The petition of Richard Mason, Derbyshire, c. 1650

To the Wor[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace for this County

The humble Petic[i]on of Richard Mason a Soldier late vnder the Com[m]and of Collonell Sanders

Sheweth that yo[u]r petioner was wounded in his head in the Parliament seruice, Betweene Vpton & Southwell, by Reason whereof yo[u]r petitioner is Alltogether something disabled from Followinge his p[ar]ticuler Callinge his Skull beinge Fractured & hee dayly growing worse & worse haueing a sicke wife & three small Children.

Yo[u]r petic[i]oner humbly prayes the pr[e]misses Considered to Allow yo[u]r peticoner som[m]e Competent Annuall pention Towards his mentaynaunce hee haueinge beene allwayes Faythfull in the States seruice & yo[u]r peticoner will pray &c

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Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Richard Mason

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Upton (Upton Parish), Nottinghamshire
  • Southwell (Southwell Parish), Nottinghamshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Derbyshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SB/2, fol. 643