This Day in History: 1648-12-21

On 21st December 1648, an Order by the Committees of the Ridings recorded on behalf of Parliament: ‘Petition of Captain Francis Wilsford and eight others serving under him to the gentlemen of the Committees of the several ridings of co. York. That petitioners have been in this service before Pontefract (Castle) ever since 24 June last, and are now disbanded. Pray that they may receive a fortnight’s pay according to the last establishment, and that they will accept the same in full for their whole pay since this service.’