The petition of Richard Kelke of Aston, West Riding of Yorkshire, 21 January 1701

To ye worshipfull Justices of the pease at ye Jenerall quart[e]r secions held at Dongkest[e]r this 21th day of January I yo[u]r humble peticioner Rich[ard] Kelke of Aston In the County of Yorke desireth you to Except this humble peticion

And that yo[u]r poor peticion[e]r was a soldier und[e]r King Charles ye First for one year & a halfe Commanded by Sir Francis Fane who Kept Garrison at Dongkester & from thence Removed to Selby & taken prisnor there by my Lord Fearfax & Carried from thence to Reasor Castle who paid 1 li. 1 s. & 4 d. for My Redemsion & am now growne soe Old & in soe Weake a Condition yt I am not able Aniway to get My Liveing. therefore I pr[e]sent my selfe before yo[u]r worshipfull Bench to Beseech you to Grant yo[u]r pore peticioner in his great distress & poverty some small Reliefe as a pention[e]r and then I shall for Ever Be Oblieg’d to pray for you all.

To be allowed Forty shillings a year to be paid q[ua]rterly by the Trea[sure]r & 10 s. to be paid the Pet[itione]r in hand.

Key Facts

Date of petition

21 January 1701

Name of petitioner

Richard Kelk

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 10s
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Doncaster (Doncaster Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Selby (Selby Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Wressle Castle (Wressle Parish), East Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/40/3/6