The petition of Elizabeth Plummer, residence unknown, 27 September 1648

<Widdow Plum[m]ers petition.>

To the Right Hon[oura]ble the Com[mi]ttee of Lords and Comons for the Army.

The humble Petic[i]on of Elizabeth Plummer widdow


That yo[u]r petition[e]rs late husband John Plummer was Cornett of Capt[ain] Pennyfathers Troope in Col[one]l Butlers (was Col[one]l Hortons) Regim[en]t vnder the Comand of his Ex[cellen]cie the Lord Fairfax: And since the late Seruice in the North finding some distemper to seize vpon his Body obtayned leaue to retire to his Home where he continued in a Languishing condition for about ten dayes, & then dyed, leauing yo[u]r peti[tione]r [two illegible words] with a great Charge of Children & in a very Low condition to support & maintaine them

Now for as much as she is Administratrix to her sayd husband her most humble Suit is: That according to yo[u]r accustomed goodnes extended to others in the like condition you would be pleased to order that payment be made vnto her of what remaynes in the Arreare, & due for his Seruice afores[ai]d

And shee shall pray &c.

I know the contents of this petition to be trew as to her husbands seruice sicknesse and death, and doe verely belieue the remaininge part, as to her great Charge, and little means to Support the Same; w[hi]ch is Humbly Certefied by

James Standish

State & Pay.

<Att ye Com[m]ittee of Lords & Com[m]ons for the Army 27o. Septemb[er]. 1648.>


<That ye Com[missa]ry Generall of ye Musters or his Deputy doe forthwith certify this Committee how ye pet[itione]rs husband stood vpon the seuerall Musters of the Army & doe affix the same to this petic[i]on.>

<Rob[ert] Scawen.>

Key Facts

Date of petition

27 September 1648

Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Plummer

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Parliamentary Committee
    Houses of Parliament, City and Liberty of Westminster

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/55 fol. 527