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Petition of Justina Van Dyck for the post of dresser to the Queen (March 1662)


State Papers, March 1662: Petition of Justina Van Dyck, only daughter of Anthony Van Dyck to King Charles II asking for a position as dresser to the Queen, or some other relief for her distress, and reminding the King of the debt still owed by the Crown to her father, with advice to the King in the right margin.

Place, date
Westminster, 3-1662

Archival reference
The National Archives, Kew SP 29/52 f.114

Transcribed by James Innes-Mulraine

Publication history

Previously untranscribed in full

How to cite: Innes-Mulraine, James. “Petition of Justina Van Dyck for the post of dresser to the Queen.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies. (accessed 23 September 2023)

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Folio 114

To the Kings most Excellent: Majestie                                

The humble Peticion of Justina Vandick
only Daughter of Sir Anthony Vandick Deceased

That whereas your Petitioner two Moneths since humbly prayed your Majestie to take into your Majesties Serious Consideration the Debt of Fifteen hundred Pounds owing by your Majesties Father of ouer blessed Memory, to Sir Anthony Vandick your Petitioners father to which your Majestie was pleased to returne the gracious answer that your Majestie would Order satisfaction, as appears by the annexed Petition, and your Majesties Order thereupon

And your Petitioner having Contracted some Debts since her lyeing in Childbed and haveing receaved very little of her Fathers Estate, it being imbezzled in these late times hath nothing to trust too, but what shee expects from your Majesties Clemency

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prayes your Majestie to Ordaine her one of the Dressers to your Majesties Royall Consort or to take her distressed Condition into your Serene Consideracion and to make some Order for her livelyhood as your Majesty shall think fit

And she shall ever pray Etc.

Right margin
Justina Vandyke only daughter of Sir Anthony Vandyke deceased

Shee petitioned your Majestie about 2 months since to take into consideracion the debt of £1,500 lent by her said father to his late Majestie whereupon your Majestie was pleased to promise to take Order for her satisfacion as appears by the annexed.

Being in great want & necessity.


Your Majesty, she may be one of the dressers to your Royall Consort, or to order such satisfacion for the said debt as your Majesty shall pleased for her support.

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