Thomas Harrison 1678

 

Coppull

 

The humble peticcion of Tho: Harrison of Coppull in the county of Lancr husb[andman]

 May itt please your good wor[shi]pps

 That whereas your peticcioner about seaven or eight yeares since takeinge into his house two small children of one John Rigbyes of Coppull aforesaid labourer which said Rigbyes sister your petticioner marryed and beinge willinge to doe him any kindness he could to his power entertainied the said Children and with the small assistance of the said Rigby hath since that tyme maintained the said children but your said peticioner beinge but a poore man and haveinge a wife and two small children of his owne is noe longer able to mantaine the said children now to keepe them from begginge haveinge no assistance from the said Rigby theire father who hath left the county and listed himselfe to be a souldier

 Therefore your peticioner humbly prayes that you would be pleased to take it into your most [illeg] consideracion and great good order that the children may be releeved by the inhabitants of the town[shi]pp of Coppull and your peticioner as in duty bound will ever pray &c.

 Tho Harrison to keepe the children

 [LRO QSP 484/31 1678]