The petition of Faith Jacob of London (St Andrew Holborn Parish), Middlesex, 1672

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To the Right Hono[ura]ble S[i]r Robert Hanson K[nigh]t Lord Maior of the Citty of London

The humble Peticon of Faith Jacob widowe.


That the Pet[titione]rs late husband John Jacob was before the late unhappy troubles an Inhabitant in the parish of S[ain]t Andrew Holborne London where hee maintained himselfe and family in good Creditt and repute; from whence hee {several illegible words} Souldier in the troope of Col[onel]Edward Forde in whose service he behaved himselfe {?very} faithfull and loyall {illegible} to his late {Majesty of} Blessed memory until ye time of {illegible} as by the Certificates annexed appears.

That the pet[itione]r in Considerac[i]on of the pr[e]misses & of her necessitous Condic[i]on was in ye yeare 1663 admitted one of the penc[i]oners of this Citty which (by reason of a great fitt of sicknes) shee hath not for some time [two illegible words] beene able to looke after, by which meanes shee is now wholly deprived of the benefitt of that Charity.

Wherefore shee is now an humble pet[itione]r to y[ou]r good Lor[dshi]pp that you would be pleased out of y[ou]r wonted Compassion {illegible} to admitt her to be one of the Penc[i]oners of this Hon[oura]ble Citty

And shee shall pray &c

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Faith Jacob widdow is entered a Pentioner in the Roome of Thomas Piggott being dead, & the first 1/4 to her at Midsom[e]r 1673.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Faith Jacob

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City of London

Outcome of petition

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

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


London Metropolitan Archives

Shelf mark

COL/CHD/MN/01/006 (unnumbered)


London Metropolitan Archives

Shelf mark

COL/CHD/MN/01/006 (unnumbered)