The petition of John Roberts of Llanynys, Denbighshire (1), 13 July 1669

To the Right worshipfull his Maiesties Justices of Peace of the County of Denbigh &c.

The Humble petition of John Roberts of Llanynas w[i]thin the said County sheweth.

Whereas yo[u]r humble Petitioner was pressed and apprehended at [?Llnganauat] for Scotland under Colonel Broughton of Wrexham being the first voyage into Scotland then yo[u]r petitioner was pressed & listed the yeare following under Captaine Thorneton and Earle of Essex his Colors, then returning to Wales from whence yo[u]r petitioner was taken & receiued under Captaine Lloyd of Foxhall & Colonel Monckes colors for Ireland, thence returning into England yo[u]r Peti[ti]oner was listed under S[i]r Michael Arley Gouernor of Shrewsbury w[i]th whom he continued in taken Bisten & Harden Casteles, then ye said S[i]r Mich[ael] Arley dying yo[u]r petitioner was under Captaine Sanford in taking Namptwich There he was taken & kept prisoner for sixteen weeks in Manchester, then relieued by Prince Roberts & under him was at ye taking of Learpoole in Lankeshire thence to Yorke Battle thence to Chester under Captaine Lloyd of Plas Einon.

Now may it please yo[u]r worships to take into yo[u]r noble & charitable considerac[i]ons the seuerall heauy voyages w[hi]ch yo[u]r humble petitioner perform’d, ye sundry bloody battles & fights the diuerse impriso[n]ments, ye wounds & Cuts and many hardships w[hi]ch yo[u]r petitioner went through & suffered so yt his body is maimed & disenabled from ye performance of his daily labor, yo[u]r peti[ti]oner humbly craueth yo[u]r worships to admit him into ye number of those maimed soldiers for whom his maiestie out of his gracious aspect to his poore distressed subjects hath ordered a pension and reward; w[hi]ch Pension yo[u]r Peti[ti]oner had and obtained for 3 yeares, and so he remouing into Ireland where he continued six yeares was [illegible] forgotten & his pension with stood; of the uerity of yo[u]r Petitioners troubles [illegible] yo[u]r worships may be assured and if need required be attested by good worthy Personages and for yo[u]r Petitioners readmission to enioy his aforesaid pension, he doth & shall incessantly pray the Lord bless & preserue his Ma[jes]tie & all his faithfull subjects in peace & unity with other nations for euer & yo[u]r Petitioner is and will be ready to aduenture againe his life for the King & his Subjects sake.

order entered in booke on this

13 July 1669.

Key Facts

Date of petition

13 July 1669

Name of petitioner

John Roberts

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Denbigh (Denbigh Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Beeston Castle, 13 December 1643
    Siege of Hawarden Castle, 19 November to 7 December 1643
    Battle of Nantwich, 25 January 1644
    Siege of Liverpool, 8 to 11 June 1644
    Battle of Marston Moor, 2 July 1644
    Siege of Chester, February 1645 to January 1646

Places mentioned

  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Manchester (Manchester Parish), Lancashire

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B25c/26