The petition of John Hunt of Congleton, Cheshire, Easter 1661

To the right worshipfull his Maiestyes Justices of the Peace of the Countie Palatine of Chester assembled at the Quarter Sessions at Middlewich the humble petic[i]on of John Hunt of Congleton in the County afo[r]es[ai]d


That whereas your petic[i]oner in the late warres was a faithfull soldier in the kings seruice vnder the Command of Colonell Greene late of Congleton and did continue in the said seruice for the space of three yeares and neuer receiued any satisfaction for the same but was wounded & maimed to his great preiudice and likewise for his loyalty was plundred and lost to the value of one Hundred poundes to his vtter reuine and whereas your Petic[i]oner notwithstanding his hard vsage euer remained constant and true to his first Ingagement to the kinge

May it therefore please this honorable Court the premisses tenderly considered to admitt your Poore and wounded Petic[i]oner into the number of Pensioners and to grant your order for such releef as to your wisdome shall bee thought in his poore case to bee conuenient you woud Ingage your petic[i]oner in all humilety to pray &c

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

John Hunt

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Middlewich (Middlewich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


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People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 89/1, fol. 234