The petition of Margaret Beavis, Essex, 1653

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of ye peace this present Sessions Assembled

The humble petic[i]on of Margaret Beavis a poore widdow


That whereas yo[u]r p[eti]t[ione]rs husband John Beavis hath (in his life tyme) bin a faithfull servant & souldier in the service of the Com[m]onwealth and died being under Capt[ain] Burrell; after hee ha{th} long lyen sick at greate charges insoe much yo[u]r poore p[eti]t[ione]r is much impoverished thereby, & not able to mayntaine her charge without some speedy course be taken for {h}er present relief

shee therefore humbly pray that this Co[u]rt will please to Order A competent Pention to be allowed unto her, according to the act of Parl[iamen]t as to other Widdowes in the like case hath bin granted, her said husband haveing bin a souldier of a long continuence

And shee shall ever pray &c

40 s. p[er] an[num] durante viduelate [?East]

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Margaret Beavis

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

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People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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