The petition of William Walker of Ulley, West Riding of Yorkshire, 29 December 1705

To The Right Worshipfull John Bradshaw Esq[uire] one of her Majesties Justices of the peace for this Ridd[ing]

The Humble petition of William Walker of Ulley in the parish of Treeton & county of Yorke Humbly sheweth that the said poor petitioner was a souildier In Kinge Charles the first Reighn Under Major Morriss & Captaine blackburn he was at pontefract Castle when it was besidgd & was wounded theire & now beinge past his worke & aged Eighty Eight yeares Humbly beggs that he may become pentioner & haue the Gratuity as other poor souildiers hath & your poor petitioner will be euer bound to pray for your worshipp whilst he liveth we the Inhabitants of Ullley doe Certyfye the truth heareof

Richard his marke [symbol: mark] Heywood

Robert Clarke

Stephen Birkes

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I do hereby Certifie That the above named Petitioner William Walker came before me the 29th day of Decemb[er] 1705 and made Oath of the truth of what is contain’d in the said above written Petition.

J[ohn] Bradshaw

to be admitted to Michaelmas] sess[ion]s penc[i]on

Key Facts

Date of petition

29 December 1705

Name of petitioner

William Walker

Type of petitioner

Maimed Soldier

Declared allegiance


Injuries sustained;
ailments experienced

Authority petitioned

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

Outcome of petition

  • Successful
  • Gratuity £0.0s.0d.
    Pension £0.0s.0d.
    Frequency Unknown

Petition signature


Further information in this petition

Events mentioned

  • Siege of Pontefract, July 1648 to 19 March 1649

Places mentioned

  • There are no known places

People mentioned

Archive information


West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield

Shelf mark

QS, 1/45/3/6