The petition of Francis Jenkin of Aughton, West Riding of Yorkshire, 16 October 1700

To the worshipfull Justice of peace at ye Generall quart[e]r sessions Holden at Sheefield ye 16th day of October yo[u]r Humble peticioner Francis Jenkin of Aughton In the parish of Aston In ye county of Yorke desireth you to Except this humble petision

And that your pore petisioner was a soldier und[e]r King Charles ye First for two years and upward und[e]r Majour Gore and In ye Company of Captaine Gore who lay Three quarters of a yeare seidge against Hull & am now Foure score years ould & upwards and In so weake a Condition that I am not able any way to Get my liveing therefore I pr[e]sent my selfe before yo[u]r worshipfull Bensh & doe beseech you to Grant your poor peticioner In his Great distress & poverty some small Tribute or releife as a penticioner and then I shall for Ever be Obligeds to pray for you.

The Court Orders the Pet[itione]r to haue Forty shillings a year paid him till further Order, & to haue ten shillings paid him in hand.

Key Facts

Date of petition

16 October 1700

Name of petitioner

Francis Jenkin

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Sheffield (Sheffield Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Hull, 2 September to 12 October 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

  • Gore - Military Commander
  • Gore - Military Commander

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/39/10/6