The petition of Martha Mott of Charterhouse Lane in London (St Bartholomew the Great Parish), Middlesex, 21 December 1672

To the Right Hon[oura]ble the Lord major of the Citty of London & the Right Wor[shipf]ull ye Court of Ald[e]r[m]en his Brethren,

The humble petic[i]on of Martha Mott Relict of Thomas Mott late of ye parish of S[ain]t Sepulchres London dec[ease]d


That yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]rs said husband in respect of his faithfull service to his late Ma[jes]tie of ever blessed memory had a penc[i]on [illegible] bestowed vpon him of 40 s. p[er] Annu[m] as by ye annexed order appeareth,

That about a month since the said Thomas Mott departed this life leaveing yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]r in a very poore & miserable Condition, what she had having bine made away to keepe him in ye tyme of his sickness & for that she is aged & past her Labour & hath bine lately visited with much sickness.

She therefore humbly prays yo[u]r Hono[u]rs & wor[shi]ps to be pleased to take her deplorable Condition into Considerac[i]on & to bestow her said husbands penc[i]on vpon her for her future maintenance.

And yo[u]r pet[iti]o[ne]r shall daily pray &c:

<London s[ession]s>

I would that the Pe Penc[i]on of Thomas Mott deceased bee continued vnto the Petic[i]oner his wid[ow], or cause shewed to mee to the Contrarie. This 21th of December 1672.

Robert Hanson Maior

<To Mr Daniell Man Keep[er] of ye Guildhall.>

Martha Mott in White Lyon Court in Charter house Lane.

Key Facts

Date of petition

16 December 1672

Name of petitioner

Martha Mott

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City of London

Outcome of petition

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

Petition signature


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Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


London Metropolitan Archives

Shelf mark

COL/CHD/MN/01/006 (unnumbered)