The petition of Joane Smalle of Macclesfield, Cheshire, 10 October 1649

To the r[igh]t wor[shi]p[fu]ll the Justic[e]s of peace for the County of Chester

The humble Petic[i]on of Joane Smalle widowe

Humblie shewing

That John Small this petic[i]on[e]rs late husband was slaine in the service of the p[ar]liam[en]t at the Myddlewych & left behynd him this petic[i]on[e]r and Five small child[ren] & nothing to mayntayn them w[i]thall

This petic[i]on[e]rs humble request to this ho[noura]ble bench is that she may receive yo[u]r wor[shi]ps ord[e]r to the Tre[asure]r for Macc[lesfield] hundred for such money & in such manner as yo[u]r wisdomes shall thinke meete. And this petic[ion]er will pray &c

Mr Moland it was ordered that the petitioner should haue allowed for her selfe and fiue Children 3 l. p[er] ann[um] whereof 20 s. to bee payd in hand and wee desire the order may bee drawne vp accordingly Octo[ber] 10th 1649

Thomas Croxton

G[ilbert] Gerard.

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 October 1649

Name of petitioner

Joane Smalle

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City and County of Chester

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 20s
    Pension £3.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • First Battle of Middlewich, 13 March 1643
    Second Battle of Middlewich, 26 December 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 77/3, fol. 39