The petition of John Edwards of Ruthin, Denbighshire, 8 January 1650

To the Wor[ship]full the Justices of ye generall sessions of ye Peace for ye County of Denbigh.

The humble Petic[i]on of John Edwards of Ruthyn late trooper vnd[e]r Generall Mitton &c


That yo[u]r pe[titione]r vnd[e]r the fore sayd Com[m]and was wounded at ye seidge of Denbigh and disinabled to follow ye Calling to which he was in his minority called as an apprentice & vpon more maturity of tyme became free, saue that his integer and reall affectiants to the Parliamentary party bound him to serue them, which he did whilst he was able & disabled to serue secondary to his ingagem[en]t, Since when yo[u]r pet[itione]rs services haue bene no way wanting (as testemonialls well evidence though not so ample as the fullnes of his strength might haue made them.

That yo[u]r pet[itione]rs services not being hitherto considered nor any way of subsistancy for him proposed (being a maymed man in ye service) he therefore confideing in the seriouenes of yo[u]r mature & iuditious considerations, casts himselfe (beinge ye modell of a greater family) to yo[u]r gratious thoughts

Humbly desireing yow will not looke vpon his weake & ymbecyle parts as they appeare, but as they were, & to iudge of his faithfullnes according to w[hi]ch his desires haue exprest, & his hands acted, which being done, he onely Craues yt subsistancy or allowance from you, which the sence of ye pr[e]mises & ye pet[itione]rs wants may ymprint vpon yow, for which he shall ev[e]r pray &c.

Ordered him 4 l. p[er] annum

ent[e]r in [illegible]

Key Facts

Date of petition

8 January 1650

Name of petitioner

John Edwards

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Wrexham (Wrexham Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £4.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Denbigh Castle, December 1645 to 26 October 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B9a/26