The petition of Richard Justice of the City and County York, 19 April 1666

To the hon[oura]ble Bench at the gen[er]all Sessions held at Pontefract.

The humble Petic[i]on of Richard Justice.


That whereas your petitioner was admitted pentioner at Weatherby Sessions the 22th day of January 1662: instead of Emanuell Justice his father then deceased, and was inrolled within the west ridding, as may appeare by an Order granted there, And from that tyme did receiue a pention of Sixe pounds p[er] Annu[m], Save only for one yeare & an halfe, And there being a Late Order agreed vpon That euery Pentioner should bee paid within their seu[er]all divisions, whereby your petitioner is depriued of the same, & hauing beene at great expences with Surgions by reason of a bullett which remayned in his foot for the space of Two & Twenty yeares & more, and being Lame, & hauing Sixe children, & little to supply their wants withall.

Therefore hee implores the fauourable assistance of this hon[oura]ble Benc{h} of the obtayning of his said Pention & arrears.

And hee & his shall Cordially pray for the prosperitie & happines of your honours & your posterity.

April 19. 1666

I doe verie earnestly recomend y[ou]r Petitioner & his Case to ye Honorable ye Justices at Pontifract knowing ye relation of his wounds & expences therevpon to be trew

Jo[hn] Goodricke.

<Pontefract 24o April 1666.>

<The pet[itione]r to attend the Justices who are to survey the Pension Rolls who are to take notice that the said Richard is allowed a pensioner, and if the sume allowed him before, cannot be p[ai]d out of Claro, that the same be imposed upon ye other divisions>

<P[er] Cur[ia]>

<Your nephew Elias Peachy.>

Key Facts

Date of petition

19 April 1666

Name of petitioner

Richard Justice

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Pontefract (Pontefract Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £6.0s.0d.
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Wetherby (Spofforth Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/7/2/6/17