Baxter’s petition to the King

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/33
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises ii.30
  • Dates of Creation
      6 October 1686
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      f 99 (f 99v is blank); Other foliation (not in the original MS) ff 423-424

Scope and Content

Baxter's petition to the King James II, sent after 12 months in prison requesting to be discharged from the bond and penalties laid upon him; not in Baxter's hand. Original connected draft signed by Baxter. f 99r marked as 'Dated at the Kings Bench Oct.6.1686'


See DWL/RB/1/126 and DWL/RB/1/265 for other drafts of this petition.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black ii.30; Thomas p.21


  • This is Corr 1161.
  • Baxter's petition to James II, not Baxter's hand. Printed Powicke, ii, pp. 151-152. See also The Entring Book of Roger Morrice 1677-1691 Volume III The Reign of James II 1685-1687 ed T Harris (Woodbridge, 2007) 270.