The petition of William Dollar of Stratford sub Castle, Wiltshire, Hilary 1647

To the right Wor[shipfu]ll his Ma[jes]ties Justices of the peace for the Countie of Wiltes[hire].

The humble petic[i]on of William Dollar of Stratford vnder the Castle in the County aforesaid.

<humbly sheweth> vnto your Wor[shi]pps That yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r hath bin in the service of the Parliam[en]t for the space of Three yeares vnder the Com[m]and of S[i]r William Waller in w[hi]ch time yo[u]r Pet[itione]r at Newberry fight last vtterly lost the vse of his right hand & can make but little vse of his lefte by reason whereof yo[u]r Pet[itione]r being a very poore man & having nothing but his laboure to maintaine himself his wife & Two children who are like to suffer extremitie of want & misery is altogeather destitute of meanes for theire subsistence.

That vpon a petic[i]on pr[e]fer’d to yo[u]r Wor[shi]pps at the last Sessions at Marleboroughe yo[u]r Wor[shi]pps were pleas’d to allowe Fortie shillings towards yo[u]r Pet[itione]rs reliefe

May it please yo[u]r wor[shi]pps either to graunt a yearly pension or some farther reliefe whereby p[ro]vision may be had for yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r his wife & children And yo[u]r poore Pet[itione]r shall dayly pray &c

<40 s. from the Tre[asure]r of mai[me]d Souldier of the South p[ar]te>

Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

William Dollary

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    County of Wiltshire (exact location undefined/uncertain)

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity 40s
    Pension No Pension
    Frequency No Pension

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Battle of Newbury, 27 October 1644

Places mentioned

  • Marlborough, Wiltshire

People mentioned

Archive information


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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