Leo Norman, Susannah Smith, Royal Offences > coining offences, 3rd July 1695.

Reference Number: t16950703-32
Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
Verdict: Guilty; Not Guilty
Punishment: Death

Leo Norman , and Susannah Smith , both of the Parish of St. Clements Danes , were indicted for High Treason in Forging and making Three Pieces of Counterfeit Money, the likeness of Half Crowns, and Five other Pieces in the likeness of Shillings, of Brass, Copper, Tin, and other mixt Metals ; it appeared that the Constable having information of him, went and search'd his Lodgings, where there was found Shears, a Melting Pot with Metal in it, Files, and Rubbing Leather, and a parcel of False Money in a Comb-Case in the Room; the Prisoner said he knew nothing of the False Money, nor of the Shears, and Files, and Rubbing Leather; as for the Melting Pot, he said it belonged to his Trade; but that did not prevail with the Jury, he was found Guilty , and the Woman Acquitted .

[Death. See summary.]


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