The petition of Richard Gill of Forsbrook, Staffordshire, September 1651

To the Right W[o]r[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace for the County of Stafford.

The humble petic[i]on of Richard Gill of Frostbrook w[i]thin ye said County.

<Sheweth.> That your petic[i]oner beinge a listed souldier vnder the com[m]and of Capt[ain] Cockridge one of the Captaines for the militia for this County, was com[m]anded forth as a souldier for the County to repell or keepe backe the Army of the Scotts for marchinge any further into o[u]r Countries (knowinge the suffering from the like misery) was in Winwicke in Lancashire in actuall service against them, where he was dangerously wounded and shott into the backe through his body to the hazard of his life, to his great sorrow and misery & to his vnsupportable damage in the Cure for his recovery, not beinge of hymselfe able to vndergoe the paym[en]t thereof, and made altogether vnfit for the gettinge of his living for the p[re]sent and future.

Doth therefore humblely pray yo[u]r W[o]r[shi]ps (his case rightly considered) to afford hym such contribution out of the publique treasury (being a maymed man) as others of the like quallity, and in the like nature haue had, and soe will yo[u]r petic[i]oner as bound

ever pray &c.

Yo[u]r petic[i]oner lyinge vnder cure in Latchford to his damage of 56 s. and rec[eived] onely i l. from ye Governour, the rest he is indebted, & noe way able to pay it vnlesse your favours may please to allow yt to discharge the same, and soe for his quarters in this his extremity vntill it please god for his recovery, and soe will he as formerly

ever pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

September 1651

Name of petitioner

Richard Gill

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Winwick, September 1651

Places mentioned

  • Latchford (Grappenhall Parish), Cheshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/274, fol. 9