The petition of Henry Vickers, Nottinghamshire, 2 April 1646

To the Hono[ura]ble Committee of Parliam[en]t now recidinge att: Nottingham.

The Humble pettic[i]on of: Sergiant Henry Vickers


That whereas yo[u]r pettic[i]on[e]r during the continnuance of these times hath beine totally imployed for this service and cause also lately, and freely, ingaginge himselfe and his estate to the ordenances of the right Hon[oura]ble the Houses of Parliam[en]t: And beinge both corduall and willinge to engage himselfe upon any designe: was att the storming of the then Garrison of Shelford dangerously wounded and hath lyne a longe time und[e]r the hands of his Chyrurgeon.

Soe that y[ou]r pettic[i]on[e]r most Humbly Implores this Hon[oura]ble Committee to afford him some releife for the paym[en]t of his sayd cure beinge both in distresse and want w[hi]ch shall ev[e]r engage yo[u]r pettic[i]on[e]r not onely to be conformable to the Hono[ura]ble the Howses aforesaid but ever ready and willinge to adventure his life in this desinge.

And pray for yo[u]r Honners Health &c.


<2 April. 1646.>

<The Com[mit]tee thinke fitt that ye pet[itione]r should have twenty shillings towards satisfac[i]on of his surgeon, conceiving him to be worthy of more, though they bee not in a condic[i]on to give him what otherwise they would.>

<Signed by ye authority & Com[m]aund of ye Com[mit]tee>

<p[er] Johem Hough Secr[tary]>


<Ordered to have xx s.>


<Mr Hough, pay twenty shillings to the pet[itione]r and this shal[l] be y[ou]r warrant Given vnd[e]r o[u]r hands the 27th of April 1646>

<Nichol[as] Charlton>

<Gervase Lomax>


<Rec[eive]d twenty shillings of Mr Hough accordingly>

<Henry Viccars>

Key Facts

Date of petition

2 April 1646

Name of petitioner

Henry Viccars

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 20s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Shelford House, 3 November 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/241/I fol. 86