The petition of Joane Robinson of Horninglow, Staffordshire, September 1651

<Staff[ord] S[ession]s>

To the Right Wo[rshipfu]ll ye Justices of ye peace at the Quarter Sessions of the peace for this Countye.

The Humble Petic[i]on of Joane Robinson of Harninglowe in the aforesaid County Widowe.

Humbly sheweth

That whereas y[ou]r poore pet[it]on[e]rs husband was at the Siege of Tutbury Castle in the Parliam[en]ts Service Depriued of his life; from whome & by whose industery (when liueinge) y[ou]r pet[it]on[e]r receiued & enioyed the greatest p[ar]t of her liuelehood & subsistence since whose death y[ou]r poore pet[it]on[e]r is falne into a very poor & indigent condic[i]on, & not any way able to gett maintenance & subsistance for her selfe & her fatherlesse Children w[it]hout some releife from this Hon[oura]bl[e] Benche. May it therefore please y[ou]r worships to take the pr[e]mises into y[ou]r seriouse consdierac[i]ons, & to allowe y[ou]r pet[it]on[e]r such releife as your worships shall thinke meete for the maintenance of her selfe & her poore fatherless Children.

And y[ou]r poore pet[it]on[e]r shall euer pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

September 1651

Name of petitioner

Joane Robinson

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

  • Siege of Tutbury Castle, April 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/274, fol. 7