Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death; Death > burning
H - M - , B - T - and A - T - his Wife , were Tryed for Clipping the currant Coyn of this Kingdom, in the Parish of S. James Clarkenwell , on the 16th of July last . There was found in M - 's House, in a Garret Window, 4 pieces of Clippings, 10 Copper Half-Crowns, 4 Brass Shillings, with Shears and the rest of the Implements fit for their Trade, which were all produced in Court against them: the Shears were found in the Vault, and some Files in another place. They all denyed it at the Tryal, but they had a very bad Repute amongst their Neighbours, and made no good Defence, so M - and T - were found Guilty of High-Treason, but A - was Acquitted .