The petition of Matthew Hindle of Knaresborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, 4 October 1687

To the Right Wor[shi]pfull his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the peace att Knaresbrough Sessions assembled.

The humble petic[i]on of Mathew Hindle of Knaresbroug{h}


That yo[u]r Petic[i]on[e]r was A Souldier for King Charles the first of ever blessed Memory that hee for his good service being aged and necessitous had A penc[i]on allowed him of forty shillings A yeare towards his Maintenance which of late was quite taken of

That yo[u]r Petic[i]on[e]r is now brought to A very low and poore condic[i]on and by reason of extream old age, being about seaventy seaven, is growne very weake and impotent and not able to take paynes for a livelyhood as formerly and is likely to be turned out of doors in regard he cannot pay his rent as formerly but has been forced to sell vp his poore household Goods for releife haveing only allowed him Sixpence a weeke by the towne being A small pittance considering his extream age and necessity

The pr[e]misses considered, yo[u]r petic[i]oner humbly beggs ye wor[shi]pps would be pleased to order him a habitac[i]on in Knaresbrough and what other further allowance yo[u]r wor[shi]pps shall think fitt that he p[er]ish not in the streets for want of house roome and starve for want of maintenance.

And yo[u]r Peti[tione]r shall ever pray &c

Referred to S[i]r Thomas Slingsby

W. S.

Key Facts

Date of petition

4 October 1687

Name of petitioner

Matthew Hindle

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Knaresborough (Knaresborough Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

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People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/26/8/4/2