The petition of William ap William of Henllan, Denbighshire, 16 July 1679

To: the Righte Wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace for the County of Denbigh

The Humble Petticc[i]on of William ap William of Henllan late soldier

Sheweth vnto yo[u]r Worshipp that sithence the tyme of our l{at}e Sou[er]aigne lord king Charles the first of famous memorie yo[u]r pettic[i]on[e]r became a soldier in his ma[jes]ties service in England vnder the Comand of Capteyne Charles Chambres in the Regim[en]t of Collonel Hugh Wynne at the Cittie of Chester duering the whole tyme of the siedge w[hi]ch Continved xxij weekes waching eu[er]y second night in great pouertie & famine, wheare yo[u]r petticc[ione]r was grieueiously wounded in seu[er]all parts of his body as may appe[ar] by sufficient Testimony beside his former seruice in Mountgymery & els wheare vnder the Comand of Capteyne David Dowlben in the Regim[en]t of Collonel Ellis, & eu[er] since continved a Royolist vnrevolted, by which seruice yo[u]r petticc[i]on[e]r was disenabled in body to labour for a livelyhood, who while he was able to labour was not troublesome.

May it Therefore please please yo[u]r wor[shi]pp to take a serious Considderac[i]on of his pr[e]sent condic[i]on & to graunt to yo[u]r petticc[i]on[e]r a Considderable penc[i]on for his future Relieffe the pr[e]misses Considdered yo[u]r pett[itione]r will eu[er] pray &c.

<16 July 1679 ordered the some of five shillings to be q[ua]rterly payd to the petic[i]oner out of the maymed Souldiers mize by the Tre[asure]r for the tyme beinge>

<Jo[hn] Salusbury>

<John Salusbury>

<John Wynne>

<Rich[ard] Parry>

Entered in booke T[homas] P[ritchard]

Key Facts

Date of petition

16 July 1679

Name of petitioner

William ap William

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Denbigh (Denbigh Parish), Denbighshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 5s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Chester, February 1645 to January 1646

Places mentioned

  • Montgomery (Montgomery Parish), Montgomeryshire

People mentioned

Archive information


National Library of Wales

Shelf mark

Chirk Castle MS B35b/34