The petition of Major Wharton of Skipton, West Riding of Yorkshire, 11 July 1671

To the Right Wor[shi]pp[fu]ll his Ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace at the General Quarter Sessions of Peace holden at Skipton, the 11th day of July Anno dom[ini] 1671

The humble Petic[i]on of Major Wharton of Skipton

Humbly Sheweth

That your petic[i]oner was a Foot Soldier for his Ma[jes]tie Charles the First of ever blessed memorie dureinge all the time of the late vnhappie wars; and serued as Foot soldier vnder the Com[m]and of the Right Hon[our]able Henry Lord Clifford Late Earle of Cumberland and John Hues his Major dureinge all the time of the Garrison held for his Ma[jes]tie att Skipton and after wards serued as a soldier in his Ma[jes]ties Armie in which service hath receiued sundery wounds, and for his Loyaltie hath been the totall ruine of his whole estate And by reason of the said warrs and for his Loyaltie to his Late Ma[jes]tie hee beinge aged hath not anythinge wherewith to maintaine himselfe his wife and Children

your Petic[i]oner humbly desires your Wor[shi]pps to take your petic[i]oners misserable & deplorable condic[i]on into your serious Considerac[i]on and admitt him a penc[i]oner that hee may receiue such a Sallarie for his subsistance and liuelyhood as your Wor[shi]pps thinke fitt, hee haueinge alwayes been a faithfull loyall subiect, and as greate a sufferer as any whatsoever of his qualitie

And your petitioner as in dutie bounde will ever pray &c

<Wee whose names are vnderwritten knowes the Contents of this to bee true>

Rich[ard] Ma[u]l[evere]r

Robert Goodgion

Tho[mas] Sutton

Rob[ert] Ashton

Willi[am] Hodgson

Rob[er]t Lunde

Ed: Goodgion

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Key Facts

Date of petition

11 July 1671

Name of petitioner


Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Skipton, 20 November to 21 December 1645

Places mentioned

  • Pontefract (Pontefract Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/10/2/6/1