James Gillet, Royal Offences > coining offences, Royal Offences > coining offences, 8th May 1695.

Reference Number: t16950508-15
Offences: Royal Offences > coining offences; Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdicts: Guilty; Guilty
Punishments: Death

James Gillet of the Parish of Stepney , was indicted for High-Treason, in stamping and making several false pieces of Coyn of Copper, Brass, and other mixt Metals, (that is to say) twenty pieces called Shillings, on the 24th of April in the Seventh Year of His Majesty . The Evidence was very plain against him, That they did see him Stamp several pieces in his Shed; and there being several Stamps found, and a parcel of Clippings in a Water-trough, with several pieces of stampt and unstampt Metal. The Prisoner had but little to say on his behalf. He was found guilty .

He was likewise indicted a second time for High-Treason, in clipping and diminishing of twenty pieces of Silver of Lawful Coyn of this Realm, (that is to say) twenty pieces of Silver called Shillings , on the said 24th of April, of which Indictment he was found guilty likewise.

[Death. See summary.]


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