The petition of John Pointington, Somerset, undated

To ye Right worshipfull Justices of ye Peace assembled Att this sessions

The humble Petitio[n] of John Pointington who Receud seuerall wounds in this towne att ye seages: vnder ye Command of Colonell Blake: and is growne old and much disenabled to gett his Liueing: and doe desire yt his Pension may bee inlarged, & y[ou]r poore Petitioner will be bound to pray for you all days of his Life:

Penc[i]on raysed to 4 li.

Key Facts

Date of petition

Date Unknown

Name of petitioner

John Poyntington

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Somerset (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £4.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Taunton, 23 September to 14 December 1644
    Siege of Taunton, 11 March to 11 May 1645
    Siege of Taunton, 20 May to 3 July 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Somerset Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

Q/Spet1 (Part 2), no. 126