The petition of Robert Lock, Wiltshire, Hilary 1644

To the right Worshipf[u]ll Sergeant Hide and his Ma[jes]t[y’]s Justice of the peace for this Sessions of Wilts[hire]

The humble petic[i]on of one Rob[er]t Lock.


That whereas yo[u]r poore Petic[i]onner was a Souldier vnder one Capteine Coker in the Right honorable the Lord Marquess his owne Regiment & haueing a furlock from his Capteine for himselfe & 3 more to travell to Wells vpon some occasions then made knowne to his Capteine It soe fell out that beinge vpon his way at Amesbury he fell sicke & lay there two dayes dureing which tyme his other company went from him with the furlock & it soe hapenned yt one Hugh Vry a man as himself saide yt was imployed for my Lord Hopton met with him there & findeing him without his furlock tooke from his him horse & sword & committed him to the Gaole of Fisherton Anger where he hath layne these 5 weekes in greate penury & the said Hugh Vry beinge gon thence & not regarding him he knowes noe freind to interceade for him but is there Likely to remaine to his greate detriment If yo[u]r Worship doe not commiserate him heerein

Yo[u]r humble petic[i]oner doth therefore petic[i]on yo[u]r Worsh[i]pp to haue Compassion vpon him & free him from the Gaole yt soe he may returne to his Capteine againe & therein be serviceable to his Kinge & Country Soe shall yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner allwayes pray for yo[u]r Worshipps prosperitie

Rob[er]t Lock

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Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Robert Lock

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Wells, Somerset
  • Amesbury (Amesbury Parish), Wiltshire
  • Fisherton Anger (Fisherton Anger Parish), Wiltshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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