Civil War Collections V: Transcript of a List of Officers claiming Royal Relief

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  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 237
  • Dates of Creation
      19th Century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      229 x 185 mm. 1 volume (273 folios);

Scope and Content

Entitled: A List of Officers claiming to the Sixty Thousand Pounds, etc., Granted by His Sacred Majesty for the Relief of His Truly-Loyal and Indigent Party. A transcript of the list printed for Henry Brome, [bookseller] London, 1663, with an index of certain Christian names compiled by E. and M. P[eacock].

Administrative / Biographical History

After the Restoration, a fund of £60,000, supplemented by a tax on office-holders, was set up, to be distributed among such truly loyal and indigent officers who have had real command of soldiers according to their several commissions and who have never deserted his Majesty during the late times of rebellion and usurpation, and have not a sufficient livelyhood of their own . The list is arranged by regiment, troop or company, and gives the county from which the claimant's petition came: the original printed version contains over 5,000 names, and is indexed.


See P.R. Newman, 'The 1663 List of Indigent Royalist Officers', Historical Journal, vol. 30 (1987).