The petition of Roger Dawson of Gayton, Staffordshire, 13 July 1653

To the Hon[oura]ble Bench the Justices of the peace for the County of Stafford

The humble Petic[i]on of Roger Dawson, Soane of John Dawson, of Gayton, sheweth

That whereas yo[u]r Petic[i]oner was prest and taken forth of his Lodginge, In the yeare 1651 for the States Seruis in Irelande: then Livinge with his Master in the Parrish of St Clements Danes In London, beinge of Ciuill Cariage, and demeaned himselfe honestly, and Followed his Callinge Carefully, as by a writinge from the said Parrishnars is to be Certyfied, And there In Irelande he serued as a souldier for the space allmost of two yeares, vnder the Com[m]aund of Captaine Richards, Governor of Clemell, In Captaine Richards Company brother to the said Colonell: In which service yo[u]r poore Petic[i]on[e]r was soe meamed and Lamed that hee is not able to moue w[i]thout the assistance of Crutches, to the vtter vndooinge of yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner:

May it therefore please yee, soe to order that hee may haue some pension towards his subsistence & liuelyhood.

And he shall dayly pray For yee.

Geor[ge] Dixon minister.


Walter [?Erdesinck]        Hen[ry] Wilson

Roger Dawson                   Tho[mas] Crapwell

William Condall

Robert Austen                   John Cooke

John Cookes                       John Heath

Tho[mas] Austen

Tho[mas] Prince

George Mather

Tho[mas] Porter

John Newton

<Staff[ord] 13o July 1653>

<The pet[itione]r and W[illia]m Davnport of Leeke to be assigned reliefe out of the surplusage & in the meane tyme xx s.>

xx s. more and contin[ued] till ordered to the contrarie.

Key Facts

Date of petition

13 July 1653

Name of petitioner

Roger Dawson

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Stafford (Stafford Parish), Staffordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 20s
    Pension 20s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


Staffordshire Record Office

Shelf mark

Q/SR/284, fol. 7