The petition of Jenet Hodgson of Wennington, Lancashire, Michaelmas 1651

To the Right wor[shi]p[ful] Justices of the Peace of the Sessions at Lancaster.

The humble Petic[i]on of Jenet Hodgson of Wenington widowe.


That whereas yo[u]r pore peticoners husband beinge pressed for a Souldier hath lefte his wife and fowre smalle Children and nothinge for to mentayne them with all Since his goeinge away yo[u]r pore peticoner hath had some releife by waye of order out of this wor[shi]pp[ful] Courte, which order the overseers John Crafote with houlds so that yo[u]r pore peticoner and her fowre Children is at greate wante for releife.

May it theirfore please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps for to take the premisses in to your graue Consideracons and to graunte vnto yo[u]r pore peticoner such releife as you in yo[u]r conseive to be neidfull for her & her Children and to grante yo[u]r wor[shi]ps order forth of this wor[shi]pp[ful] courte for the same and yo[u]r pore petic[i]oner will as in duty bounde euer pray.


Contynued within the Towne vntill further order.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Jenet Hodgson

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Lancaster (Lancaster Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

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

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People mentioned

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