The petition of Henry Colier of Allestree, Derbyshire, April 1652

To the right Worshipfull the Justices of the peace for the County of Stafford

The humble petition of Henry Colier late Saltppeeterman in this Garrison of Stafford for the Parliam[en]ts vse.

Humbly sheweth

That whereas your poore petitioner was Saltpeeterman in this Garrison of Stafford three yeares & a halfe, and when the sicknes was in Stafford your petitioner could noe further p[ro]ceed therein, to his great losse and damage For in regard of his great and hot Labour therein, It pleased god through the greate heate of the Copper and other worke thereto belonging to send him a sore foote that it could not be healed, w[hi]ch cost him very much, And at last was constrained to haue his legg cutt off, to his vtter vndoeinge, — In tender considerac[i]on of the premisses yo[u]r poor petitioner humbly beseecheth yo[u]r worshipps to be pleased in pitty & in your godly & pious compation to Order soe that he may haue a Pention forth of this County, soe that he is vtterly disabled to doe anie thinge towards his maintenance, hauing a wife & three smale children.

And yo[u]r worshipps goodnesse shewed herein y{ou}r {illegible} {s}hall as {illegible}

<v s. & r[eferred] to the Justices of Darbyshire>

Key Facts

Date of petition

April 1652

Name of petitioner

Henry Colier

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

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 5s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/276m fol. 8