The petition of Sergeant Anthony Bacon, Richard Fortescue’s Regiment, June 1648

To the right Ho[noura]ble Com[mit]tee for the Army

The humble petic[i]on of Anthony Bacon


That yo[u]r pet[itione]r was in Actuall service for ye Parliam[en]t a Serjeant to Capt[ain] Anthony Youngs Company, in the Regim[en]t of Collonel Fortescue, And being vppon ye Siedge against Pendennis Castle, lost his legg vppon ye Guard, As by his Certificate annexed will appeare.

That by reason of his losse of his limbs aforesaid, yo[u]r pet[itione]r is vtterly disabled to acquire a livelyhood by his labor, And there being some Arreares due vnto him for his service, (As by the Muster rolls will appeare) hee having a great charge of wife & children

Yo[u]r pet[itione]r therefore most humbly prayeth, That this Ho[noura]ble Com[m]ittee wil be pleased to grant him a warr[an]t for payment of his Arreares.

And hee shall ev[er] pray &c

State & Pay




<Petic[i]on of Anthony Bacon.>

At ye Com[m]ittee of Lords & Com[m]ons for the Army 1o Junii 1648.


That ye Comissary Generall of ye Musters or his Deputy doe forthw[i]th certify to this Com[m]ittee how ye pet[itione]r stands vpon the seu[er]all Musters of the Army.

Intr[avit] p[er] Rob[ert] Scawen

Key Facts

Date of petition

June 1648

Name of petitioner

Anthony Bacon

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Parliamentary Committee
    Houses of Parliament, City and Liberty of Westminster

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Pendennis Castle, 18 March to 17 August 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/54 fol. 556