<North Ridd[ing] Com Ebor>
To the Wor[shi]pp[fu]ll his Ma[jes]tys Justices of ye peace for ye s[ai]d Riding
The humble petition of Rob[er]t Wriglesworth of Thirkleby in ye said Riding
That your petitioner hath been formerly a soldier for three years in w[hi]ch service he got lamed neither did he get his pay for any of yt time & is now become very old & therefore not able to worke or doe anything towards maintaining himself.
Therefore humbly prayes yt yo[u]r wor[shi]pps would be pleased to grant him something towards his releife & yo[u]r petition[e]r shall pray &c.
John Coates Churchwarden
John Barker overseer his mark [mark]