The petition of Robert Hansen of Rochdale, Lancashire, Midsummer 1656

Right honnorable bench your humble Pet[i]t[i]oner Rob[er]t Hansen of Rachdall in the Countie of Lanc[aster] soldier Late souldier for the Comen welth of England and hath served in Scotland in the same service 4 y[ear]s and now being Redused and haue Lost my trade by followethng that service and how haueing a wife and a Child to meintane and noething wher with to mentaine our Lively hude with all I humbly desire yo[u]r Lysance to sell Ale or Bere in Rachdall acording to my order which if Reseud from my Comander and for yo[u]r helth and happenesse will dayly pray.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Robert Hansen

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Manchester (Manchester Parish), Lancashire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Scotland

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Lancashire Archives

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