Offences: Royal Offences > coining offences; Miscellaneous > perverting justice
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death > drawn and quartered; Death > burning
Thomas Rogers and Anne Rogers were tryed for Clipping 40 pieces of Silver . The Evidence swore, That there were Shears, and Rubbers to rub Mony, and a File and some Clippings, &c. found in the Prisoners House in Eling Parish , near Acton; all which were produced in Court, in Testimony against them, as also a Parcel of clipt Mony, which was found in the bottom of a Chest. The Prisoner urged, That he found the clipt Mony, and they both denyed it stiffly, and that they never used the Tools, neither did they hide them from any Body, using several extenuating Arguments to stiffle their horrid Crime; which came to no good Effect, for they were both found Guilty of High Treason.
Thomas Rogers was singly indicted, a second Time, for a Misdemeanour, in Harbouring of Thieves in his House, keeping them from Justice, as High waymen, &c. The Evidence said, That several Highway-men used to meet at the Prisoner's House, at Eling, near Acton , where they were put into a dark Room, to prevent Discovery, and from thence they were wont to distribute themselves abroad to rob, &c. And that the Prisoner did once set a Grazier that was going by his Door, and two High-way-men went out and robbed him immediately. He had little to say, but denyed all that was sworn against him; he was look'd upon as notorious base Fellow, for there were several Wagons robbed within this twelve Months, going that Road, through his Instigation. The Prisoner stood out to the last that he knew nothing of it, yet he was found Guilty of the Misdemeanour.