The second petition of Jeremiah Maye of Ashdon, Essex, 1652

<The humble petic[i]on of Jeremiah Maye>

To the honno[ura]ble Bench assembled.

The humble petic[i]on of Jeremiah Maye


That about some 7 yeares since yo[u]r petic[i]oner with one John Wyeburne the right wor[shipfu]ll S[i]r Tymothy Middletons man did take att Stamford Mountfitchett a Cavilleer with his horse and armes, and he offered them his horse and 40 li. in money to lett him make an escape butt they refused his p[re]ferr, Not longe after you pet[itione]r was imprest at Ashdon in this County for the p[ar]liam[en]t service, and served vnder the com[m]and of Captaine John Smith in the Regiment of the hon[oura]ble S[i]r William Waller and att Basinge house in Hampsheir, he receiued divers hurts and wounds in his bodey, which rendereth him vnfitt for future service, or any wayes able to maintaine himself and languashinge Familley, beinge now in a most sadd and deplorable condic[i]on, and therefore is inforced to become a humble suitor vnto yo[u]r wor[shi]pps.

That you would be mercifully pleased to take the pr[e]mises into your serious considerations, and out of yo[u]r accustomed goodnes and the mercie to invest him into a penc[i]on or else to conferr some present releife uppon him as to you in your pyous wisdomes shall seeme meete for the preservation of him out of the hungerie Jawes of want.

And yo[u]r petic[i]oner shall ever pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Jeremiah Maye

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Basing House, 6 to 14 November 1643

Places mentioned

  • Stansted Mountfitchet (Stansted Mountfitchet Parish), Essex

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

Shelf mark