The petition of William Griffith of Llangian, Carnarvonshire, 1659

To the Right wor[shipfu]ll the Justices of the peace of the County of Carn[ar]von.

The humble petic[i]on of William Griffith of Llangian in the com[itatus] of Carn[ar]von.

Sheweth that he from the begininge of the late warres did serue the Parliam[en]t and contynue as a soldier & troop[er] in thear forces doeinge them faithfull seruice as may app[er]e by seu[er]rall passes granted him from his comaunders w[hi]ch he is ready to p[ro]duce.

Till than of neere Welingford & Tame in Oxfordshire he was sore hurte & wounded and lefte as dead in {illegible} field his scull bone beinge cu{t} and shott in the necke and out {illegible} backe & through the throate to {illegible} tyme that the seige of Glouc[ester] {illegible} prison.

By reason whereof yo[u]r peticon[e]r {illegible} to earne meanes to mayntaine {himself} & wife & fower smale children {He} humbly prayeth that your worships will be {pleased} to grant him a pension out of the maymed soldiers mize for & towards h{is} mayntainance and yo[u]r peticon[e]r will pra[y]

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Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

William Griffith

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • There are no known events

Places mentioned

  • Wallingford, Berkshire
  • Thame (Thame Parish), Oxfordshire

People mentioned

  • There are no known people

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

Shelf mark

XQS/1659 and Commonwealth/unnumbered