The petition of George Yearsley of Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Epiphany 1663

To the Right Wor[shipfu]l his Ma[jes]ties Justic[es] of the Peace for the Countie of Chester nowe Assembled.

The Humble Petic[i]on of George Yearsley.

Humblie sheweth

That yo[u]r Petic[i]oner searued his Ma[jes]tie of Blessed memory in his Late warres as a Trouper vnder the Com[m]and of S[i]r Thomas Aston and was brought into Sherborne in the Countie of Dorcet [sic.] beinge sore wounded as I shall make it to appeare, and did lye vnder the surgants hands haulfe a yeare and did vndergoe much payne and sorrow, for yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[e]r was not able to doe any thinge towar[d]s the mentenance of himselfe by reason hee through his wounds was forced to goe vpon Cruches, now your poore petic[i]on[e]r is forced to moue yo[u]r wor[ship]s to bee admitted Pentioner beinge that yo[u]r poore peti[ti]on[e]r hath wasted that estate w[hi]ch hee had in his sayd Ma[jes]ties searuice, and through his wounds w[hi]ch hee can shew vnto yo[u]r worships is not able to follow his Trade as Formerly hee hath done

May it theirefore please yo[u]r worships to consider yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners condic[i]on beinge that hee is [?far] distance from his poore wife & Children & hath noethinge to releiue himselfe, nor to bringe him to his said famely againe w[i]thout the Charitie of yo[u]r worships, and as hee is bound will ever pray &c

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

George Yarsley

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Sherborne (Sherborne Parish), Dorset

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 90/4, fol. 134