The petition of James Richardson of Rushton, Cheshire, Trinity 1661

James Richardson his petic[i]on>

To ye right wor[shipfu]ll ye Justices of Peace sittinge this Quarter Sessions at Nantw[i]ch

The humble petic[i]on of James Richardson.


That yo[u]r poore pet[it]ion[e]r since his loyall service for his late Ma[jes]ty of blessed memory at Edgehill Yorke & other places vnder ye Com[m]aund of S[i]r Michaell Erly & others hath in all ingadm[en]ts beene for his present Ma[jes]ty hee hath beene sorely wounded & mahmed, yet since ye happy restoration of his ma[jes]ty & peace w[i]th him, hath betaken himselfe to his callinge to labour for his liuinge & support of his wife & 4 poore Children in an honest manner.

That yo[u]r pet[it]ion[e]r was borne w[i]thin ye Towneship of Rishton where hee hath of late Liued in a small Cottage w[hi]ch is now deteined from him whether iustly or vniustly hee says not: But soe it is, yo[u]r pet[it]ion[e]r beinge destitute of a place wherein to putt his head, & hauinge lost ye oppertunity for present of puttinge in for a pention from his Ma[jes]ty

Humbly prays this ho[noura]ble Bench to take his deplorable condition into yo[u]r serious consideration & grant yo[u]r Order to him to erect a Cottage on ye Waste in ye said Township of Rishton where to shelter his poore wife & small Children, & rest himselfe after his greate paines takinge for an honest liuing amongst his neighbo[u]rs whose incouradgm[en]t hee hath to promote this his humble Suite vnto yo[u]r wor[shi]ps

And yo[u]r pet[it]ion[e]r

will pray

<Lord not Consent>


Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

James Richardson

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Nantwich (Nantwich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unsuccessful

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642
    Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 89/2, fol. 207