The petition of John Meautyes of Waddow Hall, West Riding of Yorkshire, 20 April 1669

To the hon[ou]rable his Ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace att the Gen[er]all Sess[ion]s of Peace att Pontefract xxo Aprill 1669.

The humble Petic[i]on of Levuetennant Coll[onel] John Meautyes of Waddow

Humbly sheweth

That your Petic[i]oner was ordered to receive a Penc[i]on of Five Pounds yearly as a Penc[i]on after the decease of one Thomas Butterfeild who died about three yeares since And your Petic[i]oner onely receiued one quarters Penc[i]on of the said Sum[m]e and beinge Imployed in his Ma[jes]ties service att or about London; and out of the Countrie so that your Petic[i]oner was not in a Condic[i]on to looke after the s[ai]d Penc[i]on quarterly; and att a priuate Sess[ion]s held att Skipton the said Penc[i]on was taken from him, hee haueing rec[eive]d no more then one quarters pay as aforesaid

The Premisses Considered your Petic[i]oner humbly desires the hon[ou]rable Bench to grant an Order that hee may receiue the said Penc[i]on; And further that hee may be recomended to the care of the Justices of the Peace within Staincliffe

And your petic[i]oner will dayly pray &c

Ordered that the peticon[e]r be restored to his pencon of 13 li. p[er] ann[um] & all his arreares to be paid by the tre[asure]r

Key Facts

Date of petition

20 April 1669

Name of petitioner

John Meautys

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £13.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • London (capital of England)
  • Skipton (Skipton Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/8/3/6/20