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.