The petition of John Lovatt of Trentham, Staffordshire, September 1651

To the wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of Peace for the County of Stafford

The humble Petition of John Lovatt of Trentham

Humbly sheweth That whereas yo[u]r Petitioner being a soldier vnder the Comaund of Capt[ain] Francis Cocknage, & by Order & Comaund was sent in a p[ar]tie of Tragoones vnto Warkington to appose the Enemy, where your Petitioner receaued a hurt in his backe where he was shott & the bullett there lyeth as yet to the great danger of his life, hauinge noe subsistance of himself to releiue himselfe, withal.

The premisses considered yo[u]r Petitioner humbly prayeth your Worshipps out of your accustomed pitty & compassion to be pleased soe to ordere, that he may have admittance to be a Pentioner in this Countie, otherwaise he is like to be lost for want of maintenance.

And yo[u]r goodnes shewed to yo[u]r Petitioner herein he shall as duely he is bound ever pray for yo[u]r worshipps.

Key Facts

Date of petition

September 1651

Name of petitioner

John Lovatt

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Unknown encounter at Workington, September 1651

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/274, fol. 11