The petition of Richard Davies of Denbigh, Denbighshire, 16 July 1679

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the County of Denbigh

The humble petic[i]on of Richard Davies of Denbigh Corvisor


That yo[u]r pet[i]t[ione]r at the first riseing of the Rebells in the kingdome of Ireland ag[ains]t his late ma[jes]ty of famous memory did voluntarily Retayne him selfe a private souldier vnder the Com[m]and of Liftenant Collonell Gibson continued in the regiment of S[i]r Michaell Yearley for aboue a twelue moneth and Came ouer to England [blank] souldier & entertained my selfe vnder ye Com[m]and of Capt[ain] David Doulben & Liften[an]t Lewis and serued in the regim[en]t of Collonell Ellis & afterwards vntill the kings ma[jes]t[y]s armies were dispersed & entertayned my selfe afterwards vnder the Com[m]and of Major John Doubin in the Regim[en]t of Collonell Wynne & yo[u]r pet[i]t[ione]r haue beene wounded in the arme as shall make it appear yo[u]r pet[i]t[ione]r was for these many yeares & still is disabled to follow his Calling & hearby is growne into great poverty & not able to mainetaine his wife & 5 small Children

Yo[u]r poore pet[i]t[ione]rs most humbly prayes yo[u]r good worships to Consider his Condic[i]on & to graunt vnto him what yearely penc[i]on yo[u]r worships shall thinke meet of the maymed soldiers money & yo[u]r petitioner will euer pray &c.

David Lewis

<16 July 1679.>

<Five shillings quarterly graunted to the petic[i]oner>

<Jo[hn] Salusbury>

<John Salusbury>

<entered in booke>

<T[homas] P[ritchard]>

Key Facts

Date of petition

16 July 1679

Name of petitioner

Richard Davies

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Denbigh (Denbigh Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 5s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B35b/5