The petition of John Doyt, Sussex, 17 to 18 January 1656

To the Worshipfull the justices of the peace for the County of Sussex, at this Session assembled.

The humble petition of John Doyt.

Sheweth, that your petitioner beeinge formerly a souldier in the regiment, and Company of Col[one]ll Morely, did at the siege of Basinge house receive severall wounds, much to the prejudice of my labour, as will appeare uppon search by any chyrurgeon, as also that your petitioner hath ever since adhered to the Commonwealth, and til of late served in the Army.

May it therefore please you, the premises considered, to allow some yearely maintenance, or otherwise to releeve me, as in your wisdomes you shall thinke most fit, and your petitioner shal ever pray &c.

3 li. to be allowed yearely out of monys raised for maymed soldiers & 30 s. to be paid him presently:

Tho[mas] Parker         H[erbert] Morely         W[illiam] Spence

Nat[haniel] Studley

Key Facts

Date of petition

17 January 1656 — 18 January 1656

Name of petitioner

John Doyt

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Lewes, Sussex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 30s
    Pension £3.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Basing House, 4 June to 12 September 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


East Sussex Record Office

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