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