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Essex Petition 1642

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Essex petition 1642 Signatories
Association Roll 1696. Signatories

It was signified to the House, "That there were without divers Gentlemen of Essex, who desired that this House would give them Leave to present a Petition to their Lordships," to which the House gave Leave; and they were called in, and presented a Petition concluding that bleeding Ireland may speedily and strongly be relieved, The Tower of London may be committed to safe Hands, the Arms of Trained Bands repaired, and trusted with able and approved Persons, that the County may be put into a Posture of Defence both by Land and Sea, the Gentlemen which have been (for their Faithfulness) put out of Commission may be restored, the condemned Priests executed, the Prelates and Popish Lords may be excluded your House, the Privileges of Parliament may be fully assured, and the worthy Members of it (who have, in an unheard of, illegal Way, been endangered) may be vindicated, and receive Reparation. [1][2]

1642 Signatory of the Essex petition


Richard Harlakenden Thomas Harlakenden Willm Harlakenden Edw Elliston William Cosins Edward Cressenr Henery Ennowes Henry Abbutt James Nicoll John Branwood John Brewer Thomas Hales Samuell Burton William Adams Robert Potter John Holden Giles Crowe Edward Haxall John Kent Arthur ffuller Thomas ffisher William Adams, Symon Rowlesen (Symon Holden) Richard Appelton John Browne Cornelius Brownson, Stephen Champney Samuell Cockerell Ralph Josselin Edward Clarke bailiff, Robert Crowe John Larrett George R# John Stevens Clement Turner John Stevens jun Rob Hutton Thomas Prentes John Church, Auery Sanders Geo Harrison Hen Tompson Tho: Pilgrim Nic Kendall Henry Cant John Ellis Ro Androws James Day John Amie Amb (Waller#) George Wade John Kebell John Garrad John Appelton, Tobie Harris Walter Pea (Pease#), William Death, Thomas Chrismass James Pennoke John March John Day John Newton Thomas Prior Edward [illegible text{ Bartholomew Clarke, Abraham Markham John Clarke, Edward Spooner, James Markham Henry Johnson John Hutten, Henry (Cunney) John Steevens Richard ffisher Tho (Harvie) John Hinkin Thomas Pilgrim George Hayer (George Layer) Robert Tibball Clement Man h Edward Brome William (Bucke) Tho Sillito John Bridge John Sigg ffrancis Somerton John Roote Willia Sextin Edmond Potter Nicholas Harrison Tho Harrison Webbe John (Peake) Abra Peak Rich: Siggs Edward Paine, James Man Robert Johnson Henry Pickett Francis Spooner Richard Hatch Richard Burton John Browne (may be John Browne) Thomas Clarke William Paretree William Paine


  1. 'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 20 January 1642', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42 (London, 1767-1830), pp. 523-529. British History Online [accessed 15 January 2021].
  2. Public Petition (House of Lords, Main Papers: 20 January 1641/2, Essex) 20.1.1642 (Thursday 20 January 1642) document 6700010


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