The petition of Henery Drew of Zeal Monachorum, Devon, 9 April 1662

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To his Ma[jes]tys Right worsheepfull Justices & Commisheeners for the County of Devon

The petittion of Henery Drew of the p[ar]ish of Zealmonocorom of the County aforsayd

Humbley Sheweth

Vnto yo[u]r worsheps that yo[u]r peticio[ne]r was in the service of our Late Sourine King Charles the first in the Redgem[en]t of S[i]r James Peneman vnder the Command of Captine John Beuerly in his Ma[jes]tys army at Oxfod [sic.] yo[u]r peticoner Lied vpon the garde thare against S[i]r William Wallers army and thare Receiued a hurt in his Bowells that yo[u]r peticon[e]r is not able to goe w[i]thout out exterordenary Brasses by reason thareof yo[u]r peticon[e]r is not able to follow his Calling to being a man that vses husbandry he was neuer in any seruice but only for king Charles the first and hauing a wife and three Chilldren hous liuelyhoode dependeth vpon yo[u]r peticon[e]r worke

Tharefore his humble suite is that yo[u]r worsheps would be pleased to take it in to Considerac[i]on and to take such Carre for the reliueing of your peticon[e]r as yo[u]r worsheeps shall thinke fett w[hi]ch act of yours will be a meanes to keepe yo[u]r peticon[e]r and his fammely from perishing and as in dutee thay will all ways dayly pray for your worsheps &c.

Edmond Orchard

John Densham const const[able]

Emanuell Harvey

William Ware constable                     Thomas Parker

Tho[mas] Wood                                  John Heale

the signe of                                         Robart Wallyn

Richard [symbol: seal] Haruie

Will[iam] Tate                                                the singe of

the signe of                                         Roger [symbol: sign] Harvie

Robert [symbol: sign] Lethbridge      Andrew Snell

Thomas Hole                                      Dauid Brownscombe


<Vpon the testimony of these subscribers the truth of the pr[e]mises is certified by>

<John Burch>

<Ric[hard] Weekes>

<William Weekes>

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30 s. p[er] Ann[um] Hen[ry] Drew 5 s. in hand


I have searched this man & have found his distemper to bee as his petition specifies & doe find him to bee disenabled of working & one that requires your worships charity, given under my hand the ninth day of April in the 13[th] yeare of our soveraigne Lord King Charles anno domini 1662.

Tho[mas] Day


Key Facts

Date of petition

9 April 1662

Name of petitioner

Henry Drew

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 5s
    Pension 30s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

QS 128/142/1


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

QS 128/142/1v