The petition of Thomas Arme, Warwickshire, undated

<Serj[ean]t Arme. 30 s.>


To the hono[ura]ble the Com[m]ittee of safety for the Countie of Warwick and of the Citty & Countie of Coventry

The humble petic[i]on of Serieant Thomas Arme


That yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath bin in the parliament service in the Garrison of Warwicke Castle for the space of above foure yeares, and beinge sent out vppon a partee, was shott in the face by the Enimie, w[hi]ch shott deprived him of the sight of his left eye. And afterwards beinge at the first siege before Banbury Castle by reason of an other shott in the face yo[u]r petic[i]oners other eye was much endangered, and hee is at continuall charge for the preservation of the sight thereof

Yo[u]r petic[i]oner humbly prayeth this hono[ura]ble Committee to take his Condic[i]on into considerac[i]on, and allowe him what in yo[u]r wisdomes shall bee thought fitt for his supporte, hee beeinge lately disbanded, & yo[u]r petic[i]oner shall dayly pray &c

Mr Basnett wee desire you to pay the peti[tione]r xxx s.

towards his present support

Peter Burgoyne           Jo[hn] Bridges

Gama[liel] Purefoy

Key Facts

Date of petition

Date Unknown

Name of petitioner

Thomas Arme

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    County of Warwickshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 30s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Banbury Castle, 25 August to 25 October 1644

Places mentioned

  • Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/248/III, unfol.