The petition of Humphrey John William of Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire, 10 July 1660

To the right worshipfull the Justices of the peace of the county of Caernarvon assembled att the generall sessions of the peace houlden att Carnarvon the tenth day of July 1660.

The humble peticon of Humphrey John William of Pullhely in this Countye aforesaid.


That yo[u]r peticoner fifteene years since or thereabouts served as an Impressed souldier for this Countye vnder the Comaunde of Captayne Harry Lloyd of Foxehall in the County of Denbigh who then served as a Captayne vnder our late Souraigne Charles the first of England Scotland France and Ireland kinge defender of the faith, &c. and his parliament then helde and kept att Westminster [illegible] att several places within this kingedome of England, att Boulton, Leverpoole, Yeorke and before Mountgomry Castle; where the aforesaid Captaine Harry was taken prisoner and afterwards killed tiranically your sayd peticoner grievously Hurted, wounded and maymed. Haueinge then and there lost the vse of one of his armes became vnable to earne for his living and Haueinge nothing wherevpon to subsist but the Charitable benevolence of his loving neighbours and other good disposed people your peticoner not desirous to bee ouer chardgable vnto them any further.

Therefore Humbly prayeth that your worshipps will take it into your serious consideracon and order that hee may bee admitted as a maymed souldier of his Countye of Carnarvon and allow him such competent stipend or pention yearely as to your worships shall seeme fitt, for a souldier of his ranke and qualitye. And your peticoner shall ever pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 July 1660

Name of petitioner

Humphrey John ap William

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Bolton, 28 May 1644
    Siege of Liverpool, 8 to 11 June 1644
    Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644
    Surrender of Montgomery Castle, 4 to 5 September 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

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