The petition of Jane Merrick of Upton Bishop, Herefordshire, 1661 to 1662

To the Right Wor[shipf]ull the Mayor and the rest of the Common Courte of & for the Citty of Hereford Justices for the same.

The humble petic[i]on of Jane Merrick the wife of Henry Merrick of vpton busshap in the County of Hereford in late of this Citty whoe doth most humbly shewe

That yo[u]r pet[itione]r when the scotts beseiged this Citty was wounded by a Cannon shott in th legg when as she was a doeinge servis for this Cittie a makeinge vp a breach w[hi]ch was in Wigmore streete & haueinge manie Children to mainetaine & the times dead for trading & little to be gott

That Mr Hugh Rodd after she was soe desperately wounded did help to Carrie yo[u]r pet[it]io[ne]r whoe lay languishinge & doe it to this pr[e]sent hour & in a sad Condic[i]on & that she was promi{sed} by his late ma[jes]tie Char[les] the first of ever blessed memrie yt she should be taken Care for and That yo[u]r pet[it]io[ne]r peti[ti]oned ye Justices of ye peace for this County & they advised her to make her address here to yo[u]r wors[hi]pps to be reliued

Wherefore yo[u]r pet[it]io[n]er humbly pray{s} that yo[u]r good wor[shi]ps will take it into yo[u]r serious Conciderac[i]on that som order may taken for the reliefe of yo[u]r pet[it]ioner & she & her Children will dayly pray

Key Facts

Date of petition

1661 — 1662

Name of petitioner

Jane Merrick

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Borough Corporation
    Hereford, Herefordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Hereford, 25 July to 4 September 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Shelf mark

BG11/5/38, 1661-2 folder, first bundle, no. 20