The petition of Parnell Heacocke of Sheriff Hales, Staffordshire, July 1642

The humble petition of Parnell Heacocke of the p[a]rish of Shirriffe Hales

You that are his ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace for this County of Stafford I moste humbley intreate yo[u]r worshipps That you will bee pleased to give waye That I maye have a lycence to sell Candles by the poundes or penniworthes for I am a poore lame woman That am not able to gett my liveinge, with workenige neither have I any other meanes to helpe mee whereby I maye gett my livinge but onlye That, And this Thirtye sixe yeeres I have sold Candles & nowe of late I was sente to the house of Correction as a wandringe p[er]son That will not worke, my husband was a pressed souldier for his Ma[jes]ties service for the voyage towardes Scottland, & now hee is gone for Ireland Therefore I hope The Honn[e]rable Bench wil bee pleased that I maye followe this waye of sellinge Candles that I maye gett in that labouringe waye a poore liveinge, That I maye not bee throwne vpon the parish nor forced to begg, And here for my truth in my dealinge I have heare requested my good frends & neigbours [sic.] which have heare willinglie sett to theire handes to this my petition.

William Barnfield

Stephen Frend                  Robert Birch

Robert Shirley

Edmond [?Elderson]       Thomas Owen                   Robert Hawkins

Robert Preston

Symons Holmes

William Mathewes          Francis Clarke                    Thomas [?Ryemins]

Thomas Meneles              Francis Downes                Roger Hawkins

Elezabeth Hawkins

Johen Smarte                    Michaell Ward                   William Hawkins

Thomas [?Fines]               Richard Smart                    Lewis Sanford

William Downes               Thomas Hawkins

John Lacon

William B[illegible]          Thomas Casol                     Thomas Wheatley

John Aston                          William Chesus                 Thomas Slywright

Thomas Hawke                 Jane Barber                        William Donne

Thomas Hind

Thomas Peareson            Francis Adams

Walter Barton                    Richard Ward                     William [?Griffies]

Robart Woodcocke         Richard Parvin                   William Bowers

John Offlie                          Thomas Justis                    John French

Robert Treavitt                  Randle Tomkis

Fra[ncis] Thursfeild          Ellin Mince                          James Greene

John Hutton                       William Hough                  Richard Browke

Henry Browne                   Richard Cowper

John Wild                             Will[iam] Turner               Richard Matthewes

Roger [?Hawkins]             John Booth                         William Longdon

George Peplow                                                                 Roger Mathews

Thomas Owen                   Francis [?Dedale]

Key Facts

Date of petition

July 1642

Name of petitioner

Parnell Heacocke

Type of petitioner

Other Dependant

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Staffordshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Scotland
  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/253, fol. 33