The petition of Peter Tincombe of Exminster, Devon, 1691

<Devon s[ession]s>

To the Right wors[hi]p[fu]ll theire Maj[es]ties Justices of the peace Assembled att the Generall quarter Sessions held for the County aforesaid

The humble Petic[i]on of Peter Tincombe of the p[ar]ish of Exmister in the County aforesaid husbandman

Humbly Sheweth

That yo[u]r poor Petic[i]oner served his late Maj[es]tie King Charles the first of Ever blessed memory very Faithfully & valiantly in the late vnhappy Civill warr dureing w[hi]ch tyme he was in diverse Fights and in the Seige before Plymouth (being then a Souldier vnder the Command of Capt[ain] Bartholomew Gidley in the Regiment of S[i]r Nicholas Slanning) Received seu[er]all wounds in his belly Thigh & Neck which very much disabling him from getting his Livelyhood by his Work he was some yeares since Allowed a pention of thirty Shillings p[er] Annu[m] as A Mayned Souldier butt being now Alltogeather disabled from getting any thing by his Labour by Reason of his old Age and Increase of his Infirmityes occasioned by his said Wounds Humbly prayeth y[ou]r Wors[hi]pps will be pleased (The premisses considered) to make some Further Addition to yo[u]r petitioners former pention And yo[u]r petic[i]oner As in Duty bound Shall Ever pray &c

Peter Tincomb

Wee beleive this petition to be true

Hugh Stafford

Hen[ry] Northleigh




10 s. p[er] ann[um] added & 5 s. in hand

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Peter Tinckham

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 5s
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Plymouth, 21 September to 25 December 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

DHC, QS Bundles, Box 490