To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll Justices of the Peace at the Gen[er]all Quart[e]r Sessions of the Peace to bee houlden for and w[i]th the sayd County.
The humble Petic[i]on of John Gouldson
That yo[u]r Pet[itione]rs Fath[e]r John Gouldson in his life tyme for the Space of 3 yeares vntill hee was slayne faythfully Served the Parliam[en]t vnd[e]r the Com[m]aund of Captayne Rathborne, and vpon that consid[e]rac[i]on yo[u]r Pet[itione]r was admitted Penc[i]on[e]r w[i]thin the Hundred of Wyrall and Rec[eive]d 1 li. 6 s. 8 d. for 4 yeares togeth[e]r vntill Mr Thomas Robinson was head Counstable, whoe denyed to Pay the sayd Penc[i]on to yo[u]r Pet[itione]r not alleadging any Reason for itt.
Wherefore the pr[e]misses beinge consid[e]red and alsoe that yo[u]r pet[itione]r is vnable to gett his Living by reason of a Lamenesse w[hi]ch is in his Limbs, May itt please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps to allow yo[u]r pet[itione]r a competent Penc[i]on to yo[u]r Pet[itione]r for the future, and alsoe to Ord[e]r yo[u]r Pet[itione]r to Receave the Penc[i]on form[er]ly allowed him for 3 yeares w[hi]ch is yett behind and vpayd him
And yo[u]r Pet[itione]r as in duty bound will ever pray & c
<Mr Robinson to shew Cause>
<40 s. & then discharged>
<the sume p[ai]d by my [?M[aste]r]>
<Chester Jan[uary] 19th 1657>
<It is ordered by this Co[u]rt that the Head Constable of the Lower Devision w[i]thin the Hundred of Wirrall doe forthw[i]th vppon sight hereof pay vnto the peticion[e]r the some of forty shill[ing]s & then his penc[i]on to cease.>
<H[umphrey] Milton Dep[utatus] Cl[ericus] Pac[is]>