The petition of Mary Hobbs of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 10 April 1700

To the right Wor[shi]pfull his Ma[es]ties Justices of the peace for the County of Buck[ingham] att their gen[er]all Quarter s[ess]ions of ye peace held att Buckingham in and for the said County on thursday the Tenth of Aprill Anno D[omi]ni 1700

The humble petic[i]on of Mary Hobbs widdow the relict of William Hobbs late of Chepping Wycombe dec[ease]d


That your peticoners said late husband had of your worships goodnes a yearly penc[i]on of Fourty shillings out of the County stock, And about Five weekes since he dyed in a very poore Condic[i]on not leaving soe much behinde him as would bury him, leaving your poore petic[i]oner very much in debt alsoe, whereby she is reduced to a very poore and Deplorable Condic[i]on.

May Itt therefore please your wor[shi]ps to Compassionate the misfortunes of a poore impotent and aged widow and grant her the quarters payment of the said yearly penc[i]on of Forty shillings which would this s[ess]ions have beene payable to her said husbandman if he had soe long lived.

And your petic[i]oner shall ever pray &c

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 April 1700

Name of petitioner

Mary Hobbs

Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Buckingham (Buckingham Parish), Buckinghamshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


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Events mentioned

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Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Buckinghamshire Archives

Shelf mark

Quarter Sessions Rolls R.A/110