The petition of William Austin of Chichester, Sussex, October 1658

To the Wor[shi]pp[fu]ll the Justices of the Peace for the County of Sussex

The humble Petic[i]on of William Austin a Maymed Souldier

Humbly Sheweth

That yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r was in the service of the Com[m]onwealth vnder the Com[m]and of Major Bodley in Col[one]l Stapleys Regim[en]t and was Com[m]anded vppon service into the West, and receiued hurt in the Storming of Abbesbury house w[hi]ch hurt hath soe disabled yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r that hee is not able to get his Liueing as appears by a Certificate herevnto annexed

Therefore yo[u]r Pet[itione]r humbly Prayes yo[u]r Wor[shi]pps seriously to consider the Pr[e]misses and to grant him some releife out of yo[u]r Trea[su]ry for Maymed Sould[ie]rs whereby hee may bee the better enabled to supply his necessityes

And yo[u]r Pet[itione]r shall eu[er] Pray &c.

xl s. a yeare to be allowed.

Key Facts

Date of petition

October 1658

Name of petitioner

William Austin

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Chichester, Sussex

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension 40s
    Frequency Annual

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Assault on Abbotsbury House, Dorset, 17 July 1644

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


West Sussex Record Office

Shelf mark

QR/W92 fol. 6a