The petition of George Inkersell of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, 5 October 1704

To the Worship-full Justices of the pease at ye Generall quart[e]r sesions holden at Barnsley for ye West=riding of the County of Yorke this 5 day of October 1704. I your Humble petitioner Geo[rge] Inkersell of Aston aged ninety years & upwards was a soldier vnder King Charles ye first both in this Kingdom and in Scottland who sufered very much by the same and am now grown old and in so weak a Condission that I am not able any way to gett so farr as to present my self before your Worshipfull bench for I have not been one quarter of a mile from my abode this two years & upwards Hopeing my time cannot be long in this World, therefore I beseech you to grant to your poor petitioner in his great distress & poverty the benifit of that gracious act lately made some small computent subsistance or lively hood as a petitioner and then I shall ever be obleged to pray for you:

Sam[uel] Trickett Rect[or] of Aston

Robert Petty

George Wood

Jarvis Whitehead

Richard Billam

John Rodger

George Kesteven

Phillip Halley } Church

John Wood     } wardens

Will[iam] Batt

Tho[mas] Ball

Tho[mas] Scoley

Ordered the Pet[itione]r be allowed Three pounds p[er] ann[um] out of ye lame soldier mon[e]y, to be paid quarterly by the Trea[sure]r, from this sessiones & one Quarters paym[en]t to be advanced.

Key Facts

Date of petition

5 October 1704

Name of petitioner

George Inkersall

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Barnsley (Silkstone Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £3.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Scotland

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/43/10/6