The petition of Thomas Batsey of Hereford (St Peter’s Parish), Herefordshire, 1680

To the Right Wor[shipf]ull John Cooke Esq[ui]r[e] Maior of the Cittie of Hereford and to the rest of the Justices of the Peace of the same Citty

The humble petic[i]on of Thomas Batsey of the s[ai]d Citty a poore man


That yo[u]r pet[itione]r hath bin a true and Loyall Subject to his Late Sou[er]aigne Charles ye first of ever blessed memory w[i]thout desertation in his service ag[ain]st the Scotts in defence of ye said Citty and ever since hath lived here in ye same Citty in the parishe of S[ain]t Peters w[i]thin ye same Citty and bred vp his Charge and never was burthensome to ye s[ai]d Citty but allwayes ready vpon all occasions to doe ye Citty service And now he is become very poore and blinde of one of his Eyes soe that he is not able to doe as form[er]ly hee was wont in regard his worke is done

Therefore yo[u]r poore pet[itione]r humbly prayes some weekely allowance to be graunted vnto him out of ye Parish of S[ain]t Peters what yo[u]r good Wor[shi]pps thinke fit And yo[u]r petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray &c

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Thomas Batsey

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Borough Corporation
    Hereford, Herefordshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Hereford, 25 July to 4 September 1645

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Shelf mark

BG 11/5/45, undated folder, no. 15.