To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the Peace for the County of Denbigh.
The humble Petic[i]on of Marie Burton vid[ua] Relict of John Burton of Stanstey deceased.
That yo[u]r pet[itione]rs late husband for his good Affecc[i]on to the Parliam[en]t was enforced to flye from his habitac[i]on as aforesaid and thereby to expose his family and Estate to the Mercilesse Crueltyes of the Enemye, And did then (to discharge his owne Conscience and p[ro]mote the Parliam[en]ts service to the vtmost of his Ability) enlist himselfe a Souldier in Armes in the Troope of Captaine Gerald Barbour In w[hi]ch Service he was taken Prisoner And in his said Imprisonm[en]t by the Cruell and Savage vsage of the Enemy at Shrewsbury dyed leaveinge the Pet[itione]r Charged w[i]th 4 small Children haveinge nothinge to maintaine them w[i]th but what shee shall acquire by her honest Industrie.
Shee therefore humbly praieth That yow would in tender Compassion Comiserate her distressed Condic[i]on And in regard her said Husband was slaine dyed in the Parliam[en]t service That yow would order such Reliefe for the Mainetaineance of her said Children as by the Ordinance of Parliam[en]t is in that Case Provided
And shee shall ever pray &c.
admitted to be releeved
<Wee whose names are subscribed doe humbly Certifie that the matter of this petic[i]on is true: and that the said john Burton was a very honest and faithfull soldier in the Parliaments service for North wales.