The petition of William Roberts of Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire, 1660

To the Right wor[shipfu]lls the Justices of the peace of the County of Caern[ar]von.

The humble petition of William Roberts late inhabitant in the Towne of Caern[ar]von aforesaied;

May it please yo[u]r wor[shi]ps to be advertised that yo[u]r saied poore petitioner hath beene a souldier in kinge Charles the first of ever blessed memorie, his forces (vizt) in England vnder the Comaund of Collonel Ellis two yeares or thereabouts in Ireland vnder the Comaund of the Lord Insequeene for the space of five yeares and an haulfe where he rec[eive]d two shotts the on thorowe his foot the othere thorowe the legge & a cutt besides so that ever since hee hath not beene able to relive & healpe himselfe his wief & childe saveinge what his good neighboures in meare charitie doth extend towards him & his chardge;

Therefore now in this his miserable & weake estate he ernestly beseecheth yo[u]r wor[shi]ps to comisserat & pittie his povertie and the infirmitie of his health the w[hi]ch he hath by reasone of the woundes w[hi]ch he rec[eive]d in his ma[jes]t[y]s service as aforesaied & to graunt him a yearly pension for his future subsistance, and he shall ever pray for yo[u]r wor[shi]ps as in dutie & conscience he is obliged thereunto: so Wee referringe the p[re]misses vnto yo[u]r wor[shi]ps serious consideracones Wee take leave & rest


Key Facts

Date of petition


Name of petitioner

William Roberts

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

  • Ireland

People mentioned

Archive information


Caernarfon Record Office (Gwynedd Archives)

Shelf mark

XQS 1660/136