of kinge and Parliament vnder the command of Collonell John Hutchingson two yeares or above vntil it pleas[e]d god that hee was shoote lame at the bridges and soe continued aboue foure weekes to his and mine great expences amountinge vnto before hee departed this life the sume of foure pounds or vpward to bee paid vnto the surgion and Pothecarie whom dayly come vpon mee I not knowing without your honours commiseration how to subsist vnless I bee forct to sell vp all that I have and soe I and my poore infant shall bee forced to begg wheirfor I humbley intreat your honours compassion and wounted goodness to releiue mee with your beneuolence towards the painge of the surgion and Pothecarie and for they releiufe of mee and my  poor infant Likewise I most humbley intreat your Honours will bee pleas[e]d to take into Considerac[i]ons this my great miseries by reason of the dayly call on mee by the Surgion and Pothecarie I not hauinge wheirewith to safisfie them likewise I hope your honours will consider your petitioner in that shee neuer receaved any of his arrears wich was behinde to him and your poore petic[i]oner shall pray for your Honours longe life & happiness.

20 Dec[ember] 1645

The Com[mit]tee desire (in their tender considerac[i]on of the Pet[itione]rs wants) to releive her w[i]th all convenient speed; at pr[e]sent ord[e]r that Mr Hough shall pay vnto her five shillinges, and furth[e]r care to be had of her as soone as may be.

Will[iam] Nix

Nicho[las] Charlton

Rec[eive]d fiue shillings of Mr Hough accordingly


Elizabeth Newams m[ar]ke

Key Facts

Date of petition

20 December 1645

Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Newham

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 5s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish on Trent Bridge, 16 April 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/241/I, fol. 78