The petition of Elizabeth Tilston of Wrexham, Denbighshire, 14 October 1651

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To ye right h{o}no[ra]ble Humfrey Mackeworth {Es}q chiefe Justice of Chester &c.

The humble petic[i]on of Elizabeth Tilston of Wrexham widow.

Sheweth that yo[u]r petic[i]oners late husband Valentine Tilston being ingaged since ye begining of these warres in ye service of ye Parliam[en]t. And of late sent out in yt service into Ireland {?from} Bewmaris, where he served vnder Mr Hu{?mphrey ?Courtney} was there slayne by the Irish {illegible} rebells, Leaving yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner wi{th} two small Children in greate want a{nd} misery.

The petic[i]oner humbly prayeth {?your} Lo[rdshi]p to take Comiserrac[i]on of {?her ?and} to order her some reliefe, As {illegible} mercy & Justice shall be th{illegible}

And yo[u]r poore petic{ioner} shall every pray &{c.}

The Justices of Peace are desird to see the petitioner {illegible} according to the true meaneings of the sev[er]all ordina{nces and} acts made for releife of such ye widowes & orphanes that whoe {illegible} [illegible] haue lost there [?lives] for p[ar]liam[en]ts ser{vice.}


14 October 1651

Ordered that the petitioner be payed the sume {of} fieftie shillings yearely by fowre equall porcons out of the Maymed souldiers mize by the Treasurer of the same, dated at Ruthyn the xvth day of October 1651.

J[oh]n Carter

George Tw[is]telton

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Widdow Tilstons pet{ition} & answere

Key Facts

Date of petition

14 October 1651

Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Tilston

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Unknown
    City and County of Chester

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 50s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • City and County of Chester
  • Ireland
  • Beaumaris (Beaumaris Parish), Anglesey

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B10/10


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B10/10 v