The petition of Francis Petty of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, 6 August 1700

To the worshipfull Justices of peace at the Generall quarter sessions at Rotherham this sixt of August I your humble petitioner Francis Petty of Aston In the County of Yorke desireth you to Except his Humble petition

And that your poor petitioner was a soldier und[e]r King Charles the First for three years and upward & of the Duke of Newcastle life Gard: & one of the Thirtieth who found o[u]rselves Horses and und[e]r Captain Rob[er]t Ougle & Leiue Tennant Ed: Ougle at Gainsbrough Hull & Yorke & being shott into the Knee there and now seventy & eight years of age and in soe weake a Condition that I am not able any way to Gett soe Far as to pr[e]sent my selfe before Your worshipfull bench to beseech you to Grant your poor petitioner in his Great distress & poverty some small Tribute as a peticioner & then I shall for ever be Oblieged to pray for you

This pet[itione]r to have 40 s. p[er] ann[um] to be p[ai]d q[uar]terly

Nic[holas] Carr of Brampton ye like

Francis Petty was Baptized January 22th 1622.

Wittness my hand Sam[uel] Trickett Rect[o]r of Aston

Key Facts

Date of petition

6 August 1700

Name of petitioner

Francis Petty

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Gainsborough, 28 July 1643
    Siege of Hull, 2 September to 12 October 1643
    Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

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