The petition of Joane Pixley of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 8 January 1653

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

Robert Smith

William Firth

Nicholas Mynors

John Scattergood

Tho[mas] Smyth

Lawrence Bradshawe

Thomas Alkin

Thomas Sherwin

Francis Tomkinson

Key Facts

Date of petition

8 January 1653

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
    County of Staffordshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Tutbury Castle, 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/280, fol. 13