The petition of Michell Powell of Wrexham, Denbighshire, 10 July 1660

To the Wor[shi]p[fu]lle ye Kings Ma[jes]ties Justices of ye peace for ye County of Denbigh now met at wrexham in q[ua]rter sessions

The humble Petyc[i]on of Michell Powell of Wrixham in the County aforesaid

Sheweth yt y[ou]r petic[i]on[e]r being a souldyer for the late kinge of Famous memorye in the Redgment of Earle Riu[er]s vnder the Comaund of Capt[ain] Edward Jeffreys: at Edg=hill battle ther & then was shott in the right arme though beinge partly cured then: yett in the p[ro]cess of tyme festered agayne & soe corrupted yt it grew to be a woolfe or gangren: w[hi]ch hindred yo[u]r poore petyc[i]oners callinge beinge a taylor & hauing 5 smal children soe yt his wyfe was constrained to wander about the towne to collect the charytie of all well disposed people towards payinge the Chyrurgion for cuttinge the sayd wolfe forth & beinge still in a lamentable Condyc[i]on through deadnes of flesh: hauinge his veynes & nerues shrank & knotted through the dolor therof: yo[u]r petic[i]oner humbly craueth yo[u]r wor[shi]ps fauor to be Admittyed for a pentioner to receaue som subsisteance of the law in that behalfe made hath soe p[ro]uided & he wil be eu[er] bound to p[re]ay for his Maiesty & all you his Maiestrats &c.

to be considered of at the next q[ua]rter

Key Facts

Date of petition

10 July 1660

Name of petitioner

Michaell Powell

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 Edgehill, 23 October 1642

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B16c/44