The petition of Harry John Lewis of Efenechtyd, Denbighshire, 4 April 1665

<Denbigh s[essions]>

To the right wor[shi]p[fu]ll the justices of the peace of the said County.

The humble petic[i]on of Harry John Lewis of Evenechtyd laborer

Sheweth vnto yo[u]r wors[hi]ps that hee the s[ai]d Harry has served as souldier in his Late ma[jes]ties service in the regiment of Col[one]l William Salesbury as in the certificate annexed more fuly doth appeare, and the that hee served in the said Regiment for ye space of three yeares being true and faithfull all the while to his s[ai]d late ma[jes]ty and ever since to his now ma[jes]ty by reason whereof the s[ai]d Harry is ympoverished in his estate and ympaired in his health in soe much that hee cannot earne his Liveing by his labour as formerly hee was wont to doe

The pr[e]misses considered yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r humbly prayeth that hee may bee admitted to haue a pension for his releefe such as yo[u]r wor[shi]ps shall thinke fitt And yo[u]r Petic[i]oner shall ever pray &c.

4 Apr[il] 1665. It is otdered that the petic[i]on[e]r bee admitted penc[i]oner the next vaccancy & be allowed the penc[i]on such w[hi]ch shall then bee thought fitt by the Court

Key Facts

Date of petition

4 April 1665

Name of petitioner

Harry John Lewis

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Denbigh (Denbigh Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


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People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B86/121