The petition of Tobye Ganbran, City and County of Gloucester, 17 November 1643

To the Right wor[shipfu]ll Edward Massie Esq Colonell, and Governour of the Cittie, of Glouc[ester].

The humble petic[i]on of Tobye Ganbran of the saide Cittie of Glouc[este]r.

Yo[u]r petic[i]oner most humblie sheweth vnto yo[u]r good wor[shi]pp; That hee beinge imployed as a matrose in the seige time here; it was his fortune in the Fryers Orchard to be sorely hurte and wounded with a mvskett shott, and thereby constrainde to lye vnder the Surgeons hands to be cured (this sixe weekes) and is not it perfectlie cured, w[i]th the Charge thereof hath cost him a greate deale of money, as vnto the Surgeon xx s., besides attendance, diett, and other necessaries.

Yo[u]r petic[i]oner humblie praieth that yow wil be pleased to take the pr[e]smisses into yo[u]r favorable and iudiciall considerac[i]on as to allowe him the saide xx s., and such other money towards his charge and expence, as shal be by your wor[shi]pp in this case thought meete; And this for gods love.

And yo[u]r petic[ioner] shall praye &c.

Mr Treasurer I desire that this petition[ne]r may haue 20 s.

Edw[ard] Massie

Key Facts

Date of petition

17 November 1643

Name of petitioner

Toby Gabrian

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Military Commander
    City and County of Gloucester

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 20s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Gloucester, 10 August to 5 September 1643

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/228/II, fol. 345