The petition of John Genn of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, 20 January 1709

A petission to the Hon[oura]ble Bench at ye Generall Quarter Sessions holden at Doncaster ye 20 day of this Instant January 1708/9 I John Genn of Aston in ye County of Yorke your poor petisioner, being about Eighty two years of age; was a soldier under King Charles the first, and Comanded to goe by S[i]r Francis Fane who was Governer of Lincolne At that time, And now am growne very week and not able any way to get any thing towards a maintainance; Desires your Hon[oura]ble Bench will take it into Consideration and grant me some thing towards a Livelyhood as other poor soldier have in that Nature (for my time will not be long) And your poor petissioner will every be obliged to pray for you

Sam[uel] Trickett Rect[or] of Aston

William Ball

Thomas Ball

Richard Billam

Tho[mas] Scholey  }

W[illia]m Chamley} churchwardens

Ord[e]red that the petic[i]on[e]r have tenn shillings a Quarter paid {?him} ev[er]y quarter

Key Facts

Date of petition

20 January 1709

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Doncaster (Doncaster Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 10s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Lincoln Castle (Lincoln Castle Parish), City and County of Lincoln

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/48/3/6