The petition of Richard Cooke of St Sidwell’s Parish, City and County of Exeter, undated

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Major of the Citie of Exon, the Wor[shipfu]ll the Aldermen his brethren, with the rest of ye members of the common Councell of the same Cittye.

The humble petision of Richard Cooke of the p[ar]ish of St Sidwells, Weaver


That your petisioner was ever a Loyall subject & served his Majestie King Charles the first, vnder the command of S[i]r Hugh Acland, since which time by a sad accident broke his leg, & had siverall pieces of bone toke out of his ankle, is thereby vnable to goe without cruches, and is vncapable of getting his livelyhood to his calling, and hath also a daughter aged 30 yeares, blind occationed by the decease called ye King evill, these two great afflictions hath wholy impoverished your petisioner, in as much as hee is not able to array himselfe as his necessarys require.

Wherefore humbly beseechs your Wor[shipfu]lls that you would bestowe on him a Gound & shirt this season, which may succor & defend him against the stormes and cold of this hard-weather, and your petisioner shall as in duty bound ever pray &c

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Date of petition

Date Unknown

Name of petitioner

Richard Cooke

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    City and County of Exeter

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

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Devon Heritage Centre

Shelf mark

ECA, Miscellaneous petitions to the Chamber for relief, file 4, item 39.