James Gardner, Royal Offences > coining offences, 12th October 1693.

Reference Number: t16931012-16
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death

James Gardner was tried also for Clipping the Currant Money of England : The Evidence was, That the Prisoner offered 27 s. of False Money for 20 s. of Good Money, and that he would help the same person to some Clippings; in order to which they agreed to meet at an Ale-house in St. Anns-Lane, where being met, he was seized, and a Bag of Clippings was found pinn'd to the Skirt of his Coat, and some Tools for the Trade was found in his Lodging: The Prisoner denied that he knew any thing how the Clippings came to be pinn'd to his Skirt, and that it was a Trick put upon him; for truly he said he was wholly innocent; but yet he had no Witness to evade the Charge; He was found guilty of High Treason.

[Death. See summary.]


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