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