The petition of Thomas Peatchy of Blackmore, Essex, Easter 1678

<Essex S[ession]s>

To the right hono[ura]ble and right Wor[shi]p[fu]ll his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the Peace att the Generall Quarter Sessions holden att Chelmesford for the s[ai]d County

The humble petic[i]on of Thomas Peatchy

Humbly sheweth

That yo[u]r pet[itione]r in the yeare 1648 out of his Loyalty to our gracious soveraigne Lord King Charles the First of ever blessed Memory, att the Seidge of Colchester did voluntarily inlist himself a souldier vnder the Command of the right hono[ura]ble Coll[onel] Henry Farr and was very faithfull in the discharge of his duty, in w[hi]ch service yo[u]r pet[itione]r hath rec[eive]d several Wounds which haue disabled him for doing any thing for a Maintenance as appears by the Certificate herevnto annexed

The pr[e]misses Considered yo[u]r pet[itione]r humbly prayeth that yo[u]r hono[u]rs wil bee favourably pleased to allow him a quarterly penc[i]on in lieu of his said service, or such other Gratuity as yo[u]r hono[u]rs shall thinke meete and Convenient for yo[u]r pet[itione]rs releife

And as in duty bound yo[u]r pet[itione]r shall pray &c

Trea[sure]r of ye East to pay 40 s.

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

Thomas Petchy

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chelmsford (Chelmsford Parish), Essex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 40s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Colchester, 13 June to 27 August 1648

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Essex Record Office

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