The petition of George Hale of Knutsford, Cheshire, and Hugh Woodward of Rexon, Cheshire, 19 September 1660

September 19 1660

To the right worshipfull S[i]r Peter Brookes And the rest of the Wo[rship]full Bench

The humble petic[i]on of George Hale of Lower Knutsford And of Hugh Woodward of [?Rexon]

Humbly sheweth

That whereas yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners George Hale afores[ai]d And Will[iam] Woodward brother to the affores[ai]d Hugh Woodward were hired souldiours vnder the Com[m]and of the Right Honorable Sir George Booth hired for little Pevor the sixth of August 1651 were routed fat Northwych and yo[u]r s[ai]d Petic[i]oners were promised by the Inhabitants afores[ai]d to haue p[ai]d them the sum of fourteene shillings a yeere and the day beeing Lost at Northwych their s[aid promise they vtterley denyed and would not fullfill In soe much that yo[u]r petic[i]oner George Hale was wounded and put to greate want and the s[ai]d Will[iam] Woodward was shot at the onset at Winington Bridge Nigh Northwych and Coming to Knutsford was met by some base mynded fellowes, was robed as hee came along the high way and the s[ai]d Will[iam] Wooward was Constrayned to rely vpon the Courtesy of Hugh Woodward brother to the s[ai]d Will[iam] Woodward who releiued yo[u]r s[ai]d souldiour for the space of a full halfe yeare and Could get nothing towards his reliefe dureing all the tyme and then dyed of the s[ai]d wound And the s[ai]d Hugh Woodward p[ai]d Twelue shillings towards the Cure of his s[ai]d wound

Yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners humbly prays yo[u]r worship to take it Into yo[u]r seriouse considerac[i]on and to giue ym some order whereby the s[ai]d pay May bee p[ai]d and and [sic.] the s[ai]d Twelue shillings for the Cureing of the wound and yo[u]r poore pet[i]c[i]oners

will ever pray

Key Facts

Date of petition

19 September 1660

Name of petitioner

George Hale

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Knutsford (Knutsford Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Winnington Bridge, 19 August 1659

Places mentioned

  • Lower Peover (Great Budworth Parish), Cheshire
  • Nantwich (Nantwich Parish), Cheshire
  • Northwich (Great Budworth Parish), Cheshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 88/3, fol. 32