The petition of Mawrice Parrye, Denbighshire, 10 July 1660

<The humble petic[i]on of Mawrice Parrye smith.>

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace for the Countye of Denbighe.

In most humble maner sheweth vnto yo[u]r Wor[shi]ps that yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner being pressed for a souldier for his ma[jes]t[y]s service in the Irishe warres, and from thence was p[re]ssed for his ma[jes]t[y]s service in England, where yo[u]r petic[i]oner Continued from first to last for the space of fiue yeeres, and at the siege of Nantwich, being vnder the Comaund of Capt[ain] George Savill, who was of the Regiment of Sir Robert Byron Coll[onel], was shott and greevouslye wounded in his wrist, soe that therby he quite lost the vse of his right hand (as may appeare) to yo[u]r peticoner, his wife, and small childrens vtter vndoing, who are forced to liue these sixteen yeeres by the charitable benevolence of well disposed people.

The premisses considered, may it please yo[u]r good wor[shi]ps with the eyes of mercye to looke vpon yo[u]r poore petic[i]oners distressed Condic[i]on, and in the bowells of Compassion to Comiserate his indigent estate, and to render him such reliefe as by his ma[jes]t[y]s act most graciously is sett fowrth. Then shall yo[u]r wor[shi]ps giue occasion to yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner, his wife and small Children more fervently to pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]ps health & happines long to Continue.

to be taken into consider[ation] the next q[uar]ter

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 July 1660

Name of petitioner

Parrye Mawrice

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Wrexham (Wrexham Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Nantwich, 25 January 1644

Places mentioned

  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B16c/53