The petition of John Edge of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, 14 July 1657

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace at the Generall Sessions of the peace holden at Stafford the 14th July 1657.

The Petic[i]on of John Edge of Vttoxeter in the County aforesaid maimed souldier.

<Humbly> Sheweth that yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[e]r hath beene Ever a faithfull servant to the States, in whose service hee hath receiv[e]d sundry wounds whereby hee is made vncapiable by worke or otherwise to gett a Livelyhood, whose weake estate being formerly taken into Considerac[i]on hee had by order of the Bench a stipend of 40 s: p[er] ann[um] allowed him which being taken of the last sessions, it is therefore his humble Request that yo[u]r worships would haue that Comiserac[i]on of him as to afford it him againe whoe otherwise is like for want of maintenance to fall into a miserable Condic[i]on, and yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[e]r as in duty Bound shall ever pray &c.

John Edge

To consider of this.

Key Facts

Date of petition

14 July 1657

Name of petitioner

John Edge

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

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People mentioned

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Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/299, fol. 11