Offence: Royal Offences > coining offences
John Edwards of the Parish of St. Mary Matfellon alias Whitechappel , was indicted for Coining and Counterfeiting the current Coin of this Kingdom, the 22d. day of November last, and making Twenty Halfcrowns, Forty Shillings, and Ten Sixpences, of Copper, Brass, Tin, and other mix'd Metals . It appeared, That the Constable having information that there was a Coiner in Black-lion-yard, in Whitechappel , went, and upon search found several Sheers, Flasks, and counterfeit Money; that he made the false Money out of drawn Plate, and then afterwards filed it; and that he had been seen to work several times with one Shelton. The Prisoner said he knew no more of it than the Child unborn, and said that he was above a hundred Miles off at that time, but could not prove it; then the Jury brought him in guilty of High-Treason.