The petition of Elizabeth Wylde of Oldham, Lancashire, 6 May 1652

To the right wor[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace and quor[um] for the Countie of Lanc[aster] att the Sessions houlden at Manchester the Sixth daie of May 1652 the humble petic[i]on of Elizabeth Wylde humbly sheweth that your poore petic[i]oner haueing her husband slayne in the p[ar]liaments seruice against Pomfret haueinge Seaven Children whereof three of them are very younge and nothinge to maintaine neither her selfe nor them with but her handie labor and now of late hath beene very weake and Infirme and now is not able to labor as shee hath formerly done is forced to petic[i]on to this honorable bench that they will be pleased to take your poore orators Cause into consideration and to helpe her to some releeffe wherby shee may subsist as you [in you] in your wisdomes shall thincke most fitt and meete and your poore a [sic.] peti[ti]oner will euer as in duty be bound to pray for your health and happines

your poore and dayly orator Elizabeth Wilde

The petic[i]oners husband was slayne at in the parliaments Seruice against Pomfrett vnder the Comaund of Captaine Dyneley one of the Captaines of Colonell SMaleveries reg[i]m[e]nte

in Crompton w[i]thin Ouldham p[ar]ish Ch[urchwardens] & ou[er]seers to p[ro]uide

Key Facts

Date of petition

6 May 1652

Name of petitioner

Elizabeth Wylde

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Manchester (Manchester Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Pontefract, July 1648 to 19 March 1649

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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