The petition of Henry Gravenor, Cheshire, 24 April 1655

To the wor[shi]p[fu]ll the Justices of peace of this County at their Q[uarter}: Sessions at Middlewich Apr[il]: 24th 1655

The humble petic[i]on of Henry Gravenor a poore distressed Infant.


That yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]rs Father was a man that faithfully served the Parliam[en]t and Interest of this Com[m]on Wealth dureing a great part of ye late warres in which service hee received very many greivious wounds and was at the takeing of Beeston Castle by the Irish Army slaine That yo[u]r poore petic[i]o[n]er is thereby exposed into extreame want & necessity being altogether destitute of any way of subsistance.

Hee therefore humbly prayes that this Court will please seriously to weigh his sad condic[i]on and to order him some Annuall penc[i]on for his releife in this his extreame want

& hee will ever pray &c

<1 li. penc[i]on allowed>

Key Facts

Date of petition

24 April 1655

Name of petitioner

Henry Gravenor

Type of petitioner

Other Dependant

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Middlewich (Middlewich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £1.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Beeston Castle, 28 October 1644 to 16 November 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 83/1, fol. 133