John Ray, Theft > theft from a specified place, Royal Offences > coining offences, 18th February 1691.

Reference Number: t16910218-25
Offences: Theft > theft from a specified place; Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdicts: Not Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: No Punishment > pardon; Death

John Ray , was Indicted for Robbing one Bernard Chatfield , on the 9th of May last, and taking away several French Pistoles and other pieces of Gold, to a considerable value . The Evidence swore, That the Prisoner was a Servant to him, being an Apothicary in the Minories , and the House was Robbed of the Gold; but there was no possitive proof against him, besides the Fact being committed before the 16th of May, he was Acquitted by vertue of Their Majesties most Gracious Pardon .

The same John Ray was a second time Indicted for Coyning' of several Pieces of false Mony, on the 21st of January last, viz. Half Crowns, &c. The Evidence swore, that Stamps to Coyn Mony were found in the Prisoner's House, which were produced in Court; and although the Prisoner denied it, yet being lookt upon to be a Notorious Offender, he was found Guilty .

[Death. See summary.]


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