To the hono[u]rable Justices of the great Sessions Houlden in Wrexham for the County of Denbigh the 20th of September 1652.
The humble petic[i]on of Mary Buckley of Wrexham a poore distressed Widdow
That yo[u]r hono[u]rs poore petitioner is a very poore distressed widdow And having two poore Children vpon her Charge to Mayntayne And haveinge nothinge to Mayntayne herself nor her poore Children but only her hard Labour. And yo[u]r pet[itione]rs husband hath served in the Parl[i]ament Army about Seaven yeares and never served against the Parliam[en]t. And about half a yeare since he came out of Scotland wher he had served for the Parliament ever since the warr began there. And at his Coming home from Scotland hee brought w[i]th him in Regard of his hard service in Scotland the Countrey diseease and dyed shortly after hee came to Wrexham He served in Scotland in Collonell Mileverys Reg[i]ement And in England he served in Lancaster vnder Collonalls Standish Redg[i]ment vntill they weare all disbanded Yo[u]r hono[u]rs petitioners husband was borne in Prees in Shropshir And was a landed mans sonne And now yo[u]r pet[itione]rs poore sh children are like to loose there in heritance because their father was never seised there of
Yo[u]r hono[u]rs pet[itione]r humbly Refereth her self to yo[u]r Charitable Consideracon in the premises. Humbly prayinge to haue yo[u]r lawfull favour that belongeth to poore disressed Widdowes in this her great necessity And yo[u]r poore petitioner shall ever bound to pray &c
Every particular in this petic[i]on yo[u]r pet[itione]r can make good proof thereof yf that she bee therevnto Required
<As to any right belongeinge to the petition[e]rs children shee might sue at law for the same when shee may bee admitte to sue in forma paup[er]is As toucheing hir owne releife the p[ar]ish where shee is settled is to releiue hir & hir children according to law & the Justices of Peace may graunt hir a pension if shee bee within the meaneinge of the last act for releife of souldiers widdowes>
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