Robert Wootton, Royal Offences > coining offences, 6th September 1693.

Reference Number: t16930906-61
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

Robert Wootton alias Perkway , was indicted for Clipping the Currant Coin of England : On the 17th of July last, a person was sent to him from one Mrs Stanes for some Money that was Clipt, and coming to the House where he was, he found him at work with the Shears fixt to the Bed-side, and broad Money lying on one side, and narrow on the other, and he desired the messenger, one John Cooper , to stay and he should have it, for that he had not quite wrought it off: He being told that he would be hanged for it: He answered, What signifies at, it will be but a quarter of an hours squeek. The Prisoner urged Malice that the Prosecutor had against him; and called some Evidence, who gave a favourable account of his Reputation; but that did not avail him, he was found guilty of High-Treason.

[Death. See summary.]

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