The petition of Thomas Devereux of Wrenbury, Cheshire, Easter 1661

<County of Chester>

To the right wor[shi]pfull the Justices of the peace now Assembled at Midlew[i]ch

The humble petic[i]on of Thomas Devereux of the Parish of Wrenbury.



That your poore Petic[i]oner in the late vnhappy warrs served in the late Kings Army a Troop[e]r vnder the Command of the lord Killmorey for three yeares & a halfe & afterwards vnder other officers for his Late Ma[jes]ties service, & did attaine to haue a Corporalls place, in which ingagements yo[u]r poore petic[i]oner was often shot wounded & maymed soe that yo[u]r petic[i]oner hath lost the vse of three of his fingers on the right hand & shot through one of his thighes by a muskett Ballet, whereby yo[u]r petic[i]oner is disabled to follow his callinge of husbandry.

Wherefore yo[u]r Petic[i]oner Humbly craues yo[u]r wor[shi]ps to consider of his sad Condic[i]on, haueing a wiffe and foure Children that some seasonable releife may be had whereby your Petic[i]oner may not be troublesome hereafter.

And as in duty bound yo[u]r Petic[i]oner will euer pray &c

Rob[er]t Gryffith

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Thomas Devereux

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Middlewich (Middlewich Parish), Cheshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


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People mentioned

Archive information


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Shelf mark

QJF 89/1, fol. 242