John Dykes, Royal Offences > coining offences, 14th January 1686.

Reference Number: t16860114-27
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

John Dykes , was Tryed upon a like Indictment of High-Treason for Clipping and deminishing the current Coin of this Kingdom, on the 8th. of January , viz. 40 Elizabeth Shillings, 40 King Charles the First Shillings , the proof was, that part of the Clippings being found by one Abigal Dykes his Cousin, she went with another Woman to sell them to a Goldsmith, who stopping her, confessed where she had

them, and upon search more Clippings were found with a melting Pot and a pair of Sheers; to this he pleaded ignorance, and called divers to testifie for his Honesty in his calling, bring a Cabinet-Maker by Trade; but this, and the finding some Clippings in a pair of Breeches of his, together with his former Confession before the Justice, so far weighed with the Jury, that they found them Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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