The petition of Richard Poulson of Middlewich, Cheshire, Easter 1661

To the Right wor[shi]pfull the Justices of the Peace & Comissioners for the Milit[ia] for the County Palat[ine] of Chester.

The humble petic[i]on of Richard Poulson of Midlew[i]ch labourer.



That your poore petic[i]oner hath heretofore mooued yo[u]r wor[shi]ps for releife being a maimed souldier & Comanded at the ingagem[en]t at Wynnington Bridge vnder Col[onel] Henry Mainwaringe where yo[u]r Petic[i]oner was shott to his great loss & pr[e]iudice being a laborious & painefull p[er]son not haueing any thing to releiue him selfe his wiffe & Children but by his industrie & painefull labour lyeing vnder the surgeons hands for many weeks not being able to mooue but vpon Crutches still expecting releife from Neither Peever for which Township hee was hyered, who p[ro]mised hiim Maintenance but haue hitherto neglected & sleighted him, Notwithstanding yo[u]r wor[shi]ps former order as may appeare, and sill doe deny to obserue the same.

Wherefore yo[u]r Petic[i]oner humbly beseecheth yo[u]r Wor[shi]ps to take it into yo[u]r Considerac[i]ons that an absolute decree may be set downe how yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner may be releiued that hee may not for the future be troublesome to yo[u]r wor[shi]ps & hee will euer pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Richard Poulson

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Middlewich (Middlewich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Winnington Bridge, 19 August 1659

Places mentioned

  • Lower Peover (Great Budworth Parish), Cheshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 89/1, fol. 243