The petition of William Hilton of Treeton, West Riding of Yorkshire, 4 August 1708

To her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace At their General Quarter sessions holden at Rotherham, this 4th day of August 1708.

May it please ye Hon[ou]rable Bench.

That whereas your humble Petitioner William Hilton of the Towne of Treeton having been a soldier to his sacred Majesty K[ing] Charles the Martyr of ever blessed Memorie, under the Command of S[i]r Francis Fane K[nigh]t of the Bath and hath never since taken up Arms either against his said Majesty, or any of his Royal successors; but now being full of Years and Infirmityes am reduced to great Poverty Do therefore most humblie beg you will Please to Consider me as proper object of that Charitable Allowance, given to Poor Lame & Indigent soldiers, and your Petitionor (as in Duty bound) shall ever thankfully Pray.

Ordered that ye Trea[sure]r pay him fifteen shillings quarterly & one q[uarte]r advance together with 2 s. 6 d. for this ord[e]r

Key Facts

Date of petition

4 August 1708

Name of petitioner

William Hilton

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Rotherham (Rotherham Parish), West Riding of Yorkshire

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.2s.6d.
    Pension 15s
    Frequency Quarterly

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

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People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/47/8/6