The petition of Jane Wood of Bolton, Lancashire, Michaelmas 1672

The Humble petic[i]on of Jane Wood of Bolton widdow

Humbly Sheweth

That yo[u]r petic[i]oners late husband Edward Wood deceased did serve the late kinge of famous memory and the pr[e]sent kinge in the late lamantable warrs, wherein hee was so mamed and wounded That hee became an object of pitty and had allowed him for his releefe as a maimed souldier Tenn shillings a yeare, about a yeare and a halfe agoe yo[u]r petic[i]oners said husband deceased and left yo[u]r petic[i]oner a poore lame woman haueinge but one hand and almost blynde nothinge whereof to manteyne her selfe withall, and since his death shee hath but had Tenn shillings, and Cominge to petic[i]on yo[u]r wor[shi]pps the last sessions for a further supply, shee lost her old Order and att pr[e]sent hath nothinge to demand any money by,

May it therefore please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to Consider her Condic[i]on and so supply yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners greate pouerty as yow in yo[u]r discrec[i]ons shall thinke fitt.

And yo[u]r petic[i]oner as in duty bound shall euer pray &c


to pay xii d. a weeke & to [?fund] her selfe

x s. to repaire her Cottage


Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Jane Wood

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Manchester (Manchester Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 1s
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


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People mentioned

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