The petition of Robert Price of Wrexham, Denbighshire, 4 October 1664

<Denbighshire s[ession]s>

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the s[ai]d County now sitting in open quarter Sessions.

The humble petic[i]on of Robert Price of Wrexham


That yo[u]r petic[i]oner in the tyme of Queen Elizabeth was a souldier in the regiment of S[i]r Richard Trevor in Ireland where he endured much hardship And did also vnder the comand of S[i]r Ralph Hopton in England faithfully serve his late Ma[jest]ie of ever blessed memory where he was very dangerously wounded by reason whereof and of his great age he is altogether vnable to worke for his living But is and hath been for a long tyme mantayned by and vpon the benevolence of well disposed people

The pr[e]misses considered & for that yo[u]r petic[i]oner at pr[e]sent is become very poore and for the future is in the way invitably to p[er]ish May it please yo[u]r lordships to order yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r a penc[i]on towards his reliefe in his ould age

And he as in duty bound shall pray &c.

Will[iam] Smyth

Tho[mas] Powel

Edw[ard] Jeffreys

Hugh Roberts

I am informed and doe beleeve the substance of this peticon to be true. Hum[phrey] Lloyd

Nanney Lloyd

Ellis Sutton

J Edwards

<4 O[cto]b[e]r 1664>

<Ordered that the petic[i]on[er] be allowed hereafter of v s. quarterly>


4th October 1664.

Ordered by the Cort that the petic[i]on[er] in this petic[i]on menc[i]oned be allowed quarterly the sume of five shillings quarterly as a [illegible] pention[er] of the maymed souldiers mize

Tho[mas] Powell

Ri[chard] Lloyd

John Wynn

Jo[hn] Puleston

J Edwards

Key Facts

Date of petition

4 October 1664

Name of petitioner

Robert Price

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Wrexham (Wrexham Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 5s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B86/79