The petition of Rowland Hughes of Rhiw, Carnarvonshire, 1661

To the Right Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the County of Caernarvon.

The humble petic[i]on of Rowland Hughes of Rhoe in the Com[itatus] of Caern[ar]von labourer; a late sergeant of foote Company in the Regim[en]t of Col[one]l S[i]r John Owens knight vnder the Com[m]and of L[ieutenan]t Col[one]l Hugh Hookes in the late vnhappy warres and distempers &c.

Humbly sheweth, That yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath beene & served his late Ma[jes]tie of happy memory, for many yeares together dureing the warres & distempers aforesayd in the Regim[en]t and vnder the Com[m]and aforesayd & therein hath spent all his estate to a great value & suffred much losse & damaige, and withall had and rec[eive]d dureing that warre & in his Ma[jes]ties constant service many shottes, and sore & grievious woundes in seu[er]all partes of his body, whereof he lay languishing and at Chiurgery to his vtter vndoeing and impoverishm[en]t, and is thereby made vnable to worke, or labour for the mayntenance of himself and his wife & small Children, & hath nothing to keepe or mayntayne them.

Beseeching therefore yo[u]r Wor[shi]ps (the p[re]mises duely Considered) to admit & allow yo[u]r pet[itione]r, to have & receive the Relieffe, salary, or quarterly stipend by law provided for poore & maymed souldiers in such Case, & to order him paym[en]t accordingly, the pr[e]misses being true as by the Certificat an[n]exed app[er]eth or otherwise to relieve him as yo[u]r wor[shi]ps shall thinke fit, & agreable to equity & good Conscience, And yo[u]r pet[itione]r will eu[er] pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Rowland Hughes

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

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Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

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