The petition of Thomas Hardacres and Lawrence Richardson, both of Wetherby, West Riding of Yorkshire, October 1677

Page 1 of 2


To the hono[ur]able his Ma[jes]ties Justices of Peace for the West Rid[ing] of the County of Yorke.

The humble Petic[i]on of Thomas Hardacres and Lawrence Richardson of Wetherby in the County of Yorke pensioners.


That Whereas your petitioners had the Annuall Pensions of Fortie shillings a piece fauourably granted by the hon[oura]ble his ma[jes]ties Justices of peace for their service done & losses receiued in his late Ma[jes]ties service of Blessed Memory, And have beene deprived of the one halfe thereof, at seu[er]all tymes since. And your Petitioners being aged and Lame and hauing nothing to supply their wants withall, doe implore your hon[ou]rs to take it into your serious considerac[i]ons That they may Receiue their sayd Pensions for the future.

And they shall {daily} pray for your hon[ou]rs health{illegible}.

Attested by we whose names are subscribed

wee doe belieue the contents of this petic[i]on to be true

John Wood: 1677.

Jo: Simson

Thomas Mather

John Brownrigge

John: Catterall

John Richardson.

Francis Sayer

James Rhodes sen[ior]

Edward Hague Minister.

Edward Morehouse Minister.

Robert Barker

Richard Bankes Church Ward{en}

the C[ou]rt thinks fitt that the penc[i]on of Thomas Hardaker of 40 s. be continued till the next Pont[efract] sessions & there continued if

no vaccancy

Page 2 of 2

West Ridd[ing]}

Com[itatus] Ebor}

For as much as Thomas Hardacre yet has been by order of sessions enrolled in the pension Roll for Claroe att 10 s. p[er] quarter and that it does appeare to us that he is old and unable otherwise to releife himselfe Wee doe therefore thinke fit and accordingly doe order that the sum be duly p[ai]d to him till the next sessions to be held at Pontfract and of this the Treasurer for lame souldiers is to take Notice. Given under our handes and seales this 20 {day} of July in the 29 yeare of his Ma[jes]ties {reign} Anno D[omi]ni 1677

Weatherby pettic[i]on

Key Facts

Date of petition

October 1677

Name of petitioner

Thomas Hardacres

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Knaresborough (Knaresborough Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Pontefract (Pontefract Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/16/8/6/7


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/16/8/6/7