The petition of William ap Richard of Llanbeblig, Carnarvonshire, 8 January 1661

To the right wor[shipfu]ll the k[ing]s Ma[jes]t[y]s Justices of the peace of the County of Carn[ar]von assembled at Carn[ar]von att ye gen[er]all sess[ion]s of the peace there held the eight day of January 1660.

The humble petic[i]on of William ap Richard of the parishe of Llan=Beblig laborer.


That yo[u]r pet[itione]r heretofore while hee was able to worke & labour for his living did maintaine himselfe w[i]thout being a chardge & burthen to his parish. But yo[u]r pet[itione]r having bin also ye yeare of our lord 1642 impressed to serue in his late Ma[jes]t[y]s seruice. And being soe imployed att Whittchurch in the County of Salop in a skirmish there happened was shott shott in his right arme by a partie of the enemyes to the late king where hee was alltogether maimed of that Arme & for three yeeres after he was not healed thereof & eu[er] since hath contynued sore & maymed as may appeare by the Certificat annexed Soe that hee was quite disabled then after to worke for his necessarie food & liuelihood.

In tender considerac[i]on whereof and for that yo[u]r pet[itione]r is very poore and hath noe subsistence for himselfe & wife humbly beggeth yo[u]r wor[shi]ps out of yo[u]r charitable discretion to liste him one of his Ma[jes]t[y]s pension[er]s amonge the Maymed soldiers of this Com[itatus]. And that yow will allowe him out of that mize an yeerely stipend for life. And yo[u]r pet[itione]r will eu[er] pray &c.

Key Facts

Date of petition

8 January 1661

Name of petitioner

William ap Richard

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Skirmish at Whitchurch, date unknown

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

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