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.