To the Worship[fu]l the Justices of Peace for the Countie of Stafford
Humblie sheweth Joane Pixley of Vttoxeter that whereas her husband Edward Pixley was formerly slaine in the seruice of the Parliament at Tutburie and left her a poore widdow w[i]th foure small children destitute of all Releife: she petitioned this wor[shipfu]ll bench for some succour who were pleased to allow her a pension, w[hi]ch by some meanes now is interrupted so that shee Receuiveth nothing of it, and being destitute of all helpe to liue she humbly supplicates yo[u]r wor[ship]s that you would be pleased to Commiserate her poore estate, and yeeld what ayde in your widsdomes shall seeme fitt. Soe will shee euer pray for yo[u]r wors[hi]ps health & happiness.
<Jan[uary] 8th 1652> We the inhabitants of Vttoxeter doe humbly certifie the truth of this petition.
Tho[ma]s Lightfoote, vic[ar]
Thomas Middleton Sampson Alkin
Peter Lightfoote John Sherratt