Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Not Guilty; Guilty
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Margaret Sherwood and Thomas Marsh were both tried for counterfeiting the Currant Money of England ; Mrs. Sherwood's House being searcht at Cock-hill, in the Parish of Shadwell upon suspicion, there was found in the Garret abundance of Plates of Half-Crowns newly stampt; as also a great many Bars of Copper, Tin, and other mixt Metals; with the Flasks and Melting-pots, and all other Tools for the work; and in the Chamber where the Woman lay, Marsh was found standing by the Window; and in the Closet there was found 94 new fresh-coined Half-Crowns, which were essay'd and valued by the Goldsmith to be worth but Half a Crown an Ounce: Sherwood said she knew nothing of it, and had Lodgers that Lay in the Room. Marsh declared that he had not been in the House not above a quarter of an hour before the Constable came: The Evidence could not reach him, so he was acquitted ; but Sherwood was found guilty of High Treason.