The petition of John Foxe of Ugborough, Devon, Epiphany 1647

The Petition of John Foxe of Ugborough

Humbly sheweth that for as much as yo[ur] pore petitioner hath bine always well affected towards the Parliam[en]t Army and hath bine a trooper that way under the Comand of Captaine Penroose of some continuance till nere aboute a yere & half since, as yo[ur] petitioner rode from the Garde into Plymouth he tooke a fall from his horse by meanes whereof he was brewsed in most p[ar]te of his bodie so that he could never recov[er] his strength since but is decreeped in his limbes, so as he is not able to helpe himselfe nor any way to get his maintenance but has spend and consumed all that ev[er] he had to relieve himself and is now like to perish for want.

We whose names are subscribed doe certifie that that is contained in his petition is true.

Tho[mas] Collings      John Crokker              Robert Symons

Andrew Hodge            Thomas Hele              G. Prestwood

Fra[ncis] Punchard     Chr[istopher] Savery  Leonard Ford

Nic[h]o[las] Field       Adam Strode               Will[iam] Fowell

Tho[mas] Williams    Robert Toope

Edwa[rd] Osborne      Robert Tucker

Henry Cleve                Thomas Cantrell

Arthur Harte               Richard Windeatt

Hugh Prideaux            Henry Windeatt

Thomas Prestwood     Arthur Damerell

John Prist                    Richard Andrew

John Ford

Richard Beere

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

John Fox

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Devon (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Plymouth, Devon

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

Moger transcripts, volume 2, pp. 316-17, citing DHC, Devon quarter sessions roll for Baptist 1647 (original not found in roll in late 2021)