The petition of Jane Battye of Eccleston, Cheshire, Michaelmas 1660

To the Hono[ura]ble The Com[missione]rs for the Militia and setling of affayres for the Countye Pallatine of Chester

The humble petic[i]on of Jane Battye, widdow

Humbly sheweth

That yo[u]r petic[i]oners late Husband David Battye dece[ase]d att the tyme of S[i]r George Booths partye coming into Chest[e]r in August last, was inlisted vnder the Command of Captayne Leech as trayned souldier [illegible] for the Towneshipp of Eccleston and in yt Engagm[en]t att Winnington lost his life, And left yo[u]r pet[itione]r and a childe, and charge of a family to maynteyne, and noe estate att all: they having nothing to subsist on, in his life tyme, but w[ha]t hee, by his paynes and industrye gayned, and soe yo[u]r pet[itione]r and her charge, are vtterly vndone & ruined vnless yo[u]r hono[u]rs ayde extended.

May itt therefore please yo[u]r hono[u]rs in regard yo[u]r pet[itione]r is vtterly deprived of her liuelihood & all maynteynance for her selfe, and familye, by the losse of her husband, to take her deplorable Condic[i]on into yo[u]r serious considerac[i]ons and vppon serious [illegible] weighing of her lamentable estate to afford her some releife, for the maynteynance of her selfe & family in such sort as to yo[u]r graue wisdomes shall seeme most meete.

And yo[u]r pet[itione]r as in duty bound will eu[er] pray &c

<Wee whose names are vnder written Com[mmissione]rs for the Countye abouesaid, vppon the assertion of Capt[ain] Leech doe Certifye the truth of this petic[i]on and doe desire the Justices of the peace for this Countye; att theire next q[ua]rter Sessions to take the pet[itione]rs Condic[i]on into theire considerac[i]on vppon the accompt of a penc[i]on>

Roger Grosvenor

Phi[lip] Egerton

Tho[mas] Cholmondeley

John Leche

T Brereton

<xx s. p[er] ann[um] till further ord[e]r>

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Jane Battye

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Knutsford (Knutsford Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 20s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Winnington Bridge, 19 August 1659

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 88/3, fol. 43