The petition of Joane Pixley and Mary Abell of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 14 July 1657

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace at the Generall Sessions of the peace holden at Stafford in for the County [of] Staff[ordshire] this 14th July 57.

The Petic[i]on of Joane Pixley and Mary Abell both of Vttoxeter in the County aforesaid widdowes.


Shew vnto yo[u]r Worships that yo[u]r poore Petic[i]on[e]rs Husbands were both slaine in the States Service to the vtter rewin of vs and o[u]r poore Children whoe are like to sterve for want of Bread if not Releived by yo[u]r Worships: now may it please you wee had p[er] order of the wor[shipful]ll Bench fourty shillings a peice allotted vs heretofore which was duly paid us quarterly vntill the last Sessions, soe that o[u]r humble suite is that yo[u]r Worships will take o[u]r deplorable Condic[i]on into Considerac[i]on and that wee may receive some Releife as formerly towards the suport of o[u]r selves and poore Children and wee as in duty bound shall ever pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

14 July 1657

Name of petitioner

Joanne Pixley

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/299, fol. 13