The petition of Jane Dobson of Euxton, Lancashire, 6 October 1651

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of peace & Quorum att the sessions of peace holden att Wigan in the Com[itatus] Palatine of Lancaster October the 6th 1651.

The humble petition of Jane Dobson a poore aged & Impotent woeman.

Most humbly Sheweth

That her husband Richard Dobson was painfull laborer and belonged to the pap[er] Mills in Ewxton whoe maintained yo[u]r poor aged petitioner in a competent lawfull waye during their liveing togeether. But now is lately taken from her & Prest for a sowldier into Ireland by reason wherof her maintainenance is taken from her, and shee in present daunger to bee starued to death: according to the lawe & customes of his Nation:

May itt please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to give order in this Court of Sessions that the parish of Aughton for whome hee was prest shall allowe some competent maintainance to yo[u]r poore aged petitioner, for her present releife or els shee wil bee starued to death or otherwise to provide for her according to yo[u]r wor[shi]pps graue discretion as yo[u]r wor[shi]pps shall think fitt. And shee will ever pray to god for you all &c.

Leyland p[ar]yshe

Key Facts

Date of petition

6 October 1651

Name of petitioner

Jane Dobson

Type of petitioner

Other Dependant

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Wigan (Wigan Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Ireland
  • Aughton (Aughton Parish), Lancashire

People mentioned

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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