The petition of William Dollerie of Stratford sub Castle, Wiltshire, Michaelmas 1646

To the ho[noura]ble the kings Ma[jes]t[y]s Judges of Assize for the Countie of Wiltes[hire]

The humble petic[i]on of William Dollerie of Stratford neare Saru[m]

humbly sheweth That yo[u]r Pet[itioner] hath served in the Pairlyam[en]t Army as a S[arg]ieant by the space of three yeares last past. And at Newberrie fight last was mayhemed so that he hath altogether lost the vse of his right hande & [illegible] can make verie little vse of his left hand And is thereby disabled to do any woorke to releive hymself & two children his wief beinge w[i]th childe w[i]th the thirde. And hath no other meanes but his labor to relive hymself his wief & children.

Yo[u]r Pet[itione]r most humblie desirethe yo[u]r Lo[rdshi]pps to comiserate his poore distressed estate & to give order to his Ma[jes]t[y]s Justic[e]s of the peace of this Countie That yo[u]r poore Pet[itioner] may be allowed some pention out of the Countie towards the relief of hym his wief & children who otherwise are like to p[er]ishe.

I shall desier the Justic[e]s 2 next Justic[e]s of the peace to enquier if there were any taxe made the last Easter Sesseons, & if there were to cause the same to be levied according to lawe & if none were made then to levie the taxe last made before, & to take com[m]iserac[i]on of this poore mans case & then if this petition be true, & if no [illegible]

Hen[ry] Rolle

allocat xl s. to be for the pr[e]sent to be p[ai]d p[er] le Tre[asure]r of the south p[ar]te

<Dollerie [illegible] marke p Ann[um] to be paid by the Tre[asure]r of the South p[ar]te for the releife of the maymed Souldiers & marryners & the fyrst [illegible] to be paid this Sessions>

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

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

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