The petition of Joyce Barroll of Hereford, Herefordshire, 1662 to 1663

To the Right Wor[shi]ppfull Thomas Hollmes Esq[ui]r[e] Maior of the Citty of Hereff[or]d & others the wor[shi]ppfull Magistrates, & Com[m]on Councell of the said Citty.

The humble petic[i]on of Grace Joyce Barroll of this Citty spinster one of the daughters of Maior James Barroll late of the said Citty Allderman, dec[eased];

Humbly Craueing; in relac[i]on had to your petic[ione]rs three Quarters of a yeares sicknes being taken with a grievous infirmity of lamenes in her Limbes not able to vndergoe any worke or labour to raise succour for a Liuelihood; but alltogeather impotent & healples: lefte destitute & Comfortles fatherles & motherles (yo[u]r petic[ione]rs father haueing bin a greate sufferer & Looser in the late warrs for his Ma[jes]t[y]s most Royall father of blessed memory dec[eased]; That yo[u]r wor[shi]pps wil bee pleased to graunte yo[u]r petic[ione]r an order for prouison of relieffe with some harbour within this Citty to put her head in (being a poore orphan here borne & bredd or otherwise to prouide for yo[u]r petic[ione]r according to the Statute: &c

And yo[u]r petic[ione]r shall daily pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]pps &c

Ordered that the Petic[i]oner be allowed i s. weekely out of Mr Woods money

Key Facts

Date of petition

1662 — 1663

Name of petitioner

Joyce Barroll

Type of petitioner

Other Dependant

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Borough Corporation
    Hereford, Herefordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 1s
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Shelf mark

BG11/5/38, 1662-63 folder, 1662-3 file, no. 14