The petition of Margaret Newton, Nottinghamshire, 18 November 1645

To the Hon[oura]ble Com[mi]ttee of Parliam[en]t resident in Nottingham,

The humble Petic[i]on of Margaret Newton, wid[ow]

Humbly Sheweth,

That yo[u]r Petic[i]oners late husband hath Continued a Soldi[e]r vnder the Governor for the space of a twelve Moneth last past, and hath receaved very little pay for his said service, and vpon the late designe against Shelford (beinge by Com[m]and employed vpon ye Storme of ye said house) was there slaine, and left yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner and one son without any subsistance,

Yo[u]r Petic[i]oner therefore humbly pray{s} yo[u]r hono[u]rs would please to graunt h{er} some of her husbands Arreares for her pr[e]sent maintenance,

And she will pray &c.

18 Nov[ember] 1645.

The Com[mit]tee ord[e]rs that ye Petic[i]oner shall have a fortnights pay of her late husbands ar{rears} paid vnto her this day, and furth[e]r Care shall be taken of her for the future.

Signed by the Authority and Com[m]and of ye Com[mit]tee

p[er] Johem Hough Secr[etary]

11 Junii. 1647.

Mr Hough Pay ten shillings to the Pet[itione]r in furth[e]r p[ar]te of her late husbands arreares and this shall be yo[u]r war[an]t Given und[e]r o[u]r hands the 11th day of June 1647

G[eorge] Hutchinson

Nicho[las] Charlton

John James

Rec[eive]d ten shillings of Mr Hough accordingly by mee:

Margret [symbol: mark] Newton

Key Facts

Date of petition

18 November 1645

Name of petitioner

Margaret Newton

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    City and County of Nottingham

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Shelford House, 3 November 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/240/II, fol. 755