The petition of Widow Jakes, Derbyshire, 11 January 1649

To the Ho[noura]ble the Com[mi]ttee for the County of Derby

The humble Petic[i]on of Widow Jakes


Yo[u]r Petic[i]o[ne]rs Husband was a Corporall of Foote under Maior Molynus, & in the service att the last seige at Newark yo[u]r Petic[i]o[ne]rs Husband received a wound, vpon w[hi]ch he dyed & left yo[u]r Petic[i]o[ne]r w[i]th 5: small children.

Yo[u]r Petic[i]o[ne]r therefore humbly prays some releife for maintenance of her selfe & children in p[ar]te of her husbands areares. And she shall pray &c.

11 Ja[nuary] 1648

Ordered that Mr Buxton Treasurer pay the Petic[i]o[ne]r Thirty shillings towards the maytenance of her selfe & smale children.

Antho[ny] Morewood

Ed[war]d Coke

Geo[rge] Pole     Jo[hn] Wigley

Edw[ard] Charlton           Robert Mellor

Ger[vase] Bennett

Key Facts

Date of petition

11 January 1649

Name of petitioner


Type of petitioner

War Widow

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

No known injuries or ailments

Authority petitioned

  • County Committee
    Derby, Derbyshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 30s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Newark, 26 November 1645 to 8 May 1646

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


The National Archives

Shelf mark

SP 28/226, fol. 503