Matthew Worthington 1680




To the right wor[shi]pp[fu]ll his ma[jes]ties justices of the peace and quorum att theire generall quarter sessions of the peace holden att Ormskirke 26th April 1680 

The humble peticion of Matthew Worthington of Coppull in the said county of Lancr carpenter 

Humbly sheweth that your peticioner beinge an inhabitant and borne within the said towne of Coppull, and marryinge a wife within the said towne and haveinge two children by her fell sicke of an ague above halfe a yeare since soe that hee was altogether unable to follow his worke dureinge the tyme of shich his sickness one George Eastham toake your said peticioners house over his head and threatens to turne your peticioner out of the same but your peticioner beinge a very quiet man and not willinge to contend with the said Eastham hath endeavoured to take a house elsewhere within the said towne of Coppull but cannot get a house for his money although hee is willinge to give good security for paym[en]t of his rent for the same whereupon your peticioner is like to fall into greate distresse his said children beinge dangerously sick of the small pox att this present tyme 

Therefore your peticioner humbly prayeth that the churchwardens and overseers of the said towne may either provide him a house for his money or that hee may erect a cottage upon the wast obteyneinge the consent of the Lord for the same And your peticioner as in duty bound will ever pray &c

 Ordered that the overseers shall find him an habitacion or that he with the Ld of the mannors consent & the overseers may erect a cottage upon the wast according to the peticioners desire

 [LRO QSP 517/20]