The petition of William Leaver the elder of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 13 July 1704

<Buck[ingham]s[hire] s[ession]s>

To the Right Worshipfull the Justices of Peace at the Generall Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Ailesbury for the said County the 13th Day of July in the Third year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the Grace of God Queen of England &c Annoq[ue] Dom[ini] 1704

The humble Petition of William Leaver the Elder of Ailesbury aforesaid

Sheweth unto Your Worships That whereas your Petitioner hath been allowed a Pension as a maimed soulder by this Worshipfull Bench for divers years past to his great Comfort the sume of Forty Shillings per Annum But forasmuch as Your Petitioner is now upwards of Eighty Years of Age and is become thereby very feeble and is also fallen almost Blind whereby he is rendered very helpless poor, and a further Obiect of Your Worships Christian Charity & Compassion

Your poor Petitioner therefore most humbly prays your Worships in tender Consideration of his great Age and infirmitys and his necessary Charges Consequent thereof that of Your great goodness you will be pleased to Augment his antient Pension aforesaid to the sume of Four pounds per Annum

And your poor Petitioner (as in all duty bound) shall ever pray &c

Key Facts

Date of petition

13 July 1704

Name of petitioner

William Leaver

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

  • Quarter Sessions
    Aylesbury (Aylesbury Parish), Buckinghamshire

Outcome of petition

  • Unknown

Petition signature


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People mentioned

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Archive information


Buckinghamshire Archives

Shelf mark

Quarter Sessions Rolls 13/44