The petition of John Harrison of Gresford, Denbighshire, 7 October 1663

To ye worr[shi]pp[fu]ll ye justices of ye Peace of this present Quarter sessiones

The humble petic[i]on of John Harrison of ye p[ar]ish of Gresford, labourer who hath Liue{d} a faythfull souldier to his Majesty vnder the Commande of Major Mainle, & still hath Continued Faythfull & dureing his time in the warres [illegible] had noe pay att, all but onely Free quarters & withall Maymed himselfe in breakeing of his shoulder piece to his vtter hindrance in Laboareing for his Liueing to Mayntayne himselfe his Wiefe & foure Children, Now may it please your good Wor[shi]ppes to Take it into yo[u]r worr[shi]ppes, Consideration yt your sayde poore petitioner John Harrison is allmost fourscore yeares of age saveing two, & is not able to Labour for his Liueing vnles yo[u]r good Worr[shi]ppes will favourably Graunte a pension vnto him as others have accordeing to his deserts & his Majesties Gracious allowans yo[u]r petic[i]oner being poore & necessitous & your poore petitioner will Ever pray for your worr[shi]ppes health & prosperity

October the 7th 1663.

Samuell Lloyd vic[ar]

It is Acknoledged by mee: Thomas Griffith of Bruton thate I knewe him noe Otherwayes in my time than Abovefoorthe mentioned

Roger Cooke de Gresford

Henry Davies

Richard Jones

Key Facts

Date of petition

7 October 1663

Name of petitioner

John Harrison

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Ruthin (Ruthin Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


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People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B86/103