William Davis, Anne Davis, Royal Offences > coining offences, 6th September 1693.

Reference Number: t16930906-15
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death > respited for pregnancy

William Davis and Anne Davis his Wife , were both tried for High Treason, for Clipping the Currant Coin of this Kingdom on the 27th of July last ; the Constables going about to make a private Search, the Woman was found in a Chandlers Shop in Long-Acre, and under her Petticoat was found a Glove of Clippings tyed round her middle; and in her Lodgings at the Half Moon in Drury-lane , in a Chest of Drawers, was found 5 l. of broad Money, and some other Money that was not newly Clipt: In the mean time her Husband came in, and began to examine the Constables what they wanted: He was soon satisfied; and he being searcht, there was 10 s. found newly clipt about him. The Woman said for her self, that she found the Clippings in the Street; and she excused her Husband as to the matter, for that he knew nothing what she did: She could not prove how she came by the clipt Money, nor the 5 l. of broad Money; so she was found guilty , but her Husband was acquitted .

[Death -respited for pregnancy. See summary.]


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