Alice Millikin, David Millikin, Mary Millikin, Martha Morgan, Royal Offences > coining offences, 20th May 1686.

Reference Number: t16860520-20
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death

Alice Millikin , David Millikin , Mary Millikin , and Martha Morgan , of the parish of St. Giles's Cripple-gate , were Indicted for Clipping, Fileing and Deminishing Ten pieces of Silver, value 1 s. each piece, of the Coin of King Charles the First; and Ten pieces of Silver, value 1 s. each piece, of the Coin of Queen Elizabeth, diminishing from each Shilling to the value of 2 d. The Evidence for the King deposed that the said Alice Millikin, together with the said David Millikin and Mary his Wife was seen through a Window (which belonged to their Chamber) to Clip the said money; whereupon information was given to other persons, who saw it also, and thereupon got a Constable and broke open the door upon them; where they found Alice Millikin the Mother with a pair of Sheers, and a Shilling half clip'd in her hand, which were produced in Court, and her Son David receiving the Clippings as she Cut them off, but Mary his Wife was a sleep upon the Bed, and Martha Morgan was taken upon suspition: The prisoner Alice Millikin Confessed that she was induced to the Trade by one Mrs. Chaston, and that the rest of the prisoners were innocent, but it being proved that her Son was actually concerned with her in the Fact, was found guilty of High-Treason likewise, and the other two Acquitted , it not being proved they were concerned in this wicked Act.

[Death. See summary.]


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