The petition of Jane Dobson of Wigan, Lancashire, 16 July 1651

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the Peace att this Sessions of the Peace holden att Orm[skir]ke July the 16th 1651.

The humble petic[i]on of Jane Dobson late of Wigan.


That yo[u]r petic[i]oners husband beinge a poore laboureing man by Accident was in the Towne of Aughton about his affaires for the better Livelihood of himself & his poore Lame & Impotent wyffe your worships peticioners said husband was by the Constable & officers of the said Towne of Aughton pressed for a Souldier & soe taken to the sea, this last presse your petitioner haueinge no other helpe nor stay but what hee obteyned by his Industerie & paines for her relive [sic.] is vtterlie now deprived thereof.

Yo[u]r petitioner in Tender Comiseracon hereof, humblie praies that your worships wil bee pleased to order her some maineynance & releeffe out of the said parish & Towne of Aughton, she beinge not abel to worke or labour for her livinge. And yo[u]r petitioner as Neverthelesse in all dutie she is bound will daielie pray for your worships heath & Increase of honour longe to Continew &c.

Shee to be sent to Euxton to bee provided for.

Key Facts

Date of petition

16 July 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
    Ormskirk (Ormskirk 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

  • Aughton (Aughton Parish), Lancashire

People mentioned

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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