Petition on behalf of John Walker to PF, [1672 or 1673]

Title

Petition on behalf of John Walker to PF, [1672 or 1673]

Subject

Scotland
Scottish Catholics abroad
CM petitions

Description

Gio' Valchero [John Walker], who used to be the prefect of the Scottish mission, was forced to leave the mission because of health problems (paralysis) and went to Padua. After his health improved, he travelled to Rome. Now he asks PF to give him an allowance to help him repay the debts that he accumulated while recovering, and for his upkeep in this city [Padua]. In the PF summary, more details are provided: two requests were made by Walker. The first request was to replace him with another prefect for the Scottish mission. PF decided that Alessandro Winstero [Alexander Winster] will be the new prefect. The second request was for a subsidy to help him out in his infirmity. PF decided to grant him a one-time payment of 50 scudi. At a later date, the (unnamed) petitioner who submitted the request on Walker's behalf asked for more money in order to help pay for the debts incurred by Walker in Padua; an additional 30 scudi were granted by PF as a result.
Date discussed: 1673-05-08
Additional comments
The petition is undated, but it was submitted sometime in 1672 or, more likely, in the first part of 1673, because John Walker left Scotland in 1672 and the petition was discussed by PF on 8 May 1673.

Creator

John Walker

Source

APF SOCG 440, 17r-18v

Date

[1672 or 1673]

Contributor

Adressed to PF

Relation

For the minutes of the PF meeting where this matter was discussed, see: APF ACTA 42, 115r, 117r.

Format

Original

Language

Italian
Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

774

Coverage

Origin: [Rome]
Destination: Rome

Citation

John Walker, “Petition on behalf of John Walker to PF, [1672 or 1673],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed September 21, 2020, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13206.

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