The petition of George Jennings of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, September 1651

To the Right W[o]r[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace for the County of Stafford.

The humble petic[i]on of George Jennings of Utoxett[e]r w[i]thin ye said County.

<Sheweth.> That yo[u]r petic[i]oner beinge listed soldier vnder the Com[m]and of Capt[ain] Snowe, Capt[ain] To Collonel Ridgley and at the takinge of this towne of Stafford from the enemy then posessinge yt was thence sent over into Irelande vnder the com[m]and of Capt[ain] Will[iam] Walker in the Regim[en]t of Collon[el] George Cooke all w[hi]ch was p[er]formed for the service of Parliam[en]t vntill such tyme as he was soe dangerously wounded that he was vnfitt for any future service (his wounds and maymes were) his Scull was cutt, a peece of Silver putt in to supply the Breach, his eare slytt through his cheeke cutt, his Jawbone broken, his right arme vtterly maymed, his side runne throughe by w[hi]ch accident his belly groweth to it, his thighe runne though in 2 severall places w[i]th broadheaded pikes. That soe by theise disasters he is not at all fitt eyther for service or worke (his wife beinge w[i]th hym all theise sad tymes) he is deprived of all hopes of liuelyhood from his owne labours for the mayntenance of hymselfe his wife & one childe.

Wherefore yo[u]r petic[i]oner humbly prayeth (his case considered) (and not ordinary) that as the act setts forth yow would be pleas’d to allowe hym such maintenance as his poore condic[i]on requireth, he havinge had noe pay since his vulneratinge beinge the 19th of June last, save onely eleaven shillings conferred upon hym by the States towardes the maintenance of hymselfe his wife and childe but was p[ro]missed to have had constant pay but hathe beene defeated this hys necessary request beinge p[er]formed yo[u]r petic[i]oner will as bound

ever pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

September 1651

Name of petitioner

George Jennings

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Staffordshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Stafford, 15 to 16 May 1643

Places mentioned

  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/274, fol. 10