The petition of Roger Hollis of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, 20 July 1647

To the wor[shipfu]ll his Ma[jes]t[y’]s Justices of the peace for the Countie of Wiltes[shire] assembled at Warminster the 20th of Julie 1647.

The humble petic[i]on of Roger Hollis

Humbly sheweth vnto yo[u]r wor[shi]ps that yo[u]r petic[i]on[e]r hath served in the state service fower yeares or thereabouts as may be made appeare, & by a misfortune his horse fel with him & crusht his foote insoemuch he is not able to help himself to get his livinge, nor his freinds able to releeue him any longer

May it therefore please yo[u]r good wor[shi]pps to comiserate yo[u]r poore petic[i]on[er]s estate and to releeue him, in some measure vntill he shal bee able to worke, in what manner yo[u]r wisdoms shall thinke fitt & he shall ever bee bound to pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]pps long life.


the towne of Heytesburie to releue him or be bound over in case of refusall

he is to have 2 s. 6 d. a weeke from the p[ar]ishe to be p[ai]d weekly

Key Facts

Date of petition

20 July 1647

Name of petitioner

Roger Hollis

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Warminster (Warminster Parish), Wiltshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.2s.6d.
    Frequency Weekly

Petition signature


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