John Parker, Royal Offences > coining offences, 10th December 1679.

Reference Number: t16791210-9
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death

A Watch-maker [John Parker] was convicted of High-Treason, for Counterfeiting of Guineys ; which was positively prov'd against him by one that had been of his Gang, and swore that he had divers times seen him do it. He had likewise drove a Trade in forging of Duckatoons, and other Forreign Money; but that being none of the Kings Coyn, he was not charged therewith at present, but onely for the false Guineys which he had made, offered, and put off, to the great abuse and defraudment of his Majesties Subjects. He made a very resolute and subtle defence for himself; but the matter was evident. Another person was indicted with him, but not much material proved against him, onely that he tendred to put off two naughty Guineys, which he alleadged he had of the other Prisoner (who did not disown the same;) So that he was acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]


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